The Corner Whom do you root for, the cops or the criminals? It's hard enough choosing between the flawed fuzz and the slick dope slingers in writer…
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The Corner (2003)

Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson (Actor), ... | DARK 'CORNER' The miniseries follows a drug-ravaged family
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DARK 'CORNER' The miniseries follows a drug-ravaged family

Details Release Date: Jul 22, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jul 22, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Khandi Alexander and T.K. Carter

Whom do you root for, the cops or the criminals? It's hard enough choosing between the flawed fuzz and the slick dope slingers in writer David Simon's current gritty HBO crime drama, ''The Wire.'' But in the gripping six-parter The Corner, cowritten and exec-produced by Simon, heroes are even hazier. Set (like ''The Wire'') in drug-blighted Baltimore, ''The Corner'' forgoes the badges to focus on the baddies, the most frustratingly sympathetic family of addicts and petty hustlers ever to shoot up on screen. And it's all based on a true story. EXTRAS Sadly, DVD viewers get only bare-bones cast and crew bios, plus unnecessary ''Next On'' teasers with this two-disc set.

Originally posted Aug 01, 2003 Published in issue #721 Aug 01, 2003 Order article reprints