• Publication date: March 18, 2010

In the crossfires of drug culture An American family strives to make it through

The Corner is based on the nonfiction book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood", by journalists David Simon and Edward Burns, The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events.

The Corner is based on the nonfiction book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood", by journalists David Simon and Edward Burns, The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events.

The Corner tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore and chronicles a year in the lives of 15-year old DeAndre McCullough (Sean Nelson), for the most part a hopless drug addict stuck in the heart of drug culture with all its extremes and dangers. He's been dealing drugs since he was 13, and how could he know any different with two parents showing him no different.

His mother Fran Boyd (Khandi Alexander), though a drug dealer herself, warns her son about the dangers of dealing drugs. It's a hard case to convince since DeAndre uses the drug money to support his mother and half-brother. DeAndre would hope to find better support from his father, Gary McCullough (T.K. Carter), but when he moves in with him to take a break from his mother, his father just steals his drugs.

The Corner won several Emmy Awards in 2000 including Best MiniSeries, Best Direction, and for its writing.

6 episodes

Total running time: 376 mins