Amsterdam - Episode 4

The Wire - s03e04: Amsterdam
Episode 4: "Amsterdam"
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"Why you got to go and fuck with the program?" -- Fruit West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin. Bubbles finds gainful employment; Stringer lunches uptown; and Bunk dangles the promise of immunity to a group of corner boys, in exchange for a little help; Greggs learns how Marlo takes care of business, as Bubbles instructs her on the next big thing: disposable cell phones. Carcetti reveals his political ambitions and tries to enlist the help of an old acquaintance. The cops of the Western ride into the District for a roundup; Colvin delivers his plan to the corner boys, but they're not buying; and a frustrated Cutty opts to return to the game, welcomed back with open arms. McNulty reconnects with Stringer, but fails to connect with Pearlman, who's otherwise engaged.


  • Rating: 7.7 (58 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Date: 10/10/2004
  • Network: HBO
  • Writers: George Pelecanos
  • Director: Ernest Dickerson

Special Guests

  • Shamyl Brown
  • Brian Anthony Wilson (The Wire)
  • Michael Willis (The Wire)
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr (The Wire)
  • Tray Chaney (The Wire)
  • Anwan Glover (The Wire)
  • Benjamin Busch (The Wire)
  • Callie Thorne (The Wire)
  • Antonio Cordova (The Wire)
  • Maria Broom (The Wire)
  • Chad L. Coleman (The Wire)
  • R. Emery Bright (The Wire)
  • Brandon Fobbs (The Wire)
  • Mayo Best (The Wire)
  • Michael Kostroff (The Wire)
  • Brandy Burre (The Wire)
  • Richard Burton (The Wire)


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