DIRECTED BY: Marc Levin
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Richard Stratton and Marc Levin
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Nicholas J. Gray
WRITER/PRODUCERS: Richard Stratton, Stephen Kronish, Jack Laoguiudice, Frank Pugliese, Tim Metcalf, Paul Eckstein
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Bert Dunk
EDITED BY: Dave Thompson, Don Cassidy
MUSIC BY: Amir "Questlove" Thompson, Danny Goldberg
CREATED BY: Richard Stratton
STARRING: Scott Cohen, Rob Morrow, Erika Alexander, Terence Howard
STREET TIME (2002)
“Street Time,” Showtime's explosive gritty crime drama, explores the federal parole system from both sides of the law. Parole officers, Scott Cohen, Erica Alexander and supervisor Terence Howard have the power of freedom or back to jail for parolees like Rob Morrow and a fascinating variety of guest stars. Each week, a dramatic cat-and-mouse game ensues between struggling officers and their audacious parolees.
Cohen stars as James Liberti, a temperamental officer teetering on the edge of sanity. Problems with his wife, influenced by his gambling and their kinky sex habits, often rival the stress of keeping his parolees in line. Morrow stars as Kevin Hunter, a charismatic and intelligent drug dealer, torn between his love for his wife and the temptations that might lead him back to prison.
“Warning: this roller coaster does not slow down to let passengers exit ... and that is exactly what ‘Street Time’ is. It's a Showtime entertainment ride in the form of a crime drama, a fast-paced hour fueled by emotion. Once one enters, there's no time to think about turning back.”
“It's hard to jump into a story midstream, but that's pretty much the point behind ‘Street Time,’ Showtime's underappreciated gem about life on parole.”
“Like FX's ‘The Shield’ and A&E's recently canceled ‘100 Centre Street,’ ‘Street Time’ is a gutsy project that pulls few punches. Directed by Marc Levin with a verite style that's strong and sexy, the show excels when it comes to character development.”
—The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel