Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)

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Det. Tim Bayliss: So does the violence make them stupid or does the stupidity lead to violence?
Det. John Munch: Well, that's chicken and egg semantics. The important point is that we win some cases because our brains are repositories for intelligence and their brains are day-old banana pudding.

Det. Steve Crosetti: Either it's murder, or this library has a very strict overdue policy.

Det. Tim Bayliss: Homicide, sweet homicide.

Dr. Julianna Cox, CME: Don't you even wonder why?
Det. John Munch: Why what?
Dr. Julianna Cox, CME: Why he lied.
Det. John Munch: I'm a homicide detective. The only time I wonder why is when they tell me the truth.

Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Baltimore, do as I tell you to.

Det. John Munch: Life should come with a money back guarantee. If you're not satisfied, return unused portion for a full refund.

Det. Frank Pembleton: Blind faith is the crutch of fools.

Det. Tim Bayliss: I'm a detective, Frank. I'm a keen observer of the human condition. I pick up on the subtlest clues, I react to the slightest suggestion. In short, I deduct.
Det. Frank Pembleton: Who told you?
Det. Tim Bayliss: Brodie.

Det. Mike Kellerman: You sure you want me with you?
Det. Tim Bayliss: Yeah, sure, why not?
Det. Mike Kellerman: I don't know, uh, last time we worked together you were kind of snarky.
Det. Tim Bayliss: Snarky?
Det. Mike Kellerman: Yeah, snarky, you know, from the ancient Greek, meaning butt head.

Det. Tim Bayliss: I can't stop seeing her face. Adena Watson's face in the rain. Wounds on her body. She was so tiny. I try not to care, but if I do that, if I actually stop caring, then I stop being who I am. No job's worth that.

Det. John Munch: Name one miracle that's happened in your lifetime.
Det. Stan Bolander: How 'bout the fact that I haven't killed you yet?

Det. Stan Bolander: It's hard to meet single woman on this job. You meet plenty of widows, but the timing just don't seem right.

Det. Frank Pembleton: Virtue isn't virtue unless it slams up against vice. So consequently, your virtue's not real virtue. Until it's been tested... tempted.

Det. Stan Bolander: Sometimes I wanna call my wife just to hear the sound of her voice. But I know that five minutes into that phone call, my blood pressure is going through the roof, the phone is sailing across the room and I'm wishing that she's on a plane falling out of the sky. It's over. I know it's over. But I had to replace six telephones before I, I really got the hint.

Det. Frank Pembleton: It's "till death do you part." You die, you part.

Det. Stan Bolander: Have you been smoking the dope in the evidence room again?

Sgt. Kay Howard: What is y'all's fascination with sperm?
Det. Meldrick Lewis: It's just a healthy curiosity. If it weren't for our daddy's sperm, wouldn't none of us be here.
Sgt. Kay Howard: Or your mama's eggs.

Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello: It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

Det. John Munch: Homicide: our day begins when yours ends.

Det. John Munch: The only thing I have in common with Judaism is we both don't like to work on Saturdays.

Fits Like a Glove - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: In an interior shot of the detectives' vehicle, the car is a late 80s Chrysler (LeBaron or K-Car), obvious from the 'pentastar' logo on the steering wheel and the distinctive gauge layout. When the detectives walk away from the car, it is the homicide standard issue Chevrolet Cavalier.

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Trivia: John Munch is the only fictional character played by a single actor to appear on eight different TV series. He was a series regular on Homicide, and crossed over onto "Law & Order", "The X-Files", "The Beat", "Law & Order: Trial By Jury", "Arrested Development", "The Wire", and became a series regular on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

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