Attention Homicide fans: A full television production crew made its way to the Homewood campus on Dec. 13, 1999, to shoot an underwater dream sequence for the upcoming two-hour television movie Homicide: Life Everlasting. The location was the White Athletic Center's diving pool, which made its acting debut posing as a deep portion of Druid Lake. The scene, featuring Giancarlo Esposito (FBI agent Mike Giardello) and a stunt double for Yaphet Kotto (Baltimore police Lt. Al Giardello, his father), took place on the last day of shooting for what is being hailed as the final chapter for the critically acclaimed, now defunct NBC series Homicide: Life on the Streets.
Eric Overmyer, the movie's executive producer and co-writer, said the location was chosen because "it was the deepest pool we could find in the area." An experienced scuba-clad camera crew caught all the action, which takes place solely under water. Overmyer, who applauded Hopkins' generosity for the use of the pool, said the movie will likely air sometime between mid-February and early March.
The gymnasium also was used that day, for a staged shot of a
hospital waiting room. A wall section, chair, magazine-covered
table and carpet were placed in the middle of a basketball court
to achieve the desired effect.