Briscoe and Green catch three murder cases and one kidnapping on the same day, and one murder is tied to a fourth murder which happened ten years ago. Each case apparently involves domestic disputes ...
The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by
The series was originally to air on FOX. But Fox CEO Barry Diller later decided against it. The series was then pitched to CBS, and the pilot episode "Everybody's Favorite Bagman" was produced in 1988. But CBS did not pick up the series. NBC picked it up in 1989, and the series began in 1990. See more »
Number of times "ballistic fingerprinting" has been used to ID a murder weapon in New York = 0. See more »
[looking at a murder victim]
Det. Ed Green:
Bare foot, cross painted on her chest. Looks like we're dealing with some religious nut.
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At the start of the season one episode "Torrents of Greed, Part 2" the customary "In the criminal justice system..." opening monologue and screen title were replaced with a monologue and screen title about manipulation of the legal system. See more »
To be honest, I didn't become a real fan of the series until Jerry Orbach (Detective Briscoe)and Sam Waterston(EADA McCoy)came into the picture. This is when the series starts to pick up steam. Watching the show, you can't help but laugh at Briscoe's remarks or feel the passion of McCoy. Both of these men want justice, and will do everything within limits to bring the wrongdoers to justice. What I really like about the show is the wonderful twists and turns that they throw to the audience, as well as the "ripped from the headlines" episodes. Even though you have 2 more in the "Law And Order" franchise, the original is STILL the best!
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