Law & Order (1990–2010)

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The show follows a crime, usually 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.

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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 43 wins & 175 nominations. See more awards »
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 Lt. Anita Van Buren / ... (391 episodes, 1991-2010)
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 Jack McCoy (368 episodes, 1994-2010)
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 Detective Lennie Briscoe / ... (274 episodes, 1991-2004)
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 D.A. Adam Schiff (229 episodes, 1990-2000)
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 Detective Ed Green (198 episodes, 1999-2008)
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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 Mike Menditto

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In the complex process of determining guilt and innocence, lives often hang in the balance. See more »


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Law & Order Prime  »

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(456 Episodes)

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At the time of the show's creation, one-hour dramas were going through a slump, with sitcoms being more popular and much more likely to get strong syndication deals for re-runs. Dick Wolf thought that it might be easier to sell the show in 30-minute segments and came up with the concept of the first half of the show being the police investigation and the second half the legal procedure. Dramas started rebounding in popularity shortly after Law & Order debuted, so this never ended up becoming an issue with re-run deals. See more »

Goofs

In a few Law & Order episodes Detective Briscoe will approach a drug dealer whom he will know has information valuable to the case, but the dealer will usually play dumb so Briscoe and his partner will frisks the dealer and find drugs, the cuffs come out and the dealer will spill his guts. This action is called the squeeze and the way it's done is illegal. The proper procedure is that after finding the drugs the Police are meant to arrest the dealer and bring him to the D.A's office for a plea-for-information deal. As only the D.A's have the authority to put the squeeze on as they will need proof of evidence in case the dealers testimony is needed in a court of Law. See more »

Quotes

Det. Rey Curtis: When I filled out my ethnicity, I had to put "Other"...
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Crazy Credits

The Season 17 episode "Tombstone" ends with live action during the credits in stead of the usual black background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Day (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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5 August 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I have to hand it to you Americans - when it comes to decent TV shows, you have us Brits beaten, hands down; Sopranos, Six Feet Under and this, Law & Order.

It's an excellent show which makes for firmly compulsive viewing, with great scripts and solid acting. The icing on the cake for me is the stunningly beautiful Angie Harmon as an Assistant D.A.

It's a top show - if you haven't seen it already, then make sure you see it next time it's on - well worth a look.


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