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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 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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Law & Order used several actors to play multiple characters. Edward D. Murphy portrayed 12 different characters in 12 episodes during the first 10 seasons. Lee Shepherd portrayed 7 different characters in 9 episodes in 9 seasons. Isiah Whitlock Jr. plays a man that confesses to the murder of several children in one episode, in a later episode, he plays an NYPD captain, in all he appears six times in five roles. The actors who do this are called repeat offenders. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes, Curtis draws his weapon (a Glock semiautomatic) and we hear the hammer being cocked. This type of gun does not have an external hammer and can only be fired in double action. See more »

Quotes

Adam Schiff: You do what you have to do, you're still welcome to my scotch.
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Crazy Credits

After the attack on the World Trade Center the opening was changed for one episode to reflect the sacrifices of the NYPD and the NYFD. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) See more »

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I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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Watch it for Briscoe and McCoy!
12 January 2004 | by (East Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

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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