Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

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Cast

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 Olivia Benson (362 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola (340 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Captain Donald Cragen (330 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 John Munch (325 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Elliot Stabler (272 episodes, 1999-2011)
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 Dr. George Huang (229 episodes, 2001-2014)
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 Dr. Melinda Warner (217 episodes, 2000-2015)
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Storyline

This show delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. See more »


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20 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Two years before joining the cast as a series regular, Diane Neal appeared in an episode playing a woman accused of raping a male stripper. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Donald Cragen: You don't get to pick the vic.
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Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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Referenced in Flight of the Conchords: Tough Brets (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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User Reviews

Great show!!
15 July 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

This is the BEST show! Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) and Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler) are great for the 2 parts and work so well together. The cases are based on real cases and if I didn't know they are all actors i'd say it IS real.

The show is my inspiration for wanting to join the NYPD sex crimes. I recently found out about sex crimes in my home town (San Diego, CA). I want to intern there before I go to NYC and join.

I have learned a lot about law and all that from the show. There was an episode about FAS (Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome) which became my topic for my health project. In general I learned about law and prosecution and it is a great show to watch! 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, EXCELLENT!


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