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"Law & Order" Baby, It's You (1997)

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Director:
Writers:
Dick Wolf (created by)
Jorge Zamacona (written by)
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Original Air Date:
12 November 1997 (Season 8, Episode 6)
Genre:
Plot:
Baltimore Homicide detectives Munch and Falsone help Briscoe and Curtis with a murder investigation. However, the victim's family attorney interferes with the investigation by leaking information and offering rewards. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe

Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy

Carey Lowell ... Jamie Ross

Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Maureen Anderman ... Gayle Janaway

Dan Hedaya ... Leslie Drake

Tom Tammi ... Dr. Steven Janaway

Zeljko Ivanek ... ASA Ed Danvers

Dan Frazer ... Judge Barry McLellan

Richard Council ... John Law

J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda

Richard Belzer ... John Munch

Yaphet Kotto ... Al Giardello

Jon Seda ... Paul Falsone

Sam Valle ... Johnny Ramirez

Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

John Fiore ... Detective Tony Profaci
Pamela Nyberg ... Jeri Stein
Maribel González ... Lucia Cottone
Isabel Segovia ... Mrs. Ramirez
Anne Frith ... Sadie Appleyard

Melanie Vesey ... Michelle
Richard Litt ... Gronbeck
Gia Galeano ... Gia

Billy Gillespie ... Assistant M.E.

Mick O'Rourke ... Cameraman

Bob Wilson ... Reporter #1
Nancy Nichols ... Reporter #2
Dana Smith Croll ... Reporter #3
Ray Virta ... Reporter #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taro Alexander ... Paul Delacourte
Anne Bonvegna ... Cassie Nobels
Ajay Kothari ... Virgil Pipino
Johnny Moreno ... Detective #1
Rachel Layne Sacrey ... Brittany Janaway

Steven Zirnkilton ... Narrator (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Edwin Sherin  (as Ed Sherin)
 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Jorge Zamacona (written by)

Produced by
Rene Balcer .... executive producer
David Black .... consulting producer
Jim Ellis .... executive producer
Arthur W. Forney .... supervising producer
Billy Fox .... producer
Lewis Gould .... producer (as Lewis H. Gould)
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Kathy McCormick .... co-executive producer
Edwin Sherin .... executive producer (as Ed Sherin)
David Shore .... producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Post 
 
Cinematography by
Constantine Makris 
 
Film Editing by
Toni Morgan 
 
Casting by
Suzanne Ryan 
 
Production Design by
Robert Thayer 
 
Art Direction by
C.J. Simpson 
 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Nigro 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer von Mayrhauser 
 
Makeup Department
Sandy DeBlasio .... hair supervisor (as Sandra de Blasio)
Patricia Regan .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... unit production manager (as Jeffrey Hayes)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stuart Feldman .... second assistant director
Rebecca Saionz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenneth Albanese .... construction coordinator
Richard Brandt .... assistant property master
Tom Conway .... set dresser (as Eoghan Conway)
Daniel Fisher .... stand-by set dresser
T.J. Horan .... set dresser
Lee Howard .... property master
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... set dresser
Linda Skipper .... scenic charge
John W. Farraday .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
David Platt .... sound mixer
Kira Smith .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunt coordinator (as Norm Douglass)
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Michael C. Russo)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
Richard Dobbs .... camera operator
William Klayer .... gaffer
Carl Peterson .... key grip
Nate Ranger .... assistant camera (as Nate C. Ranger)
Jeremy Schroeder .... best boy grip
Miles Strassner .... dolly grip
John Suriano .... best boy
Jerome Williams .... second assistant camera
Nina Zarnett .... grip
 
Casting Department
Fleet Emerson .... extras casting
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Steinbauer .... key wardrobe
Lawrence Tarzy .... set costumer
Rose Wells .... assistant wardrobe (as Rosalie Wells)
 
Location Management
Moshe Bardach .... location manager
Crista Barrasso .... location coordinator
Guy Efrat .... location scout
 
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Bill Curry Jr. .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Cynthia Balfour .... script supervisor
Park Dietz .... technical advisor (as Dr. Park Dietz)
William N. Fordes .... story consultant
Bob Lewis .... production accountant
Stephaney Lloyd .... assistant: Ed Sherin
Paul Manilla .... production accountant
I.C. Rapoport .... executive story editor
Gene Ritchings .... production coordinator
Cheryl D. Sims .... payroll accountant
Michael Struk .... technical advisor
Richard Sweren .... story editor
Anthony Azzara .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  created by

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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This episode features a Bond girl and a Bond villain: Carey Lowell (Jamie Ross) played Pam Bouvier in Licence to Kill (1989) while Yaphet Kotto (Al Giardello) played Dr. Kananga (Mr. Big) in Live and Let Die (1973).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During a stakeout at a cemetery, Richard Belzer's character mentions that Montgomery Clift and Walt Whitman were buried in the cemetery. Clift is buried in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Walt Whitman is buried in Camden, NJ.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Jack McCoy:Ramirez claims he didn't see the assailant, but he's suggesting it was the girl's father.
Dr. Emil Skoda:And you want to know if he's blowing smoke?
Jack McCoy:For starters. Does this crime fit the pattern for incest?
Dr. Emil Skoda:Sure. Why wouldn't it?
Jack McCoy:This was a violent rape, Emil. This wasn't seduction. It was punishment.
Dr. Emil Skoda:It's all about submission. Guys who get into this like to think they're seducing their kids, but they're not. They're dominating them.
Jack McCoy:That still doesn't explain a father hating his child so much he'd literally rape her to death.
Dr. Emil Skoda:Give me another twenty years as a shrink, I'll come up with an explanation.
Jack McCoy:I'm gonna need some strategies to deal with Janaway.
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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Green Eyed Monsters., 6 December 2013
Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) from Deming, New Mexico, USA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is a two-part story involving a model who was raped in Baltimore and managed to die in New York City, thus precipitating a jurisdictional conflict and allowing the producers to cross the outstanding cast of "Law and Order" with the admirable cast of "Homicide." There isn't really a lot of screen time for any of the characters because there are more than the usual number of them, but Richard Belzer as the Baltimore detective gets the wittiest lines.

A doctor stagger into the ER of a New York hospital carrying the dead body of his daughter, who has just died of toxic shock, the result of an infection incurred some weeks ago during vaginal abrasions that are presumed to be the result of a rape. Of course it's not all that easy. It rarely is.

You should take a dekko at the girl's dead body -- or the stills -- or the flashbacks of her telling the camera, "I love you, Daddy." She's feminine perfection. She could be Milla Jovovich's sister. "How old is she, twenty-one?", asks Benjamin Bratt. "Try fourteen," says the orderly as he wheels away the gurney.

Any male viewer can now understand why in parts of Appalachia and Asia girls of fourteen are married already. We might shake our heads with pity but there's license behind that mask. At the same time it's hard to envy beautiful people, particularly alluring young girls, because we're all going to lose it sooner or later and handsome people have more to lose.

I don't think I'll get into the story any further. Not that the crime theme is complicated. It's really very simple. But there are red herrings and such, and the climax comes as something of a surprise.

This episode is different from any of the others I remember from the series. Instead of a scene changing with the expected PLUNK PLUNK, the show is fulsomely orchestrated, complete with theme songs, and it's only a distraction. I enjoy Richard Belzer in interviews but he has the voice and demeanor of a stand-up comedian. The rest of the cast, familiar with their roles, could hardly be better.

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