The death of a pregnant drug mule leads to the discovery of a Nigerian heroin smuggling ring that leads all the way to a diplomat who is also a Nigerian tribal chief.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On TV

Airs Tue. Nov. 21, 6:00 PM on WE

ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Donald Cragen
...
...
Paul Robinette
...
...
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
...
Sir Idris Balewa
...
Phillip Marietta
...
Chief Ola-Gimju Nwaka
...
Harry Sibelius
...
Turner
...
Babatunde Amoda
Robert Katims ...
Jacob Bloom
Beatrice Winde ...
Sarah De Witt
Edit

Storyline

Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the death of a Nigerian woman, Kelani Amoda, who died soon after her arrival in New York City. She was a drug mule and had ingested packets of heroin but one obviously burst killing her and her unborn child. Her husband was already in New York and she had arranged a job with a Nigerian oil company's US offices. Her visa was sponsored by her tribal chief Ola-Gimja Nwaka who also holds diplomatic status in the United States. ADA Stone has every intention prosecuting Nwaka and receives some cooperation from the Nigerian Embassy's lawyer, Sir Idris Balewa. Stone's case is shaky however but Sir Idris has a solution for that. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

9 December 1992 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In a nod to real life, the flirtation between Chris Noth and Beverly Johnson was not difficult, as the two were in a long-term relationship at the time that would end in 1995. See more »

Goofs

During the beginning few minutes the meter in the cab reads "$20.50" and a few minutes later reads "$14.00" See more »

Quotes

Detective Mike Logan: Hey, suppose Kelani isn't the only smuggler on the plane? You think Transmission Travel gives frequent swallower miles?
Detective Lennie Briscoe: All I know is, 20 years ago, two Cuba Libres and I'd have the passenger list.
See more »

Connections

References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tribal loyalty
21 July 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A young pregnant Nigerian woman gets off the plane at JFK and gets into a cab, but going over one of the East River bridges she starts going into seizure. At the hospital she's pronounced DOA and her baby is stillborn.

No wonder this happened the woman had swallowed several balloons of cocaine and one of them burst. Where the investigation takes Jerry Orbach and Chris Noth is to a Nigerian tribal chief Wendell Pierce who expedites work visas and Andrew Robinson hires them at his construction business.

The problem that Michael Moriarty and Richard Brooks have is the tribal loyalty that the members of Pierce's own tribe whom he uses in his dirty work have generational ties to their chief. Even Roscoe Lee Browne from the Nigerian consulate tries his best. but as we learn Browne has an agenda of his own, a most interesting agenda and solution to all the problems law enforcement has here.

The ending is truly poetical.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page