Law & Order: Season 14, Episode 7

Floater (12 Nov. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 64 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A murder investigation leads detectives to a judge who may be taking bribes from a select group of divorce lawyers to rig their cases.



(created by),
0Check in

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

Related Items

Search for "Floater" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Floater (12 Nov 2003)

Floater (12 Nov 2003) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Law & Order.
« Previous Episode | 308 of 456 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Maxwell ...
Judge Ruth Alexander
Gene Marchetti
Ravi Patel
David Lipman ...
Lena Marchetti
William Bogert ...
Alvin Hartmann


A murder investigation leads detectives to a judge who may be taking bribes from a select group of divorce lawyers to rig their cases.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

12 November 2003 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Fisherman #2: That ain't no sturgeon
[Fisherman #1 has hooked a body]
See more »


References You Bet Your Life (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Subjective and Sealed
22 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A woman's body snagged by a fisherman on the Hudson River bank is the case that Briscoe and Green catch in this Law And Order story. She's been there a while, but she's finally identified as a missing court house employee going through a messy divorce with Sean Cullen.

Which of course makes him look good for it especially in the eyes of that noted divorce expert Jerry Orbach. But again it's Elizabeth Rohm who spots certain inconsistencies that send the DA looking in other directions.

What we have here is a divorce racket in the divorce part of the Supreme Court in New York County. Judge Jan Maxwell consistently favors a certain group of lawyers in her court. The beauty of this is that divorce cases are automatically sealed except for the parties and attorneys involved. And the decisions are for the most part subjective with alimony, community property, and custodial rights left completely at the judge's discretion. If it weren't for the fact that the deceased was a court employee you couldn't possibly catch on.

Maybe Lennie Briscoe has a reason to be so cynical about matrimony and divorce.

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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rene Beler: "Bill O' Reilly, Sean Hannity.(big Hollywood) left leaning opuim_eater
I was a victim, criminal and then I got a job on L & O avadonella-697-251567
"Mother Love" fiero-49251
How have I been completely hooked on this show? thisnameinuse
Law And Order At It's Best !!! josh-986-799061
(solved)TRANSCRIPTS for seasons 15, 16, 17 or How to search a phrase? opuim_eater
Discuss Floater (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: