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"Law & Order" Manhood (1993)

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Original Air Date:
12 May 1993 (Season 3, Episode 21)
After a cop is killed while trying to make a drug arrest the investigation reveals that some of his fellow officers may have stood by and let him die for reasons of their own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe

Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan

Dann Florek ... Captain Donald Cragen

Michael Moriarty ... Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone

Richard Brooks ... A.D.A. Paul Robinette

Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff

Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
Charles Hallahan ... Captain Tom O'Hara

Adam Trese ... Craig McGraw

Sam Rockwell ... Weddeker

Philip Bosco ... Gordon Schell

Robert Moresco ... Sergeant Henry Rhodes
Ron Ryan ... Sergeant Jack Harley
Lázaro Pérez ... Nazarrio (as Lazaro Perez)
Dan Grimaldi ... Jerry Kerwin
Rochelle Oliver ... Judge Grace Larkin
Michael Egan ... Judge Leonard Fein

Michael Hirsch ... Dr. Ross

Rene Rivera ... Lucio Martinez

Ralph Byers ... Neil Belden

Donald Corren ... Medill
Tino Juarez ... Sanchez
Steven Rodriguez ... Tirado
Spartan McClure ... James Davis
Ken Larsen ... Neeley
Kevin Hagan ... Captain
Mark Sarro ... Officer John Cooper
Philip Levy ... Novogrod
Gia Galeano ... Dispatcher
Sandye Wilson ... Operator #1
Lil Henderson ... Operator #4
John McLoughlin ... Jury Foreperson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Ryan ... Gay Cop (uncredited)

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

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

Robert Nathan (teleplay)

Walon Green (story) &
Robert Nathan (story)

Produced by
Jim Ellis .... executive producer
Walon Green .... co-executive producer
Joseph Stern .... executive producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Constantine Makris 
Casting by
Suzanne Ryan 
Art Department
Jacqueline Arnot .... set dresser
Christine Donohue-Pace .... set dresser
Tom Conway .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Thomas .... sound effects editor
Editorial Department
Ron Nichols .... colorist: digital remastering
Other crew
Trish Adlesic .... location coordinator
Eric DelaBarre .... executive assistant
Sam Rohn .... location scout
Anthony Azzara .... assistant location coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  created by

Produced by
Morgan Gendel .... co-producer (1995-1996)
Peter Giuliano .... producer (2004-2006)
Makeup Department
Kevin-James Bennett .... makeup artist
Joseph Farulla .... makeup artist (seasons 11-15)
Linda Grimes .... makeup assistant department head (2 episodes)
Evan Campbell .... sculptor (uncredited)
Production Management
E. Monique Floyd .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Grubb .... dga trainee
Erin Haigh .... dga trainee (as Erin Joy Haigh)
Laurie Jackson .... dga trainee
Johanna Jensen .... second assistant director (pilot and multiple episodes)
Daniel Lowe .... dga trainee
Meghan Myszkowski .... dga trainee
Dominick Scarola .... dga trainee (season 10)
Rosadel Varela .... dga trainee
Jennifer Wilkinson .... dga trainee
Art Department
JoAnn Atwood .... set dresser
Anthony Baldasare .... set dresser (season 1)
Craig Binkley .... property master (special triology- 3 episodes)
Heather Brown .... art department coordinator
Robert Currie .... props
Justin Elterman .... graphic designer
Laurie Friedman .... art consultant
Steven Gamiello .... props (1994-1996)
Gregory Hill .... assistant art director (2002-2004)
Nicholas Lundy .... assistant art director
Kara Zeigon .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor (1994-1995)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer (various episodes)
Lee Dragu .... sound editor
Diana Flores .... adr mixer
Mark Kamps .... assistant sound editor
Mark Kamps .... sound post-production
Jeff Kushner .... dialogue editor
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer (multiple episodes)
Robb Navrides .... sound editor
Gary Parker .... boom operator (multiple episodes 1997-)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (1999 and 2000)
Michael Primmer .... additional boom operator
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Craig T. Rosevear .... foley editor
Mike Schmidt .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Evan Campbell .... special effects sculptor
Steve Wolf .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt double (2004)
Bob Colletti .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts (1994)
Mam Smith .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
James Boniece .... best boy
James Boniece .... grip
Xiomara Comrie .... assistant camera
Glenn Fishel .... grip (2005-2006)
Susan Gabbay .... second assistant camera (1996-1997)
Daniel Galiardi .... assistant camera
Wesley Hodges .... second assistant camera
Amy Albano Jachyra .... second assistant camera
Jendra Jarnagin .... additional electrician
Eric M. Klein .... grip
Saiyiu. Li .... camera trainee
Jason Micallef .... electrician
Anna Novick .... grip
Christopher Piazza .... camera trainee
Colin Rich .... assistant camera trainee
Oden Roberts .... assistant camera
Darren Ryan .... 24 frame video operator
Abe Schrager .... camera operator: second unit
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator
Mike Sime .... video operator
Jonas Steadman .... additional focus puller: "a" camera (2001)
Tom Vulliez .... additional grip
Pamela Weese .... electrician
Casting Department
Jennifer Euston .... casting assistant (1997)
Todd Feldman .... background casting associate
Wendy M. Roberts .... casting associate
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting associate (season 15)
Kristian Sorge .... extras casting associate (season 15)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonya M. Andonov .... set costumer
Danajean Church .... key wardrobe
Maria E. Kenny .... assistant costume designer
Frankie Ritacco .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Trey Coscia .... post-production assistant
Charlotte Grau .... colorist
Benjamin Rapoport .... assistant editor (1990-1993)
Music Department
Timothy Andrew Edwards .... promo music
John Henry Kreitler .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Marc Abbott .... production assistant (1999)
Brian Amyot .... production assistant
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant (season 15)
Chris Arena .... production assistant
David H. Barash .... location coordinator
John Ian Briody .... production assistant
Heather Brown .... production secretary
Lauren Butler .... production office assistant
Salvatore Carino .... assistant production auditor
Eddy Collyns .... assistant location manager
Audrey Davis .... publicist (2003)
Valerie Desjardins .... script supervisor
Chuck Dudley .... production assistant
Guy Efrat .... location assistant
Guy Efrat .... location scout
Vadim Epstein .... production assistant
John Fedynich .... location scout
James Feldman .... production assistant
Krista Fico .... set production assistant
Jesse Fox Chaney .... additional production assistant (as Jesse Chaney)
Anouk Frösch .... assistant: Elisabeth Rohm
Michael Fucci .... assistant location manager
Karla Gadecki .... production secretary (as Karla Nappi)
Joe Gagnepain .... production assistant
Betty Green .... title designer
Rico Green .... office executive assistant
David Gross .... production assistant
David K. Huang .... production assistant (2004)
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor
Sebastian Iervolino .... production assistant
Stacey Kelly .... production assistant
Eric Kench .... additional production assistant
Gene Kraft .... title designer
Richard Lippin .... publicist (2004)
Paul Mancini .... production assistant
Linda Marshall-Smith .... assistant location manager (1990-1992, 1995)
Katie Massa Kennedy .... caption editor (as Katie Massa)
Kate McCallum .... development assistant (as Kate Rubin)
Kerry McCrohan .... production assistant
Bryan Meyers .... key set production assistant
Raymond L. Negron .... key production assistant (as Ray Negron)
Leon Ortiz-Gil Jr. .... production assistant (1992 -1997)
Joan Preston .... utility stand-in
B. Reeves .... additional production assistant
Justin Reid .... production assistant
Colin Rich .... production assistant
Matt Richardson .... accounting assistant
Tim Saccardo .... assistant to executive producer
Maurice Sessoms .... production assistant
Caryn Shuken .... location liaison
Josh Silfen .... production assistant
Billy Smith .... location assistant
Shawn Sweeney .... assistant location manager
Willie Toubman .... production assistant
Sean Tufts .... production assistant
Lynda Van Damm .... production controller
Eva Vedock .... craft service (2000)
David Von Roehm .... stand-in
Michael C. Watkins .... production assistant (1995-1997)
Adrian Wattenmaker .... production assistant (1999-2001)
John W. Wayland .... location assistant (2000-2001)
Justin Weinberger .... production assistant
Laura Wheeler .... production assistant
Sandra M. White .... production assistant (1998-2001)
David Wittlin .... production assistant
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Detective Lennie Briscoe:You remember foot patrol.
Detective Mike Logan:Yeah, what I remember most is I never thought I'd get shot.
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Hate Crime., 29 December 2010
Author: Robert J. Maxwell ( from Deming, New Mexico, USA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A cop is alone on foot patrol, his partner on leave attending some family function in Brooklyn. The cop happens upon a drug deal. A shoot out ensues with the cop calling for back up. Two squad cars respond to the call but take an inordinate amount of time to reach the scene, and they find the cop shot to death by one of the drug dealers, also dead.

It's the kind of tragedy that activates all police officers. One of their own has been killed on duty. Yet evidence accumulates that the two back up cars didn't exactly speed their way to the rescue. A witness claims he saw one of the car parked around the corner during the fire fight.

Brisco and Logan look into the dead officer's apartment and discover that he was gay. Further, they turn up indications that a good deal of hatred towards him existed in the precinct. A flyer, for instance, was circulating in the locker room quoting the Bible: "No man shall lie down with another man." It becomes apparent that the officer was deliberately left to die by his colleagues, who knew he was gay. The precinct captain, who has an impeccable record, denies any wrong doing on his own part and has suspended the officers who deliberately kept away from the scene.

The victim's partner, who was not on duty at the time, also turns out to be gay, one of the reasons the two men were made partners. ("Now there are two of you," said the captain.) The partner turns on his guilty fellows, Stone prosecutes, and the jury's verdict is "Not Guilty," so the anti-gay cops go free.

This episode has the advantage of not trying to sidestep the very real issues it raises. Police officers have well-defined social borders around their subculture. You're either one of us or you're not. It's like the Great Wall of China. Similar borders are found among doctors, airline pilots, stunt men, and some other occupational communities.

In this case, the question is whether a police officer owes his allegiance to everyone else inside those same borders, or whether a select few may be excluded for some characterological flaw, even if it doesn't affect their performance on the job. We can call it "the Serpico conundrum." The question has a good deal of resonance as I write this, since the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy governing the status of gays in the military has just been repealed. Gay men and lesbians can now serve openly. Polls show that this is good enough for a large majority of Americans, both in and out of the military, but it has left a number of us extremely unhappy. Legislators are now proposing separate showers for gays and straights. Some politicians are intent on bringing back the old arrangement, in which an admission of homosexuality in the military was a ticket to a court martial and then to civilian status. The jury in this episode, in excusing the officers responsible for the shooting death of the gay cop, represent that minority of Americans who believe homosexuality is a matter of free will, a choice of evil over good, and deserving of punishment, no matter how extreme.

I'm not so sure they'd get off so easily today, almost twenty years later. In diverse but limited ways, the public has become a little more sophisticated and tolerant.

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