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"Law & Order" Myth of Fingerprints (2001)

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Writers:
Dick Wolf (creator)
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Original Air Date:
14 November 2001 (Season 12, Episode 7)
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Plot:
A fingerprint analyst's error put an innocent man in prison. Detectives discover that this may not have been the only error she has made in favor of prosecutors. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A history of false IDs See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe

Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy

Elisabeth Röhm ... A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn

Dianne Wiest ... D.A. Nora Lewin

Diana Scarwid ... Lisa Russo

Jeremy Davidson ... Luke Campbell
James Colby ... Bobby Campbell
David Green ... FBI Agent Foster

Lenny Venito ... Detective Wade

Tara Bast ... Brenda Warren (as Stacey Leigh Ivey)

Joe Maruzzo ... Glenn Edwards

Adam Mucci ... Terry Fullmer

Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Maggie Burke ... Judge Elayne Link

Larry Bryggman ... Mr. Rowan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erin Cardillo ... Jenny

Ginnifer Goodwin ... Erica

Michael Hyatt ... Clerk
Abigail Lopez ... Laura Rodriguez

Gregori J. Martin ... Det. Vic Perez
Teri Mazzarella ... Foreperson
Michael P. Moran ... Probation Officer

Andrea Navedo ... Detective Ana Cordova

Kate Rigg ... Administrator

Robert Spillane ... Jack Lynch

Steven Zirnkilton ... Narrator (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
David Platt 
 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (creator)

Terri Kopp (teleplay) &
Aaron Zelman (teleplay)

Eric Overmyer (story)

Produced by
Wendy Battles .... producer
William N. Fordes .... supervising producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Jill Goldsmith .... co-producer
Lewis Gould .... co-executive producer (as Lewis H. Gould)
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... executive producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Sean Jablonski .... co-producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Kati Johnston .... producer
Gary Karr .... supervising producer
Terri Kopp .... co-producer
Kathy O'Connell .... associate producer
Eric Overmyer .... consulting producer
Barry Schindel .... executive producer
Richard Sweren .... co-executive producer
Roz Weinman .... producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Post 
 
Cinematography by
John Beymer 
 
Film Editing by
Kurt Courtland 
Toni Morgan 
 
Casting by
Suzanne Ryan 
 
Production Design by
Robert Thayer 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer von Mayrhauser 
 
Production Management
Mary Rae Thewlis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Carroll .... second second assistant director
Stuart Feldman .... first assistant director
Luis Nieves .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Julie Dubrow .... assistant props
Daniel Fisher .... stand-by set dresser
John Grimolizzi .... construction coordinator
T.J. Horan .... set dresser
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... set dresser
John W. Farraday .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Phil Hadaway .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Rohn .... lighting technician
Jeremy Schroeder .... best boy grip
David S. Tuttman .... camera operator (as David Tuttman)
Jerome Williams .... second assistant camera
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Claire Traeger .... casting associate
Ali Merhi .... extras casting director (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Bernstein .... assistant costume designer
Linda Giammarese .... key costumer
 
Other crew
Crista Barrasso .... location coordinator
Ann Calhoun .... production assistant
Marc Guggenheim .... executive story editor
Paul Manilla .... production accountant
Cheryl D. Sims .... payroll accountant
Matt Witten .... executive story editor
Aaron Zelman .... story editor
Anthony Azzara .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  creator

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 Torney .... art department coordinator (as Kara Zeigon)
 
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
 
Stunts
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
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
Karla Nappi .... production secretary
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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60 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A history of false IDs, 20 October 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The death of a man who nobody is going to mourn leads Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin on the trail of a homicide of a case long solved. And the investigating officer was none other than S. Eptha Merkessen way back in her undercover days.

Turns out the deceased killed someone in the past and two people went to prison for that crime, one of whom was killed in the joint. The case rested on fingerprint identification and the woman in charge of the police lab, Diana Scarwid did the ID.

It was a false ID and as it turns out she's got a history of that. It will be quite a reach but DA Diane Weist has Sam Waterston charge Scarwid for the murder in prison.

What she did was irresponsible in the extreme. In her defense we learn that fingerprint IDs is not an exact science and one has a lot of latitude. It's also what makes careers for defense lawyers. And Scarwid sees it as her contribution to law and order.

A most thought provoking episode.

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