Law & Order: Season 5, Episode 14

Performance (8 Feb. 1995)

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The discovery of a fake pornographic "snuff tape" leads detectives to a high school gang and an alleged points-for-sex contest.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Venture ...
Corey Russell
Shane Sutter
John MacKay ...
Michael Sutter
Maryann Urbano ...
Mrs. Russell
Monica Sutter
Shane McDermott ...
Kyle Winters
John P. Connolly ...
Ray Girardin ...
Detective Malone


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the possibility that a porno film rented by a group of friends for a stag party is a real snuff film. They manage to identify the girl as 16 year-old Corey Russell and are more than a bit surprised to find her alive. Corey says she was raped by two men while she was out drinking but has no idea who they were. In fact Corey lied and knew the boy, Shane Sutter, who goes to the same school. The other boy involved was Kyle Winters but Corey insists they forced themselves on her. The investigation reveals that the boys were in contest to see how many girls they could have sex with. For ADA McCoy, the challenge will be to convince a jury that Shane was out to score more points and was ready to commit rape to do so and whether his approach will withstand an appeal. Written by garykmcd

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Story based on the "Spur Posse", a group of high school boys from Lakewood, California, who used a point system to keep track of and compare their sexual conquests. See more »


Jack McCoy: Rule number one, never drink at work. Rule number two, never discuss work while drinking.
A.D.A. Claire Kincaid: They've overturned the verdicts and remanded for a new trial. Evidence of the Mack Rangers is excluded.
Jack McCoy: Rule number three, if rule number two is broken...
[Jack pushes his drink towards Claire]
Jack McCoy: ...never drink alone.
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One of the Greatest Law & Order Episodes Ever
19 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This would have to be one of the greatest Law & Order episodes I have ever seen.

It starts with Briscoe and Logan investigating a young girl, Corey Russell who was killed in what they thought was a snuff film.

But she turns out to be alive. The investigation takes a twist when Corey reveals that she was raped by a group of guys at her school who participate in a "sex-for-points" club.

As the police investigate, they find out that Corey wasn't the only girl who was pressured by the "sex-for-points" club.

McCoy was good at questioning Peter Facinelli's character in court and another member of the group who is offered a deal. He says, "How many points do you think you'll be worth in prison?" That was excellent.

The episode contains the most brilliant performances with actors Monica Keena as the victim and Peter Facinelli as the cocky, smart-mouth member of the club.

The episode is another "ripped from the headlines" storyline about the Spur Posse.

This episode is absolutely amazing and it should be named one of the most greatest L&O episodes ever.

Monica Keena should have won an Emmy for her role in this episode. She was that good.

Like I've said before, this episode should go down as one of the greatest L&O episodes in the history of L&O.

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