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Original Air Date:
15 November 2000 (Season 11, Episode 5)
When a suspected murderer tries to seek shelter in Israel, the DA's office faces the difficult task of extraditing and trying him in New York while also satisfying the Jewish community. | Add synopsis »
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 (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

Angie Harmon ... A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael

Dianne Wiest ... D.A. Nora Lewin

Evan Handler ... Eli Becker

Bruce Altman ... Brad Feldman
Sam Schacht ... Nathan Becker

Joe Maruzzo ... Sal Bonafiglio
David Wike ... Frank
Bruce Ornstein ... Lev Berenson
Lynne Charnay ... Rose Caplan

Rick D. Wasserman ... David Caplan (as Rick Wasserman)

Laurie Heineman ... Sylvia Becker
Danny Maseng ... Consulate General for Israel (as Don T. Maseng)
Matthew Dixon ... Eddie Novello

Antone Pagan ... Ronnie Ortega
Kevin Rennard ... Toreador

Alicia Brockwell ... Sugar
Sol Frieder ... Rabbi #1
Morris S. Friedman ... Rabbi #2 (as Rabbi M. Friedman)

Robert Levine ... Rabbi #3
Joel Leffert ... Jerry Belichek
Elizabeth Martin ... Store Manager
Robert Alexander Owens ... Hal Bates
Lucille Rivin ... Passport Worker
Patrick Frederic ... Locksmith
Robert Harte ... Student #1
Gerry Rosenthal ... Student #2
Johnny Lancaster ... Student #3
Phyllis Bash ... Judge Jensen

Brian Dykstra ... CSU Officer
E. Patrick Corbett ... Bartender
Floyd Resnick ... Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Episode Crew
Directed by
Stephen Wertimer  (as Steve Wertimer)
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Aaron Zelman (written by)

Produced by
William M. Finkelstein .... executive producer
William N. Fordes .... producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Lewis Gould .... producer (as Lewis H. Gould)
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... co-executive producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Kati Johnston .... producer
Gary Karr .... producer
Lynn Mamet .... producer
Kathy McCormick .... co-executive producer
Kathy O'Connell .... associate producer
Arthur Penn .... executive producer
Barry Schindel .... supervising producer
Richard Sweren .... co-executive producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Constantine Makris 
Film Editing by
David Siegel  (as David J. Siegel)
Casting by
Suzanne Ryan 
Production Design by
Robert Thayer 
Art Direction by
C.J. Simpson 
Set Decoration by
Edward Briggs 
Costume Design by
Jennifer von Mayrhauser 
Makeup Department
Sandy DeBlasio .... hair supervisor
Patricia Regan .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Kati Johnston .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacey Beneville .... second assistant director
Daniel Lowe .... dga trainee
Mary Rae Thewlis .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tom Conway .... set dresser (as Eoghan Conway)
Julie Dubrow .... assistant props
Daniel Fisher .... stand-by set dresser
John Grimolizzi .... construction coordinator
Candis Heiland .... assistant property master
T.J. Horan .... set dresser
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... set dresser
Linda Skipper .... scenic charge
Ron Stone .... property master
John W. Farraday .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Robert Taz Larrea .... boom operator
Karl Wasserman .... sound utility
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eli Aronoff .... assistant camera
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
Jeremy Hill .... best boy
William Klayer .... gaffer
Carl Peterson .... key grip
Peter Reniers .... camera operator
Jeremy Schroeder .... best boy grip
Steven Search .... assistant camera
Miles Strassner .... dolly grip
Jerome Williams .... second assistant camera
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Fleet Emerson .... extras casting
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Wendy M. Roberts .... casting associate
Claire Traeger .... casting associate
Ali Merhi .... extras casting director (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Bernstein .... assistant costume designer
Michael Fisher .... wardrobe assistant
Anne Steinbauer .... key wardrobe
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bill Curry Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Cynthia Balfour .... script supervisor
Crista Barrasso .... location coordinator
Wendy Battles .... executive story editor
Kelsey Biggs .... office production assistant
Elizabeth Carlton Chase .... coordinator of production: Studios USA (as Elizabeth Carlton)
Bridget Clark .... location manager
Park Dietz .... technical advisor (as Dr. Park Dietz)
Nora Elcar-Verdon .... script co-ordinator
Paul Manilla .... production accountant
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant: Dick Wolf (as Lydia Mayberry Friedman)
Gene Ritchings .... production coordinator
Cheryl D. Sims .... payroll accountant
Michael Struk .... technical advisor
Matt Witten .... story editor
Anthony Azzara .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Eli Becker was born on January 5, 1965.See more »
D.A. Nora Lewin:If the case depends on the jury believing a career criminal who's cut a deal, I'd say we're in trouble.
Jack McCoy:We have a defendant who left the country rather than stand trial.
D.A. Nora Lewin:Which the defense will attribute to a combination of panic and religious fervor.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael:Well, we could also establish that he was stealing from the business.
D.A. Nora Lewin:A business his father half owned.
Jack McCoy:Are you suggesting that we offer him a deal?
D.A. Nora Lewin:After what we went through to get him back here? Not on your life.
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Of all the bad L&O shows, this may be the worst, 2 June 2010
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*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Jack McCoy hits a new low for prosecutors in this case, prosecuting a man for first-degree murder (which at the time could have meant the death penalty) because he skimmed off funds from his company and sent them to Israel, and killed a man who threatened to rat on him. This show was made before the 9/11 attacks, which showed exactly how vulnerable Israel (and the United States) are and how crucial it is to support the state. One would hope that Israel issued a warrant for McCoy for kidnapping and conspiracy to commit murder among other things (he and the United States Government would ignore it, of course, but he should have that on his head). It is not stated, but I find it very likely that some Islamist prisoner in the pen quickly murdered the man for standing up for his country.

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