Law & Order: Season 1, Episode 19

The Serpent's Tooth (19 Mar. 1991)

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A businessman and his wife are killed. The couple's two sons emerge as the most likely suspects, but detectives later find business ties to the Russian mob.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Langdon
Greg Jarmon
Matt Hofherr ...
Nick Jarmon
Lewis J. Stadlen ...
Eli Schwab (as Lewis Stadlen)
Sasha Osinski
George Morfogen ...
Dwight Anderson
Jack Epstein
Norman Rose ...
Alex Petrovich


Greevey and Logan investigate the murder of a wealthy factory owner named Jarmin in the Upper East Side, who was presumably shot by his two sons. As the investigation continues, the detectives learn that he owner was in debt to the Russian mafia which could be one the possible motives to his murder. Written by danny gonzalez

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The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "King Lear" (Act I, Scene IV): "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" See more »


When the detectives first see the male victim's body there is tape on the floor in the usual 'body outline' manner. Unfortunately the blood from the body is on top of the tape instead of under it. See more »


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