Law & Order: Season 1, Episode 15

The Torrents of Greed: Part 1 (12 Feb. 1991)

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Stone makes a deal with a group of low-level mobsters when they offer to testify that a crime boss murdered a missing union leader. However, the prosecution's case unravels at trial, causing all parties involved to walk.



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Charles Cioffi ...
Robert Fields ...
Steven Keats ...
Lee Richardson ...
Mike Le Claire
Ronald Hunter
Phillip R. Allen ...
(as Philip R. Allen)


Sergeant Greevy and Detective Logan investigate the severe beating of a convenience store owner. A witness describes the attacker as a man wearing a suit and they soon have Joe Pilefski, a mob enforcer for the Mansucci crime family, in custody. They're not quite sure why a mob enforcer would be beating up an old man owning a small store but Logan realizes that the cigarettes he was selling don't have a tax stamp. Soon Pilefsky, Frank Mansucci's brother-in-law Harv Beigal and trucking company owner Mario Zalta charged with conspiracy. Executive ADA Stone see an opportunity to get Mansucci himself for the murder of a missing trucking union boss. He offers immunity to get testimony but it doesn't turn out as he had hoped. Written by garykmcd

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The title of this 2-part episode is taken from Chapter 18, verse 251 of the Buddhist scripture The Dhammapada: "There is no fire like passion. There is no shark like hatred. There is no snare like folly. There is no torrent like greed." See more »


In the opening scene, when the patrol officer realizes that the store owner has been beaten, he uses his nightstick to break into the locked store. Viewed from the interior, the glass shatters just BEFORE the officer makes contact with it. See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.34 (2009) See more »

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