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"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Painless (2004)

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Original Air Date:
27 April 2004 (Season 5, Episode 22)
Housekeepers discover a woman, Christina Nerrit, hand-cuffed to a bed, with a plastic bag over her head... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer ... John Munch

Diane Neal ... Casey Novak

Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola

BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)

Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen

Marlee Matlin ... Dr. Amy Solwey

Karen Young ... Christina Nerrit

John Cullum ... Barry Moredock

Robert LuPone ... Brooks Harmon

Heather Tom ... Dr. Solwey's Assistant
Annie Campbell ... Allison Nerrit
Stephanie Feyne ... Court Interpreter

Peter Appel ... Marvin Friedman
Caren Browning ... CSU Captain Judith Siper

Peter Hermann ... Trevor Langan

Joel de la Fuente ... TARU Tech Ruben Morales

Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner
Candace Brecker ... Police Interpreter (as Candace Brecker Penn)

Richmond Hoxie ... Dr. Ben Fletcher
Sheila Tousey ... Judge Danielle Larsen

Peter McRobbie ... Judge Walter Bradley
Jennifer Smith ... Dr. Nemarich

Adam Kulbersh ... C.C. Detective Ben Suarato

Josiah Early ... Waiter
Susan Knight ... ICU Doctor (as Susan Elaine Knight)

Liza Colón-Zayas ... Cyndi

Toni D'Antonio ... Maria
Hector Ricci Jr. ... Jury Foreperson
Joseph Anania ... Court Clerk (as Joe Anania)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Zirnkilton ... Opening Announcer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Juan José Campanella  (as Juan J. Campanella)
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Jonathan Greene (written by)

Produced by
Neal Baer .... executive producer
Tara Butters .... supervising producer
David DeClerque .... producer
Dawn DeNoon .... co-executive producer
Michele Fazekas .... supervising producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Greene .... co-executive producer
Patrick Harbinson .... co-executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Ted Kotcheff .... executive producer
Peter Leto .... producer
Robert Nathan .... co-executive producer
Lisa Marie Petersen .... co-executive producer
Randy Roberts .... supervising producer
Sheyna Kathleen Smith .... associate producer
Roz Weinman .... co-executive producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Erb (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Douglas Ibold  (as Doug Ibold)
Casting by
Jonathan Strauss 
Production Design by
Dean Taucher 
Art Direction by
Wing Lee 
Set Decoration by
Melanie J. Baker  (as Melanie Baker)
Costume Design by
Thomas Lee Keller  (as Thomas L. Keller)
Makeup Department
Lizz Scalice .... key hair stylist
Mia Thoen .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Gail Barringer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth G. Brown .... first assistant director (as Kenneth Brown)
Denis Doyle .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gregory Criscuolo .... construction coordinator (as Greg Criscuolo)
Gerald DeTitta .... leadman (as Jerry DeTitta)
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser (as Jerry DeTitta)
Mark Harrington .... property master (as Mark C. Harrington)
Keri Lederman .... assistant property (as Keri L. Lederman)
Mick Rossman .... scenic charge
Sound Department
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
David Pastecchi .... boom operator (as Dave Pastecchi)
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
Thomas Ford .... best boy (as Tom Ford)
Tom Grunke .... dolly grip
Graham Klatt .... grip
Sal Lanza .... key grip
Bobby Mancuso .... assistant cameraman
Jim McCullagh .... gaffer
George Pattison .... camera operator
Patrick Fontana .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Heather Reidenbach .... background casting
Grant Wilfley .... background casting (as Grant Wilfley Casting)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia D. Patton .... costume supervisor (as Ginnie Patton)
Laura Wehrman .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Marvin D. Bryson .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Wade Felker .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Dave Lifshin .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Trish Adlesic .... location manager
Robert Cahoon .... location coordinator (uncredited)
Frank Cattano .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Brian Maxwell .... transportation captain
Other crew
William N. Fordes .... production consultant
Amanda Green .... executive story editor
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to executive producer
Jose Molina .... executive story editor
Ilka Rivard .... production coordinator
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (as Wendy Roberts)
Hal Sherman .... technical advisor
Adam Carroll .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kent Cassella .... stand-in: Dann Florek (uncredited)
Storm Chambers .... stand-in: Ice-T (uncredited)
Gloria Colonnello .... stand-in: Mariska Hargitay (uncredited)
Timothy Klein .... stand in: Christopher Meloni (uncredited)
Bill Pugin .... on-set interpreter (uncredited)
Todd Wolenski .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

42 min

Did You Know?

Richard Belzer's character John Munch helps a potential suicide recover and reveals to her that his father killed himself. In real life, Belzer's father killed himself when Belzer 23 years old.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Olivia talks about a web site she has seen that gives teenager girls advice on how to become "anorectic". An anorectic is a drug that suppresses appetite. Olivia presumably meant to say "anorexic", referring to the eating disorder.See more »
Dr. George Huang:It's ironic, her website gives her a reason to live.
Det. John Munch:Playing God with other people's lives? She's another Kevorkian.
Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola:Come on, Munch, with all the stuff you' always whining about, don't tell me you never once thought about hanging it all up.
Det. John Munch:I believe life is worth living.
Elliot Stabler:Amen.
Olivia Benson:I'm not sure. If I had a disease like Huntington's and all I had to look forward to was a long and painful death, I can't say I wouldn't think about it.
A.D.A. Casey Novak:[to Olivia] Moredock is going to try and stack the jury with people like you.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very compelling episode, 31 August 2008
Author: J Blicka from United States

Law & Order: SVU is a hit and miss show in my opinion. This episode is one of the better hits of the series. It is very emotionally charged and quite a debatable topic. Marlee Matlin (Dr. Amy Solwey) has a great performance in this show. Her performance is mostly based on body language and facial expression, considering the fact that she is deaf. Richard Belzer gives a lot to this episode also. Its full of drama, touching moments and intense scenes that will keep you glued to the screen, as well as the story at hand.

All around, it is a great installment. Whether you enjoy the show on a regular basis, catch it time to time or have never seen it, i would suggest checking out this particular episode.

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