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"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Starved (2005)

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Original Air Date:
15 November 2005 (Season 7, Episode 8)
Detective Benson goes undercover at a speed dating event to catch a rapist. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

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)

Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner

Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen

Dean Cain ... Dr. Mike Jergens

Tina Holmes ... Cora Kennison

Julie White ... Dr. Anne Morella

Kelly Miracco ... Janice Clay (as Kelly Miller)

Stephen Gregory ... Dr. Kyle Beresford

Judith Light ... Judge Elizabeth Donnelly

Teri Garr ... Minerva Grahame-Bishop

Veronica Cartwright ... Virginia Kennison

Fred Dalton Thompson ... Arthur Branch

Matt Walton ... Jack

Ivy Omere ... Darla (as Ivy Omére)
Virginia Leung ... Trish

Baylen Thomas ... A.D.A. Harbin
Joselin Reyes ... Paramedic Martinez
Nathanael Albright ... Paramedic Jones

Erik Martin ... Corrections Officer

Joseph A. Halsey ... Uniform Officer

Clayton Dean Smith ... Man #1
Shannon Noecker ... Woman #1
Michael Dean Morgan ... Man #2
Katori Hall ... Woman #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Platt 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Lisa Marie Petersen  writer

Produced by
Neal Baer .... executive producer
Gail Barringer .... producer
Tara Butters .... co-executive producer
David DeClerque .... producer
Michele Fazekas .... co-executive producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Amanda Green .... supervising producer
Jonathan Greene .... co-executive producer
Patrick Harbinson .... co-executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Ted Kotcheff .... executive producer
Peter Leto .... producer
Jose Molina .... producer
Robert Nathan .... co-executive producer
Lisa Marie Petersen .... co-executive producer
Randy Roberts .... supervising producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Erb 
Film Editing by
Nancy Forner 
Casting by
Jonathan Strauss 
Production Design by
Dean Taucher 
Art Direction by
Jeff Crye 
Set Decoration by
Melanie J. Baker 
Costume Design by
Thomas Lee Keller  (as Thomas L. Keller)
Makeup Department
Sasha Cummins .... key hair stylist
Hildie Ginsberg .... makeup department head
Elizabeth Martinelli .... key hair stylist
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
Charlie Foster .... second second assistant director
Lisa Meier .... dga trainee
Michelle Regina .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Gabu Camilo .... set dresser
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser (as Jerry DeTitta)
Ross Huttick .... assistant property master
James Klotsas .... props
Lee Malecki .... assistant set decorator: SDSA
Michael Saccio .... property master
Holly Watson .... graphic artist
Thomas White .... construction coordinator (as Tom White)
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge
Brian J. McNamara .... electronic graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Kirk Herzbrun .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Kushner .... dialogue editor
Jansen Lambie .... sound
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... best boy
Patrick Fontana .... electrician
Doug Foote .... first assistant camera
Kenneth Fundus .... dolly grip (as Ken Fundus)
Chris Hammond .... electrician
Adam Johnson .... second assistant camera
Michael J. Kammerer .... grip
Graham Klatt .... grip
Sal Lanza .... key grip
Jim McCullagh .... gaffer
George Pattison .... camera operator
Casting Department
David M. Waldron .... background casting associate
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia D. Patton .... costume supervisor (as Ginnie Patton)
Laura Wehrman .... set costumer
Kim Wilcox .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ash Hanratty .... post-production assistant
Skipper Martin .... colorist: dailies
Location Management
Trish Adlesic .... location manager
Frank Cattano .... location assistant
Dan Cooley .... assistant location manager
David John Ferguson .... location coordinator
Jose F. Guerrero .... location assistant
Rocco Nisivoccia .... location assistant
Tom Scutro .... assistant location manager: new york
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Mike Post .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
John Leonidas .... transportation captain
Other crew
Matthew Artus .... production assistant
Faith Brooks .... assistant production coordinator
Cliff Fuller .... production office coordinator
Tim Hardiman .... technical advisor
Allison Intrieri .... researcher
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to executive producer
Jasmine McCaig .... production controller
Jim Nickas .... production assistant
Matthew Reedy .... production assistant
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (as Wendy Roberts)
Hal Sherman .... technical advisor
Thomas Tobin .... production assistant
Justin Weinberger .... production assistant
Todd Wolenski .... assistant accountant
Kent Cassella .... stand-in: Dann Florek (uncredited)
Storm Chambers .... stand-in: Ice-T (uncredited)
Michael Ciliento .... script coordinator (uncredited)
Gloria Colonnello .... stand-in: Mariska Hargitay (uncredited)
Timothy Klein .... stand in: Christopher Meloni (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Dick Wolf  created by

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Additional Details

43 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Loosely based on the much-publicized case of Terry Schiavo.See more »
[first lines]
Dr. Mike Jergens:Obey me, or die.
Dr. Mike Jergens:[cuts phone cord; puts hand over mouth of second victim, awakening and terrifying her] Obey me, or die.
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References "Law & Order" (1990)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Just a Doormat, 1 October 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In this story the SVU squad is investigating three reported rapes with the same M/O and the victims are all successful professional women. What they have in common was a speed dating service and Mariska Hargitay goes undercover to nail the perpetrator.

What the squad comes up with is Dean Cain who is a surgeon and a domineering type of personality who doesn't like his women to question him in the slightest. All three victims dated him, but all three were raped by a man with a hooded mask. No identification and he has an alibi, a live-in girl friend played by Tina Holmes.

And Holmes is just a doormat of a personality, the kind who is not good at relationships, but she's fixated on Cain.

After this the story goes off in different directions as Holmes finally testifies for the prosecution in court and then attempts a suicide that leaves her a vegetable.

In the end we see what kind of master manipulator Cain truly is.

Cain's as evil as they come and for him you should see this SVU episode.

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