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"Law & Order" Kingmaker (2006)

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Original Air Date:
3 May 2006 (Season 16, Episode 20)
A paper reveals the identity of an undercover officer, getting her killed, and the trail may lead to a politician's office. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dennis Farina ... Joe Fontana

Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy

Annie Parisse ... Alexandra Borgia

Fred Dalton Thompson ... Arthur Branch

Garret Dillahunt ... Eric Lund
Sam Freed ... Tom Baker

John McMartin ... Ron Grayson

Robert Hogan ... Judge Hugo Bright

Joe Maruzzo ... Lieutenant Sullivan

Dylan Baker ... Sanford Rems
Uliks Fehmiu ... Ratko Petrovich

John Cariani ... CSU Julian Beck

Sharon Hope ... Judge Coretta Hayes

Richard Hirschfeld ... Asst. M.E. Brody (as Richard E. Hirschfeld)

Selenis Leyva ... Detective Mariluz Rivera
David Forsyth ... Congressman Jonathan Prescott
Kate Udall ... Veronica Drake

Adam Nee ... Jason Higgs

Joel Van Liew ... George Mills

Aya Cash ... Janine Lesko

Michael De Nola ... Kreshnik Pernaska
Charlie Pollock ... Trial Prep Assistant
Ellie Dvorkin ... Production Assistant
Tim Gallin ... ESU Marquez
Terence Archie ... Officer Cass

John E. Mack ... Officer McDow
Charlie Brady ... Uniform Cop

Tim Miller ... Court Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Schuster Vance ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

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

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Scardino 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

David Slack (written by)

Produced by
Wendy Battles .... co-executive producer
Alfonso Delgado .... associate producer (as Alfonso I. Delgado)
Rick Eid .... co-executive producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Peter Giuliano .... producer
Walon Green .... executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Gary Karr .... supervising producer
Chris Levinson .... consulting producer
Matthew Penn .... executive producer
Richard Sweren .... co-executive producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Nicholas Wootton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
William Klayer 
Film Editing by
Michael Schweitzer 
Casting by
Suzanne Ryan 
Production Design by
Gary Weist 
Art Direction by
C.J. Simpson 
Set Decoration by
Edward Briggs 
Costume Design by
Jennifer von Mayrhauser 
Makeup Department
John Jack Curtin .... key hair stylist
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist (as Sharon Ilson Burke)
Liz Reilly .... hair stylist
Production Management
Stephen Wertimer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vebe Borge .... first assistant director
Tudor Jones .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Buteau .... on set dresser
Tom Conway .... set dresser (as Eoghan Conway)
Julie Dubrow .... assistant property master (as Julie Duncan)
John Grimolizzi .... construction coordinator
T.J. Horan .... set dresser
Mollie Laurienzo .... art department coordinator
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... set dresser
Linda Skipper .... scenic charge
Ron Stone .... property master
Brian J. McNamara .... electronic graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jason England .... foley editor
Jeanne Gilliland .... boom operator
Larry Hoff .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Richard Thomas .... sound effects editor
Michael Trifman .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Conrad V. Brink Jr. .... special effects (as Conrad V. Brink)
Cort Hessler .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Agliata .... camera operator
Eli Aronoff .... assistant camera
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
Patrick Cousins .... gaffer
William Evans .... assistant camera
Adam Hall .... grip
Jonathan Kealey .... best boy
Mike Morini .... b dolly grip
Carl Peterson .... key grip
Matthew Rohn .... lighting technician
Randy M. Salo .... grip
Jeremy Schroeder .... best boy grip
Miles Strassner .... dolly grip
Jerome Williams .... assistant camera
Peter Zimmern .... still photographer
Casting Department
Claire Traeger .... casting associate
Deanna Gallucio Young .... extras casting director (as Deanna Gallucio)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Bernstein .... assistant costume designer
Linda Giammarese .... key costumer
Anne Newton-Harding .... key wardrobe
Moira Shaughnessy .... wardrobe assistant
Patricia Smouse .... assistant wardrobe (as Pat Smouse)
Editorial Department
T. Michael Baiocco .... assistant editor
Elizabeth Barnette-Marconi .... post-production coordinator (as Elizabeth Barnette)
Ash Hanratty .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Moshe Bardach .... location manager
Crista Barrasso .... location coordinator
Charlie Crowell .... location scout
Bill Garvey .... assistant location manager
Matt Lamb .... assistant location manager
Jannett Roberts .... assistant location coordinator
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bill Curry Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Edward Devereaux II .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Other crew
Arianne Apicelli .... set production assistant
Cynthia Balfour .... script supervisor
Charles Burrell .... production secretary
Angela Cutrone .... additional production assistant
George Doherty .... production coordinator
Nora Elcar-Verdon .... script co-ordinator
Janine Ellis .... production assistant
Eddie Griffith .... office production assistant
Davey Holmes .... story editor
Clint Koltveit .... assistant to producers
George Lombardi .... technical advisor (as Dr. George Lombardi)
Faya Madrid .... production assistant
Paul Manilla .... production accountant
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant: Dick Wolf
James Nuciforo .... technical advisor
Shiya Ribowsky .... technical advisor
Tom Smuts .... executive story editor
Leslie Crocker Snyder .... legal consultant
Pamela J. Wechsler .... technical advisor
David Wilcox .... executive story editor
Anthony Azzara .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  created by

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The bar used for the Albanian Social Club is the same bar used as a New York mob hangout in The Sopranos.See more »
Factual errors: Lieutenant Sullivan's badge is incorrect for his rank.See more »
Detective Ed Green:Lieu, you ain't gonna believe this.
Lt. Anita Van Buren:Her picture's in the damn paper.
Detective Ed Green:It's a column about her father, Tom Baker. He wrote a book, and it says that she's NYPD.
Lt. Anita Van Buren:Why didn't anyone catch this and pull her off detail?
Detective Joe Fontana:It may have been too late anyway. It appeared on page thirty of the late edition.
Lt. Anita Van Buren:So Ratko pulled the trigger, but this is what got Dana killed.
Detective Joe Fontana:It's the same as if someone pushed her in front of a damn bus.
Detective Ed Green:And it was written by Veronica Drake. Now what do you think she got for outing an undercover officer?
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Dirty tricks specialist, 10 February 2016
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

A young undercover detective is murdered by a hit-man from the Albanian mob. The arrest is comparatively easy for Dennis Farina and Jesse Martin, but as to who fingered her which is the someone they really want to get, of all things the Albanian trigger guy says he read it in the newspaper.

Turns out the young detective was the daughter of a political figure who was a rival of a rising political star and member of the House Of Representatives. The guy who was doing the dirty work is Garret Dillahunt who is a dirty tricks specialist. But his job is also to anticipate these things and feed his boss just enough information to give him deniability. Something that Nixon's Watergate plumbers failed to do.

Dillahunt is a nasty, but very clever customer. A little bit of evidence tampering almost puts Sam Waterston's case in the toilet. His career and Fred Dalton Thompson's as well could have gone there.

Politics attracts some nasty people to it and Dillahunt is a great example of the type.

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