Law & Order: Season 20, Episode 14

Boy on Fire (1 Mar. 2010)

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Two teens from an underachieving high school are accused of burning to death a student from a more successful charter school, and Lupo and Bernard suspect that their principal is providing them with a phony alibi.

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Two teens from an underachieving high school are accused of burning to death a student from a more successful charter school, and Lupo and Bernard suspect that their principal is providing them with a phony alibi.

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This episode is based on the September 2009 murder of of Chicago high school student Derrion Albert, whose fatal beating was captured on video. The teen was attacked during a riot between schoolmates who live in different neighborhoods. See more »

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An average episode that had the potential to be much more
2 March 2010 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

In the opening minutes of the fourteenth episode of L & O's 20th season, the brutal murder of a sixteen-year-old occurs. Fortunately for the viewers, scenes of the fiery death of the young man are kept to a minimum, but still brief enough to send chills down one's spine, especially in the "videotaped" evidence.

However, the constraints of the hour-long format hinders the installment's probable intent: to explore the problems that arise between students that attend public schools and those that attend the perceived-to-be-better charter ones.

Debra Winger does well in her guest-starring turn as the principal of the public school where the possible suspects attend. Other fine work is provided by the actors respectively portraying the chief suspect Abel, his mother, and the young actor who plays Moses, the student that had been tutored by the victim and Abel's brother.


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