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"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Spectacle (2011)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 12: Episode 16 -- Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) investigates a rape that was broadcast across a college campus.


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Original Air Date:
9 February 2011 (Season 12, Episode 16)
After a sexual assault is broadcast over a university Intranet, Stabler is led to a computer expert on campus who is threatening to kill the victim if SVU doesn't look into the disappearance of his brother in 2003. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler

Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)

Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola

BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang

Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)

Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen

Melissa Sagemiller ... A.D.A. Gillian Hardwicke

Spencer Treat Clark ... Greg Engels

Joel de la Fuente ... TARU Tech Ruben Morales
Eric Feldman ... Phi Delta Fraternity Member
Denise Lute ... Miriam Penner

Pamela Stewart ... Mrs. Harmon (as Pamela Holden Stewart)

James Chen ... CSU Adrian Sung

Shane Patrick Kearns ... Carl Cooper

Kellyn Lindsay ... Lizzie Harmon

Gregory Porter Miller ... Security Chief
Lisa Hofmann ... Mindy Sherman

Martin Ewens ... Jack Del Mar
John Deyle ... Mel Davidson

Tricia Parks ... Doris Gann

Tara Thompson ... Carol
Marie-France Arcilla ... Arianna
Peter Brensinger ... Bobby
Jessica Kuhne ... Alexa

James III ... Jamal (as James 'J.H.' Smith III)
Brooke Schlosser ... Tracy
Julia Barrett-Mitchell ... Debra

Liam Rhodes ... Jim
Dylan Reiff ... Jason Engels

Johnny Solo ... Uni #1 (as John Solo)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Leto 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Chris Brancato (written by)

Produced by
Neal Baer .... executive producer
Gail Barringer .... producer
David DeClerque .... producer
Dawn DeNoon .... co-executive producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Greene .... co-executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Michael J. Ketelsen .... associate producer (as Mike Ketelsen)
Ted Kotcheff .... executive producer
Peter Leto .... co-executive producer
Judy McCreary .... consulting producer (as Judith McCreary)
Randy Roberts .... supervising producer
Daniel Truly .... co-executive producer
Speed Weed .... co-producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
George Pattison (director of photography) (as George P. Pattison II)
Film Editing by
Nancy Forner 
Casting by
Jonathan Strauss 
Production Design by
Jeff Crye 
Art Direction by
Mylene Santos 
Set Decoration by
Sharon White 
Costume Design by
Deirdre Wegner 
Makeup Department
Brian Badie .... key hair stylist (as Brian B. Badie)
Tisa Howard .... key make-up artist
Craig Lindberg .... second makeup artist
Production Management
Howard McMaster .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alyssa Boffoli .... dga trainee (as Alyssa Frankel)
Michelle L. Keiser .... first assistant director
Krysten Yoniack .... second assistant director
Art Department
James Bednark .... art department coordinator
Lou Charles .... set dresser
Dave Lieber .... assistant property master
Ryan McGrath .... set dresser
Daniel Pangione .... graphic artist
Michael Saccio .... property master (as Mike Saccio)
Dylan Jude Sheridan .... graphic artist (as Dylan Sheridan)
Dylan Jude Sheridan .... graphic designer (as Dylan Sheridan)
Kevin Walsh .... leadman
Lawrence 'Law' Watford .... art department assistant
Thomas White .... construction coordinator (as Tom White)
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge
Sound Department
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Kirk Herzbrun .... assistant sound editor
Larry Hoff .... sound mixer (as Lawrence Hoff)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Todd Morrissey .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Nelson .... sound editor
Jackie Rodman .... dialogue editor (as Jackie Oster)
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Stephen Izzi .... stunt double
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt coordinator
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunt double: Christopher Meloni (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard X. Brongniart .... grip
John Floresca .... A second assistant camera
Charlie Foerschner .... second assistant camera
Patrick Fontana .... electrician
Jim Gourley .... assistant camera
Carlos Omar Guerra .... camera operator (as Carlos Guerra)
Jasper Johnson .... dolly grip
Scott Koenigsberg .... "b" camera second assistant
Kate Larose .... assistant camera
Dean Martinez .... digital loader
Michael Parmelee .... still photographer
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer (as Mike Proscia)
Mark Proscia .... best boy
David Stern .... key grip (as David Stern)
John C. Walker .... camera loader
Casting Department
Philip Huffman .... casting associate
Stephanie R. Hunter .... background casting associate
David M. Waldron .... background casting
Jamie Jacobson .... child extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Arango .... set costumer
Jenna Swartz Francke .... costume coordinator (as Jenna Swartz)
Virginia D. Patton .... costume supervisor (as Ginnie Patton)
Yaneya Rovira .... daily costumer
Editorial Department
Leigh Cousins .... post-production coordinator
Miranda Iredia .... post-production assistant
Location Management
John A. Accardo .... location scout
Trish Adlesic .... location manager
Kurt Enger .... location scout
Kate Gimbel Goldman .... location assistant
Tom Scutro .... assistant location manager: new york
J.P. Varady .... location assistant
Transportation Department
Edward Devereaux II .... transportation captain
Sean Leahy .... driver
Other crew
Faith Brooks .... production coordinator (as Marlene Faith Brooks)
Samuel Clark .... production assistant
Lindsay Decker .... assistant production office coordinator (as Lindsay Swartz)
Brian Fagan .... researcher
Mary Gambardella .... script supervisor
Tim Hardiman .... technical advisor
Ian Knoblock .... production assistant
Jason Michael Matthews .... production secretary
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to the executive producer
Alyssa Schwartz .... production assistant
Hal Sherman .... technical advisor
Lacey Smithers .... production assistant (as Staci-Lyn Smith)
Jon Sosis .... production assistant
Todd Wolenski .... payroll: accountant
Brianna Yellen .... assistant to executive producer
Ryan Washburn .... armorer (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Wolf  created by

Location Management
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant (as Aquino Joe)
David Brotsky .... location assistant
Roni Deitz .... location scout
Wende Kremer .... assistant location manager
John Perez .... location scout (season 7)
Lin Saunders .... assistant location manager
Georg Schmithüsen .... assistant location manager
Eric J. Sonntag .... location assistant
Rachael Tartell .... location scout
Teddy Yoon .... assistant location coordinator (2000-2002)
Louis Zuppardi .... location coordinator
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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Miriam Penner("Denise Lute" qv) is being looked into Stabler ("christopher Meloni" qv) says she has a green station wagon registered with the DMV but when they show up to her residence it is midnight blueSee more »
Detective Elliot Stabler:It's called the bystander effect. No one does anything because they think someone else will.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Unusual cry for help, 17 April 2016
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This episode with SVU responding to a kidnap rape on a college campus with everyone seeing it like Kitty Genovese's tragic predicament, but no one responds until the show is over.

The perpetrator of this on camera rape is computer genius Spencer Treat Clark and it's to get the attention of SVU so that they will take up the missing person case of Clark's little brother who was snatched in broad daylight in Manhattan's west side.

It's one unusual cry for help no doubt about it. But for a detective like Christopher Meloni show him a mystery and he can't help getting involved.

A most interesting story, wait till you see the ironic payoff.

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