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Law & Order 

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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

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Dick Wolf
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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 47 wins & 197 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
S. Epatha Merkerson ...  Lieutenant Anita Van Buren / ... 391 episodes, 1991-2010
Sam Waterston ...  E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy / ... 368 episodes, 1994-2010
Jerry Orbach ...  Detective Lennie Briscoe / ... 274 episodes, 1991-2004
Steven Hill ...  D.A. Adam Schiff 229 episodes, 1990-2000
Jesse L. Martin ...  Detective Ed Green 198 episodes, 1999-2008
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Storyline

The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by Mike Menditto

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Taglines:

Meet the Detectives and Prosecutors with a duty to bring Law & Order to New York City. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Madsen was a finalist for the role of Detective Mike Logan. See more »

Goofs

When the detectives want to "bring in" or "pick up" suspects witnesses for questioning, they are usually located instantly. That might work if they had a consistent schedule they followed faithfully every day, but few people do that. Even with the invention and advancements of GPS and smartphones in later seasons that would make it easier to locate suspects, it should not be as simple as is shown in the series. Especially as many of the people they are looking for are homeless or otherwise itinerant, and even they don't know where they will be tomorrow. See more »

Quotes

Cookie Molina: I can see the future.
Sergeant Max Greevey: Oh yeah?
Cookie Molina: You are going to read me my rights.
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Crazy Credits

The Season 17 episode "Tombstone" ends with live action during the credits instead of the usual black background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release of the series will include footage not originally broadcast. See more »

Connections

Referenced in MythQuest: Blodeuwedd (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Not Driving Anymore
(Instrumental)
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
(UK Version)
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User Reviews

One of the best television shows ever.
18 August 2005 | by the_marlboro_man_84See all my reviews

In my opinion Law and Order is probably one of the best written and beautifully crafted shows around. The characters seem full of life and their own inner demons.I truly enjoy how the show lets the characters have their own feelings about matters. Even if the feeling isn't always a politically correct one.McCoy,Briscoe,Logan,and Schiff will always be my favorites.Their comments were always the best and face it Briscoe and Schiff could be hilarious at times.Hopefully the writing will stay interesting and the characters rich.So far this show has managed to skirt being to redundant.Which is a big feat for a show that's been on 15 years.Here's to many more years of a great show. In memory of Jerry Orbach.You will be missed.


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Official Sites:

Bravo [Canada] | Channel 5 [UK] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order Prime See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(456 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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