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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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  • Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 47 wins & 197 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Lieutenant Anita Van Buren / ... (391 episodes, 1991-2010)
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  E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy / ... (368 episodes, 1994-2010)
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  Detective Lennie Briscoe / ... (274 episodes, 1991-2004)
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  D.A. Adam Schiff (229 episodes, 1990-2000)
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  Detective Ed Green (198 episodes, 1999-2008)
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  Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers (143 episodes, 1992-2010)
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  D.A. Arthur Branch (116 episodes, 2002-2007)
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  Detective Mike Logan (111 episodes, 1990-1995)
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  Detective Rey Curtis / ... (95 episodes, 1995-2009)
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  E.A.D.A. Ben Stone (88 episodes, 1990-1994)
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  Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (87 episodes, 1991-2009)
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  A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn (85 episodes, 2001-2005)
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  A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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  A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael (72 episodes, 1998-2001)
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  Captain Donald Cragen / ... (69 episodes, 1990-2004)
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  A.D.A. Paul Robinette / ... (69 episodes, 1990-2006)
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  A.D.A. Claire Kincaid (68 episodes, 1993-1996)
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  Detective Cyrus Lupo / ... (64 episodes, 2007-2010)
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  E.A.D.A. Michael Cutter (63 episodes, 2008-2010)
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  Detective Tony Profaci (54 episodes, 1990-1998)
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  Detective Kevin Bernard (50 episodes, 2008-2010)
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  A.D.A. Jamie Ross / ... (49 episodes, 1996-2001)
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  Interim D.A. Nora Lewin (48 episodes, 2000-2002)
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  Detective Joe Fontana (46 episodes, 2004-2006)
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  Dr. Emil Skoda / ... (45 episodes, 1994-2010)
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  A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia / ... (34 episodes, 2002-2006)
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  Sergeant Phil Cerreta / ... (31 episodes, 1991-1992)
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  Arraignment Judge Morris Torledsky / ... (27 episodes, 1992-2005)
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  CSU Technician Julian Beck (26 episodes, 2002-2007)
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  Detective Ana Cordova (24 episodes, 2001-2004)
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  Detective Nina Cassady / ... (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
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  Sergeant Max Greevey (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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  Detective Mariluz Rivera / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2010)
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  Detective Morris LaMotte / ... (21 episodes, 1997-2000)
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  Medill / ... (19 episodes, 1991-1999)
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  Trial Judge Walter Bradley / ... (18 episodes, 1991-2009)
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  Detective Joe Cormack / ... (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
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  CSU Technician Jessica Reed / ... (17 episodes, 1992-2007)
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  Forensics Technician Arlene Shrier (16 episodes, 1991-1999)
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  Detective Gia / ... (16 episodes, 1993-2004)
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  Assistant M.E. Borak / ... (16 episodes, 1990-2009)
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  Judge William Koehler / ... (15 episodes, 1993-2007)
Charlotte Colavin ...
  Judge Lisa Pongracic (14 episodes, 1992-2006)
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  Judge Alan Berman (14 episodes, 1992-2004)
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  Defense Attorney Danielle Melnick (13 episodes, 1991-2007)
Barbara Spiegel ...
  Arraignment Judge Harriet Doremus (13 episodes, 1991-2005)
Edward D. Murphy ...
  Lieutenant / ... (13 episodes, 1991-2000)
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  Judge Colin Fraser / ... (13 episodes, 1994-2005)
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  Judge Lawrence McNeil / ... (13 episodes, 1991-2006)
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  Judge Walter Schreiber / ... (12 episodes, 1991-2001)

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Plot Summary

Filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Often inspired by the latest headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate.

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Taglines The Story Is Everything See more »
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Also Known As
  • Law and Order (United States)
  • Law & Order Prime (United States)
  • New York district (France)
  • New York - Police judiciaire (France)
  • Die Aufrechten - Aus den Akten der Straße (Germany)
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  • 45 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Towards the end of the fifth season, executive producer Dick Wolf decided not to renew Chris Noth's contract, citing that the interaction between Logan and the similarly jaded Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) lacked enough dramatic contrast. Viewers and critics were shocked at the dismissal of the most popular cast member at that time. Years later, Noth convinced Wolf to produce "Exiled (1998)" to wrap up the story of Mike Logan, which Noth felt had been prematurely extinguished on the show. Noth returned again to revive the character for three seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). See more »
Goofs In a few episodes of the series the senior detective (usually Lenny Briscoe) will approach a drug dealer whom he knows will have information valuable to the case, but the dealer will usually play dumb so the detective and his partner will frisk the dealer and find drugs, the cuffs come out and the dealer will spill his guts. This action is called the squeeze and the way it's done is illegal. The proper procedure is that after finding the drugs the police are meant to arrest the dealer and bring him to the District Attorney's office for a plea-for-information deal. As only the Assitant District Attorney's have the authority to put the squeeze on as they will need proof of evidence in case the dealer's testimony is needed in a court of law. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006). See more »
Soundtracks I'm Not Driving Anymore See more »
Crazy Credits After the attack on the World Trade Center the opening was changed for one episode to reflect the sacrifices of the NYPD and the NYFD. See more »
Quotes [Opening narration]
Narrator: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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