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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

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Series cast summary:
...  Olivia Benson 435 episodes, 1999-2018
...  Odafin Tutuola 413 episodes, 2000-2018
...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
...  John Munch 326 episodes, 1999-2016
...  Elliot Stabler 272 episodes, 1999-2011
...  Dr. George Huang 230 episodes, 2001-2015
...  Dr. Melinda Warner 222 episodes, 2000-2018
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In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

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20 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Richard Belzer carried his role of Detective John Munch over from Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Homicide: The Movie (2000). He also played John Munch in Law & Order (1990), which had several crossover episodes with "Homicide", an episode of The X-Files (1993), an episode of The Beat (2000), an episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005), the season three finale of Arrested Development (2003), and an episode of The Wire (2002). This is a record for appearances by an actor playing the same character on different programs. Detective John Munch was also played on Sesame Street (1969), voiced by Joey Mazzarino. See more »

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When the detectives are interviewing someone or working a crime scene, they are never seen taking notes. Real detectives are constantly taking notes. The notes are so important that they are occasionally booked into evidence to ensure the originals will be available for review before trial. See more »

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Det. Monique Jefferies: Are you gonna eat this?
John Munch: Suppose we say yes.
Det. Monique Jefferies: Suppose I was just being polite.
John Munch: That would be a first.
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Det. Monique Jefferies: Really? I heard that's not the only thing John doesn't... eat.
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From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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Please fix this show
24 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

All of the other Law & Order shows have had realistic cast changes except this one. It is the same old same old. Benson and Stabler go running around and grab the wrong person. Benson always looks like she smells rotten fish and Stabler roughs up the suspect. They catch the wrong person within the first 15 minutes and then the real person strikes again. Benson stands slack jawed with her tongue poking out of her mouth and Stabler looks insulted that he arrested the wrong person.

They are never held accountable for their mistakes and cop and attitude that they were wrong. The writing got so predictable a few years back.

Maybe I am just sick of seeing that face of Benson and Stabler all the time. It is funny... in the first season one of the characters makes a comment that because the job in SVU is so stressful that they have to rotate out after 2 years to keep their sanity. It stuck with me because I thought they were setting things up for frequent cast changes... BOY WAS I WRONG. I stories were interesting but not in the last couple of years. I miss the show when it was good.


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