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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

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This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes.

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Dick Wolf
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Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson / ... 480 episodes, 1999-2020
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 458 episodes, 2000-2020
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen / ... 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch / ... 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Detective Elliot Stabler / ... 272 episodes, 1999-2011
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang / ... 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner / ... 224 episodes, 2000-2019
Kelli Giddish ...  Amanda Rollins / ... 209 episodes, 2007-2020
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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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Trivia

Although Law & Order: SVU is a fictional series, much of its inspiration is based on real-life crime cases. For example, "Glasgowman's Wrath" was based on the 2014 "Slenderman Stabbing" case, which occurred in Wisconsin. The series since its 1st season has made multiple references to real-world current events and controversies as well, including fat shaming, anti-vaxxers, cyberbullying, teen pregnancy pacts and human trafficking, among other subjects. The series often includes disclaimers and also dedications during the ending credits connected to the real-world cases; for instance, an earlier season included statistics on drunk driving and alcohol-related deaths. See more »

Goofs

On more than one occasion, a suspect has invoked his/her right to counsel and yet the officers continue to talk with them. If the suspect goes to court this will usually come back to haunt the detectives as the defendant's lawyer will throw out any statements made by their clients. However if the suspect is innocent then the police will usually get away with talking to them without a lawyer present. See more »

Quotes

Neighbor: [a snoopy neighbor witnessed a rape and didn't report it] Do I need a lawyer?
Elliot Stabler: For being a peeping tom? No, you just need a shrink.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: SeinfeldVision (2007) See more »

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I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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User Reviews

Best cop show on TV
7 March 2004 | by doglover_vetSee all my reviews

This is absolutely the best cop show on TV. There's less time in the court room and more with the detectives, which I enjoy. I think there needs to be more time with the detectives off the job. My favorite detective is Olivia Benson, the child of a rape who is played by Mariska Hargitay.Olivia is one of those detectives who would be really awesome if you knew her well, but you wouldn't want to get on her bad side. She is also very stubborn. She and Elliot Stabler (a family man played by Christopher Meloni) make a great team. Christopher and Mariska are great actors. I often forget that these are actors, not real people. I think Olivia should have a boyfriend. It might help her stop being so stubborn. This is just the best cop show ever to be on TV and I hope it stays on for a long time.


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Official Sites:

Channel 5 [UK] | NBC [United States] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order's Sex Crimes See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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