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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

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

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Dick Wolf
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The SVU struggles to find a serial predator who uses a date rape drug that leaves no evidence behind. Rollins receives some good news.


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Thursday, April 2

Garland must put friendship aside when a pastor at his church is arrested.


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Thursday, March 26

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 51 wins & 150 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 223 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

Uses a re-mixed version of the theme music from Law & Order (1990). See more »

Goofs

Some of the suspected criminals are shown fleeing or attempting to flee from the Police (or even during the trial itself) in a way which will ensure that they will be caught. As they try to leave on buses from The Port Authority, when there are several dozen areas around the city where a bus or train can be caught that will take you out of New York City. See more »

Quotes

Fin Tutuola: [everyone is staring at him after he has just explained what 'sex on the DL' is] Don't look at me, I just know stuff.
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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 Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Incredibly Solid Show
22 April 2004 | by QueenMakeda84See all my reviews

I hear on tv that apparently America's favorite Law and Order is the original. I personally think this is the best one out of all of them. It tackles some pretty intersting sides of society and humanity within an hour. I've been watching it for awhile and fell in love with the cast. They all have that hard edge that comes from doing a job like their's. Marishka is great and Ice-T is amusing. The storylines are very interesting and groundbreaking. In my classes, I've heard about the Down-Low phenomenon amongst black males in the U.S. This is the first show, aside from Oprah, that dealt with this issue. I was amazed and pleased that they'll take on any topic within their framework. Their guest cast should be praised as well. They have a great casting director. I don't know about their history with Emmy nominations, but they should definitely be in the running. The show has a very easy going nature despite the hardness of the cast that works well and acted beautifully. It gives a real look at society's imperfections and discriminatory ideologies. Nobody on the show is perfect and even the lawyers manipulate the law beyond the usual scope people think they do. Instead, they are manipulating it to see justice done and not avoided. I would urge anyone to watch this show. Give it a look.


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Official Sites:

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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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