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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 / ... 484 episodes, 1999-2021
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 461 episodes, 2000-2021
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen / ... 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch / ... 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Elliot Stabler / ... 272 episodes, 1999-2011
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang / ... 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner / ... 224 episodes, 2000-2020
Kelli Giddish ...  Amanda Rollins / ... 213 episodes, 2007-2021
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Storyline

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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Where Risks are Taken. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To add realism to the series each character has their own distinct badge number:
  • Detective Elliot Stabler's shield number was 6313.
  • Detective (later Lieutenant/Captain) Olivia Benson's shield number is 4015 (and then 01139 as a Sergeant).
  • Detective John Munch's shield number is 0231.
  • Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola's shield number is 3198.
  • Detective Nick Amaro's shield number is 0840.
  • Detective Amanda Rollins' badge number is 0458.
  • Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr.'s shield number is 0188.
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Goofs

The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a few kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. 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 Chicago Fire: We Called Her Jellybean (2015) 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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Great show!!
15 July 2004 | by OliviaBensonSVU4See all my reviews

This is the BEST show! Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) and Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler) are great for the 2 parts and work so well together. The cases are based on real cases and if I didn't know they are all actors i'd say it IS real.

The show is my inspiration for wanting to join the NYPD sex crimes. I recently found out about sex crimes in my home town (San Diego, CA). I want to intern there before I go to NYC and join.

I have learned a lot about law and all that from the show. There was an episode about FAS (Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome) which became my topic for my health project. In general I learned about law and prosecution and it is a great show to watch! 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, EXCELLENT!


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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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Color
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