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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 51 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson / ... 479 episodes, 1999-2020
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 457 episodes, 2000-2020
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen / ... 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch / ... 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Detective Elliot Stabler / ... 273 episodes, 1999-2020
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang / ... 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner / ... 223 episodes, 2000-2019
Kelli Giddish ...  Amanda Rollins / ... 208 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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Still New York's finest. (season 19) See more »


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Trivia

The baby character Noah Porter was played by twin babies, Skyler Dubow and Bradley Dubow (but mostly Bradley). However, in seasons seventeen and eighteen, the role of Noah was played by Jack Nawada-Braunwart. In season nineteen, the character was once again re-cast, and is currently played by Ryan Buggle. See more »

Goofs

The series is ostensibly based on the NYPD's Special Victims Division, but the SVD wasn't established until 2003, four years after the series premiered. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line when suspects give a "great" excuse for what they've done]
ADA Casey Novak: Is that the best you can come up with?
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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 Will & Grace: Dead Man Texting (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

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

SVU is absolutely the best crime show on TV
18 December 2005 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

First: And there is only one reason why I don't say that about CI(Criminal Intent) and that is because they do not offer D'Onofrio's partner, Katherine Erbe, some juicier involvement. Otherwise, I believe that both SVU and CI are the best in crime shows on TV.

CSI/CSI Miami has nothing on the wonderful grittiness, the compelling stories and the fabulous acting in both programs.

After every show, I let the breath I have been holding since the beginning of the hour. This programs pulls me through the ringer in so many ways not always mentioned, the legal implications of decisions made by the police, captains, the doctor, forensics, the ADAs, legal counsels and that horribly bitchy Judge Petrofsky.

Some of the stories contain conventional crime stories, but more than is normally frequent, the stories contain rather important issues, moral, psychological and legal.

So many good shows, this is the best crime show on TV.


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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Law & Order's Sex Crimes See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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