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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The SVU search for three women suspected of drugging and robbing wealthy men. The case leads to personal connections for both Benson and Kat.


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Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson / ... 494 episodes, 1999-2021
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 471 episodes, 2000-2021
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen / ... 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch / ... 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Elliot Stabler / ... 274 episodes, 1999-2021
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang / ... 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner / ... 225 episodes, 2000-2021
Kelli Giddish ...  Amanda Rollins / ... 223 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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The series has been the longest currently running American live-action primetime television series since the cancellation of Law & Order (1990) in 2010. It is therefore the last remaining such series to have premiered in the 1990s. See more »

Goofs

We consistently see the police go undercover to investigate a sex crime despite the fact they would have appeared in the media for other cases they have been assigned too. See more »

Quotes

John Munch: Not to mention the fact that I lost a wife after less than one night of connubial bliss to someone who was not only a detective but a member of my own squad.
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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 »


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I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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Best one in the L&O Franchise
18 November 2004 | by canadianfreak_17See all my reviews

I have never one been that big of a fan of the original Law & Order. I would watch it for time to time and it was an alright show but never really had anything jump out at me to make it one of my can't miss shows. Then this show came on. I watched this show when it premiered back in 1999 and was impressed from the get go. Sure it followed the basic premise of it's original cousin but was much more loose on it's format and execution. Some episodes hardly ever involve the court room at all where the original week in week out follows a distinct pattern. First half hour is the law then the next is the order. This show although does sometimes follow the same pattern like i mentioned it is much more loose in how it executes it. Mariska Hartigay is excellent as her portrayal of Det. Olivia Benson. The whole cast as a whole is magnificent. Now I know a lot of people will disagree with me that this show is in no way better than the original but for me it is. It has given me something that the original never did.


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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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