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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 NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson 446 episodes, 1999-2019
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 422 episodes, 2000-2018
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 222 episodes, 2000-2018
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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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Still New York's finest. (season 19) See more »


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Official Sites:

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

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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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Having played Olivia Benson for 20 seasons since 1999, Mariska Hargitay is the longest serving actress in the same role in the history of American live-action prime-time television. At the beginning of Season 20, she surpassed the record held by Amanda Blake, who played Miss Kitty Russell in Gunsmoke (1955) from 1955 to 1974. The only male actors to have played a character for 20 or more seasons in American live-action prime-time television history are James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke (1955) from 1955 to 1975, Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane in Cheers (1982) from 1984 to 1993 and Frasier (1993) from 1993 to 2004 and Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) from 1993 to 1999 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) from 1999 to 2013. See more »

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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 »

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Capt. Donald Cragen: What would it take to get a blanket DNA on an entire facility?
ADA Alexandra Cabot: A constitutional amendment.
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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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Used to be great...
8 June 2017 | by sassycoconutSee all my reviews

This used to be my favorite of the L&O franchise, until Stabler left. The last several seasons have done nothing but shamelessly pander to a political agenda, rather than focus on engaging plots, as they once did. It's regrettable that this show has become such a disappointment. It feels like I'm watching a sinking ship.


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