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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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  • Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 50 wins & 167 nominations.
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  Olivia Benson / ... (503 episodes, 1999-2021)
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  Odafin Tutuola / ... (481 episodes, 2000-2021)
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  Donald Cragen / ... (332 episodes, 1999-2021)
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  John Munch / ... (326 episodes, 1999-2016)
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  Detective Elliot Stabler / ... (279 episodes, 1999-2021)
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  Amanda Rollins / ... (232 episodes, 2007-2021)
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  Dr. George Huang / ... (230 episodes, 2001-2015)
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  Dr. Melinda Warner / ... (226 episodes, 2000-2021)
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  Dominick Carisi Jr. / ... (160 episodes, 2013-2021)
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  Rafael Barba (118 episodes, 2012-2021)
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  Casey Novak / ... (114 episodes, 2001-2021)
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  A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot / ... (97 episodes, 2000-2018)
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  Nick Amaro (95 episodes, 2011-2021)
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  Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran / ... (53 episodes, 2002-2009)
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  TARU Tech Ruben Morales / ... (52 episodes, 2002-2011)
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  Judge Lena Petrovsky / ... (43 episodes, 2000-2011)
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  CSU Captain Judith Siper / ... (43 episodes, 1999-2011)
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  Police Officer / ... (38 episodes, 2015-2021)
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  Peter Stone (36 episodes, 2018-2019)
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  Katriona Tamin (36 episodes, 2019-2021)
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  Trevor Langan / ... (34 episodes, 2002-2021)
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  Kathy Stabler (32 episodes, 1999-2021)
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  Noah Porter Benson / ... (32 episodes, 2017-2021)
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  Detective Brian Cassidy / ... (31 episodes, 1999-2019)
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  Ed Tucker / ... (30 episodes, 2002-2020)
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  Judge Elizabeth Donnelly / ... (25 episodes, 2002-2010)
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  Detective Monique Jeffries / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Deputy Chief Christian Garland (24 episodes, 2019-2021)
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  Roger Kressler / ... (24 episodes, 1999-2019)
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  Additional voices / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2015)
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  Arraignment Judge D. Serani / ... (23 episodes, 1999-2021)
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  Kim Greylek (22 episodes, 2008-2009)
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  Judge Lois Preston / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2011)
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  Chester Lake (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
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  Mark Seligman / ... (20 episodes, 1999-2006)
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  Court Clerk / ... (20 episodes, 2006-2011)
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  Trial Judge Elana Barth / ... (19 episodes, 2000-2020)
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  Judge Colin McNamara (19 episodes, 2012-2021)
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  William Dodds (19 episodes, 2014-2019)
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  Paramedic Martinez / ... (19 episodes, 2003-2016)
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  Judge Alan Ridenour (18 episodes, 2000-2011)
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  Judge Walter Bradley / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2012)
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  Dr. Kyle Beresford (18 episodes, 2004-2011)
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  Dickie Stabler (18 episodes, 1999-2021)
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  Trial Judge Karyn Blake (17 episodes, 2012-2021)
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  Cleo Conrad / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2008)
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  Kathleen Stabler (17 episodes, 2002-2021)
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  CSU Technician Burt Trevor / ... (16 episodes, 2000-2004)
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  Dr. Peter Lindstrom (16 episodes, 2013-2021)
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  Detective / ... (16 episodes, 2001-2013)

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Where Risks are Taken. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L&O: SVU (United States)
  • Special Victims Unit (United States)
  • Sex Crimes (United States)
  • Law & Order: SVU (United States)
  • Law & Order's Sex Crimes (United States)
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Runtime
  • 60 min
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Trivia Mariska Hargitay is a trained rape crisis counselor. See more »
Goofs Despite many of the crimes being homicides in addition to being sex crimes, homicide detectives are not shown to have responded to the case. The major crime would be the murder itself, with the sex crime elements being included offenses. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002). See more »
Soundtracks I'm Not Driving Anymore See more »
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 »
Quotes [Looking through a victim's purse for ID]
Olivia Benson: No jewelry. I always carry at least a pair of earrings in my purse.
Elliot Stabler: Yeah, like you carry a purse.
Olivia Benson: That's 'cause you carry it for me.
Elliot Stabler: Heh...
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