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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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  • Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 49 wins & 145 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Olivia Benson (442 episodes, 1999-2018)
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  Odafin Tutuola (420 episodes, 2000-2018)
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  Donald Cragen (331 episodes, 1999-2015)
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  John Munch (326 episodes, 1999-2016)
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  Elliot Stabler (272 episodes, 1999-2011)
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  Dr. George Huang (230 episodes, 2001-2015)
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  Dr. Melinda Warner (222 episodes, 2000-2018)
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  Amanda Rollins / ... (171 episodes, 2007-2018)
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  Rafael Barba (116 episodes, 2012-2018)
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  Casey Novak / ... (113 episodes, 2001-2012)
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  Dominick Carisi Jr. / ... (99 episodes, 2013-2018)
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  Alexandra Cabot (97 episodes, 2000-2018)
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  Nick Amaro (94 episodes, 2011-2015)
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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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  Trevor Langan (32 episodes, 2002-2017)
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  Kathy Stabler (31 episodes, 1999-2011)
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  Police Officer / ... (31 episodes, 2015-2018)
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  Brian Cassidy (30 episodes, 1999-2018)
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  Ed Tucker (29 episodes, 2002-2017)
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  Monique Jeffries (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
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  Judge Elizabeth Donnelly / ... (25 episodes, 2002-2010)
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  Additional voices / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2015)
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  Roger Kressler / ... (23 episodes, 1999-2018)
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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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  Peter Stone (20 episodes, 2018)
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  Judge Mark Seligman / ... (20 episodes, 1999-2006)
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  Court Clerk / ... (20 episodes, 2006-2011)
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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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  Cleo Conrad (17 episodes, 2001-2008)
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  Dickie Stabler (17 episodes, 1999-2009)
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  CSU Technician Burt Trevor / ... (16 episodes, 2000-2004)
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  Judge Serani / ... (16 episodes, 1999-2018)
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  William Dodds (16 episodes, 2014-2018)
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  Kathleen Stabler (16 episodes, 2002-2010)
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  Det. Palmieri / ... (16 episodes, 2001-2013)
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  Mike Dodds (15 episodes, 2015-2016)
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  Judge Elana Barth / ... (15 episodes, 2000-2018)
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  Officer Robbins / ... (15 episodes, 2000-2011)
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  Police Officer / ... (15 episodes, 2013-2017)
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  Rita Calhoun / ... (14 episodes, 2010-2017)
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  Dr. Peter Lindstrom (14 episodes, 2013-2017)
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  Judge Colin McNamara (14 episodes, 2012-2017)

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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
  • Law & Order: SVU (United States)
  • Law & Order's Sex Crimes (United States)
  • Special Victims Unit (New Zealand, English title)
  • Special Victims Unit (United Kingdom)
  • Law & Order: SVU (United Kingdom)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia Mariska Hargitay is a trained rape crisis counselor. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005). 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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