This series focuses on the NYPD's Major Case Squad, a force of detectives who investigate high-profile cases, whilst also showing parts of the crime from the criminal's point of view to the audience.

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Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf
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5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kathryn Erbe ...  Alexandra Eames 144 episodes, 2001-2011
Vincent D'Onofrio ...  Robert Goren 141 episodes, 2001-2011
Jamey Sheridan ...  James Deakins 111 episodes, 2001-2006
Courtney B. Vance ...  Ron Carver 111 episodes, 2001-2006
Leslie Hendrix ...  Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers 110 episodes, 2001-2011
Eric Bogosian ...  Danny Ross 61 episodes, 2006-2010
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This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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This popular companion series from the award-winning Law & Order franchise, stars Vincent D'Onofrio as Robert Goren of the NYPD's Major Case Squad; a detective hellbent on getting inside the minds of the city's worst criminals in order to bring them to justice. See more »


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Trivia

Ethan Embry who appears in a Season 6 episode co-starring Brad Renfro, also co-starred with Ed O'Neill in Dick Wolf's remake of the 1959 crime-drama series "Dragnet" which ran on ABC for half a season in 2003 before being canceled and they had previously co-starred together in the 1991 comedy "Dutch", almost thirteen years before that. See more »

Goofs

When the detectives want to "bring in" or "pick up" suspects or witnesses for questioning, they are usually located instantly. That might work if they had a consistent schedule they followed faithfully every day, but few people do that. Even with the invention and advancements of GPS and smartphones in later seasons that would make it easier to locate suspects, it should not be as simple as is shown in the series. Especially as many of the people they are looking for are homeless or otherwise itinerant, and even they don't know where they will be tomorrow. See more »

Quotes

Detective Mike Logan: You want fun? Date a cop.
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Alternate Versions

Two versions of the 4th season episode "Great Barrier" aired, with different time zones of the United States and Canada seeing different endings, one in which villain Nicole Wallace escapes, and another in which she died. Viewers were then invited to vote on which ending they preferred (both endings were made available on the Internet). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Work in Progress: 15, 14 (pt. 1) (2020) See more »

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There's Only Me
(Instrumental)
Written by Rob Dougan
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Makes you think more...
22 July 2003 | by davezeppelinSee all my reviews

After seeing this show and having watched the other 2 L&O shows, I must say that this one has made me think the most and always has me gripping right to the end just like the other two. All 3 have become excellent shows and each stands out has forged its own identity. D'Onofrio is so good it will give you chills at times. 5 out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order: CI See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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