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This third Law and Order series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

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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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Storyline

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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In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories. See more »


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

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USA

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English

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30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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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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Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris Noth played the role of Phil Romano in That Championship Season, the former in the 1999 film, and the latter in the 2011 Broadway revival. In an earlier film version, the part was played by Paul Sorvino, Noth's co-star on Law & Order (1990). See more »

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Several of the cases shown would clearly be under the purview of the NY State Police or even the FBI. Major Case would be limited to cases which were committed inside the city of New York. See more »

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Detective Robert Goren: One thing this line of work teaches us is that guys will do anything for love.
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Insightful, educational, intense and riveting; a MUST SEE
25 January 2004 | by photogod416See all my reviews

Dick Wolf has created quality television once again with the latest series in the "Law & Order" franchise. Wolf combines intelligence, intensity, charm and wit to create the successful formula for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, and Courtney B. Vance shine as they give performances that supercede those given on "NYPD Blue." Like the cast on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," D'Onofrio, Erbe, Sheridan and Vance feed off each other as if they were veterans working together for a long time.

It is especially fun to watch D'Onofrio's character Bobby Goren at work as he uses deductive reasoning combined with his great intellect to pick out the perpetrator. D'Onofrio gives insightful performances with each episode he stars.

Like their co-star, Erbe, Sheridan and Vance are welcome additions to an already wonderful series, who each bring their own unique brand of style and talent to their respective roles, a quality that sets them apart from other crime drama casts.

Quality writing and riveting performances set "Law And Order: Criminal Intent" far apart from the other crime dramas on television. Each episode is riveting, written with intelligence, and contains characters with great depth. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is one of only a few crime dramas that contains all of these elements. It is an honor to set aside one hour every week to watch "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

It was a pleasant surprise to watch the writers' come up with an original idea, which they think of stories that delve into the criminal mind and the motives behind the crime. Also, they drew me in with their ability to create a detective with skills similar to Sherlock Holmes and a partner that rivals Dr. Watson.

The outstanding writing and great performances make me care about this outstanding series. With involving storylines and insightful characters, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is one of the finest crime dramas on television.


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