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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 

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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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Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf
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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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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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Channel 5 [UK] | NBC [United States] | See more »

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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Trivia

In the opening montage the black and white photo of the flags over the doors of One Police Plaza they are 48-star flags. That explains why the photo is black and white as color photography was more expensive and less common back then. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Captain James Deakins: Try to curb your enthusiasm.
Detective Robert Goren: I'll curb it when we get this freak locked in a box.
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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 »

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Intelligent and fun
12 November 2001 | by ChristeenSee all my reviews

I am a long standing fan of Law and Order,the original series. I never could get into SVU, but I love CI. The intelligence of Vincent's character is wonderful and I have fun watching him "trip" the bad guys. There is humor and sarcasm that I find refreshing, it keeps the show from being too dark. I don't find this show overly violent at all. The acting and writing are top notch. Definitely my favorite series this season.


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