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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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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The show's format was partially inspired by Columbo (1971), starring Peter Falk. Both started out with the crime being seen from the criminal's point of view, and with them confident that they can get away with it. However, they then get outsmarted by a brilliant detective. The shows differ in that Columbo (1971) usually showed the full crime in the beginning, while in this show, the viewer is only shown enough to be a few steps ahead of the detectives in knowing what happened. Goren and Columbo also have very different styles in analyzing the crime and the suspects. See more »

Goofs

Some of the suspected criminals are shown fleeing or attempting to flee from the investigators in a way which which will ensure that they will be caught as they try to leave on buses from The Port Authority when there are several dozen areas around the city where a bus or train can be caught that will take you out of New York City. See more »

Quotes

Detective Robert Goren: Well, she didn't believe in heaven and hell, so how would she know the devil was massaging her neck?
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Alternate Versions

The version of the show shown in the UK on Channel Five has a completely different version of the opening credits with different music. See more »


Soundtracks

There's Only Me
(Instrumental)
Written by Rob Dougan
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Gorens Character Going?
2 January 2006 | by undura2000See all my reviews

I have been watching law and order c.i for a little while now and i think that the show is just great. I read a comment about cutting down "Goren"'s time on the show. I really disapprove of this myself. That character is the only reason why i watch the show. I believe that he or his character makes the show what it is. Besides from being a devout loyal watcher of the show, this would break my heart. I love the way the char. moves and he talks. He is awesome, and a very important part of the show. There are very few t.v characters that pull me in the way "Goren" does. If this character leaves or takes time off of the show, than so will I. Does anyone else feel this way about his character? please respond. By the way the whole cast is just great, and the show needs to stay the way it is.


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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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