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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Kathryn Erbe's real-life pregnancy was incorporated into the show's plotline, by having her character be a surrogate mother, carrying her brother's child. 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 »

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Detective Alexandra Eames: A divorce lawyer - the gift that keeps on giving.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Seann William Scott/Sum41 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Only Me
(Instrumental)
Written by Rob Dougan
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D'Onofrio is a genius.
4 October 2005 | by draugwenLSee all my reviews

I originally didn't care much for Criminal Intent, focusing my energy toward Special Victims Unit. I have done this for years and never much thought about it. How wrong I have been. Vincent D'Onofrio has evolved his character to be hard-nosed, yet sensitive,intelligent, pure, tortured, and easily identifiable to the suspects, not to mention, able to solve a crime off the top of his head to a certain extent. His own past with sexual abuse is beautifully understated. Bobby Goren is the heart and soul of the entire series, constantly stunning me with his genius and beautiful crafting, even being a little bit sexy. I think Goren is magical. All the utter brilliance of his work has made me wonder: Why has D'Onofrio not won an Emmy?


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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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