Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The son of an imprisoned crime boss and a couple of strip club owners become the central figures in a murder investigation.


Dick Wolf (created by), Barry M. Schkolnick (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Mark Linn-Baker ... Tom Wilder
Richard Libertini ... Bernie Sklar
Jeremy Davidson ... Sean Russo
Jennifer Van Dyck ... Morgana Palmer
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Vincent Carpenara
Roger Serbagi Roger Serbagi ... Judge Robert Quinn
John Driver John Driver ... Assistant US Attorney Bob Gervits
Joe Piscopo ... Jeff Stahl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip M. Cowan Philip M. Cowan ... Gregory Ellis


Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of Donny Gibson, who was found dead in a parking lot. Gibson installed sound systems in bars and clubs and was out with $4000 in cash in his pocket looking to buy some high end speakers. The police know that that Sean Russo, the son of an imprisoned mob boss, met him that night though he denies it. When Jack McCoy concludes that the young Russo is likely now the head of the Russo crime family, he has his bail raised to $10 million. When the DA's office learns there's a connection between Gibson and a nightclub owner putting up some of the bail, McCoy goes after the night club owners, Tom Wilder and Jeff Stahl who told Russo that Gibson was pressing for the payment of outstanding bills for the sound system he installed. He also threatened to go to the FBI to let them know Russo was an investor in their club. McCoy biggest problem in the case however is a federal prosecutor who also wants to go after Russo. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

12 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Jennifer Van Dyck, Morgana Palmer, once again continues the tradition of the same actor playing multiple characters throughout the L&O universe. She has appeared in a total of six episodes of Law & Order (1990), three episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and one episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) playing a total of nine different characters. See more »


When Detective Curtis takes the envelope from the victim's wife in the park, he does not wear gloves or hold the envelope in such a way as to not get his prints on it. He should have held it the way Detective Briscoe held the wallet, along the edges without his fingertips making direct contact with the flat side of the envelope, where they would dust for prints. See more »


Jeff Stahl: Dammit Tom, I'm not moving to Arizona and working in a Kmart.
Tom Wilder: Don't you get it? It's over. This isn't going to have a happy ending.
Jeff Stahl: [sighs] I can't believe this is happening.
Jack McCoy: It's already happened. You made your choices. Now you only have one left.
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Aren't we on the same team?
8 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The homicide in this particular Law And Order story involves a sound engineer who is found dead in the back of his panel truck. The leads that Jerry Orbach and Benjamin Bratt follow lead to a pair of nightclub owners for whom this guy did some work. Mark-Linn Baker and Joe Piscopo are a couple of guys in well over their heads going in business with Jeremy Davidson the son of a Mafia kingpin currently in for a long stretch. Davidson's character is based on John Gotti, Jr.. and Davidson is whom the investigation takes us.

Davidson is a hateful punk and he's indicted, but after that the Feds take a keen interest. In a previous episode US Attorney John Driver got into a turf war with Sam Waterston. Instead of justice which is a side benefit, Driver wants a little payback.

Hasn't anyone told them they're on the same side?

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