Law & Order (1990–2010)
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After a homeless man is convicted of murder, his lawyer files an Fourth Amendment appeal claiming an illegal, unwarranted search of his personal property.

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Kristoffer Tabori (as Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori)

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Kathy McCormick (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Phil Cerreta
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty ... Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ... Paul Robinette
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Matthew Cowles ... Christian 'Lemonhead' Tatum
Ron McLarty ... Scoler
Elizabeth Lawrence Elizabeth Lawrence ... Miss Elsie Hatch
Lycia Naff ... Mimi Sternhagen
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Wendy Radford Wendy Radford ... Miss Fahey
Michael Tolan ... Norman Ackerman
Bill Alton Bill Alton ... Judge Bernard O'Malley
Russell Garrett Russell Garrett ... Sal Violet
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Storyline

Detectives Cerreta and Logan investigate the stabbing death of a young man. He was killed on a street corner in front of several witnesses, none of whom are of much help in identifying the attacker. A store owner identifies a homeless man who lives in a cardboard box outside the store and they eventually identify him as a homeless person who goes by the name of Lemonhead. He proves not to be the attacker and they realize there were two of them at the scene. The second person lives in a cardboard box in Central Park and they soon make an arrest. ADA Stone gets a conviction but soon finds himself in the State Court of Appeal when a lawyer argues that the police did not have a warrant to search his "home" under the tree in the park. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Alex Draper played three different characters over the course of the series: See more »

Goofs

Irving Metzman is credited as Judge Strozzek, but his character sits on the judge's bench with his name tag in full view as "Hon. Robert Streebie". See more »

Quotes

Christian 'Lemonhead' Tatum: Lemonhead Tatum: As he was taken into custody by Det. Logan: Oh! The monkey wrapped his tail around the flagpole, around the flagpole, around the flagpole.
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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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Truly stupid rulings
12 August 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A truly tragic event, a man stabbed to death while proposing to his fiancé and the diamond ring taken by a homeless man while his homeless friend watches.

But a couple of truly stupid rulings by the trial judge and the Court of Appeals threaten this verdict. Civil liberties attorney Michael Tolan takes up the cause of the murderer Stuart Rudin because Paul Sorvino and Chris Noth did not get a search warrant for the bushes in Central Park this man calls home.

This is the kind of case that would make cops and prosecutors just throw in the towel. The wonder is that Tolan really believes he's won a great victory for civil liberties. Rudin is one really evil dude as well.

Matthew Cowles is outstanding as the other homeless guy who is really non compas mentus. His scenes in and out of court with Michael Moriarty are outstanding.

One of the best early episodes.


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