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After an accountant for the mob is stabbed to death, a corrupt police officer who grew up with the victim takes justice into his own hands. However, pursuing the case could put the officer's other convictions in jeopardy.

Director:

Jean de Segonzac

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Philippe Browning
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Farina ... Detective Joe Fontana
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Annie Parisse ... A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia
Fred Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Amy Ryan ... Valerie Messick
Bill Smitrovich ... Ernie
Vincent Guastaferro ... Bob Cerullo
Dov Davidoff ... Darrell Dennehy
Christopher McCann Christopher McCann ... Harvey Wellman
Daniel Ahearn ... Detective Ostrover
Kelly AuCoin ... Andrew Semel
Dan Ziskie ... Captain Tom Baden (as Daniel Ziskie)
Patricia Kilgarriff Patricia Kilgarriff ... Pauline Best
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After an accountant for the mob is stabbed to death, a corrupt police officer who grew up with the victim takes justice into his own hands. However, pursuing the case could put the officer's other convictions in jeopardy.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Dennis Farina and Bill Smitrovich starred together in Crime Story (1986). See more »

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Quotes

Jack McCoy: Juries aren't stupid.
Ernie Krahulik: Really. We must be working different courtrooms.
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That's harassment, not a bullet to the chest.
7 January 2018 | by Mrpalli77See all my reviews

A man connected to italian mobsters was killed in his hometown in what seemed to be a robbing went bad. His wife was severely wounded. He was actually an accountant who used to work for Gambino family, a master in cleaning dirty money. The man who stole 5 grand cash in the robbery was caught by detectives, but he was not the murderer, anyway he confessed and his partner was arrested. Why did he kill the man? Federals took the money for their own investigation, McCoy needed it for the conviction, but judge ruled that out. Without wife confession (she was not sure about the ID) the jurors set the defendant free. Anyway he was shot shortly after the trial by the victim's best friend (a cop), so was justice served? Not at all, he is a corrupted cop whose cop partner in crime died years before.....

A delicate case for McCoy, forced to cut a deal against his will. A nice episode, involving another selfish cop not so interested in "serve and protect". Great performance for the grieving wife (Amy Ryan).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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