Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The investigation into the death of a conservative talk show host leads to a stalker who claims to be having an affair with his wife. McCoy suspects that the wife manipulated her into killing him.

Director:

Constantine Makris

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Wendy Battles | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Farina ... Joe Fontana
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Annie Parisse ... Alexandra Borgia
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Arthur Branch
Dana Eskelson ... Karen Nix
Gerry Becker ... Gerard Wills
Joseph Cross ... Will Shea
Sig Libowitz ... Stan Shatenstein
Marlyne Barrett ... Alana Sinclair (as Marlyne N. Afflack)
Paula Devicq ... Miranda Shea
Timothy Adams ... Tom McGrath
Caris Vujcec ... Melinda Phelps
Peter McRobbie ... Judge Walter Bradley
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The investigation into the death of a conservative talk show host leads to a stalker who claims to be having an affair with his wife. McCoy suspects that the wife manipulated her into killing him.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film maker that Green and Fontana interview, based upon his appearance and confrontational approach to film making, was meant to resemble controversial documentarian Michael Moore. See more »

Goofs

Anyone who took 30 Vicodin per day would be suffering from severe liver failure as the minimum dose of acetaminophen in each tablet reaches the toxic level after just 6 per day. See more »

Quotes

Tyler Browning: Shea was always portraying Afghanistan like this Holy War. You know the real reason we invaded that country?
Joe Fontana: Have you been downtown lately? Seen that hole in the skyline?
Tyler Browning: Bin Laden was the excuse they were waiting for. This administration wants to build an oil and gas pipeline from Tajikistan...
Joe Fontana: Tajikistan, Afghanistan, as long as the gas finds its way into my Benz, I don't really care where it comes from.
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References Rashomon (1950) See more »

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She kept talking about this dream she had where he disappeared
16 December 2017 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

After a public speech in which he had presented his new book, a successful writer was shot dead in the street. He had old-fashioned views about women: they had to stay at home to raise properly their own children, protecting them from drugs and lust. Anyway, as it sometimes happened in case like this, he hid something: he paid a 3.5 million settlement to prevent an employee from exposing him to the public about a harrassment. The girl molested had tapes and despite the sum granted to her she wanted to expose him as well because he put an end to her career. Anyway she had an alibi and detectives tried to follow a different pattern. His wife, just got out from a rehab, may have had a relationship with another girl (Dana Eskelson) and they both owned a red ski cap worn by the shooter. Then the trial begin and it's all about money.

Great episode, in my point of view the better of this season, I like very much the "order" part. Great performance for the wife: by looking in her eyes, you can't trust anything she said, she's too greedy.


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