Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Michael Moriarty ... Ben Stone
Jill Hennessy ... Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
Allison Janney ... Ann Madsen
Victor Slezak ... Steven Green
Doris Belack ... Judge Margaret Barry
Geoff Pierson ... OCCB Investigator
Bob Dishy ... Lawrence Weaver
Michael Harney ... Aaron Packard
Deborah Genninger Deborah Genninger ... Joan Renkmeyer
Brian Tarantina ... Rudy


The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they arrest the shooter, ADA Stone isn't above manipulating his situation to get him to testify against Green. However, since no one can be found guilty solely on the testimony of an accomplice to the same crime, he desperately needs another witness. Ann Madsen had business dealings with Green and can testify to having seen the shooter in Green's office the day of the shooting. When it come to actually testifying however she changes her story, obviously in fear of her life. Stone makes it quite clear she will go to jail if she doesn't tell the truth but it leads to tragedy and forces Stone to make a major decision about his future. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 May 1994 (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?


Victor Slezak has played four different characters throughout the course of Law & Order: See more »


The box of ammunition Logan finds in the suspect's apartment says "50 center-fire revolver cartridges". Yet Logan says the shells inside the box are .32 Auto's, which is what the murder weapon was too. A .32 Auto is a semi-automatic, not a revolver. See more »


Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone: They killed Renkmeyer, they'll kill you.
Ann Madsen: Not if I don't testify.
Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone: Oh no? Will you ever go to a movie, and not look over your shoulder? Will you ever have a child, and feel secure sending her to school?
Ann Madsen: I'm not a cop, I'm not a D.A., it's not my job.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Goodbye Ben Stone
4 July 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If Michael Moriarty hadn't gotten into that tiff with Janet Reno over TV violence who knows how many episodes more of Law And Order he might have done. Many a good Sam Waterston episode would have been his and who knows what direction Waterston's career might have taken? In any event the show got just as passionate a prosecutor.

The Chief Financial Officer of a baby food company is killed and the investigation by Jerry Orbach and Chris Noth lead to a Russian mob takeover. Allison Janney the head of the company was either clueless or just didn't want to know where that fresh infusion of money that her new partner brought. The partner is Victor Slezak, a Russian with an anglicized name.

The shooter is nabbed and he's caught dead bang with weapon. But connecting him to Slezak is not possible without Janney's testimony. She's frightened, but Moriarty wants to win this one bad. He wins but at a terrible price.

Note the appearance of Bob Dishy in the first several times as defense attorney Lawrence Weaver. Dishy was my favorite as an occasional lawyer for the accused, he even won a couple on the show.

This was Moriarty's last show and whatever you think of the rightness of his quarrel with Janet Reno you have to say he is a man of principle. This was a good farewell for Moriarty.

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