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Prisoner of Love 

The investigation into the death of a controversial artist reveals that he was involved in twisted sex games with two powerful figures.


Michael Fresco


Dick Wolf (created by), Robert Nathan (teleplay by) (as Robert Stuart Nathan) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Dzundza ... Max Greevey
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty ... Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ... Paul Robinette
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Frances Conroy ... Elizabeth Hendrick
Larry Keith Larry Keith ... Henry Rothman
Amy Aquino ... Erica Stohlmeyer
Marjorie Monaghan ... Cathy
Fran Brill Fran Brill ... Sondra More
Don McManus ... Jordan (as Don R. McManus)
Sam Schacht Sam Schacht ... Hurley
Jay Patterson ... Hoexter
Anthony Crivello ... Celine


Sgt. Greevy and Det. Logan investigate the death of an artist, Victor More, who is found dead in his studio. It has all of the earmarks of a suicide but More's friends and family say that's impossible and he would never do such a thing. The autopsy suggests that More was strangled while in a state of sexual arousal and the sex game may have cost him his life. The investigation leads them to Henry Rothman, the city's Commissioner of Artistic Affairs who knew the victim. More importantly, the connection leads them to Elizabeth Hendricks, a dominatrix who may be behind the death. For ADA Stone, the challenge will be to get Rothman, who is subservient to Hendricks, to testify against her. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

4 December 1990 (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?


Based on The Andrew Crispo (a.k.a. "The Death Mask Murder") case, as well as the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. See more »


Before the grand jury Stone once refers to Elizabeth Hendrick as "Miss Hendricks". See more »


Detective Mike Logan: Died of?
Hoexter: Asphyxiation during a state of sexual arousal. You ever hear of anything so damned stupid?
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Catholicism Kicks In
26 January 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

George Dzundza and Chris Noth go into the world of S&M when they investigate what looks like a suicide of a man in all kind of leather gear who is found hanging in his studio. But the toxicology reveals someone who had a lot downer type drugs in his system which sure would have weakened any resistance.

The investigation leads to a city commissioner who was happily married to the public, but led a secret life as a slave to dominatrix Frances Conroy. Larry Keith is the hapless slave who because of the dynamics of the relationship, Michael Moriarty and Richard Brooks are having a hard time getting to roll over on Conroy.

It all gets too much for Dzundza whose Catholicism kicks in with all the kinky alternative sex he has to wade through in this case. He wants off, but Dann Florek who later when he commander of the SVU unit says in the very first episode, 'we don't pick the vic'.

This might have made a great SVU episode, too bad Benson and Stabler weren't on TV yet.

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