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Soldier of Fortune 

A diamond broker's death may have happened because he was on the verge of exposing a powerful Swiss diamond concern's connection to "blood diamonds" mined in Sierra Leone.


Richard Dobbs


Dick Wolf (created by), Barry Schindel




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... Serena Southerlyn
Dianne Wiest ... Nora Lewin
John Cullum ... Bernard Powell, Sr.
Lance Reddick ... Cpt. Maru Gasana
Michael Hayden Michael Hayden ... Henri Girard
Tom Tammi ... FBI Agent Frank Gilliam
Ellen Whyte Ellen Whyte ... Mrs. Powell
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Professor Norman Rothenberg
Michael Rogers ... Assistant Counsul
Slava Schoot ... Janusz Bruk


A diamond broker's death may have happened because he was on the verge of exposing a powerful Swiss diamond concern's connection to "blood diamonds" mined in Sierra Leone.

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Release Date:

24 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor John Cullum goes on to play defense attorney Barry Moredock, who is appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in season 10 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). See more »


At Diamond Brokers, as the camera moves past several meeting tables, there are two men sitting at one table, leaning toward each other as if having a private conversation, but they are both "frozen", not moving or saying anything. It appears that the two extras were holding a pose, waiting for filming to begin, and did not realize that it had already started. See more »

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I wonder if my mother had any idea how many lives were lost bringing these up from the earth?
11 November 2017 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

Two tourists were watching a Manhattan maps, probably lost themselves in the big city, when suddenly a black van pulled over and a shooting took place. Two people were killed (a diamond dealer and an innocent bystander), while another dealer was kidnapped; the perp robbed a suitcase whose content was unknown, maybe it was something valuable, because they had just visited a bank vault. The van was found two days later in an industrial area with the kidnapped man inside strangled to death with his left hand chopped off. Due to the ammunition used in the robbery (UZI), the killer must have been a soldier; he worked as car salesman as a cover up and in his apartment policemen found the machete used for cutting out the dealer's hand. Anyway the soldier (a rebel from Sierra Leone) can't stage everything on his own, the diamond market has always been a bloody business...

This episode reminds me the movie "Lord of war" starring Nicholas Cage in which he sold weapons in war zone in exchange for diamonds; the control over that commodity is one of the main causes of war in African continent.

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