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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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Blood Diamonds
15 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Five years before Leonardo DiCaprio's extraordinary film Blood Diamond came out, the subject of blood diamonds came up in this Law And Order episode involving a triple homicide. One quite deliberate, a second an innocent bystander, and a third thought to be an innocent bystander but who wasn't.

Viewers now that Law And Order is in syndication if they've Blood Diamond can appreciate far more the complexities of the problem. Even in the movie a lot is simply labeled T.I.A., This Is Africa.

But this is Manhattan and the trail that Jesse Martin and Jerry Orbach follow leads them to Lance Reddick working in an autobody shop, but also a captain in the rebel army of Sierra Leone. He murders the two men, a banker and a diamond dealer to obtain a cache of diamonds that can help finance revolutionary activities.

What he doesn't know is that he got misled and was indirectly working for an international diamond cartel and Michael Hayden who has the international market almost monopolized. It's Hayden who goes to trial.

It's a good episode, but seeing the DiCaprio film is a lot better.

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