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David Platt

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Amanda Green
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Diane Neal ... Casey Novak
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Ming-Na Wen ... Li Mei (as Ming-Na)
Jack Yang ... Ricky Yao
Aaron Yoo ... Tommy
James Hong ... Sweatshop Owner
Kim Chan ... Mr. Zhang
Mike Doyle ... Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran
Curtis McClarin Curtis McClarin ... Customs Officer
Gene Canfield ... Counterfeit Unit Detective
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As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teen-aged daughter, they uncover a conspiracy between a corrupt immigration attorney and gangsters running a prostitution ring that is staffed by women they have smuggled into the country and imprisoned as sex slaves. Written by Anonymous

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ming-Na Wen and James Hong worked together on Marvel's Agents of Shield, when James Hong played Ming-Na Wen's father on the show. See more »

Goofs

During the arrest scene in the pool hall, Stabler "hand cuffs" Ricky but you can see as Stabler leads Ricky out of the pool hall Ricky is holding the cuffs in his hands and wasn't actually handcuffed. See more »

Quotes

Roger Baker: I don't know what that hooker told you, but I didn't kill anyone.
Elliot Stabler: Yeah, you're just a saint with a law degree.
Roger Baker: I'm just trying to help these people, okay?
Elliot Stabler: Your big house in the Hamptons, your power boat, the Porsche, your Chinese clients help you pay for that?
Roger Baker: The market's been good to me.
Elliot Stabler: You buy your toys with blood money.
Roger Baker: I never hurt anyone, okay?
Elliot Stabler: [as he grabs Baker] Is that what you tell yourself so you can sleep at night?
Roger Baker: These people are gonna be deported. I'm helping them stay in this ...
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Exploited Asian Immigrants
29 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The finding of two abandoned little children in a Chinatown apartment sets the SVU squad on a case involving exploited immigrants from China smuggled in by 'snakeheads' and either put to work in sweatshops or if young and pretty enough pimped out as whores.

Whoremaster in this investigation is a smug, arrogant Chinese gangster played by Jack Yang. He's one of the most evil villains ever in the history of the show. His alpha male front with Mariska Hargitay while being interrogated really makes you want to smack him.

Ming-Na Wen plays the sister of the woman whose children were abandoned and there's an older child about 14 no doubt being pimped out. It's all a race against the clock because Yang really has the system wired.

A good episode with SVU taking on the issues of illegal immigrant exploitation and child sex exploitation.


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