An investigation of a horrific school sniper attack leads the team to a particularly obnoxious Neo-Nazi group.


Jonathan Kaplan


Dick Wolf (created by), Dawn DeNoon

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Elliot Stabler
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Diane Neal ... Casey Novak
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola
BD Wong ... Dr. George Huang (as B.D. Wong)
Tamara Tunie ... Dr. Melinda Warner (credit only)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Marcia Gay Harden ... Star Morrison / FBI Agent Dana Lewis
J.C. MacKenzie ... Brian Ackerman
Joe Grifasi ... Hashi Horowitz
John Rubinstein ... Judge Schuyler
Joel Marsh Garland ... Brannon Lee Redding
Cody Kasch ... Kyle Ackerman
Myk Watford ... Mark Whitlock


A sniper shooting into a school yard from a nearby roof kills one student, wounds others and leaves the rifle behind. The rifle is linked to a gun store owned by the head of a Neo-Nazi organization. Detective Munch is shot during the sniper's trial. Written by DAC4

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Release Date:

1 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the interrogation of the suspect, the DA mentions living in fear that some one in prison will put ground up glass in his food. This was a plot device used in HBO's Oz which has many crossover cast members. See more »


[first lines]
Opening Announcer: [voiceover] In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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This show was better than you know
11 February 2011 | by rdnyscottSee all my reviews

It didn't escape me that much more research went into this episode than most viewers will have any clue. These characters, ideologies and events are based more on real people, ideologies and real events than most viewers realize. Somehow, the writer managed to piece it all together in a highly thought-provoking script that asks many questions - questions that people of all races have asked. Unfortunately, most of those questions will remain unanswered by an audience that watches their television much more casually than the scriptwriter wrote this episode. It is a classic, and I hope one day it will be recognized for the honor it deserves. Fortunately the emotion of it, the unexpected twists, combined with the controversy is enough to grab and keep you glued to your seat right until the end, where an important part of the story takes place.

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