Law & Order (1990–2010)
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Skate or Die 

The murders of three homeless men lead detectives to a possible serial killer.


Norberto Barba


Dick Wolf (created by), Ed Zuckerman | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Cyrus Lupo
Anthony Anderson ... Kevin Bernard
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Linus Roache ... Michael Cutter
Alana De La Garza ... Connie Rubirosa
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Brian Gant ... Jonah Applebaum
Kelly Hutchinson ... Jen Nelson
Will Janowitz ... Cal
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Lee Wilkof ... Judge Jack Margel
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Jamie Harrold ... Grant Carpenter
Joseph J. Parks ... Bob Carpenter (as Joseph Parks)
Jordan Lage ... William Tyrell


The murders of three homeless men lead detectives to a possible serial killer.

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English | Russian

Release Date:

20 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Jordan Lage has played six different roles over the course of the series: See more »


Dr. Elizabeth Olivet holds a PhD in clinical psychology, not an MD in psychiatry. Her character wrongly prescribes medication for a defendant. See more »


Jack McCoy: What are you doing about the Bipolar Roller?
Connie Rubirosa: We dropped our opposition to bail and his brother in California posted bond.
Michael Cutter: [to Cutter] Fax from forensics for you.
[pause, then to Connie]
Jack McCoy: Skater posted bond? He's out?
Connie Rubirosa: Mm-hmm.
Michael Cutter: A couple hours ago. Why?
Jack McCoy: That old knife sheath of his the police found? It had no connection to the current murders, but it had DNA inside that matches five of the serial killer's previous victims.
Michael Cutter: Jonah Applebaum is the Boxcar Basher?
Jack McCoy: You just put an insane serial killer back...
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The Bipolar Roller
8 June 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If you see this Law And Order story for no other reason check it out for the incredible performance of Brian Gant as the schizophrenic skater known as the Bipolar Roller.

It's the murder of three homeless men on Randall's Island and a most expensive pair of skates make Jeremy Sisto and Anthony Anderson think that the Roller might be one of the victims. He was in fact one unusual homeless person in that he had a business as well. But he shows up alive and entertaining over at Columbus Circle.

This story gives us a couple of theories of the crime and has a lot of twists to it. As it turns out Gant is discovered quite by accident to be a serial killer and he's arrested for the deaths. Later on that changes.

Bear in mind all of this is being played out while Sam Waterston is running for election to District Attorney in his own right. As he used to say to his various bosses, you do the politics, I do the law. Now he's doing the politics and discovers there are minefields aplenty out there.

You have to see the bit of manipulation that Linus Roache uses on Gant to get to the truth in court.

But most of all see the outrageous and flamboyant performance that Gant gives.

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