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Law & Order 

Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

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The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by Mike Menditto

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In the complex process of determining a verdict, lives will often hang in the balance. See more »


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13 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

S. Epatha Merkerson wears her hair in interlocks. Although she has played police officers in other shows with her own hairstyle, notably Captain Margaret Claghorn in the futuristic crime series Mann & Machine (1992), she felt it would be unrealistic for an ambitious New York City Police Lieutenant to adopt such a hairstyle, so she wears a wig as Lieutenant Van Buren. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes in the first season, Sgt. Greevey shows his credentials to identify himself, however the badge in the wallet is a NYPD "detectives" shield which is different from a Sgt's shield. See more »

Quotes

Jack McCoy: The last time I checked, "Stupid" isn't a defense for murder!
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the season one episode "Torrents of Greed, Part 2" the customary "In the criminal justice system..." opening monologue and screen title were replaced with a monologue and screen title about manipulation of the legal system. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drake (2014) See more »

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I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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Perfect

I have to hand it to you Americans - when it comes to decent TV shows, you have us Brits beaten, hands down; Sopranos, Six Feet Under and this, Law & Order.

It's an excellent show which makes for firmly compulsive viewing, with great scripts and solid acting. The icing on the cake for me is the stunningly beautiful Angie Harmon as an Assistant D.A.

It's a top show - if you haven't seen it already, then make sure you see it next time it's on - well worth a look.


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