Law & Order (1990–2010)
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A promising young writer confesses to the murder and robbery of a cabbie and demands that he receive the death penalty.

Director:

Jace Alexander

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), William N. Fordes
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
Fred Dalton Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch
Stanley Anderson ... Nelson Lambert
Sônia Braga ... Helen (as Sonia Braga)
David Wike ... Clay Warner
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda
Saul Rubinek ... Ira Simpkis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constance Barron ... Marta Warner
William H. Burns ... Uniform Officer
John Cariani ... CSU Technician Julian Beck
Tony Michael Donnelly Tony Michael Donnelly ... John
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A promising young writer confesses to the murder and robbery of a cabbie and demands that he receive the death penalty.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This episode was inspired by Jack Abbott, who wrote the acclaimed book In the Belly of the Beast while in prison. He was granted parole in 1981 then moved to New York City and became a star of the literary scene until he killed a waiter at a restaurant 6 weeks later. He returned to prison and committed suicide in 2002. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, Detective Ed Green is seen conversing with author Nelson Lambert and they allude to the fact that they are both drinking Lambert's Scotch. In fact, Lambert is seen pouring their drinks from a Maker's Mark bottle which is Kentucky Bourbon, not Scotch. See more »

Quotes

[after Ed had an informal discussion with a suspect that led to a partial confession]
Lt. Anita Van Buren: Five hours? I hope the hell he called you in the morning.
Det. Ed Green: Hey, the best way to get a drunk to open his mouth is to let him drink, isn't that right, Lennie?
Det. Lennie Briscoe: [looking up from his desk] Hear, hear!
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Livre free or die
7 September 2013 | by aube-pSee all my reviews

It is only natural that humans will defend themselves against injuries and death - it is instinct; the animal side of us. People die for a variety of reasons like illness, injuries, for being there, organized conflict and plain stupidity... usually, the need to die isn't there, but the risks are.

However, how can a human want to die if he is not mentally inept, ill, defective, depressed, emotionally distressed/disturbed/irate or even intoxicated to stupor and is in good physical health? Or better, why?

This episode of Law & Order brings about a conflict between the free will to die (suicide for some) and the law's justification to sentence someone to death for the most unacceptable act - killing someone else for no reason but to kill.

Does the suspect what to die because he seeks glory or martyrdom, wants to avoid a more evil situation or simply has no will to live?

Does society have a say in one's will to die if the act involves only that same person?


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