Law & Order (1990–2010)
7.6/10
132
4 user

Sects 

A murder/attempted suicide investigation leads to a religious cult that promotes pedophilia, but finding charges that will stick to the group's leader proves to be difficult.

Director:

Richard Dobbs

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Frank Pugliese
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Farina ... Detective Joe Fontana
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Annie Parisse ... A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia
Fred Dalton Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch
Austin Lysy ... Richard 'Daniel' Ranson
David Thornton ... Defence Attorney Lionel Granger
Marisa Ryan ... Stacey Ranson
Deborah Hedwall ... Mrs. Shelby
Merritt Wever ... Sunshine Porter
Fran Lebowitz ... Judge Janice Goldberg
Connie Winston Connie Winston ... Judge Shirley Taylor
Selenis Leyva ... Detective Mariluz Rivera
Clifford David ... Oswald Jackson

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

A murder/attempted suicide investigation leads to a religious cult that promotes pedophilia, but finding charges that will stick to the group's leader proves to be difficult.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode is based on "The Family" Cult, led by Ann Hamilton Byrne, who thought she was a reincarnation of the Christ. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Richard 'Daniel' Ranson: Taking a human life was the hardest thing I've ever done.
[chuckles bitterly]
Richard 'Daniel' Ranson: not that it made any difference. I'll never escape the past. I know that now. Thanks for trying. Goodbye.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Every great spiritual and religious leader throughout history has been mocked, scorned, persecuted
20 December 2017 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A young couple on their first date heard a gunshot while taking a stroll. A man shot himself on a bench, trying to commit suicide. He had just stabbed to death a woman nearby. The perp managed to survive and detectives started to investigate: he escaped from a cult placed in Mexico in order to start a new life with new identity in NY city; he worked in a travel agency and he had just got married. The woman he killed was a member of the commune with whom he have had sex since childhood: the cult, ran by his mother, is called "Children of the Devine" and she appointed him as her descendant. The classic commune whose teachings involve incestuous sex and drugs. McCoy, with all his efforts, wants to convict the mother, something nobody abroad (the cult has more than 10 thousands members worldwide) managed to do.

The defendant is a real piece of work. She compared herself to the most important religious leader who made the history, including St.Francis. Anyway, I don't remember the monk had ever forced children to have sex each other.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed