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Skin Deep 

Logan and Cerreta investigate the death of a fashion model photographer and discover that the photographer's real business was prostitution. One of his "clients" is implicated, but she may be covering for the real killer.


Daniel Sackheim


Dick Wolf (created by), Robert Nathan | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Sergeant Phil Cerreta
Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan
Dann Florek ... Captain Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty ... E.A.D.A. Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ... A.D.A. Paul Robinette
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Alberta Watson ... Angela Brandt
Lorraine Toussaint ... Public Defender Shambala Green
Scotty Bloch Scotty Bloch ... Judge Naomi Baum
Murphy Guyer ... Jeffrey Brandt
Claire Danes ... Tracy Brandt
Fia Porter Fia Porter ... Betty Ann Carter
Maeve McGuire Maeve McGuire ... Celeste Foxx
John Rothman ... O'Hara
David Bailey ... 'Allan' Rohmer


Detectives Cerreta and Logan investigate murder of professional photographer Julian Decker who is found with a pair of scissors in his back. The forensic evidence indicates he had sex not long before being killed and they initially focus on some of the many women he used as models. Decker's accountant admits to the police that hew supplemented his income as a photographer by pimping for some of his models. DNA evidence says there's an 80% probability that Angela Brandt, a divorced mom with a teenage daughter, is the woman he had sex with. When the judge throws out the DNA evidence they try to find another way to link her to the murder. They soon realize they've arrested the wrong woman. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

23 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Yul Vazquez (Eddie Vasquez) also appeared in Law & Order: Sunday in the Park with Jorge (2001) (episode 11.11), as an attorney from the DA's Office. See more »


Mike Logan: Hey, Phil. You know the warrant you told that healthclub guy you'd get? Exactly what probable cause did you have in mind?
Phil Cerreta: A senile judge.
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Referenced in Conan: Bye-Bye, Albino's Alibi (2011) See more »

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1 November 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Paul Sorvino and Chris Noth catch a case to open season 3 of Law And Order of the murder of a fashion photographer. The man in his life was surrounded by beautiful women and he made it pay in all kinds of ways.

The victim certainly believed in using his fashion models before the relentless march of aging did them totally in. He had a lucrative sideline of using his fashion models as high end hookers. One like Angela Watson whose husband Murphy Guyer and daughter Claire Danes didn't know what wife and mom was doing.

It's Watson who is arrested and she's represented by Lorraine Toussaint and Shambala Green ran all the emotions from righteous anger in her client's cause to vigorous compassion as she pled for another client with Michael Moriarty. This may have been Toussaint's best outing as Shambala Green.

Good reason to see this one.

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