Law & Order (1990–2010)
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A small businessman in Spanish Harlem becomes a hero after shooting three armed robbers. However, the investigation later discovers that there are holes in his story and that it may not have been a case of self-defense.


Roger Young


Dick Wolf (created by), Richard Sweren | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Detective Cyrus Lupo
Anthony Anderson ... Detective Kevin Bernard
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Linus Roache ... E.A.D.A. Michael Cutter
Alana De La Garza ... A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
Sam Waterston ... D.A. Jack McCoy
Elliott Gould ... Stan Harkavy
Jack Carpenter ... Max Purcell (as Jack T. Capenter)
Armando Riesco ... Gregory Cardenas
John McMartin ... Julian Hayworth
David Garrison ... Judge Richard Billings
Judith Hawking Judith Hawking ... Judge Noreen Morrison
Jason Jones ... Len Pewls
Scott Bryce ... Otto Bradshaw
Michael Rivera ... Angel Colon


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When an elderly man defends his shop from an armed robbery, Detectives Kevin Bernard and Cyrus Lupo suspect that this incident could have been an inside job. After further investigation, the detectives discover that the mugging might have been a scare tactic for a shakedown. Written by NBC Publicity

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Shawn Andrew has played three different characters over the course of the series: See more »


The prosecutor claims that one blood stain is covered by another to show that one person was shot before another. In real life, as the two people shot were hit within seconds of each other, their blood stains would mix together. This would make it impossible to determine who was shot first from just the blood stains. See more »

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The Return of Bernhard Goetz
26 July 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

How well I remember the story of the subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz who shot four urban youths who were harassing him on the subway. That is the basis for this Law And Order story which guest starred Elliott Gould as the 21st Century Goetz.

Only here Gould is an accountant who has operated in Harlem close to half a century and had a good reputation in the area. Three urban youths decided to hold up his place and were met with a surprise, Gould had a shotgun which was very deadly for two of them.

It wouldn't be Law And Order if there wasn't more involved. There is quite a bit more involved. But look for good performances from Gould as a most reluctant hero and from Jack Carpenter as a most privileged and spoiled trust fund baby type.

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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