TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.
This series shared many cast members with ER (1994), including Mariska Hargitay, John Cullum, Kellie Martin, Erik Palladino, Michael Michele, David Krumholtz, Mare Winningham, Leland Orser, Maria Bello, CCH Pounder, Donal Logue, Alex Kingston, Gloria Reuben, and Elizabeth Mitchell.
ADA David Goreman:
So you're an expert on sex crimes - is that correct?
Brian Cassidy: Well, we all have something to learn...
ADA David Goreman: I'm sure. Can you tell us the technical, or 'psycho-sexual' term, if you will - for fondling a stranger?
Brian Cassidy: ... Fromage?...
ADA David Goreman: I believe it's "frottage".
Brian Cassidy: Right, ...
The series is ostensibly based on the NYPD's Special Victims Division, but the SVD wasn't established until 2003, four years after the series premiered.
From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk.
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