TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Law & Order used several actors to play multiple characters. Edward D. Murphy portrayed twelve different characters in twelve episodes during the first ten seasons. Lee Shepherd portrayed seven different characters in nine episodes in nine seasons. Isiah Whitlock Jr. plays a man that confesses to the murder of several children in one episode. In a later episode, he plays an NYPD Captain. In all, he appears six times in five roles. Dennis Boutsikaris appeared 7 times (1990-2004). The actors who do this are called repeat offenders.
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
Just like the Bates Hotel. They check in but they never check out.
Number of times "ballistic fingerprinting" has been used to ID a murder weapon in New York = 0.
After the attack on the World Trade Center the opening was changed for one episode to reflect the sacrifices of the NYPD and the NYFD.
The DVD release of the series will include footage not originally broadcast.
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