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.
Steven Hill plays the Manhattan District Attorney, a role he played in Legal Eagles (1986), in which Robert Redford plays the Assistant District Attorney, and is fired by Hill.
Det. Mike Logan:
Listen... Somebody blew your boyfriend's brains out with a 48, okay?
The series makes it seem like the prosecutors and defense attorneys are evenly matched, which is way off. Lots of defendants can't afford a lawyer and are assigned public defenders. Public defenders can be tasked with 500 cases in a year. (And that's a conservative estimate.)
When the 15th season episode "Gunplay", originally aired in October 2004, was rebroadcast in March 2005, it ran with the opening credits showing Annie Parisse, even though the episode features Elizabeth Rohm who was originally credited. As a result, Rohm is uncredited in the rebroadcast of this episode.
The DVD release of the series will include footage not originally broadcast.