TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
Ice-T was originally contracted for only four episodes, but he enjoyed working on the series so much, that he asked to join the cast permanently.
Capt. Donald Cragen:
My wife was on an Orlando turnaround as a flight attendant, and I was home, scrubbing algae off the tiles around the swimming pool that we never used, the one that got me into hot water with Internal Affairs, because 'what's a cop doing with an ...
The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a few kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event.
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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