Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The prosecution's murder case against the Hollywood director threatens to fall apart. And the case could cost Jamie her job and custody of her child, and it could cost Curtis his marriage.

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Edwin Sherin (as Ed Sherin)

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren (credit only)
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell ... Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Keith Szarabajka ... Neil Gorton
Lauren Graham ... Lisa Lundquist
Scott Cohen ... Eddie Newman
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Dr. Dan Duvall
Franchelle Stewart Dorn Franchelle Stewart Dorn ... Ms. Joyner
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Judge Michael Callahan
Michael Zaslow ... Ben Hollings
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Janeane Garofalo ... Greta Heiss
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Storyline

The trial of Hollywood director Eddie Newman begins amid a media circus and aggressive defense lawyers. It all becomes too personal when Jamie Ross' ex-husband Neil Gorton, one of Newman's lawyers, applies for sole custody of their daughter. When McCoy questions Jamie's work ethic and priorities, she quits. Ray Curtis turns down Lisa Lundquist's offer of a job and a relationship but she offers to testify on the animosity Newman had towards his ex-wife. The case isn't going well for the prosecution, particularly when the defense comes up with what seems to be an alternative suspect. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Cwikowski has played seven different roles over the course of the series: See more »

Goofs

The total elapsed time from the discovery of the victim to the end of trial is less than six weeks. This includes the detectives traveling to California twice, the DAs once and the trial and verdict. At the VERY least, the events would have taken more than a calendar year, especially given Eddie Newman's (the defendant) wealth and expensive team of attorneys. See more »

Quotes

TV Commentator #1: But I think Jack McCoy definitely lost some points today.
TV Commentator #2: Jerry, it's part of his job to prepare his witnesses. I did it myself when I was a prosecutor.
TV Commentator #1: And I did it when I was a defense attorney, but come on, Ben, it looked like McCoy spoon-fed that guy his answers.
TV Commentator #2: Mr. McCoy didn't do anything wrong or even unusual. The defense just made it seem devious and sleazy.
TV Commentator #1: Yeah.
A.D.A. Jamie Ross: [switches TV off] Wasn't it great? Who needs a jury? We have commentators. Next time, try the cartoon channel.
Jack McCoy: That was the ...
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References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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Back on home turf
30 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The concluding episode of this three part story finds Sam Waterston and Carey Lowell back on home turf with suspect Scott Cohen in tow. But Cohen has a pluperfect legal team paid for by his studio and headed by Keith Szarabajka who Carey Lowell's ex.

This must have been some bitter divorce because the gloves come off and we see what a shark Szarabajka is. He uses every trick in the book and some of them downright personal in order to win.

That's OK because Lowell knows all about Szarabajka and his methods of prepping witnesses.

Hollywood has some really sleazy characters in it as studio head Michael Zaslow and psychologist/therapist to the stars Paul Hecht show us.

There's a lot of money and talent being thrown at the New York County District Attorney's office.

This was a great trilogy from Law And Order.


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