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The son of one of Briscoe's former colleagues is accused of shooting and killing an innocent 14-year-old. He claims that he was trying to shoot a gun dealer who threatened him, but the people's case against him is very shaky.


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Dick Wolf (created by), Michael Harbert | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Detective Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Michael Moriarty ... E.A.D.A. Ben Stone
Jill Hennessy ... A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
Philip Bosco ... Gordon Schell
Danny Gerard Danny Gerard ... Billy Wojak
Robert Hogan ... Ted Parker
Tresa Hughes ... Mrs. Sugarman
Eric Alperin ... Kevin Parker
Marilyn Cooper Marilyn Cooper ... Ida Abel
Elizabeth Parrish Elizabeth Parrish ... Judge Sally Norton
Guillermo Díaz ... Juan Domingo (as Guillermo Diaz)


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the shooting death of a 14 year-old, Angel Ramirez. The boy was a good student and wasn't involved in gangs or drugs. A licensed gun dealer, Juan Domingo, was standing next to Ramirez at the time of the shooting. He may have been involved in an incident to silence a witness against him in a previous case and the police suspect he may have been the intended target, perhaps by another witness who feared for for his life. A search of boys' school lockers turns up a stash of guns. It leads them to Kevin Parker who turns out to be the son of a former policeman, Ted Parker, someone Briscoe knows well. He hopes Briscoe will do him a favor but Kevin is charged and ADA Stone thinks he has a good case against the boy. Ted Parker isn't going to let his son go to jail however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

9 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Patrick Boll has played four different roles over the course of the series: See more »


When doing the lineup for Kevin Parker the title card says the location is the 33rd precinct interrogation room. Yet Van Buren, Briscoe and Logan are stationed in the 27th precinct, not the 33rd, there would be no reason for them to be doing a lineup at a different precinct, and certainly not the 33rd since that is the precinct the suspect's father used to work out of which could be seen as an attempt to taint the lineup. See more »


Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: It's not his fault that the streets are a war zone, Ben.
Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone: It is his fault that he joined the army.
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Jerry Orbach vs. Robert Hogan, and a Sterling Speech from Michael Moriarty
1 May 2018 | by Better_TVSee all my reviews

This is a classic case of an episode that starts out middling but gets more exciting during its latter two thirds.

Here we've got a dead kid murdered by gunshot, and ostensibly the hook is that the perpetrators appear to be unwitting prep school kids - cleaned-up rich kids committing crimes, oh the irony! But then there's the twist that makes this one worth watching: Detective Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) knows the father of one of the suspects, a scowling ex-cop played by Robert Hogan. While the kids aren't exactly cold-blooded killers, Hogan'll be damned if he's going to let even a single charge stick on his precious boy, which puts him in conflict with the upstanding Briscoe. Hogan and Orbach's scenes together are major highlights.

And savor Michael Moriarty's classic closing argument in this one, because he'd already resigned from L&O by the time this episode aired - there's only a handful of episodes featuring the morally righteous EADA Ben Stone left!

"And though justice must be tempered with mercy," he tells the jury, "it can never lose a sense of retribution - or it is no longer justice."

Watch and find out if the jury agrees!

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