Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they ... See full summary »


James Quinn


Dick Wolf (created by), Joshua Stern (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Michael Moriarty ... Ben Stone
Jill Hennessy ... Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Carolyn McCormick ... Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
Allison Janney ... Ann Madsen
Victor Slezak ... Steven Green
Doris Belack ... Judge Margaret Barry
Geoff Pierson ... OCCB Investigator
Bob Dishy ... Lawrence Weaver
Michael Harney ... Aaron Packard
Deborah Genninger Deborah Genninger ... Joan Renkmeyer
Brian Tarantina ... Rudy


The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they arrest the shooter, ADA Stone isn't above manipulating his situation to get him to testify against Green. However, since no one can be found guilty solely on the testimony of an accomplice to the same crime, he desperately needs another witness. Ann Madsen had business dealings with Green and can testify to having seen the shooter in Green's office the day of the shooting. When it come to actually testifying however she changes her story, obviously in fear of her life. Stone makes it quite clear she will go to jail if she doesn't tell the truth but it leads to tragedy and forces Stone to make a major decision about his future. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Moriarty resigned while filming the fourth season after a long, loud battle of words with Attorney General Janet Reno, who was making efforts to censor television violence. He felt that NBC was trying to silence him when two talk show appearances (on NBC's Today (1952) and Now (1993)) were pulled at the last moment and his role was reduced considerably in the fourth season episode Law & Order: Mayhem (1994). Dick Wolf claims this was entirely coincidental. Moriarty claims he was forced into a situation where he had to resign. His character, EADA Ben Stone, also resigned on the show in this episode. After quitting the series, Moriarty moved to Canada where he considered forming a political party. See more »


In Ben Stone's office, Allison Janney's character puts down a photograph Stone gave her. When the camera angle changes to Stone, she is holding it again. When it changes back to her, it is back on the desk. See more »


D.A. Adam Schiff: Steve Green is filing an appeal.
Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone: On what possible grounds?
D.A. Adam Schiff: Coercion of a witness, Ann Madsen.
Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone: Given the witness is dead, the Appeals Court should be amused.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Goodbye Michael, I will really miss you.
14 May 2019 | by SlimJim39See all my reviews

Needless to say from the intro that I much prefer Michael to Sam. Sam Waterson, as far as I am concerned, OVER acts. The guy is a ham, and I really do not care for him at all. After Michael left the only reason I ever watched this show were the very good looking ladies.

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