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Executioner 

An innocent doctor is murdered in a case of mistaken identity. The intended target performed a botched lethal injection in South Carolina.

Director:

Constantine Makris

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Richard Sweren | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
Jeremy Sisto ... Cyrus Lupo
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Linus Roache ... Michael Cutter
Alana De La Garza ... Connie Rubirosa
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Michael Rooker ... Jamie Yost
Maggie Siff ... Attorney Mahaffey
Neal Huff ... Attorney Weller
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Samuel Temple
Gordon MacDonald Gordon MacDonald ... Judge Donald Paulsen
Ben Livingston ... Dr. George Highgrove
James Rebhorn ... Dr. Horace Garrison
Colleen Clinton ... Linda
Jenn Harris ... Mandy Garrison
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An innocent doctor is murdered in a case of mistaken identity. The intended target performed a botched lethal injection in South Carolina.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Executioner See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Michael Cutter: The man murdered children. Seeing him like that doesn't bother me.
Connie Rubirosa: Are you serious? You may not have been repelled, but I was, and I'm sure some of the jurors were, too.
Jack McCoy: Which means they'll be buying Yost's defense.
Michael Cutter: Well, he's taking the stand. It'll give me a chance to go after him.
Connie Rubirosa: After he tells the jury how his family was slaughtered.
Michael Cutter: Yost killed an innocent man in our jurisdiction.
Jack McCoy: No shades of gray in this for you, Mike?
Michael Cutter: Nope.
Jack McCoy: Good.
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All I Really Need Is You
Written by Jamie Dunlap
Performed by Sweet Baby Jai, Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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Hanging in a netherworld
21 December 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode of Law And Order is guaranteed to put you in deep freeze. For one thing the perpetrator in this case is more sympathetic than his intended victim.

Michael Rooker from South Carolina comes up to New York City to confront Dr. James Rebhorn at a medical conference. Things get out of hand and he winds up killing the wrong doctor. What makes matters worse is that Rebhorn, suspecting someone was stalking him gave his room to that other doctor who wound up beaten to death. Right there you lose a lot of sympathy for him.

What's the cause of Rooker's anger. Even in South Carolina there's some opposition to the death penalty and with lethal injection as the preferred method of execution you need medical professionals. Rebhorn who plays golf with the warden at Hilton Head, when he's down there he assists.

Only Rooker's cousin, a really bad dude everyone admits, had his execution botched and left the man hanging in a netherworld of a permanent vegetative state. Proving that even in this 'humane' method of execution there are problems.

One to think about.


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