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Law & Order

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7.8199415
Honored with over 50 Emmy nominations since its groundbreaking first season, Law & Order continues to excel at bringing powerful stories to a devoted television audience in Season 4.
Starring
Carey LowellChris NothDennis Farina
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
None Available
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Sweeps
    15 September 1993
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    On a live TV tabloid show, the father of a molested child is persuaded to shoot the convicted molester, and the sleazy TV host is held responsible for concocting the scenario for high ratings.
  2. 2. Volunteers
    29 September 1993
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A homeless man becomes the victim when a neighborhood resident takes the law into his own hands and attacks him to keep him from attacking others.
  3. 3. Discord
    6 October 1993
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    When a young woman accuses a popular rock star of rape, she must defend herself, her thought process, and her actions during that evening to the police and throughout the trial.
  4. 4. Profile
    13 October 1993
    45min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A racially integrated neighborhood is targeted by a serial killer, leaving Detectives Briscoe and Logan a short amount of time to stop the killings before another victim is claimed.
  5. 5. Black Tie
    20 October 1993
    45min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A wealthy philandering husband is found mysteriously dead, and Detectives Briscoe and Logan suspect the bitter and greedy widow of foul play.
  6. 6. Pride And Joy
    27 October 1993
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    The issue of parent abuse is examined in this unusual story about a gifted student who felt embarrassed and confined by his lower-class family.
  7. 7. Apocrypha
    3 November 1993
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A young woman is killed while planting a bomb in a garage of a Wall Street banking complex, and the detectives discover she was acting on behalf of a religious cult.
  8. 8. American Dream
    10 November 1993
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    The decomposed skeleton of a murder victim is unearthed in a Manhattan construction sight.
  9. 9. Born Bad
    16 November 1993
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    An unidentified boy is found brutally murdered, and the investigation reveals that he was killed by his foster brother. Two provocative issues are explored: Children killing children and nature vs. nurture.
  10. 10. Pursuit of Happiness
    1 December 1993
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    After the owner of a successful meat company is found butchered in his office, detectives suspect his Russian "mail order bride."
  11. 11. Golden Years
    5 January 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    An elderly woman is found dead in her apartment, and the detectives suspect the dead woman's granddaughter is responsible.
  12. 12. Snatched
    12 January 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    The son of a wealthy businessman is charged with master-minding his own kidnapping.
  13. 13. Breeder
    19 January 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A woman claims to have passed out in a taxi and awoken to find her newborn missing.
  14. 14. Censure
    2 February 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A respected judge is found guilty of terrorizing his ex-lover and her child.
  15. 15. Kids
    9 February 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    An innocent fourteen year old is shot dead in a drive-by shooting.
  16. 16. Big Bang
    2 March 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A woman is killed by a bomb which, was mailed inside a wrapped package.
  17. 17. Mayhem
    9 March 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    Briscoe and Logan investigate five different homicides in one day.
  18. 18. Wager
    30 March 1994
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    Benny Williams, the father of a prominent baseball player, is found dead in his apartment.
  19. 19. Sanctuary
    13 April 1994
    47min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A fatal hit and run of a twelve-year old provokes uncontrollable racial tension.
  20. 20. Nurture
    4 May 1994
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    When a ten-year-old girl is reported missing by her schoolmate, briscoe and logan embark on an investigation that uncovers a sad reality: removed from the custody of her alcoholic natural mother, children's services negligently placed her with a foster mother who treated the child as a slave.
  21. 21. Doubles
    18 May 1994
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    An assault on a professional tennis player reveals a twisted plot by the victim.
  22. 22. Old Friends
    25 May 1994
    46min
    15
    Audio Languages
    English
    A pedestrian is hit by a speeding truck. The investigation reveals that the victim's business partner is not only responsible but connected to the Russian mafia.

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Supporting actors
Dianne WiestJerry OrbachMichael MoriartyS. Epatha MerkersonSam WaterstonPaul SorvinoJ. K. SimmonsJill HennessyJesse L. MartinAngie HarmonFred Dalton ThompsonElisabeth RohmAnnie Parisse
Producers
Dick WolfEd SherinEd ZuckermanRene BalcerArthur ForneyLewis H. Gould
Season year
1994
Network
NBC
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Format
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Devices
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4.7 out of 5 stars

150 global ratings

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  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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R. J. KnightReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
TV Drama At Its Best
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This review of season four of 'Law And Order' could apply to any of the twenty it has managed to notch up. Over each forty odd minute episode it consistently delivers thought provoking, innovative, entertaining and realistic drama. You never quite know what you are going to get and which way the story will unfold. The key is in the excellent writing, production, directing and acting that is invested into each episode. Like a fair bit of American TV drama (Hawaii Five-O is a good example) the drama often unfolds initially as a montage of various scenes with their interconnectedness gradually revealed. It's a neat trick that, by virtue of making one wonder as to what is going on, draws you into the drama - you want to know what happens next.

TV acting is a special talent. Unlike in films, where individual scenes tend to build up to peaks and take days to film, the actor/actress needs to have an easy immediacy, an ability to start a scene, at a moment's notice, at the top of their game. It's why 'Law And Order' is a prime example of that type of TV Drama (some others being 'The Shield','The Wire' and 'Homicide:Life On The Street') that has an almost documentary feel. It's as though you are witnessing real events unfold for the first time. Like every season of 'Law And Order', this one benefits from some fine TV acting. There have been a few personnel changes, notably the indefatigable S. Epatha Merkerson coming in as Lieutenant Van Buren but Chris Noth, as Detective Mike Logan, still simmers, agitates and manages to rub people up the wrong way alongside his new partner, a character with 'made in New York' stamped all over it -Jerry Orbach's Detective Lennie Briscoe. Also, it's Michael Moriarty's last season as Executive Assistant District Attorney Ben Stone. Now no actor may do righteous indignation better than his replacement, Sam Waterston, but Michael Moriarty's Ben Stone, with his upright, considerate and finely tuned intelligence must certainly have set the tone and laid the foundations for the equally splendid and nuanced performances Sam Waterston brought to the role. It is possibly the case that virtually every recent American TV actor and actress has, at some point in their career, passed through the 'Law And Order' show, so an added bonus of this season, as with any, is spotting the familiar faces, often looking a lot younger, that have gone on to play major roles in later shows. The first episode of this season, for example, features Melissa Leo, who went on to gain prominence in 'Homicide:Life On The Street' and David Krumholtz of 'Numbers'.

The combination of good acting and writing delivers believable drama but there is something else that makes 'Law And Order' special. In the UK 'Law And order' is often scheduled alongside 'CSI New York' and this highlights another strength of the show - the use of real locations in and around the city its drama purports to take place in. With 'CSI New York', as with all the CSI shows, it is obvious that, apart from the scene setting aerial shots and a smattering of actual location shots in New York - or Las Vegas and Miami for that matter - most of the drama is taking place on sets and convenient nondescript locations in and around Los Angeles. Not so with 'Law And Order'. When they venture outdoors you are left in no doubt that the drama is really taking place on the streets of New York. There is no worry about getting the background to look vaguely like New York (and a few yellow cabs don't cut it) because there it is: the buildings, the streets, the signs, sidewalks, the wind, sky, clouds, sunshine, rain, sleet, snow, slush and ice are all genuine - right down to the red noses and visible breath of actors well wrapped up against the cold.

Dick Wolf, creator of 'Law and Order', said he wanted to create a 'great cop show' and that he has. This is a 'great cop show' which follows things through to the legal ramifications. It is peopled by realistic characters - somewhat world weary civil servants who, with a dash of sardonic humour, devote themselves to their jobs because, in some small way, they feel they can make a difference. TV drama doesn't get much better than this.
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ZenasReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
would prefer subtitles
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Good value but would prefer subtitles to be available
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ikennaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful programme, a must watch!
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Wonderful programme. A must watch for anyone who enjoyed legal and crime dramas. Students of law and crime will find each episode enjoyable. Welldone!
justlovereadingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic programme
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Great to be watching this series from the beginning. Love all the characters and story-lines. A must see.
paul192Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Incredible
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Great series
Theresa StarbuckReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant
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These are classics - absolutely hours of good detective show for pence!!!!
Mrs. J. StarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
MY FAVOURITE SERIES
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How could anyone not enjoy this, the crime and then the punishment (or not). Hallmark show the series but they muck it about so much, show it out of order, repeating. This way, I can play what I want, when I want.
Mr R P SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
This is like a pick n mix
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This is like a pick n mix. Some episodes are excellent and some are not so good. Overall a solid if not great season.
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