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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Filmed on location in New York City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit chronicles the life and crimes of the elite Special Victims Unit of the NYPD.
Starring
Mariska HargitayChristopher MeloniRichard Belzer
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Repression
    September 28 2001
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A young woman with repressed memory syndrome suddenly recollects that her father molested her as a child. This revelation rips her seemingly normal family apart as she files charges against her father...who later turns up dead.
  2. 2. Wrath
    October 5 2001
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The police and FBI join together to investigate a series of murders, which are all linked to Detective Benson's cases.
  3. 3. Rooftop
    October 19 2001
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a violent rapist is released from prison, Stabler is convinced it won't be long before the man is back to his old tricks. Indeed, rapes fitting the man's m.o. begin to occur and the case becomes personal as Stabler stalks the man to prevent him from commiting another crime.
  4. 4. Stolen
    October 12 2001
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A baby is stolen from its mother and the SVU traces the baby to a broker who sells children for profit.
  5. 5. Tangled
    October 26 2001
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a hit gone bad results in the death of a prominent doctor and the rape of his wife, the investigation turns up a sordid love triangle.
  6. 6. Redemption
    November 2 2001
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stabler is losing faith in the system when a case comes along that pairs him with a rogue cop whose faith is already lost.
  7. 7. Sacrifice
    November 9 2001
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A man is found shot and raped outside a gay bar. When Benson and Stabler try to help the victim, he disappears from the hospital and won't cooperate with the investigation. It is later learned that the man stars in gay porn films to finance the medical bills of his daughter, who suffers with cystic fibrosis.
  8. 8. Inheritance
    November 16 2001
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Asian women in Chinatown are the victims of a serial rapist/killer. DNA evidence is found at one of the crime scenes, and it traces back to a dying African-American prisoner who committed multiple rapes twenty-five years prior.
  9. 9. Care
    November 23 2001
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A young girl in foster care is found beaten to death in a construction site. At first, it appears the construction worker who befriended the girl is the culprit, but once he's cleared, the evidence points closer to home.
  10. 10. Ridicule
    December 14 2001
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A male stripper claims he was drugged and raped during a bachelorette party. Whereas Benson believes the man and tries to bring the accused women to justice, Stabler has a hard time believing any man could ever find himself the unwilling victim of such a crime.
  11. 11. Monogamy
    January 4 2002
    44min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A woman is seemingly raped and forcibly given a back-alley c-section that leaves her in critical condition. Her baby is missing, and the SVU team races to find him.
  12. 12. Protection
    January 11 2002
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A mother brings her son to the hospital after he is shot during a drive-by, then she disappears when the cops arrive. The SVU detectives investigate and eventually learn that the woman is the girlfriend of a drug kingpin -- and she now fears her boyfriend is trying to kill her and her family.
  13. 13. Prodigy
    January 18 2002
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The murder of an animal control worker leads to a story that details the early warning signs of a serial killer. The initial subject is an extremely bright, disenfranchised youngster, known for his cruelty to animals. Though suspicion eventually turns elsewhere, the detectives are well aware that they will have a date with the warped teen at some point in the future.
  14. 14. Counterfeit
    January 25 2002
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The discovery of a raped and murdered woman near her car forces Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and "Fin" (Ice-T) to become partners to determine both the motive for the crime -- and why the victim was in possession of a trunk full of counterfeit narcotics.
  15. 15. Execution
    February 1 2002
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A cold case Stabler once worked on resurfaces when the victim's parents come to him, certain they know who killed their daughter. In an ironic twist, the man they identify is already on death row for another murder.
  16. 16. Popular
    March 1 2002
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stabler rolls into action when his wife, Kathy, tells him her friend, a nurse, treated a 14-year rape victim who refused to report the crime. Betraying his wife's confidence, Stabler begins the search for the girl, co-opting Benson along the way. After angering Kathy, the nurse, and more importantly, their boss Cragen, they indeed find the girl...and uncover a disturbing teen sex club.
  17. 17. Surveillance
    March 8 2002
    43min
    15
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    English
    A woman is found beaten in her apartment, and investigation of the crime scene yields the discovery of secret cameras throughout the woman's apartment.
  18. 18. Guilt
    March 29 2002
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A 15-year old boy's mother comes forward to police once she realizes a "friend of the family" is actually abusing her son. A sting is set up using the boy as bait and the detectives come up short getting all the evidence they need. As a result, the boy must testify. ADA Cabot prepares the boy for the trial, but doesn't realize he is succumbing to all the pressure.
  19. 19. Justice
    April 5 2002
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A schoolgirl is raped and assaulted and later dies in the OR before Benson is able to get a full rape kit, leaving her attacker a mystery. Benson and Stabler discover the victim is Patricia Stephens, a judge's step-daughter.
  20. 20. Greed
    April 26 2002
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A woman is attacked and left for dead in her own home, and her husband has no idea who would want to hurt her. A similar attack happens in the neighborhood and the detectives' investigation leads to a security system repairman who worked on both homes. But the detectives question whether they've got their guy when the fingerprint of the original victim's husband is found in the repairman's van.
  21. 21. Denial
    May 3 2002
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A routine rape case becomes much more when the detectives discover a child's finger in the victim's purse. Investigation yields the finger is from a relative of the victim, but the victim is a drug addict who refuses to help the detectives. The question then becomes... what happened to the child?
  22. 22. Competence
    May 10 2002
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    A girl with Down Syndrome is pregnant, and the question is, was she raped or did she consent, and is she competent enough to keep her child?
  23. 23. Silence
    May 17 2002
    44min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    Father Michael (guest star Eric Stoltz), is under investigation when a murder is committed in his church. Benson and Stabler learn that the perp, Bobby Douglas (guest star Sean Dugan), was sexually abused there as a child.

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Supporting actors
Dann FlorekIce-TStephanie MarchDiane NealB.D. Wong
Producers
Dick WolfTed KotcheffNeal BaerPeter JankowskiJudith McCrearyArthur Forney
Season year
2002
Network
NBC
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4.8 out of 5 stars

432 global ratings

  1. 91% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 5% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mrs. K. McneilReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hard hitting storylines.
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The early seasons of SVU are brilliant. Really gritty storylines, not as much political posturing that unfortunately became more prevalent in later seasons. If you haven’t watched any Law & Order SVU then you are in for a treat, especially this season as main characters are well established and work well together.
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Alison LReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 October 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb drama.
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I could happily have written a review for any of the ten seasons of SVU available in Britain, as I love them all. I decided on Season Three because, while One and Two were excellent, they were still finding their feet in some ways (eg a couple of so-so characters ended up leaving; too much emphasis on Elliott's home life. By Season Three, these blips had been ironed out, and SVU was the simply superb, stunning crime series it was destined to be. All the characters are fantastic. Stabler and Benson never disappoint as the main two detectives. And the banter between the other two detectives, Finn and Munch, is a delight (excellent acting and writing). Sadly, the sizzling dialogue between them increasingly takes a back seat as the seasons progress, so enjoy it while it lasts.

The plots never fail to grip, and are very tightly written, and fast-paced, but without seeming too rushed. It never fails to amaze me that such intricate plots can be fitted into a 45-minute episode; after you've watched an episode, you feel as if you've seen a full-length feature-film, such is the depth of the storyline and so many are the twists and turns.

The plots are grim and gritty but never gratuitously so; there is a strong moral vein running through them and we are never in any doubt that it's the detectives whose side the writers and producers are on. The crime and criminals are never glamourized in any way.

At under eleven pounds for many hours of gripping entertainment, these box sets are incredibly good value. So far, seasons one to ten are available; I can't wait for Season Eleven to become available in British format!

If you're already a fan, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it before but enjoy crime dramas - believe me, you'll love it.

These are their stories......
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H. RichardsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
No subtitles AGAIN
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After issuing Season one with subtitles, the producers decided that was enough. The majority of the ensuing series also lack subtitles. Given the sound is not brilliant, this makes the rest of the series a no-no for me.
Susan JoyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 September 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty and at times predictable.
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Love following this series. Predictable at times but interesting in how it portrays dilemmas of US law and the contradictions are not always resolved. Great ensemble of cast love them all x
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch it
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Boyfriend's daughter and I are addicted now. A few weeks ago we began from the start of s1 as I've only seen the odd episode previously, so now we have a lot of back story to characters and love them all- especially Ice-T!

The stories in each episode are unique and gritty. Love it!
cazReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
law and order
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I know I'm years behind but I have only just dicovered this programme. I am realy enjoying catching up on what everyone was talking about while I was working. All episodes although the format is the same are different and i am quickly being drawn to the main characters. Great acting and i can see I will continue buying this series and being so many when it does finally end you could go back to the beginning again and rewatch them and enjoy them as much as you did first time round.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 November 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good show
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Good value for money
ReviewerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 December 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it. Dark and interesting.
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I've found that the TV channels tend to broadcast only the latter seasons of SVU. Feeling that this was reasonably priced, I bought it. Definitely retains and displays the common themes of SVU found throughout all the seasons. I found that, compared with later seasons, it is obvious seeing the development of the two main characters portrayed by Hargitay and Meloni.
I would recommend it.
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