Last updated April 16, 2021
Law & Order is the police procedural/legal drama that started it all -- including the spinoff Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a British version across the pond -- by painting an often-complicated portrait of America's criminal justice system. Over the course of its 20-season run, the series picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama as well as Screen Actors Guild statuettes for leading men Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach.
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The Emmy-winning series returns for more police investigations and courtroom drama inspired by contemporary news events, including an indictment of television violence as a probable cause of real-life bloodshed. In other stories, recovering alcoholic Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) falls off the wagon after a visit from his estranged daughter, and Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell) considers giving up the practice of law.
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The series' seventh season -- which earned two Emmys -- finds Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) with a new associate (Carey Lowell), who struggles to keep pace with her career and single motherhood. Later, a three-part story follows detectives Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) and Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) to Hollywood to investigate a studio bigwig's murder, and Adam Schiff (Steven Hill) sits at his ailing wife's bedside.
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Benjamin Bratt joins the show's cast as Det. Rey Curtis, the new partner of caustic Det. Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), in the venerated series' sixth year. In the opener, a distraught mother guns down -- in court -- the man charged with abducting and murdering her young daughter. Guest stars this season include Sada Thompson, Sandy Duncan, Chris Cooper, Frank Converse, Ellen Pompeo and Jennifer Garner.
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Sam Waterston joins the cast for a fifth season of the acclaimed series as Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in a story line that has Ben Stone quitting in disgust after a witness he vowed to protect is murdered. The talented but womanizing McCoy works with colleague Claire Kincade (Jill Hennessy) to put away the criminals collared by detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Logan (Chris Noth). S. Epatha Merkerson also stars.
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Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Logan (Chris Noth) get a new boss, and DA Stone (Michael Moriarty) gets a new colleague in Season 4 of the long-running series. Police Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) takes the helm, and assistant DA Claire Kincade (Jill Hennessy) comes on board this season, which features all the action, good old-fashioned detective work and gripping courtroom drama that earned this intelligent show multiple Emmys.
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In this sequel, director James Cameron delivers scene after scene of action-packed thrills. A bigger, better Terminator is gunning for a shape-shifting T-1000 who's out to kill John Connor, the son of Sarah, the original Terminator's nemesis.
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A small-town high school football coach (Ed Harris) befriends a developmentally disabled man (Cuba Gooding Jr.) nicknamed "Radio," who has always been the target of jokes and teasing, in this heartwarming drama based on the real-life experiences of James Robert Kennedy. Although their friendship raises eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk to think differently about being different.
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An internal tragedy in the Major Case Squad leads to big cast changes for Season 9 of this installment of the "Law & Order" franchise. Saffron Burrows joins as Det. Serena Stevens, who partners with Det. Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) and new Capt.
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Jeff Goldblum joins the cast of the long-running procedural drama as Detective Zach Nichols, who partners with Detective Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) in the eighth season of high-profile investigations conducted by the NYPD's Major Case Squad. Goldblum and Nicholson are featured in half of the season's episodes, while the other half star original cast members Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as ace sleuths Goren and Eames.
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In the seventh season of the "Law & Order" spinoff, Alicia Witt joins the cast as Detective Nola Falacci, who helps her partner, Mike Logan (Chris Noth), solve crime in New York City's Major Case Squad. The series alternates between the cases of Logan and Felacci and those of quirky ace profiler Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and his pragmatic partner, Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe).
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