Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The D.A.'s office resorts to extreme measures in order to prove that a defense attorney is rigging trial outcomes, but Jamie discovers that the corruption can be traced back to one of her friends and colleagues.

Director:

Matthew Penn

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Richard Sweren
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Detective Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell ... A.D.A. Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Bruce MacVittie ... Arvin Baker
Jacinto Taras Riddick ... Oscar Liriano
Don Billett Don Billett ... Ed Richter
Dominic Chianese ... Judge Paul Kaylin
Marcy Harriell ... Josette Vega
Alexandra Neil ... Lisa Harmon
David Marshall Grant ... A.D.A. Charlie Harmon
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Judge Sally Goldman (as Rosemary DeAngelis)
Bruce Katzman ... Judge Allen Denham
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Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of Manny Erlich, a bail bondsman who was shot through the head while sitting at his desk. They learn he didn't usually work on Saturday nights but had received a call from someone and so went in to the office. They first suspect one of Erlich's clients, Oscar Liriano, who failed to show up in court. They apprehend Liriano and his girlfriend Josette tells them that his lawyer, Arvin Baker, was going to fix the case for him. A review of Baker's recent cases show an unusually large number of dismissals. A disgruntled former client confirms that he fixed cases but the question for the DAs office who in the legal justice system is taking the bribes. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Kate Mara's first TV role. See more »

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Quotes

A.D.A. Charlie Harmon: It went too far; I am sorry about that. Try to understand, Jamie.
A.D.A. Jamie Ross: It's not in the job description.
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Who prosecutes the prosecutors?
13 November 2011 | by knucklebreatherSee all my reviews

"Shadow" opens with the murder of a bail bondsman and the detectives quickly suspect one of his bail-jumpers, so they set a trap for him that's interesting enough. He's not the shooter but leads detectives and the DAs to realize that his defense attorney claims to be able to put in a "fix" and guarantee charges will be dismissed.

So this becomes one of a handful of L&Os to look at corruption within the DA's office, through the bizarre but apparently necessity of conducting a fake prosecution to see where the corruption is.

This episode wins with the legal half of the show. It's definitely not your normal episode and it's a bit of a stretch that we're asked to sort of like the D.A. in question since he's pals with Jamie, but it's still a good enough story.


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