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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson 449 episodes, 1999-2019
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 427 episodes, 2000-2019
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Elliot Stabler 272 episodes, 1999-2011
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner 222 episodes, 2000-2018
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Storyline

In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order: SVU See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

The series was originally proposed under the title Sex Crimes, and unrelated to the Law & Order (1990) brand. NBC thought the title was too harsh, and after discussions between network executives and Dick Wolf (creator of Law & Order (1990)) it became part of the Law & Order brand, debuting as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). See more »

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The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a few kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. See more »

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Capt. Donald Cragen: My wife was on an Orlando turnaround as a flight attendant, and I was home, scrubbing algae off the tiles around the swimming pool that we never used, the one that got me into hot water with Internal Affairs, because 'what's a cop doing with an in-ground pool", right?, and then the phone rang, the call she always expected, always dreaded.
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Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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LAW&ORDER SVU
20 April 2018 | by kittmergSee all my reviews

I love the show Law & Order SVU- have watched it for years and years. Why have you begun to use the LORD's Name in vain - I am so sad about this - it is not necessary at all and never has been. Please go back to your former dialogue. Thank you. Dick Wolf has created this show and he never used the LORD's Name in vain throughout all the years.


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