Law & Order

Volunteers

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 9/29/93
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  • Episode Description
  • A disruptive, unbalanced homeless man is found severely beaten in an alley of the middle class neighborhood he calls home, leading Stone to try and prosecute one of the residents for premeditated murder.

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Quinn

  • RenĂ© Balcer

  • Nicolas Coster

    Reid Mullen

  • Kent Broadhurst

    Dr. Creighton

  • Stephen Mendillo

    Leon Proskey

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A crazy homeless guy is beaten, and the community doesn't want to talk. Intriguing episode.

    By DreamingPixel, Apr 18, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Roland Kirk: I'll get enough crack to last me a lifetime! (points at the defendant) And every time that son of a bitch comes out of his house, he'll see me sitting in my Rolls-Royce wheelchair, getting high, and getting in his pudgy little face!

    • (Stone sympathizes with the attacker of homeless man Roland Kirk) Ben Stone: I'm not saying I feel comfortable prosecuting a man who, but for the grace of God, could have been me. Adam Schiff: And if the almighty had looked away for a second, you could have been Roland Kirk.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Lying affects all age groups.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Being crazy and homeless -- nothing illegal about that.

    • Dr. Elizabeth Olivet: There's no place for him. Drug programs don't treat the mentally ill. Psychiatric hospitals don't treat addicts. Claire Kincaid: So the system's crazier than the people it's trying to help?

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    Notes (1)

    • The Law & Order: UK episode "Community Service" is based on this episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Judge Reisman: That's nice, counselor, I've seen Marathon Man.
      This is a reference to the 1976 movie Marathon Man, where Laurence Olivier's character tortures Dustin Hoffman's character by drilling a sore tooth.

    • Mike Logan: Nightgown. Christian Dior. Price tags still on. Something for the wife?
      Police Officer: Yeah, he's dating Marla Maples.
      Marla Maples is a former stage actress. At the time of this episode's first airing, Maples was Donald Trump's eight-months-pregnant fiancee following Trump's then-recent divorce from first wife, Ivana. Maples would give birth to Trump's fourth child (and second daughter), Tiffany, two weeks after this episode aired. (Trump and Maples married in December of 1993 and divorced in 1999.)

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