Law & Order

Season 2 Episode 20

Intolerance

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 14, 1992 on NBC
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When a Chinese-American honors student is killed, the investigation uncovers a racist mother whose son was competing with the victim for the same scholarship.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dann Florek

    Dann Florek

    Capt. Don Cragen

    Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks

    A.D.A. Paul Robinette

    Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Exec. A.D.A. Ben Stone

    Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    D.A. Adam Schiff

    Paul Sorvino

    Paul Sorvino

    Det. Sgt. Phil Cerreta

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth

    Det. Mike Logan

    Kelly Bishop

    Kelly Bishop

    Marian Borland

    Guest Star

    Stephen Pearlman

    Stephen Pearlman

    Leonard Willis

    Guest Star

    Pat McNamara

    Pat McNamara

    Ron Borland

    Guest Star

    Christine Farrell

    Christine Farrell

    Arlene Shrier

    Recurring Role

    David Lipman

    David Lipman

    Judge Morris Torledsky

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Judge Torledsky: (at the start of Randy and Marian's arraignment) Docket #51423. The People vs. Marian Borland and Randall Borland. The charge is murder in the se-- What's happening? Didn't I already see this case on my docket?
        Paul Robinette: People's motion charges against a previous defendant were dismissed, Your Honor. The People regret their error.
        Judge Torledsky: Regret? We're talking about murder, Mr. Robinette. You oughta publish an apology in The Times. How do the defendants plead?
        Marian Borland: Not guilty.
        Randy Borland: Not guilty.
        Judge Torledsky: I'll hear a few spirited words on the subject of bail. (to the defense attorney) Leonard, it's nice to see you. Please be brief.
        Leonard Willis: Thank you, Judge. Nice to see you, too. My clients are not a flight risk. They're bound to the community, and any high bail would be a hardship.
        Judge Torledsky: Mr. Robinette?
        Paul Robinette: The People request $50,000 on each defendant. Flight is not an issue, but the severity of the crime...
        Judge Torledsky: Go no further. When you're right, you're right. And, Leonard, he's right. This is Murder 2. 50,000 each defendant. (bangs gavel) Next.

      • Ben Stone: She pulled the trigger. Not physically.
        Adam Schiff: Oh ... metaphysically.

      • Paul Robinette: How many reporters out there? You trying this in the press?
        Leonard Willis: Well, to quote a public opinion poll, my clients are the salt of the earth.
        Paul Robinette: So was the victim.
        Leonard Willis: Ginseng maybe, not salt.
        Paul Robinette: Having a bad week, Leonard?

      • Detective Reilly: Half the smack in the country blows through here. You seen a lot of arrests lately?
        Phil Cerreta: Well, maybe they're paying you off.
        Detective Reilly: Oh yeah, millions. My mortgage is a front.

      • Judge Simon: Now, Ben, how reliable was that tip? A .380? Lots of people probably knew Borland had one. And the address you could have gotten from the phone book.
        Ben Stone: The Supreme Court is adopting a less rigorous standard for search warrants.
        Judge Simon: They ought to be ashamed. They forgot why we have the Fourth Amendment. Besides, here in New York, thank God we have a stricter standard.
        Ben Stone: The Court of Appeals is moving with the Supreme Court --
        Leonard Willis: The Court of Appeals changes its mind more often than I change my socks. Now, that permit was for the Borland business, the warrant was for the Borland home: any idiot can see that the cops were relying on the phone call.
        Judge Simon: I'm not even an idiot, I can see it.

      • Ben Stone: There's no way Simon suppresses the gun.
        Adam Schiff: Simon thinks that the ACLU is too conservative.

      • Adam Schiff: I think I liked it better when the criminals were doing the killing.

      • Ben Stone: Tomorrow's Post. Says we're negotiating a plea. No attribution.
        Paul Robinette: Willis. Dragging us to the altar.
        Ben Stone: And I don't like shotgun weddings.

      • Mrs. Borland: It's bad enough what's happened. My son's life is at stake here!
        Paul Robinette: I thought it was your husband's.
        Mrs. Borland: ... there's a lot at stake here!

      • Mr. Steinman: Tim Chong was the best student I ever taught.
        Phil Cerreta: How long you been teaching?
        Mr. Steinman: Long enough not to exaggerate.

    • NOTES (1)

      • The opening scenes of this episode (where Tim was shot to death) were mostly filmed outside of what was the (but not original) location of Stuyvesant High School on 15th Street between first and second avenues in Manhattan. The neighborhood is in fact known as Stuyvesant Town. The school moved to West and Chambers Streets, near the World Trade Center, in 1992.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Wanda Holloway case. Wanda Holloway was a Texas mom who asked her brother-in-law to hire a hit man to kill the mother of a girl who was competing with her daughter for a spot on the same Texas cheerleading squad. The Judge found her guilty and sentenced her to ten years in prison. She was released on March 1, 1997, after serving six months of her sentence. It was made into a book, Texas Cheerleader Murder Plot, then into a movie staring Holly Hunter, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.

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