Law & Order

Season 5 Episode 14

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 08, 1995 on NBC
8.9
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Episode Summary

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Briscoe and Logan set out to identify the apparent victim in a snuff film, but find her alive and really the victim of a points-for-sex club at her prestigious high school.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Briscoe and Logan think they are investigating a murder until they find the girl alive.

    9.0
    This was a good episode with a twist when Briscoe and Logan find a sixteen year old girl alive who they thought was dead when they watched a snuff film from When they find the person who raped her he claimed she is only said that because she was embarrassed about the tape It was good to see the boys go down for what they did and shows they can't escpae the law.moreless
  • A great episode! Similar to SVU episodes!

    9.0
    I love this episode. As this episode was made in 1995 SVU was not around, and this episode clearly has an SVU feel as it is about sex crimes. It almost feels like a mix of classic Law and Order (due to the style of the show, for example half police and half prosecution and also having Briscoe and Logan) and half SVU (due to the crimes being committed). Without giving too much away, the basic storyline is as follows. At a bucks party people view what they think is a snuff film however Briscoe and Logan find the victim and find her alive. They discover she in fact is a rape victim. The episode also involves a high school boys group, a typical type of group who feature in many SVU episodes.



    I recommend this episode especially for those who are fans of SVU. You will see the similarities.moreless
  • Possibly the best Law and Order Episode of all time.

    10
    I have been watching Law and Order since, 1990 and of all the episodes this is the one episode that still resonants after all these years The passion and determination that should characterize both law enforcement the legal profession, and child advocacy are the hallmarks of this episode. In this episode the viewers get the feeling that the police and prosecutors speak for those who have no voice because, of the trauma suffered.moreless
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

D.A. Adam Schiff

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. A.D.A. Jack McCoy

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

A.D.A. Claire Kincaid

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Det. Mike Logan

Monica Keena

Monica Keena

Corey Russel

Guest Star

Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli

Shane Sutter

Guest Star

John MacKay

John MacKay

Michael Sutter

Guest Star

Richard Venture

Richard Venture

Douglas Greer

Recurring Role

George Bartenieff

George Bartenieff

Judge Shawn MacNamara

Recurring Role

David Lipman

David Lipman

Judge Morris Torledsky

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Kincaid finds McCoy in a bar to discuss the case against Kyle and Shane.)
      Jack McCoy: Rule #1: Never drink at work. Rule #2: Never discuss work while drinking.
      Claire Kincaid: They've overturned the verdicts and remanded for a new trial. Evidence of the Mack Rangers is excluded.
      Jack McCoy: Rule #3: If rule #2 is broken, never drink alone. (hands Kincaid a drink)

    • Claire Kincaid: They still don't think they did anything wrong.
      Jack McCoy: Maybe seeing their friends in Attica will change their minds.

    • Claire Kincaid: They filed the notice of appeal. All evidence relating to the Mack Rangers should have been excluded.
      Jack McCoy: Why, because without it, Greer might've won?
      Claire Kincaid: First amendment. The Constitution?
      Adam Schiff: Yeah. That pesky thing.

    • Mike Logan: Snuff films. We got a couple of fake ones in the eighties.
      Lennie Briscoe: You think she's pretending?
      (They watch as the film plays offscreen. There are screams and gunshots)
      Mike Logan: Nope.

    • (Watching the teenage porn video.)
      Lennie Briscoe: Whatever happened to Spin the Bottle?
      Mike Logan: Whatever happened to their parents?

    • Mike Logan: How'd you like to be in one of those movies?
      Lennie Briscoe: Are you kidding? I don't even like to look at my own x-rays.

    • Jack McCoy: How many points do you think you'll be worth in prison?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Lennie Briscoe: We're the police.
      Band Member: You're too late, Sting already took that one.
      A rather smart-mouthed reference to Sting and his former band The Police. They had several hit songs like "Every Breath You Take" and "Don't Stand So Close To Me".

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Spur Posse case. The posse were a group of high school boys from Lakewood, California, who used a point system to keep track of and compare their sexual conquests. The founder of the group chose the name "Spur Posse" when a favorite basketball player of theirs, David Robinson, was signed to the San Antonio Spurs. The group came to national attention on March 18, 1993, when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested a number of the members for various sexual crimes. Prosecutors later dropped all but one of the charges after determining most of the encounters were consensual, although with underage girls. They had the opportunity to prosecute the considerably older boys for statutory rape, but declined to do so.

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