Law & Order

Season 1 Episode 15

The Torrents of Greed (Part 1)

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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An assault on a candy storeowner leads Stone and Robinette to build a case against a powerful mafia don.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Mob & Disorder

    7.5
    This story should be called 'Law & Order' vs. The Mob'. It started when a cop discovered a Russian candy store owner beaten by a thug and put into a coma. Greevey and Logan are on the case and discover the boss of the Masucci family was responsible. Masucci goes on trial for the crime,but he's plotting to set up ADA Stone. As the result, the boss and the players connected to him had the charges dropped. Now,he's the teflon Don just like John Gotti. As for the actual case, this aired two months after Gotti was arrested again. Justice was served a year after this episode when Gotti was found guilty thanks to the rat Gravano. It was a good episode based on John Gotti.moreless
  • Love the italian Mob Boss

    10
    Love seeing an italian Mob boss in any show, But masucci's character was awsome. Its a shame, in this day and age were hardly seeing these characters at all anymore. Why are they replacing them with chinese, russian etc..crime Bosses ??

    The Italian Crime boss is still the most appealing, expecially when there doing there operations inside a pizza parlour..I love it !!
George Dzundza

George Dzundza

Sgt. Max Greevey

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

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Det. Mike Logan

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Katherine Masucci Beigel

Guest Star

Bruce Altman

Bruce Altman

Harv Beigel

Guest Star

Charles Cioffi

Charles Cioffi

Frank Masucci

Guest Star

Doris Belack

Doris Belack

Judge Margaret Barry

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mike Logan: (after Masucci is acquitted of Mackey's murder) So, Pilefsky's perjury was all part of Frank Masucci's plan to free Beigel.
      Ben Stone: And unfortunately, we can't prove that. And if we rescind the deal, we lose all credibility in the future.
      Mike Logan: Hey, they don't play the rules. Why should we?
      Ben Stone: Because that's our job.
      Mike Logan: Great. Beigel walks. Masucci walks. We got squat.
      Ben Stone: Oh, no. Masucci's not walking.

    • Edgar Hoover: There is no fire like passion. There is no shark like hatred. There is no snare like folly. There is no torrent like greed.

    • Adam Schiff: I don't photograph well with egg on my face, how about you?

    • Delivery Man: Look man, you know how hard it is to get work? I keep my eyes closed, I keep my job.
      Max Greevey: What about your ears?
      Delivery Man: Sure, I hear stuff.
      Max Greevey: What kind of stuff?
      Delivery Man: Like, guys that talk don't talk for very long. Look, I've seen Godfather I, II, and III.

    • Don Cragen: This is New York, remember? Sometimes people get beat up just for the hell of it.

    • Mike Logan: Hey, they don't play by the rules, why should we?
      Ben Stone: Because that's our job.

    • Ben Stone: 'Big Frankie', ha, 'Dandy Don.'
      Adam Schiff: You too can have monogrammed socks.

    • Mike Logan: Let me ask you something. If you liked Isaac so much, why'd you clean his register?
      Hoover: Didn't look like he was gonna need it.

    • Max Greevey: Did you see anything unusual in the neighborhood this morning?
      Newspaper Delivery Worker: It's Greenwich Village, man. You tell me.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Germany: Jagdfieber, Teil 1 (Hunting Fever, Part 1)
      Czech Republic: Ve víru chamtivosti(In the Vortex of Greed)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the John Gotti crime syndicate case. Gotti and five of his brothers all joined the Mafia at early ages and Gotti soon became boss of the well known Gambino crime family, one of the Five Families in New York City. He became widely known for his outspoken personality and flamboyant style that eventually caused his downfall. In 1992, Gotti was convicted of racketeering, 13 murders, obstruction of justice, hijacking, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion, loansharking and other crimes and was sentenced to life in prison where he died 10 years later.

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