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Charm City 

A man leaves a poisonous gas bomb on a train and kills a lot of people. The man is found guilty, but says this is just the tip of the iceberg.


Edwin Sherin (as Ed Sherin)


Dick Wolf (created by), Michael S. Chernuchin | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Detective Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Jill Hennessy ... A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Leo Burmester ... Mr. Le Clair
Kevin Geer ... Brian Egan
Raymond Anthony Thomas ... George Bell (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Kyle Secor ... Tim Bayliss
Justin Kennedy Justin Kennedy ... Belcher
Catrina Ganey ... Mrs. Chapman
W.T. Martin W.T. Martin ... Judge Fred Naughton


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate a gas attack in New York city subway system that left 20 people dead, all African-Americans. In Baltimore, Detectives John Munch and Frank Pembleton read about the attack and realize that it's quite similar to a similar gas attack in a church some 5 years ago where the victims were also African-American. They travel to New York to help out in the case but after getting the cold shoulder from Briscoe and Curtis go about investigating on their own. They soon arrest Brian Egan and are convinced that he is also responsible for the Baltimore attack. Egan's lawyer asks for and receives a change of venue to Westchester County where ADA McCoy will have to convince an all-white jury that Egan is guilty. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

7 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charm City See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Since the story of this episode is concluded in Homicide: Life on the Street: For God and Country (1996) that episode is included as a bonus feature with the season six DVD set of Law & Order (1990). See more »


Claire, Jill Hennessy, was not interviewing Detective Pembleton, Andre Braugher, at 30:15 he was being interviewed by Jack, Sam Waterston. Claire was interviewing Detective Bayliss, Kyle Secor, Pembleton came into the room Claire and Bayliss were in wearing his coat and hat after he was done being interviewed by Jack. See more »


References Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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