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Lawyers make a deal with a suspected cop killer in order to find a kidnapping victim. However, the DA's office wants to renege on the deal after the victim is found dead, and detectives suspect that he knew the victim was dead all along.


Arthur W. Forney


Dick Wolf (created by), Ed Zuckerman (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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
Carey Lowell ... A.D.A. Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... D.A. Adam Schiff
Luke Reilly Luke Reilly ... Henry H. Harp
Edie Falco ... Sally Bell
Shawn Elliott ... Judge Dominic Santos
Theresa Merritt ... Ruth Titus
John Fiore ... Detective Tony Profaci
David Lipman ... Judge Morris Torledsky
Nancy Addison Nancy Addison ... Judge Selma Davis
Marlene Forte ... Sandra Pena (as Marlene Forté)
Kevin Kash ... Marvin


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The police pull out all the stops when an off-duty police officers is killed trying to stop an armed robbery at a liquor store. The perpetrators were unable to use their escape car - a delivery truck had boxed it in - they hijacked a cab and its driver, Mitchell Titus. They manage to arrest one of the armed robbers, Henry Harp and he offers to tell them where Titus is being held in return for a plea deal. ADA McCoy decides to go ahead with the deal after the police are unable to locate the kidnapped man. When they find Titus dead, they realize he was likely dead when Harp offered to make the deal. DA Schiff tells McCoy to throw out the deal and pursue murder charges but it's not going to be easy to convince a judge. Written by garykmcd

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This episode contains a rare scene shot inside of Jack McCoy's apartment. See more »


Detective Briscoe tells the mother of a suspect that if her son took an unlicensed, loaded handgun outside into a public area he could get charged with a class A felony and go to prison for seven years. This is not true, carrying a concealed, loaded handgun without a permit is criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C felony. It carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years. See more »


Det. Lennie Briscoe: So he walks for killing a cop, but you nail him for killing the cop-killer?
Jack McCoy: An irony he'll reflect on when he's doing 40 years at Attica.
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Remade as Law & Order: UK: Immune (2011) See more »

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Release Date:

16 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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