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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 

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This series focuses on the NYPD's Major Case Squad, a force of detectives who investigate high-profile cases, whilst also showing parts of the crime from the criminal's point of view to the audience.

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Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf
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Series cast summary:
Kathryn Erbe ...  Alexandra Eames 144 episodes, 2001-2011
Vincent D'Onofrio ...  Robert Goren 141 episodes, 2001-2011
Jamey Sheridan ...  James Deakins 111 episodes, 2001-2006
Courtney B. Vance ...  Ron Carver 111 episodes, 2001-2006
Leslie Hendrix ...  Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers 110 episodes, 2001-2011
Eric Bogosian ...  Danny Ross 61 episodes, 2006-2010
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This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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Where intellect defies evil. See more »


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Trivia

When Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio joined the cast in season nine, her character was going to be named Sarah Brooks. At the last minute, producers decided to change it to Zoe Callas. See more »

Goofs

The detectives sometimes pick up a weapon with a handkerchief or by inserting a pencil in the barrel. In real life, the handkerchief might contaminate possible DNA evidence, and the pencil would destroy microscopic markings inside the barrel, making it difficult to match the weapon to slugs retrieved from a victim's body or a crime scene. Instead, one expert recommends holding a weapon in place with gloved fingertips and sliding a thin, stiff sheet of plastic beneath it. See more »

Quotes

Detective Alexandra Eames: Sex fiend and a bully, politics is a perfect place for him.
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Alternate Versions

The version of the show shown in the UK on Channel Five has a completely different version of the opening credits with different music. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Only Me
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Written by Rob Dougan
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Well-made
16 February 2004 | by MichaelOatesSee all my reviews

Dick Wolf has created quality television once again with the latest series in the "Law & Order" franchise. Wolf combines intelligence, intensity, clever characters and stories as well as great charm and wit to create a successful formula for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, and Courtney B. Vance shine as they give performances that supercede those given on "NYPD Blue." Like the cast on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," D'Onofrio, Erbe, Sheridan and Vance feed off each other as if they were veterans working together for a long time.

One of the biggest reasons It is especially fun to watch D'Onofrio's character Bobby Goren at work as he uses deductive reasoning combined with his great intellect to pick out the perpetrator. D'Onofrio gives insightful performances with each episode he stars.

Like their co-star, Erbe, Sheridan and Vance are welcome additions to an already wonderful series, who each bring their own unique brand of style and talent to their respective roles, a quality that sets them apart from other crime drama casts.

Quality writing and riveting performances set "Law And Order: Criminal Intent" far apart from the other crime dramas on television. Each episode is riveting, written with intelligence, and contains characters with great depth. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is one of only a few crime dramas that contains all of these elements. I will always set aside one hour every week to watch "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" when the writing is this good.

It was a pleasant surprise to watch the writers' come up with an original idea, which they think of stories that delve into the criminal mind and the motives behind the crime. Also, they drew me in with their ability to create a detective with skills similar to Sherlock Holmes and a partner that rivals Dr. Watson.

The outstanding writing and great performances make me care about this outstanding series. With involving storylines, clever and insightful characters, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is one of the finest crime dramas on television.


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Channel 5 [UK] | NBC [United States] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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