Law & Order - The Second Year

Law & Order - The Second Year

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Cast: Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, Dann Florek

     
 

Offering stories taken straight from the newspaper headlines of the day, the Emmy award-winning series Law & Order offers a fascinating look at both the police investigation and prosecution procedures. Featuring all 22 episodes of the long-running series' second season, this disc is a must-have for the crime buff in your life. The episodes are presented asSee more details below

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Offering stories taken straight from the newspaper headlines of the day, the Emmy award-winning series Law & Order offers a fascinating look at both the police investigation and prosecution procedures. Featuring all 22 episodes of the long-running series' second season, this disc is a must-have for the crime buff in your life. The episodes are presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame; audio is rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo and alternate French Mono with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles. As a bonus, Universal has included the featurette "The Cast: The Early Years," offering candid behind-the-scenes interviews with stars Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, and Jerry Orbach, among others.

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Although producer Dick Wolf’s cops-and-prosecutors hit Law & Order sometimes seems as ubiquitous as a screen saver, it remained something of a cult favorite in this second season, airing on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. (ET) for the first half of the season before shifting to 9:00 midway through the year. The season opener finds Det. Mike Logan (Chris Noth) struggling with the death of his Season 1 partner, Sgt. Max Greevey (George Dzundza). In the first of many significant cast shifts that have kept L&O fresh over the years, Paul Sorvino (as Det. Phil Cerreta) joins Noth for one of the best Law teams ever. Dann Florek returns for his second of three seasons here as Capt. Donald Cragen, a role he reprised when L&O spun off Special Victims Unit in 1999. On the Order side, Executive ADA Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty), ADA Paul Robinette (Richard Brooks), and DA Adam Schiff (Steven Hill) remain unchanged from Season 1, and their dynamics are also among the best in the series’ history. Notable episodes include the Emmy Award-winning "Heaven," where an investigation into a club fire -- characteristically inspired by an actual event, a tragedy in which 87 people were killed -- connects arson, illegal immigrants, and the sale of green cards. An obsessive soap-opera fan attempts to murder an actress in "Star Struck," while in "Silence," a politician fights the prosecution of his son’s murderer because it would mean revealing his son was gay. Another standout is "Trust," in which Stone mounts a desperate case against a teen killer who he believes has already gotten away with murder once before. Leading the always delightful parade of character actors who give Law & Order its weekly spice are William H. Macy (in "Sisters of Mercy"), Nicholas Turturro ("Blood Is Thicker"), Jerry Stiller ("The Fertile Fields"), and The West Wing’s Allison Janney ("Star Struck"), among many others.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
UPC:
0025192271526
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
17:26:00
Sales rank:
40,169

Special Features

"The Cast: The Early Years": Brand-new behind-the-scenes interviews with eight of the stars from the first six seasons of the show, including Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, & Jerry Orbach; discussions range from the creation of the show to casting the characters, creating the pilot, and working in the Big Apple

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