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|Production number: 69018|
First aired: 9 November 1993
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The discovery of a decomposed body at a Manhattan construction site leads to a new trial for a prisoner who is serving time in the victim's murder.
- Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Michael Moriarty as Executive A.D.A. Benjamin Stone
- Jill Hennessy as A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
- Bernie McInerney as Judge Michael Callahan
- Josh Pais as Assistant M.E. Borak
- La Donna Mabry as Dubief
- John Fiore as Detective Tony Profaci
- Norma Fire as Appellate Judge Pamela Jensen
- Zeljko Ivanek as Phillip Swann
- Scott Sowers as Billy Doyle
- Mark Tymchyshyn as Chip Rafferty
- Sophie Hayden as Beverly Dorfman
- Bernie Passeltiner as Harry Schuman
- Margaret Hilton as Mrs. Whitaker
- Guy Davis as Russell Bobbit
- Jeff Robins as John Ross
- Stephen Payne as George Mazlansky
- Charles Major as Peterson
- Paul Hoover as Peabody
- Tanny McDonald as Appellate Judge Ellen Fraser
- George Bartenieff as Appellate Judge Fred McNamara
- Chester A. Sims II as Appellate Judge Gordon Humphrey
- Stephen Myles Berger as Liebowitz
- Jane Caldwell as Jill
- Vic Noto as Parking Attendant
- Matt Malloy as Crime Scene Unit Technician #1
- Joel Blake as Murphy
- Kay Walbye as Jury Forewoman
- People v. Rodriguez
- Justice Marshall
- Judge Richard Mounteney (indirectly)
- People v. Serrotti
- Buckley v. Fitzsimmons
- Phillip Swann: So, who makes the first move?
- Stone: I want a confession. Not only for the murder of Russell Bobbit, but for the murder of Sid Cohen as well.
- Swann: And give away my greatest victory?
- Stone: Take this man back to his cell.
- Swann: You give up so easy? It doesn't make any sense, Ben; you're being totally impractical… and it's not like you.
- Stone: Obviously you don't know me...you never did.
- Stone: I guess you just weren't clever enough...
- Swann: I got this far, Ben.
- Stone: A lot of effort to wind up right back where you started. And in polite society, sir, you don't call people by their first name unless they ask you to. I didn't do that. You're not a friend, and you're certainly not a colleague.
- Swann: I spent eight years earning the right to call you whatever the hell I want.
- Swann: Mr. Swann, do you routinely list killing people as part of your daily calendar?
- Stone: Mr. Stone, do you routinely lack a sense of humor?
- Swann: About murder, I have none, sir.
Background information and notes
- This episode is based on the Ron Levin case, which was also the subject of a 1980s telemovie, The Billionaire Boys Club. The plot even includes a scene of Swann making a note in his planner to commit the murder, just as Joe Hunt penned "Kill Ron Levin" in his daily agenda. (Source: Billionaire Boys Club at Wikipedia)
- This episode was later adapted into the Law & Order: UK episode "Unsafe".
Episode scene cards
Queen Anne's Buttons
Swann V. Stone
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