|"In Memory Of..."|
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|Production number: 67413|
First aired: 5 November 1991
| Teleplay By|
David Black & Robert Stuart Nathan
David Black & Siobhan Byrne
The skeletal remains of a young boy missing for 30 years are found in an apartment building, and the killer needs to be found by digging up some repressed memories.
- Paul Sorvino as Sergeant Phil Cerreta
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Michael Moriarty as Executive A.D.A. Benjamin Stone
- Richard Brooks as A.D.A. Paul Robinette
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
- Mary-Joan Negro as Julie Atkinson
- Michael Higgins as Thad Messimer
- Rosemary Murphy as Catherine Messimer
- Tresa Hughes as Doris Keegan
- Richard Hamilton as Ed Conover
- Richard Kuss as Sergeant Dominick McFadden
- Mark Hammer as Judge Randall Welch
- Doug Stender as Huston
- Colin Fox as Peter Martin
- John Braden as Linford
- Mitchell McGuire as Earl Lawler
- Hildy Brooks as Jane Lawler
- Adam LeFevre as Joseph Kelly
- Stan Lachow as Elliot Woods
- Tom Kemp as Heller
- Kevin O'Morrison as Judge Spector
- Anne O'Sullivan as Dash
- Larry Attile as Anderson
- Gwen Shepherd as Knox
- Robinson Frank Adu as Armstrong
- James Michael McCauley as Reni
- Marylouise Burke as Estelle
- W. Benson Terry as Insley
- Billy Van as Detective
- Paul Singer as Bailiff
- Jack Mungovan as Officer Wheeler (uncredited)
"We have an obligation to investigate."
"At the expense of my client’s reputation? This man has led an exemplary life."
"Or he hasn’t, and nobody caught him."
- - Defense Attorney and Benjamin Stone
"What'd he say?"
"He told us to go to Hell."
"Well, at least he's got a way with words."
- - Donald Cragen and Mike Logan
Background information and notes
- This episode seems to be based on the George Franklin case. During an hypnosis session in the early 1990s, Franklin's daughter, Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, claimed to have recovered repressed memories that her father had murdered her best friend Susan Nason. Franklin was initially convicted of first degree murder, but once the court learned that Eileen was hypnotized prior to recovering this memory, also that Eileen's recollections matched erroneous newspaper accounts rather than the true series of events, Franklin's conviction was overturned. 
- The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit third season episode "Repression" also deals with repressed memory, and the damaging effects of hypnosis.
Episode scene cards
Home of Doris Keegan
Broadway & 84th Street
Genuine Life & Casualty
Supreme Court Building
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