Law & Order 6 Seasons 1990

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Season 1
(28) IMDb 7.6/10

1. Pilot/Everybody's Favorite Bagman AGES_15_AND_OVER

Det. Sgt. Max Greevey and his partner Det. Mike Logan are called to the scene where Councilman Halsey was robbed and his throat was slashed. Halsey is barely alive and is rushed to the hospital. While checking through Halsey's impounded car, Logan and Greevey find a lynx coat in the trunk.

Starring:
George Dzundza,Chris Noth
Runtime:
45 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director John Patterson
Starring George Dzundza, Chris Noth
Supporting actors Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill
Season year 1991
Network NBC Universal
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By G. Lee on 31 Oct. 2003
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'Law and Order' is NOT a cop show where the hero is regularly threatened by suspension, has lots of car chases, breaks the law by beating up suspects in interrogation and - unbelievably -manages to always shoot people on distant rooftops first time.
Instead it is a superbly-written and well-photographed account of how the police and the attorneys deal in combination with criminals in New York.
It has been running for over a decade on US TV, simply because of its quality and willingness to tackle important issues such as racial discrimination, abortion and corruption.
This DVD contains 22 episodes, plus an interview with the creator, Dick Wolfe. If you like a strong plot ('CSI', or 'Prime Suspect' for UK viewers), then this is for you. The series even uses location captions to save time for more acting.
And the really good news is that there are many more episodes to come!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Edgeworth on 19 May 2010
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A classic TV show, Law & Order has been on the air for 20 years. After a while of occaisionally watching re-runs on the Hallmark channel or the "new" (actually five-year old) episodes on Channel 5, I decided to pick up this DVD to see how Law & Order began. Suprisingly, the show is almost exactly the same in its first season as it is today. The format is simple but effective: in the first half of the show, a pair of detectives investigate a murder, while the second half focuses on the attempt to prosecute the criminal responsible.

This may sound a little straightforward at first, but this formula is simply a base for the show to build complex and involving storylines concerning the important issues facing the world; racism, abortion and domestic violence are just a few of the topics covered in the first season alone. All of these issues are addressed with sensitivity and subtlety, and never seem sensationalist in their depiction.

The acting from the main cast is excellent, with George Dzundza (Basic Instinct), Chris Noth (Sex and the City) and Dann Florek (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) in the police roles, and Michael Moriarty (Courage Under Fire), Richard Brooks (I've never seen him in anything else) and Steven Hill (Mission Impossible) as the prosecutors. The easy banter between Dzundza and Noth is a highlight of the police segment, and Michael Moriarty is simply incredible during the courtroom scenes (particuly during the episode "Indifference", which remains my favorite L&O episode).

This is a great season of early Law & Order that has aged extremely well (this season began two years before I was born, yet the issues covered remain relevent today). It only gets better from here.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 Jun. 2003
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Finally Law & Order has come to DVD, lets hope we dont have to wait too long for season 2.
Law & Order now enters its 13th season on NBC. For all those years no one's been able to get it on commercial recording, save the 6-episode VHS set that came out in 1999. But this wasn't satisfactory to represent a show with so much history.
Now you can get the first season of this hit drama on DVD! With its renewal through 2005, you'll probably be getting the "15th Year" on DVD soon. By then Law & Order will be the longest-running police show and second longest-running drama in the history of television.
With season one you get the first appearance of Lorraine Toussaint as the infamous Shambala Green (Subterranean Homeboy Blues), both the CBS original pilot with Roy Thinnes (Everybody's Favorite Bagman) and the NBC pilot with Steven Hill (Prescription for Death), moving episodes (Indifference), and mainly the beginnings of a show that would become one of the most popular dramas of the 1990's.
The original cast features George Dzundza as Sergeant Max Greevey, the amicable but strong lead detective, Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan, Greevey's liberal and young partner, Dann Florek as Captain Don Cragen, the no-nonsense but humorous boss, Michael Moriarty as Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone, whose dispassionate prosecution has become a trademark, Richard Brooks as A.D.A. Paul Robinette, the passionate black Assistant under Stone, and Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff. Only one phrase can describe Schiff: "You have no case. Make a deal."
For me, this item is at the top of the wish list. If you like L&O, there's no passing this up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Toshney on 5 Dec. 2014
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Very good drama series showing both sides of the Law from Police and Lawyers and eventually the courtroom. Some disturbing cases but watching the lawyers tricks in prosecuting and defending the accused is a real eye opener, especially the deals made for smaller crimes to bring down bigger criminals. Not for the faint hearted but very gripping none the less. I was particularly amazed how the threat of capital punishment was discussed and used as a bargaining tool as if it meant nothing. Gripping and not for the faint hearted.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb. 2004
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Surely there is little better from the teevee than the Law & Order series! Admittedly Criminal Intent is my true fave, but they are all spectacular: The acting is great, you get to know the characters so well and they all have quircky personalities that you can actually relate to. For me, though, the best thing is that you can hardly ever figure out whodunnit or rather why they dunnit! theres no guarantee of a happy ending where the criminal gets his comuppance, its true-life gritty stuff and is totally underrated. the first episode i ever saw (in australia, where it gets the credit it is due, unlike here in the UK) it ended with them failing to convict a blatently evil man and i nearly died there on the couch that that could possibly be the ending! but its true to life, fast paced and just really well done.
if you havent seen it, do.
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