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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

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Dick Wolf
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mariska Hargitay ...  Olivia Benson 451 episodes, 1999-2019
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola / ... 429 episodes, 2000-2019
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch 326 episodes, 1999-2016
Christopher Meloni ...  Elliot Stabler 272 episodes, 1999-2011
BD Wong ...  Dr. George Huang 230 episodes, 2001-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Dr. Melinda Warner 222 episodes, 2000-2018
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Storyline

In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

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Official Sites:

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

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order's Sex Crimes See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

After the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, NBC ordered the opening credits for the 2001-2002 season re-edited to remove images of the ill-fated buildings. See more »

Goofs

In multiple episodes, Elliot pronounces his own last name as 'Stah-bler' instead of 'Stay-bler'. In others, he pronounces it as 'Stay-bler'. See more »

Quotes

Det. Elliot Stabler: [to Fin during a card game] What's your favorite kind of torture?
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Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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Best cop show on TV
7 March 2004 | by doglover_vetSee all my reviews

This is absolutely the best cop show on TV. There's less time in the court room and more with the detectives, which I enjoy. I think there needs to be more time with the detectives off the job. My favorite detective is Olivia Benson, the child of a rape who is played by Mariska Hargitay.Olivia is one of those detectives who would be really awesome if you knew her well, but you wouldn't want to get on her bad side. She is also very stubborn. She and Elliot Stabler (a family man played by Christopher Meloni) make a great team. Christopher and Mariska are great actors. I often forget that these are actors, not real people. I think Olivia should have a boyfriend. It might help her stop being so stubborn. This is just the best cop show ever to be on TV and I hope it stays on for a long time.


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