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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 459 episodes, 1999-2019
Ice-T ...  Odafin Tutuola 437 episodes, 2000-2019
Dann Florek ...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
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Kelli Giddish ...  Amanda Rollins / ... 188 episodes, 2007-2019
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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

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order's Sex Crimes See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Trivia

When the 20th season opener, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Man Up (2018), aired on 27 September 2018, SVU tied the record for the most seasons for a scripted prime-time drama series on American television. The record was set by Gunsmoke (1955) and first tied by Law & Order (1990). See more »

Goofs

We consistently see the police go undercover to investigate a sex crime despite the fact they would have appeared in the media for other cases they have been assigned too. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: 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.
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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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LAW&ORDER SVU
20 April 2018 | by kittmergSee all my reviews

I love the show Law & Order SVU- have watched it for years and years. Why have you begun to use the LORD's Name in vain - I am so sad about this - it is not necessary at all and never has been. Please go back to your former dialogue. Thank you. Dick Wolf has created this show and he never used the LORD's Name in vain throughout all the years.


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