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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

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John Munch returns to help SVU convict a renowned fashion house photographer for raping a young model.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Olivia Benson (387 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Odafin Tutuola (365 episodes, 2000-2016)
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 Donald Cragen (331 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 John Munch (326 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Elliot Stabler (272 episodes, 1999-2011)
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 Dr. George Huang (230 episodes, 2001-2015)
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 Dr. Melinda Warner (221 episodes, 2000-2015)
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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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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. See more »


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20 September 1999 (USA)  »

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After the World Trade Center attack in September 2001, NBC ordered the opening credits for the 2001-2002 season reedited to remove images of the ill-fated building. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Donald Cragen: My wife was on an Orlando turnaround as a flight attendant, and I was home, scrubbing algae off the tiles around the swimming pool that we never used, the one that got me into hot water with Internal Affairs, because 'what's a cop doing with an in-ground pool", right?, and then the phone rang, the call she always expected, always dreaded.
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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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User Reviews

Great show!!
15 July 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

This is the BEST show! Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) and Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler) are great for the 2 parts and work so well together. The cases are based on real cases and if I didn't know they are all actors i'd say it IS real.

The show is my inspiration for wanting to join the NYPD sex crimes. I recently found out about sex crimes in my home town (San Diego, CA). I want to intern there before I go to NYC and join.

I have learned a lot about law and all that from the show. There was an episode about FAS (Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome) which became my topic for my health project. In general I learned about law and prosecution and it is a great show to watch! 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, EXCELLENT!


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