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Law & Order: Everybody's Favorite Bagman

Original Pilot Episode

Organized crime is suspected after Charles Halsey, the local councilman, is mugged and his throat slit, but the DA's office cuts a deal with mob kingpin Scalisi to nail corrupt city officials.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 83543
Airdate: Tuesday October 30th, 1990

Director: John Patterson
Writer: Dick Wolf

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Special Guest Stars
Roy ThinnesRoy Thinnes
As D.A. Alfred Wentworth

Guest Stars
David Chandler (2)David Chandler (2)
As Dr. Goldberg
Dick LatessaDick Latessa
As Conti
Leo OLeo O'Brien
As Tremaine Lewis
Marcia Jean KurtzMarcia Jean Kurtz
As Alice Halsey
Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
As Anthony Scalisi
Ron FosterRon Foster
As William Jefferson
Ronald GuttmanRonald Guttman
As Farber
Stephen PearlmanStephen Pearlman
As Rosen
Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As FBI Surveillance Technician
Stuart BurneyStuart Burney
As Wentzel
Sully BoyarSully Boyar
As Swersky
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Asst. US Attorney John McCormack
Anthony K. MeansAnthony K. Means
As Simonize Jackson
Audrey MatsonAudrey Matson
As Maggie, NYPD Cop
Debra StricklinDebra Stricklin
As Alicia Heslin
Mark Boone JuniorMark Boone Junior
As Garage Manager
Trey WilsonTrey Wilson
As Eddie Cosmatos
Main Cast
George DzundzaGeorge Dzundza
As Sergeant Max Greevey
Chris NothChris Noth
As Detective Mike Logan
Dann FlorekDann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Michael MoriartyMichael Moriarty
As Executive A.D.A. Benjamin Stone
Richard BrooksRichard Brooks
As Assistant D.A. Paul Robinette
Steven Hill (1)Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Episode Notes
This episode was the original pilot episode filmed in 1988; after being bounced around by the networks and ultimately landing at NBC it was decided not to air this episode first, opting on "Prescription for Death" instead as the first aired episode.

Although credited, Stephen Hill does not appear in this episode. This episode was filmed before Hill was cast.

Steven Zirnkilton, best known as the opening credits narrator for all L&O series, makes his sole on-screen appearance in this episode. He is one of the FBI surveillance technicians conducting covert surveillance of a restaurant where corrupt politicians are dining. He has one line of dialogue: "Look at that. Do you believe these guys?"
The actual title of his role in the script was Detective #2.

This is also the only episode for which he did not do the opening narration.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerJames Duff McAdams (1)
ProducerJoseph Stern
Co-ProducerDaniel Sackheim
EditorMark Newman  |  Douglas Ibold
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Darlene Kaplan
Unit Production ManagerDiane Foti
First Assistant DirectorMark McGann (2)
Second Assistant DirectorJohanna Jensen
MusicMike Post
Costume DesignerKristi Zea
Camera OperatorAlec Hirschfeld
Director of PhotographyGeoffrey Erb
Coordinating ProducerPeter A. Runfolo
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