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Law & Order: Cruel and Unusual

After a physical altercation, an autistic 18-year-old is arrested and later dies in police custody. Further investigation reveals that the victim had left a behavorial control clinic in anger because the head doctor uses unethical electroshock therapy and an illegal sensory deprivation helmet to "cure" his patients.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x19
Production Number: 69423
Airdate: Wednesday April 19th, 1995



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Guest Stars
Barbara Gulan
As Francine Randazzo
Recurring
Benny Nieves
As Alonso
Recurring
Bruce MacVittie
As Josh Bingham
Recurring
Byron Utley
As Ralph
Recurring
C.C. Loveheart
As Receptionist
Recurring
Carolyn McCormick
As Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Recurring
Dan Ziskie
As George Jeffries
Recurring
Danny Burstein
As Joe Garvey
Recurring
Ed Setrakian
As Al Golden
Recurring
Gene Canfield
As Det. Nelson
Recurring
Jeffrey DeMunn
As Professor Norman Rothenberg
Recurring
John 'Spike' Finnerty
As Uniform Policeman
Recurring
John Fiore
As Detective Tony Profaci
Recurring
Larry Block
As Slater
Recurring
Lawrence Pressman
As Dr. Alan Colter
Recurring
Lenore Harris
As Marya Levinson
Recurring
Leslie Hendrix
As Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, M.E.
Recurring
Michael Levin (1)
As Dr. Ira Chaikin
Recurring
Mike Jefferson
As Henry
Recurring
Nicholas Levitin
As Dr. Gerard
Recurring
Richard Petrocelli
As Officer Roven
Recurring
Shawn Elliott
As Judge Joseph Rivera
Recurring
Socorro Santiago
As Clarice Reynolds
Recurring
Tandy Cronyn
As Nancy Moore
Recurring
Will Osborne
As Michael
Recurring
Bonnie Black
As Joanne
Edoardo Ballerini
As David Vilardi
Jennifer Harmon (1)
As Serena Davidson
Kent Jackman
As Orderly
Margo Skinner
As Eleanor Jeffries
Sheila Tousey
As Mrs. Vilardi
Steve Burns
As Kevin Jeffries
T. Ryder Smith
As Detective Mathers
Main Cast
Jerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Chris Noth
As Detective Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Jill Hennessy
As Assistant D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  Ed Sherin
Co-Executive ProducerMichael S. Chernuchin
ProducerLewis H. Gould  |  Arthur W. Forney  |  Jeffrey L. Hayes  |  RenĂ© Balcer
Co-ProducerEd Zuckerman
Associate ProducerBilly Fox  |  Jody Milano-vanderputten
Production DesignerRichard Bianchi
EditorNeil Felder
CastingSuzanne Ryan (1)  |  Lynn Kressel
Unit Production ManagerLewis H. Gould
MusicMike Post
Camera OperatorRichard Dobbs
Location ManagerMoe Bardach
Director of PhotographyConstantine Makris
Executive Story EditorMorgan Gendel
Technical AdvisorWilliam N. Fordes  |  Dr. Park Dietz  |  Michael Struk
 
Warning: Law & Order season 5 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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