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Law & Order: Deadbeat

A car broker's murder reveals that he was a deadbeat dad, but was his ex-wife or ex-father-in-law to blame for his death? When the father-in-law refuses to plea bargain, McCoy grows suspicious of his self-defense claim.

Remade for Law & Order: UK

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x7
Production Number: K1108
Airdate: Wednesday November 13th, 1996

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Guest Stars
Abby LewisAbby Lewis
As Mrs. Mills
Barbara Eda-YoungBarbara Eda-Young
As Betsy Graves
Deborah HedwallDeborah Hedwall
As Arlene Schaeffer Webber
Elaine TseElaine Tse
As Dr. Chan
Jerry Mayer (2)Jerry Mayer (2)
As Leon Storch
Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
As Sam Pokras
Jim FrangioneJim Frangione
As Det. Scapelli
Jordan LageJordan Lage
As Charles
Joyce Lynn OJoyce Lynn O'Connor
As Mrs. Reynolds
Larry ShermanLarry Sherman
As Judge Colin Fraser
Madeline LeeMadeline Lee
As Judge Susan Amberger
Mark CasellaMark Casella
As Det. Doyle
Nick SandowNick Sandow
As Pete Pogosian
O.L. DukeO.L. Duke
As Jackson
Paul UrcioliPaul Urcioli
As Bellman
Scott SowersScott Sowers
As Joe Kirby
Sharon AngelaSharon Angela
As Delia
Val AveryVal Avery
As Max Schaeffer
Vincent PastoreVincent Pastore
As Jimmy Pogosian
David Healy (2)David Healy (2)
As Mr. Reynolds
Emily ColtEmily Colt
As Cheryl Reynolds
J. Evan BonifantJ. Evan Bonifant
As Joey Reynolds
Michael DowlingMichael Dowling
As Bailiff
Renee PropsRenee Props
As Victoria Lewis
Tamara TunieTamara Tunie
As Caroline Bennett
Zachary KadyZachary Kady
As Billy Webber
Main Cast
Jerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt
As Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell
As Assistant D.A. Jamie Ross
Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Episode Notes
Remade as the Law & Order: UK episode "Paternal" (S07E03 - July 28th, 2013)

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  René Balcer  |  Ed Sherin
Co-Executive ProducerEd Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerGardner Stern
ProducerJeffrey L. Hayes  |  Billy Fox  |  Lewis H. Gould
Co-ProducerJeremy R. Littman
Production DesignerRichard Bianchi
EditorNeil Felder
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Suzanne Ryan
Unit Production ManagerLewis H. Gould
MusicMike Post
Location ManagerMoe Bardach
Director of PhotographyChristopher Misiano
Executive Story EditorBarry M. Schkolnick
Technical AdvisorWilliam N. Fordes  |  Dr. Park Dietz  |  Michael Struk
Warning: Law & Order season 7 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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