Login or register  
TV
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

Law & Order: Tabloid

Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when a female law professor who is a noted public figure is chased by a tabloid journalist into the street and killed by a car. Her husband, who is also from a well-known 'Kennedy-esque' family, fights to keep some of his own family secrets out of the press.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x23
Production Number: K2515
Airdate: Wednesday May 13th, 1998



  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Baxter HarrisBaxter Harris
As Abner Parkes
Recurring
Brant Spencer (1)Brant Spencer (1)
As Health Club Clerk
Recurring
David B. McConegheyDavid B. McConeghey
As Judge Henry Fisk
Recurring
Ellen TobieEllen Tobie
As Phyllis Howard
Recurring
Gerrit GrahamGerrit Graham
As Alan Bruder
Recurring
Joe MantelloJoe Mantello
As Phil Marco
Recurring
John John 'Spike' Finnerty
As Jury Foreman
Recurring
John SlatteryJohn Slattery
As Arlen Levitt
Recurring
Kelly AuCoinKelly AuCoin
As First Assistant
Recurring
Maeve McGuireMaeve McGuire
As Betty Sanger
Recurring
Peter McRobbiePeter McRobbie
As Dr. Thomas Newstadt
Recurring
Spiro MalasSpiro Malas
As Taxi Driver
Recurring
Stephen KunkenStephen Kunken
As Process Server
Recurring
Andre CantyAndre Canty
As UPS Delivery Man
Bobby ZaremBobby Zarem
As Himself
Brian KeelerBrian Keeler
As Paul Gary Fowler
LeAnna CroomLeAnna Croom
As Julianne Lowry
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
As Laura Abbott
Nell BalabanNell Balaban
As Receptionist
Robin GrovesRobin Groves
As Judge Joanne Franklin
Timothy CarhartTimothy Carhart
As Warren Abbott
Main Cast
Jerry OrbachJerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt
As Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis
S. Epatha MerkersonS. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Carey LowellCarey Lowell
As Assistant D.A. Jamie Ross
Steven Hill (1)Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Cultural References
McCoy: When you have no case, attack the victim.
Ross: Especially when the victim represents everything that's wrong with journalism.
Schiff: The public still remembers a mangled car in a Paris tunnel.

The reference is to the August 31, 1997 automobile death of Princess Diana, whose driver was trying to flee from pursuit by a group of paparazzi. Henri Paul lost control of his vehicle while speeding away in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. The automobile crashed, killing three: Princess Diana, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver himself. On 7 April 2008, a jury concluded that Diana and Dodi were the victims of an "unlawful killing" by the "grossly negligent" chauffeur Henri Paul and the drivers of the following vehicles.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  RenĂ© Balcer  |  Ed Sherin
Co-Executive ProducerKathy McCormick
Supervising ProducerArthur W. Forney
ProducerJeffrey L. Hayes  |  David Shore  |  Billy Fox  |  Lewis H. Gould
Consulting ProducerDavid Black
Production DesignerRichard Bianchi
EditorMonty De Graff
CastingSuzanne Ryan (1)  |  Lynn Kressel
Unit Production ManagerLewis H. Gould
MusicMike Post
Camera OperatorRichard Dobbs
Location ManagerMoe Bardach
Director of PhotographyConstantine Makris
Executive Story EditorBarry M. Schkolnick
Technical AdvisorMichael Struk  |  William N. Fordes  |  Dr. Park Dietz
 
Warning: Law & Order season 8 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
Recent news

Strictly Come Dancing - Judy Murray confirmed as taking part

Judy Murray is the latest celebrity to confirm that she will be taking..

Rage Ratings Review - Tuesday 19th August - US - Cable Highlights

With such a large choice of cable channels out there, TVRage's Ratings..

'The Awesomes' Renewed for Third Season

Four episodes into its second season, Hulu has renewed its original..