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Law & Order: Family Friend

When a Mob accountant is slain and his wife is severely wounded, Detectives Fontana and Green arrest a common street thug who is later found not guilty because of the victim's poor testimony. When the freed slayer is later killed by an ex-cop and close family friend of the victim's, A.D.A. McCoy faces a political powderkeg when the corrupt officer seeks to avoid prosecution by threatening to expose tainted evidence from dozens of previous cases that would free convicted murderers.

Episode Info
Episode number: 16x12
Airdate: Wednesday January 11th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NL (VARA) Mar 27, 2011

Guest Stars
Amy RyanAmy Ryan
As Valerie Messick
Bill KocisBill Kocis
As Jury Foreperson #1
Brad CalcaterraBrad Calcaterra
As Jay Fleckner
Christopher McCannChristopher McCann
As Harvey Wellman
Dan ZiskieDan Ziskie
As Captain Tom Baden
Daniel AhearnDaniel Ahearn
As Detective Ostrover
Kelly AuCoinKelly AuCoin
As Andrew Semel
Martin KildareMartin Kildare
As Pat Loftus
Mike HodgeMike Hodge
As Judge Delano Burns
Patricia KilgarriffPatricia Kilgarriff
As Pauline Best
Richard PetrocelliRichard Petrocelli
As Greg Muggio
Bill SmitrovichBill Smitrovich
As Ernie Kruhulik
Bryan T. DonovanBryan T. Donovan
As Uniform Cop #2
Dov DavidoffDov Davidoff
As Darrell Dennehy
Jeff GalferJeff Galfer
As Dr. Brooks
Joey PiscopoJoey Piscopo
As Uniform Cop
Kelly KirklynKelly Kirklyn
As Jury Foreperson #2
Lawrence FeeneyLawrence Feeney
As P.O. Ben Van Vechten
Margaret DalyMargaret Daly
As Judge Julia Grayson
Vincent GuastaferroVincent Guastaferro
As Bob Cerullo

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Dennis FarinaDennis Farina
As Detective Joe Fontana
Jesse L. MartinJesse L. Martin
As Detective Edward "Eddie" Green
S. Epatha MerkersonS. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Annie ParisseAnnie Parisse
As Assistant D.A. Alexandra Borgia
Fred Dalton ThompsonFred Dalton Thompson
As District Attorney Arthur Branch
Episode Notes
This is the first episode to be broadcast in a 16:9 ratio, which is known as letterbox format. This is also the first episode broadcast in HDTV.

Episode Quotes
Jack McCoy: Juries aren't stupid.
Ernie Krahulik: Really. We must be working different courtrooms.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerWalon Green  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Nicholas Wootton  |  Dick Wolf  |  Matthew Penn
Co-Executive ProducerRick Eid  |  Wendy Battles  |  Richard Sweren  |  Arthur W. Forney
Supervising ProducerGary Karr (1)
ProducerGreg Plageman  |  Peter Giuliano
Consulting ProducerChris Levinson
Production DesignerGary Weist
EditorMichael Schweitzer
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyWilliam Klayer
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