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Deadline: Pilot

Popular newspaper columnist Wallace Benton has just discovered his Pulitzer prize-winning series from two years ago may have landed two innocent men on death row. With just three days to right the wrong that may have been committed, Wallace goes on a crusade to save the men who he once condemned for their vicious murders of fast food restaurant employees. To solve his case, Wallace enlists the help of a group of interns who go through the evidence step by step to discover that Wallace was wrong and right at the same time. Now Wallace must free the innocent and imprison the guilty.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: E1501
Airdate: Monday October 02nd, 2000

Director: Don Scardino
Story: Dick Wolf
Teleplay: Robert Palm


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Guest Stars
Chip Zien
As Sammy Klein
Recurring
Chris Beetem
As Wentzel
Recurring
Erik Jensen
As Sean Feldman
Recurring
Howard Atlee
As Rick
Recurring
Mark Matkevich
As Ratkovich
Recurring
Michael Gaston
As Walter
Recurring
Peter Pamela Rose
As News Assistant
Recurring
Andrea Videla
As Waitress
André Blake
As ACLU Waiter
Arthur French
As Old Man
Carly Thomas
As Presley
Christine Farrell
As Ballistics Tech
Christopher Cougill
As Catering Owner
Curtis L. McClarin
As guest star
Elizabeth Van Dyke
As guest star
Joanna Rhinehart
As Mrs. Washington
Kareem Ferguson
As Restaurant Manager
Karim Ra
As Speedy B Manager
Ken Glickfeld
As Windbreaker
Ken Leung
As Fung
Kevin Daniels
As Tyrell Jackson
Kevin Mambo
As guest star
Marc Damon Johnson
As Stewart Daniels
Marisa Ryan
As Stokes
Mark Kenneth Smaltz
As Detective #2
Martin Kildare
As Chicago Detective #1
Mateo Gomez
As Hector
Max Chalawsky
As Catering Owner
Michael Arthur
As Swat COP #1
Reade Kelly
As Chicago SWAT Chief
Robert Rodriguez
As Chicago SWAT Lieutenant
Robert Sedgwick
As Peter Stoneman
Sandra Daley
As Louisa
Yaani King
As Monique
Main Cast
Oliver Platt
As Wallace Benton
Lili Taylor (2)
As Hildy Baker
Hope Davis
As Brooke Benton
Damon Gupton
As Charles Foster
Christina Chang
As Beth Khambu
Tom Conti
As Si Beekman
Bebe Neuwirth
As Nikki Masucci
Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerRobert Palm  |  Dick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerDon Scardino  |  Arthur W. Forney  |  Peter Jankowski
ProducerJohn L. Roman
Associate ProducerTim Deluca
Production DesignerRick Butler (1)
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Gayle Keller
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyFrank Prinzi
 
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