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A high-profile divorce lawyer is found dead in his own swimming pool, and a man claiming to be his son shows up in the homicide office with evidence to incriminate himself. Pembleton and Bayliss soon find themselves in a face-off with the National Security Agency and a second suspect whose sudden confession seems a little too convenient. Meanwhile, Brodie tries to toughen himself up, Munch buys a VCR of highly questionable origin, and Kellerman tries to unmask the "Lunch Bandit" who has been stealing everyone's food from the office refrigerator.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x19
Production Number: 417
Airdate: Friday April 26th, 1996

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Guest Stars
Harlee McBrideHarlee McBride
As Dr. Alyssa Dyer, M.E.
Max PerlichMax Perlich
As Unit Videographer J.H. Brodie
Walt MacPhersonWalt MacPherson
As Captain Roger Gaffney
Terry KinneyTerry Kinney
As Richard Laumer

Co-Guest Stars
Judy ThorntonJudy Thornton
As Judy
Ralph TabakinRalph Tabakin
As Dr. Scheiner, M.E.
Elisabeth NooneElisabeth Noone
As Felicity Fenwick
Joe GlennJoe Glenn
As Morris Laumer
John Fiske (1)John Fiske (1)
As Buster Simmons
Main Cast
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
As Detective Frank Pembleton
Reed DiamondReed Diamond
As Detective Mike Kellerman
Isabella HofmannIsabella Hofmann
As Detective Megan Russert
Clark JohnsonClark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet KottoYaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Melissa LeoMelissa Leo
As Sergeant Kay Howard
Kyle SecorKyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana  |  Henry Bromell
Co-Executive ProducerJim Finnerty
ProducerJames Yoshimura  |  Julie Martin (1)  |  Jorge Zamacona
Co-ProducerDebbie Sarjeant
Consulting ProducerGail Mutrux
Production DesignerVince Peranio
EditorSylvia Waliga
CastingLouis Digiaimo  |  Pat Moran  |  Brett Goldstein
MusicDouglas J. Cuomo
Director of PhotographyJean de Segonzac
Story EditorBonnie Mark
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Technical AdvisorGary D'Addario
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
Warning: Homicide: Life on the Street season 4 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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