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Detectives Goren and Eames are investigating the murders of several homeless people.


Frank Prinzi


Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer (developed by) (as René Balcer) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Robert Goren
Kathryn Erbe ... Alexandra Eames
Jamey Sheridan ... James Deakins
Courtney B. Vance ... Ron Carver
Mark Linn-Baker ... Wally Stevens
Matthew Arkin ... Ben Gergis
Ken Cheeseman ... Leo Gergis
Isabel Glasser ... Elaine Gergis
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
David Dollase David Dollase
Lance Reddick ... Jack Bernard
Olga Sosnovska ... Jeanne Marie Lofficier
Les Mau Les Mau ... Mark Shen (as Les J.N. Mau)
Kate Rigg ... Detective Hinson
Tom Bozell Tom Bozell ... Englehart


Detectives Goren and Eames are investigating the murders of several homeless people.

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Release Date:

16 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plot of the murder of homeless men for insurance fraud was also covered in CSI: NY. CSI: NY: Second Chances (2009). See more »


When Goren is testing the noise made by a chain link fence, while it is opening, he taps his wrist and asks some police officers across the way 'Any of you guys know what time it is?', to which one answer with the time. From that, the detectives figured that the police officer heard Goren just fine. If fact, the officer could very well have deduced what Goren said merely by seeing him tap his wrist, which was done in plain site. See more »


Wally Stevens: If I look at someone when I talk to them for more than two-thirds of the time, I seem aggressive. But if I look at them for less than one-third of the time, I seem dishonest. I'm still practicing this.
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References Too Many Chefs (1978) See more »

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Intellectually complex yet emotionally compelling
24 January 2015 | by rakoenigsberg-235-59315See all my reviews

This series is really extraordinary, and this is an excellent episode. The logic is sometimes hard to follow (things move quickly from one step to another), but one assumes there is a logic: great deal of intellectual complexity.

But the "kicker"--what holds everything together--is the ending: the emotional conclusion. One may think that the character is "over the top:" to extreme; unbelievable. However, the ending makes sense, emotionally. A lonely man, trying to fill his empty house.

"Law & Order, Criminal Intent" is heads and shoulders above anything I've seen on television: so compelling. But then, I miss Manhattan (where I lived for 30 years) and love the street scenes.

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