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Detective Mike Logan inserts himself into the murder investigation of a correctional officer that may have a connection to his girlfriend who's a nurse at the victim's prison.


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Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer (developed by) (as René Balcer) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Robert Goren
Kathryn Erbe ... Alexandra Eames
Jamey Sheridan ... James Deakins
Courtney B. Vance ... Ron Carver
Wayne Duvall ... Unit Counselor Kurt Plumm
Myron Primes ... Rollie Clay
Charles Borland ... Taylor Kenna
Joe Lisi ... Warden Baum
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Harvey Atkin ... Judge Alan Ridenour
Arija Bareikis ... Nurse Gina Lowe
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
Orfeh ... Carly Kenna
Alfredo Narciso ... Hector De La Cruz
Jeremy Webb ... Chocolate Jimmy


Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a corrections officer. Since they are unable to get to a key witness and in order to help them with the case, detective Mike Logan is assigned to their team. The investigation leads them to the prison where the victim had worked, where secretive and possibly deadly things are happening. Written by ivaylo

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Release Date:

13 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maulik Pancholy (Aziz Gabriel) also played the role of Dani Hasni in episode 6.11, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: World's Fair (2007). See more »


During the scene where Eames and Goren are meeting Logan in the diner, a passerby outside looks in the window over his shoulder several times, then stops and stares inside for a moment - obviously observing the actors and the film crew. See more »


Detective Mike Logan: Oh, the Patriot Act. Yeah, well I read that under its original title, "1984."
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References Law & Order: Pride (1995) See more »

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A big secret within its walls
14 February 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After years of exile on Staten Island which rated him a Law And Order TV movie that did not result in returning to the action of Manhattan, Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan gets a chance at helping the Major Case squad in a homicide involving the murder of a corrections officer.

The Federal House Of Detention has a big secret within its walls. Unofficial prisoners arrested under the Patriot Act. As they're unofficial they also have no rights and are the subject of abuse by the COs. In this case the COs under the command of Wayne Duvall.

Duvall is some piece of work. He also does favors for high profile organized crime prisoners, making their custodial custody as pleasant as possible. He can call on them for favors as well.

Although this incident broke up Chris Noth and his girlfriend Arija Bareikis because she's never seen again on Criminal Intent after Noth joins the series, she knows what's going on and is petrified to tell anyone. She does however inform Noth and he starts nosing around and Jamey Sheridan of necessity has to have working with Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe on the same page.

Wonderful climax in the end with D'Onofrio not tricking confessions while in custody, but using his wits to battle the COs under Duvall's command with no other weapons.

A good beginning for Chris Noth to join CI and we follow Mike Logan for the rest of his career in law enforcement.

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