Law & Order - The Second Year

Law & Order - The Second Year

Director: Daniel Sackheim, Don Scardino, E.W. Swackhamer
Cast: Chris Noth



Offering stories taken straight from the newspaper headlines of the day, the Emmy award-winning series Law & Order offers a fascinating look at both the police investigation and prosecution procedures. Featuring all 22 episodes of the long-running series' second season, this disc is a must-have for the crime buff in your life. The episodes are presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame; audio is rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo and alternate French Mono with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles. As a bonus, Universal has included the featurette "The Cast: The Early Years," offering candid behind-the-scenes interviews with stars Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, and Jerry Orbach, among others.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
UPC: 0025192271526
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 17:26:00

Special Features

"The Cast: The Early Years": Brand-new behind-the-scenes interviews with eight of the stars from the first six seasons of the show, including Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, & Jerry Orbach; discussions range from the creation of the show to casting the characters, creating the pilot, and working in the Big Apple

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Noth Detective Mike Logan
Paul Sorvino Sgt. Phil Cerreta
Dann Florek Capt. Donald Cragen
Michael Moriarty Executive ADA Ben Stone
Richard Brooks ADA Paul Robinette
Steven Hill DA Adam Schiff

Technical Credits
Daniel Sackheim Director
Don Scardino Director
E.W. Swackhamer Director
Edwin Sherin Director
Fred Gerber Director
Gwen Arner Director
James Frawley Director
John Whitesell Director
Kristoffer Tabori Director
Peter Levin Director
Steve Cohen Director
Steven Robman Director
Dick Wolf Executive Producer

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Law & Order - The Second Year 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone who doesn't watch much television, I may be the only person in the UK who, until Law & Order began to be released on DVD, had never seen a single episode. Of course, I'm now hooked. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Many people may feel that the success of the series lies in the excellence of the writing and while the scripts are undoubtedly superb, the show's true brilliance lies in the acting. Much of the dialogue is actually rather straightforward and matter of fact and in the hands of a less talented group of actors, could have been mind-numbingly dull. However, in the hands of the cast of the first and second seasons, this is never even a remote possibility. Their skill lies in transforming themselves so successfully into the characters that you forget that these are actors speaking lines - from a script. Even though little information is provided about the main characters, you'll feel, watching each episode, that you really know the people involved. This is a tribute to the talents of the actors involved. It's the sort of acting which often seems to be woefully under-rated, especially by those who favour the histrionic, declamatory, arm-waving school of drama. However, to this layperson at least, the sort of acting which a show like Law & Order requires, is much more difficult and demanding. You'll be hard-pressed to find anything on either stage or screen which comes close to the technical proficiency and realism of the acting in Law & Order. Set aside a weekend and just watch the whole of seasons 1 and 2 all in one go.
jaybugjf More than 1 year ago
would recommend to all who like the Law & Order series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good episodes. I liked Max a lot but the transition was great having Phill Ceratta take over. Mike Logan is my faviorite out of all the cast. Ben Stone has some real hard cases in this box set. A must have for all fans of the TV show. Buy it today!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago