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Law & Order

Episode 1.01 : Prescription for Death

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

September 13, 1990

Distributor

NBC, Universal Domestic Television, Studios USA Television

Genre

Drama

Show Period

1990 - 2010

Production Company

Studios USA Television, Universal Network TV, NBC

Cast and Crew


Director

John Whitesell

Screenwriter

David Black, Ed Zuckerman

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Ron Rifkin as Alex Drakos
  • Alvin Epstein
  • Erick Avari
  • Maryann Urbano
  • John Spencer
  • Paul Sparer
  • Leslie Goldman

Synopsis


This new crime drama examines those who investigate the crimes (the "Law") and those who prosecute the criminals (the "Order"). When a young girl with bronchitis dies in the hospital during a hectic night shift, the girl's father -- an influential lawyer and hospital board member -- charges criminal neglience. Detective Greevey (George Dzundza) and Detective Logan (Chris Noth) are surprised to discover that the Chief of Medicine may be to blame for the girl's death. However, ADAs Robinette (Richard Brooks) and Stone (Michael Moriarity) have trouble convincing any of the other hospital staffers to testify against their boss.

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