Law & Order

1990 TV-14 14 seasons

Law & Order

1990 TV-14 14 seasons
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Law & Order is the police procedural/legal drama that started it all -- including the spinoff Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a British version across the pond -- by painting an often-complicated portrait of America's criminal justice system. Over the course of its 20-season run, the series picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama as well as Screen Actors Guild statuettes for leading men Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach.
S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Hendrix, Fred Dalton Thompson, Chris Noth, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Moriarty, Carolyn McCormick, Elisabeth Röhm, Alana De La Garza, Angie Harmon, Dann Florek, Richard Brooks, Jill Hennessy, Jeremy Sisto, Linus Roache, John Fiore, Anthony Anderson, Carey Lowell, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Farina
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  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8
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  • SEASON  11
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  • SEASON  14
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Summary of Season 2 (1991) - 6 discs

This critically acclaimed series engages viewers by presenting them a crime that's just been committed, and then walks them through the protocol that follow such incidents, from the investigation to the trial. In Season 2 of the landmark drama, detectives Mike Logan (Chris Noth) and Phil Cerreta (Paul Sorvino) investigate the crimes, then turn things over to Executive District Attorney Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty).
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital Mono
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the Law & Order franchise isn't designed for kids. The first half of each hour-long episode focuses on a violent crime, and the second half centers on the ensuing courtroom drama -- which may bore more action-oriented viewers.

Sexual Content

No sex is shown, but sometimes the crimes involve sexual acts.


Plenty of shooting, guns, blood, and bodies, though not as graphic as on forensic shows like CSI.


A few spicy words, but otherwise tamish.

Social Behavior

The series offers a clear distinction between good and bad, according to the police/legal system. It highlights America's sophisticated legal system, and the sometimes tenuous relationship that exists between each of its agencies.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasionally a perp will smoke or do drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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