Law & Order/Asylum

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Season 2, Episode 4
Airdate October 8, 1991
Production Number 67409
Teleplay by Kathy McCormick
Story by Robert Palm
Directed by Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori
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Asylum is the fourth episode of the second season of Law & Order, and the twenty-sixth episode overall.

Starring (Law): Paul Sorvino (Sergeant Phil Cerreta), Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Starring (Order): Michael Moriarty (Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone), Richard Brooks (A.D.A. Paul Robinette), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Matthew Cowles (Christian "Lemonhead" Tatum), Ron McLarty (Mr. Scoler), Elizabeth Lawrence (Elsie Hatch), Lycia Naff (Mimi Sternhagen), Carolyn McCormick (Dr. Elizabeth Olivet), Wendy Radford (Ms. Fahey)

and Michael Tolan (Norman Ackerman)

with Bill Alton (Judge O'Malley), Russell Garrett (Sal Violet), Melissa Fraser Brown (Murdoch), Stuart Rudin (James Polesky), Lex Monson (Homeless Man #1), Jack Wallace (Homeless Man #2), Tom Riis Farrell (Homeless Man #3), Irving Metzman (Judge Strozzek), Jane White (Appellate Judge #1), William Mesnick (Appellate Judge #2), Graham Brown (Appellate Judge #3), Ira Wheeler (Appellate Judge #5), Dan Grimaldi (Counterman), Mary Testa (Dilbeck), Steven Randazzo (Quinn), George T. Odom (Attendant), Alexandra O'Karma (Technician), Alexander Draper (Nathan Robbins), Tessell Williams (Hotel Clerk), Sam Baum (Law Clerk), Michael Cannis (Reporter #1), Meg Anderson (Reporter #2)


Plot Overview

After a homeless man is convicted of stabbing a young man to death in front of a coffee shop, his lawyer files an appeal, claiming that his client's personal property was illegally searched without a search warrant.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments