Law & Order/Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy
Season 1, Episode 8
Airdate November 20, 1990
Production Number 66211
Teleplay by Jacob Brackman
Story by Jack Richardson &
Jacob Brackman
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
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Poison Ivy is the eighth episode of the first season of Law & Order.

Starring (Law): George Dzundza (Sergeant Max Greevy), 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: John Finn (Freddo Parisi), Al Freeman, Jr. (Reverend Thayer), Erika Alexander (Doris Carver), Jack Gwaltney (Officer Davis), Stuart Burney (Parisi's Attorney), Richard Habersham (Abel Richardson), John Capodice (Bernie)

and Erik King (Dorian "Silky" Ford)

with Gregg Almquist (Gowdy), Saundra McClain (Mrs. Richardson), Christopher Wynkoop (Corey), Jake Weber (Wesley Parker), Graciela Lecube (Mrs. Rodriguez), Barry Sherman (William Harriman, Jr.), Josh Pais (Medical Examiner), Daryl Edwards (Richard), Dayton Callie (Monaghan), David Sharp (Hurley), Lawrence Weber (Judge Sirkin), John Fiore (Profaci), Joe Pentangelo (Sergeant), Minnie Gentry (Bernice), Martha Guilarte (Adela), Karen Myrie (Claudia), Shirley Rumierk (Cissy), Damien Leake (Guard), Dan Moran (Policeman #2), Michele Wagner (Laurie), David E. Weinberg (Policeman #1), Howard Wesson (Baker)


Plot Overview

A veteran police officer shoots an unarmed African-American male during a routine drug arrest. Although the victim was a well-liked person in his community, the detectives discover that he might've been working as a drug deal


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