Exiled: A Law & Order Movie
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|Exiled: A Law & Order Movie|
|Created by||Dick Wolf|
|Directed by||Jean de Segonzac|
|Produced by||John L. Roman|
|Written by||Charles Kipps
(story by Charles Kipps and Chris Noth)
|Music by||Mike Post|
|Editing by||Cindy Mollo|
|Release date||November 8, 1998|
|Running time||120 minutes|
Exiled: A Law & Order Movie is a 1998 television film that is based on the Law & Order police procedural and legal drama television series; it originally aired on NBC. Written by Charles Kipps (from a story by Kipps and Chris Noth), the movie revolves around Noth's character, Detective Mike Logan. Kipps received a 1999 Edgar Award for his screenplay.
The movie begins three years after Detective Mike Logan's (Chris Noth) final appearance on Law & Order in 1995. At the end of the episode "Pride", Logan punches a corrupt, homophobic politician in the face on the courthouse steps after the man's acquittal on a murder charge, in front of several reporters. Although he does not lose his job, Logan is "administratively re-assigned" to the Domestic Disputes Department on Staten Island. While he struggles to cope with feelings of resentment and isolation, fate offers him a chance at redemption when a forgotten murder case unexpectedly drifts Logan's way.
The case may uncover a dirty-cop conspiracy (ultimately leading back to the 27th Precinct, the very precinct that banished him), and his commanding officer repeatedly orders him to leave the case to the "real detectives" in the NYPD. Logan sees solving the case as the long hoped-for chance to resurrect his career, and get re-instated as a homicide detective.
Logan also becomes romantically involved with the victim's relative. Soon Logan must choose between one woman's feelings for him, and doing whatever it takes to regain the only thing he's ever loved: being a NYPD homicide detective.
- Chris Noth as Det. Mike Logan
- Dabney Coleman as Lt. Kevin Stolper
- Dana Eskelson as Det. Frankie Silvera
- John Fiore as Det. Tony Profaci
- Dann Florek as Capt. Don Cragen
- Paul Guilfoyle as Det. Sammy Kurtz
- Ice-T as Seymour "Kingston" Stockton
- Costas Mandylor as Gianni Uzielli
- Tony Musante as Don Giancarlo Uzielli
- Nicole Ari Parker as Georgeanne Taylor
- Benjamin Bratt as Det. Rey Curtis
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren
- Jerry Orbach as Det. Lennie Briscoe
- Sam Waterston as Jack McCoy
- Leslie Hendrix as Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Dana Eskelson, who played Logan's partner, was later featured as a suspect in Season 3 of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Eskelson was also featured in two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, once as a rape victim in Season 4 and again as the mother of a victim of molestation in Season 7.
Paul Guilfoyle of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fame plays one of the detectives working under Van Buren. Guilfoyle had previously appeared in the pilot episode of Law & Order, "Everybody's Favorite Bagman", as murder suspect Tony Scalisi.
Dabney Coleman, playing Logan's boss Lt. Stolper, later appeared in a 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Snatched", as Frank Hager, a career criminal.