A Lei e o Crime

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A Lei e o Crime
Genre Drama
Police procedural
Created by Marcílio Moraes
Directed by

Alexandre Avancini

Hamsa Wood
Starring Ângelo Paes Leme
Francisca Queiroz
Heitor Martinez
Caio Junqueira
Raquel Nunes
Silvio Guindane
Eduardo Lago
Opening theme Sangue Frio (Libra)
Composer(s) Marcio Vip Autonucci
Country of origin Brazil
Original language(s) Portuguese
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 23
Executive producer(s) Vicente Savelli
Location(s) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cinematography Ricardo Fujii
Running time approx. 60 min.
Original network Rede Record
Picture format (HDTV) 720p - 16:9
(SDTV) 480i - 4:3
Original release January 9 (2009-01-09) – June 8, 2009 (2009-06-08)

A Lei e o Crime (Portuguese for The Law and the Crime) is a Brazilian serial dramatic television series, created by Marcílio Moraes, produced and broadcast by Rede Record, which premiered on January 9, 2009. The series revolves around a low-class worker turned into drugdealer and a noble-blood woman turned into a police captain, who seeks for justice and revenge of her father's death.

It is directed by Alexandre Avancini and written by Marcílio Moraes, Joaquim Assis, René Belmonte, Leonardo Gudel, Sylvia Palma, Eduardo Quental and Irene Bosísio.

Since its premiere, A Lei e o Crime has achieved unexpectedly high audience ratings, with a 20-point average in São Paulo, and constantly leading the ratings in Rio de Janeiro, taking off rival Rede Globo's usual number-one spot.