Exiled: A Law & Order Movie

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Exiled: A Law & Order Movie
Exiled A Law & Order Movie.jpg
Region 1 U.S. DVD Cover
Genre Police procedural
Created by Dick Wolf
Written by Charles Kipps
(story by Charles Kipps and Chris Noth)
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
Starring Chris Noth
Dabney Coleman
Dana Eskelson
John Fiore
Dann Florek
Paul Guilfoyle
Costas Mandylor
Tony Musante
Nicole Ari Parker
Benjamin Bratt
S. Epatha Merkerson
Jerry Orbach
Sam Waterston
Theme music composer Mike Post
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Dick Wolf
Charles Kipps (co-executive producer)
Producer(s) John L. Roman
Judith Craig Marlin (associate producer)
Cinematography Glenn Kershaw
Editor(s) Cindy Mollo
Running time 120 minutes (With Commercials)
84 Minutes (Without Commercials)
Production company(s) Studios USA
Wolf Films
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release November 8, 1998 (1998-11-08)

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 film 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 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.[1] 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.


Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, who appears in this film as a pimp, would later join the cast of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Det. Fin Tutuola.

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.

DVD release[edit]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment released this title on a region 1 DVD on June 12, 2012.[2] The film was not however included in the 'Law & Order: Complete Series', DVD box set released on November 8, 2011.


  1. ^ "Pride". Law & Order. Season 5. Episode 23. May 24, 1995. NBC. 
  2. ^ Lambert, David (April 12, 2012). "Law & Order - A DVD Release is Now Available for 'Exiled: A Law & Order Movie'". TVShowsOnDVD. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 

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