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Released: 20 September 1999 Returning Series
Producted By: Universal Media Studios
Country: United States of America
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
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In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.


Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Precisett This movie is magnificent!
Curapedi I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
SanEat A film with more than the usual spoiler issues. Talking about it in any detail feels akin to handing you a gift-wrapped present and saying, "I hope you like it -- It's a thriller about a diabolical secret experiment."
Ariella Broughton It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters.
robertweis-37255 This show is such a disapointment-political agenda and neverending pans of the characters faces mostly good old mariska and tired understanding feel good dialogue-it used to be a great cop show now it should be shown about two oclock in the afternoon with the rest of the soap operas.
alvram-64335 I used to adore SVU, watched it religiously, but regretfully this series should have retired gracefully instead of giving us endlessly telenovela illogical plots, based on emotions and nothing to do with the law. Law and Order it certainly isn't.
kittmerg I love the show Law & Order SVU- have watched it for years and years. Why have you begun to use the LORD's Name in vain - I am so sad about this - it is not necessary at all and never has been. Please go back to your former dialogue. Thank you. Dick Wolf has created this show and he never used the LORD's Name in vain throughout all the years.
keelhaul-80856 We still love this show. Yes, it is formulaic and it has been on for a very long time, but it is sort of an institution for those of us who grew up watching it all these years. It is light years ahead of the other L&O series, and deals with the grittier, more appalling subject matter of rape, child molestation, incest, taboos, and all manner of bizarre sex-related crimes. The original L&O is so boring I have never even made it through one episode. Criminal Intent is OK, but it is a bit boring as well, and more like the sanitized one you watch with your parents or kids. SVU is the gritty one with warped sexual cases that you curl up on the couch with your significant other to watch late at night, and try to figure out who the perpetrator is and why the hell people would do such bizarre things. SVU has rough subject matter, but being a network regular show, it can't really be too obscene or gory, so it is a bit sanitized by default. The acting is pretty good, and Ice-T is fun to watch, as well as the others. Even with a changed cast, we still enjoy SVU today. They could use a bit more action at times, though, and we actually kind of dislike the newer episodes where Liv has that adopted son. It seems to detract from the stories, and the kid is more of a distraction than a real part of the story and a character you care about. He is like a background prop, and Liv's whining about him is annoying at times. Maybe I'm too cynical, but he doesn't fit for some reason.In a world of crime dramas, SVU is probably my favorite, and it has a good mix of everything, and draws you in with a subject that fascinates all humans-- sex, and the motives and ultimate ends that materialize around it.