LAW & ORDER {LAW AND ORDER}: WHITE RABBIT (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramas that deals with the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of criminals. The first half of each episode concerns the police procedure that leads to the arrest of a suspect, while the second half covers the efforts of the district attorney to prosecute the case. In this episode, Detectives Logan and Briscoe investigate the robbery at a safety deposit box building, in which a security guard was beaten. The security guard, who has a history of drinking problems, tells the detectives about the people who robbed the place and also beat him. At the crime scene, Briscoe finds a broken liquor bottle and assumes the security guard had something to do with the break-in. Briscoe's theory is proved right when the security guard confesses his cousin masterminded the whole thing. When the stolen goods are found, the two detectives are surprised to come upon a bag filled with money and a revolver. Moreover, the safety deposit box in which the bag was stored was rented in 1971 by a man who died in 1969, which confuses the detectives. Clues lead the detectives to robbery committed in 1971 by anti-Vietnam War protesters in which a police officer was shot with the same type of gun found in the bag. Further evidence leads the detectives to William Goodwin, a professor at the City College of New York, who admits that although he had nothing to do with the 1971 robbery, he had been sending money periodically to some people who were involved. The only problem is, he doesn't know where they are or if they are living under assumed names. Logan and Briscoe trace some of the money to a mall in New Jersey and then to a house from a license plate number. Briscoe recognizes the mother of the family as Susan Forest, one of the people they are looking for. She has been living under a different name since the 1971 robbery. McCoy and Kincaid then get Susan to admit she was the look-out during the robbery. Their good fortune takes a turn, however, when Susan hires the renowned anti-establishment lawyer William Kunstler to get her off the charges. The work that Kincaid put into obtaining Susan's confession is wasted because Kunstler was Susan's lawyer when the crime happened, which made it illegal for Kincaid to even question Susan without Kunstler present. After McCoy investigates further, Susan finally discloses the truth of what really happened. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: October 19, 1994 Wednesdasy 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:47:35
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:35218
  • GENRE: Drama, police/detective
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, legal
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1990-2010
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Ed Sherin … Executive Producer
    • Dick Wolf … Executive Producer, Created by
    • Mark B. Perry … Supervising Producer
    • Michael S. Chernuchin … Supervising Producer
    • Lewis H. Gould … Producer
    • Rene Balcer … Producer
    • Arthur W. Forney … Producer
    • Jeffrey Hayes … Producer
    • Ed Zuckerman … Co-Producer, Writer
    • Jody Milano Vanderputten … Associate Producer
    • Billy Fox … Associate Producer
    • Steven Robman … Director
    • Morgan Gendel … Writer
    • Mike Post … Music by
    • Jerry Orbach … Cast, Detective Lennie Briscoe
    • Chris Noth … Cast, Detective Mike Logan
    • S. Epatha Merkerson … Cast, Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
    • Sam Waterston … Cast, Assistant D.A. Jack McCoy
    • Jill Hennessy … Cast, Assistant D.A. Claire Kincaid
    • Steven Hill … Cast, D.A. Adam Schiff
    • Peter Friedman … Cast, William Goodwin
    • Mary-Joan Negro … Cast, Susan Forest
    • William M. Kunstler … Cast, himself
    • Norman Snow … Cast, Stuart Levitan
    • Philip LeStrange … Cast, Wick
    • Jonathan Teague Cook … Cast, Henry Maybrook
    • Tom Cappadona … Cast, Eddie Maybrook
    • Robert Serbagi … Cast, Judge Robert Quinn
    • Don Billett … Cast, Tilley
    • Brett Rickaby … Cast, Hayden
    • Sonny Jim Gaines … Cast, Albert Giggins
    • Jose Ramon Rosario … Cast, Detective Emory
    • Paul Hebron … Cast, Merriwell
    • LaDonna Mabry … Cast, Dubief
    • Alison Martin … Cast, Dr. Florence Sanders
    • Sonja Lanzener … Cast, Mrs. Matilla
    • Peggy Roeder … Cast, Margaret Pauly
    • Dick Anthony Williams … Cast, Sam Burdette
    • Marilyn Chris … Cast, Mary Perella
    • Mateo Gomez … Cast, Jose Montero
    • Nicholas Gould … Cast, Noah Levitan
    • Anibal O. Lleras … Cast, Antonio
    • Elizabeth Flax … Cast, Paramedic
    • Scott Nicholson … Cast, Uniform Policeman