L&O, Episode 4.21
Production number: 69001
First aired: 18 May 1994
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Korey Burke
Written By
René Balcer & Michael S. Chernuchin

Directed By
Ed Sherin

After an assailant breaks the wrist of a tennis player, the Detectives step into the competitive world of the tennis circuit.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast





Background information and notes

  • This episode is based on the Tonya Harding case. In January of 1994, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and hit hard in the knee. Harding, her prime competition was suspected of the crime but denied any involvement. Weeks later, Harding admitted her involvement in exchange for a plea bargain where she served no jail time. Also charged were Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt, Shane Stant and Derrick Smith. Harding began a new career as a boxer in the 2000s. (Source: Tonya Harding at Wikipedia)
  • The episode also directly references the attack on tennis star Monica Seles by a deranged fan of Steffi Graf's.

Episode scene cards

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Apartment of
Korey & Mitch Burke
3469 5th Avenue
Thursday, April 14

Robinson Tennis Club Cafe
515 East End Avenue
Wednesday, April 20

Korey Burke Enterprises
1601 Avenue of the Americas
Monday, April 25

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Gannon's Bar
4055 10th Avenue
Tuesday, April 26

Office of
Dr. Karl Styne
673 East 78th Street
Friday, June 3

Supreme Court
Motion Hearing
Tuesday, June 21


Office of
District Attorney
Adam Schiff
Thursday, July 28

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