Law and Order
Exiled: A Law & Order Movie
Series:Law & Order
First aired: 8 November 1998
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A feature-length episode.

Teleplay By
Charles Kipps

Story By
Charles Kipps & Chris Noth

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


Detective Mike Logan seeks to solve the grisly murder of a prostitute, and thereby help regain his old job in Manhattan.


The movie begins three years after Logan's last major act in the Law & Order episode "Pride" (1995). At the end of the episode, Logan hits a corrupt, homophobic politician on the courthouse steps, in front of reporters, after the man has just escaped a murder conviction. Logan's career now lies in ruins; although kept on the force, he has been "administratively re-assigned" to the Domestic Disputes Department on Staten Island — the NYPD career graveyard. While he struggles to cope with feelings of resentment and isolation, fate offers him a chance at redemption.

From here, the movie turns into a whodunit, in largely the same style as a late-1990s L&O episode. 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.



  • Dick Wolf as Creator
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Charles Kipps as Co-Executive Producer
  • John L. Roman as Producer
  • Judith Craig Marlin as Associate Producer
  • Glenn Kershaw as Director Of Photography
  • Teresa Carriker-Thayer as Production Designer
  • Cindy Mollo as Editor
  • Mike Post as Music
  • Lynn Kressel as Casting

DVD Releases

DVD name Cover art Release date Additional information
Exiled: A Law & Order Movie
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June 12, 2012 Region 1


  • Quotes


  • The central murder case appears to be based on the murder of Susan Smith, an FBI informant who was killed by her handler because she was pregnant with their child from an extramarital affair.
  • Exiled: A Law & Order Movie begins where Law & Order episode 5.23 "Pride" ends. The movie was released during the series' ninth season.
  • Rapper and actor Ice-T (who guest-started as pimp Seymour Stockton) would later join the cast on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Odafin Tutuola.
  • Paul Guilfoyle (who appears as Detective Sammy Kurtz) previously appeared as murder suspect Tony Scalisi in the pilot episode "Everybody's Favorite Bagman"
  • Dana Eskelson would later portray three characters in one episode from Law & Order: Criminal Intent and two episodes from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • Dabney Coleman (who guest-started as Lieutenant Kevin Stolper) later appear as suspect Frank Hager in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode of Season 10 "Snatched".
  • Final appearance of John Fiore as Detective Tony Profaci.

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