Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.


Photo
- - - - -

Dennis Farina to replace Orbach on Law & Order...


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 of 16 OFFLINE   todd s

todd s

    Lead Actor



  • 7,051 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 08 1999

Posted May 18 2004 - 04:14 AM

I am sure it was mentioned elsewhere. But, the Post says that Dennis Farina will be replacing Jerry Orbach on Law & Order. I like the choice.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

Jason Seaver

    Lead Actor



  • 9,306 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted May 18 2004 - 04:39 AM

I like it as well. I'm very curious, as Farina tends to have a bigger personality than I associate with Law & Order characters not played by Vincent D'onofrio.
Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
Transplanted Life: Sci-fi soap opera about a man placed in a new body, updated two or three times a week.
Trading Post Inn - Another gender-bending soap, with different collaborators writing different points of view.

"What? Since when was this an energy...

#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

Ken_McAlinden

    Producer



  • 6,146 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 20 2001
  • Real Name:Kenneth McAlinden
  • LocationLivonia, MI USA

Posted May 18 2004 - 07:01 AM

...or Richard Belzer.
Ken McAlinden
Livonia, MI USA

#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

Paul McElligott

    Screenwriter



  • 2,598 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 02 2002

Posted May 19 2004 - 10:34 AM

Of all the actors they could have chosen, I think Farina is a good choice. I would have liked to have seen take a more adventurous path, like making Ed Green the senior detective to a less experienced detective, but I'll take what they're giving us.
R.I.P. DVDSpot

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Kevin L K

Kevin L K

    Second Unit



  • 273 posts
  • Join Date: May 26 2001

Posted May 19 2004 - 03:34 PM

Good God--I can't STAND Farina Posted Image --he has got to be the most stereotypical actor of a cop there is. Complete with his "Chicago cop" accent--no disrespect to anyone from the midwest. Give me a break--he's a total loud mouth. They need to bring back the guy that played Mr.Big on Sex in the City--I can't remember his name but he was one of the originals on the show--Christopher Noth was his name I think.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   JamieD

JamieD

    Supporting Actor



  • 557 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 05 2002

Posted May 19 2004 - 11:21 PM

Avi! Posted Image
My Small (But Prized) DVD Collection!

"Actually, I am in really bad shape financially."

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

Jason Seaver

    Lead Actor



  • 9,306 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted May 20 2004 - 12:02 AM

That may have to do with him having been a Chicago cop. Posted Image
Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
Transplanted Life: Sci-fi soap opera about a man placed in a new body, updated two or three times a week.
Trading Post Inn - Another gender-bending soap, with different collaborators writing different points of view.

"What? Since when was this an energy...

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

Michael Harris

    Screenwriter



  • 1,344 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 04 2001

Posted May 20 2004 - 03:58 AM

At least they gave Briscoe a nice quiet send off. Nothing fancy or maudlin. A good L&O overall.

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   David Egan

David Egan

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 71 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 13 2001

Posted May 20 2004 - 12:43 PM

Nice sendoff for Lenny and I think Farina will fit in well but judging by the way they lifted Strangers on a Train (even if they did acknowledge it) it seems the writers are completely out of stories.

#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Kevin L K

Kevin L K

    Second Unit



  • 273 posts
  • Join Date: May 26 2001

Posted May 20 2004 - 01:25 PM

Jason--you're right--I forgot that he WAS a cop in Chicago in real life-plus he was actually a school teacher I think as well Posted Image Maybe he ISN"T acting--he's just being himself.

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

Michael Harris

    Screenwriter



  • 1,344 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 04 2001

Posted May 21 2004 - 08:32 AM

At least it wasn't "ripped from the headlines". Was it?

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

Jason Seaver

    Lead Actor



  • 9,306 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted May 21 2004 - 08:37 AM

It's kind of refreshing, isn't it? So many shows would find out Orbach was intending to leave, and they would do this season-long storyline about him that explained why, and that'd be OK, but this did all it needed to.
Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
Transplanted Life: Sci-fi soap opera about a man placed in a new body, updated two or three times a week.
Trading Post Inn - Another gender-bending soap, with different collaborators writing different points of view.

"What? Since when was this an energy...

#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

Michael Harris

    Screenwriter



  • 1,344 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 04 2001

Posted May 21 2004 - 11:13 AM

That's why, despite some staleness, L&O is a class act. On a related note, does anyone know the explaination for why Adam Schiff is not the DA? Did the he lose re-election, retire, resign, no reason? Just curious.

#14 of 16 OFFLINE   JamieD

JamieD

    Supporting Actor



  • 557 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 05 2002

Posted May 22 2004 - 12:20 AM

Retired, I believe.. I think McCoy makes a quick reference to him being "good" in Florida, or something..
My Small (But Prized) DVD Collection!

"Actually, I am in really bad shape financially."

#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

Garrett Adams

    Supporting Actor



  • 931 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 27 2000

Posted May 22 2004 - 10:53 AM

At least Steven Hill lasted longer than he did on Mission Impossible.

#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Mike Graham

Mike Graham

    Supporting Actor



  • 767 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 31 2001

Posted May 22 2004 - 05:49 PM

Retired. The first episode after he left McCoy noted that he was now representing Holocaust survivors to assist in attaining their reparations.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users