Law & Order - Season 4, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Born Bad


Episode Info

The D.A.'s office charges teenager Chris Pollit (Wil Horneff) as an adult in a murder case. The teen's lawyer, Helen Brolin (Maria Tucci), aims for a not-guilty plea by claiming that her client is "violently predisposed." Her argument: The killer was born with an extra Y chromosome, and thus is inherently unable to discern right from wrong. Broadway musical comedy favorite Helen Gallagher plays it straight as the killer's anguished foster mother.


Michael Moriarty
as ADA Ben Stone
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Lt. Anita Van Buren
Jerry Orbach
as Det. Lennie Briscoe
Barbara Eda-Young
as Judge Kershan
Melissa Fraser Brown
as Tracey Pollitt
Maria Tucci
as Helen Brolin, Lawyer
Wil Horneff
as Chris Pollitt
Helen Gallagher
as Florence Bishop
James Madio
as Andy Costello
Lily Knight
as Tori Lasky
Ben Shenkman
as Mark Ferris
Shona Tucker
as Dolores Ruffin
Matthew Arkin
as Dr. Philip Vine
Michael Cullen
as Father Jack Malone
Lillias White
as Ms. Purvis
Carolyn McCormick
as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
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