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An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson and Andrew Cunanan.
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Closing statements are given and the jury must decide the verdict. Effects of the verdict are highlighted for both sides, as well as the community.


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 O.J. Simpson (11 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Marcia Clark (11 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Robert Shapiro (11 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Johnnie Cochran (11 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Christopher Darden (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Judge Lance Ito (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Bill Hodgman (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Gil Garcetti (10 episodes, 2016)
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 F. Lee Bailey (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Robert Kardashian (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Andrew Cunanan (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Donatella Versace (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Gianni Versace (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Carl E. Douglas (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Arnelle Simpson (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Jason Simpson (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Shawn Chapman (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Kim Goldman (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Dennis Schatzman (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Fred Goldman (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Armanda Cooley / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Easter Island / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 The Demon / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Juror / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Tanya Brown (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Jeffrey Toobin (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Barry Scheck (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Dominick Dunne (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Dale Cochran (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Dominique Brown (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Juditha Brown (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Tom Lange (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Denise Brown (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Lou Brown (5 episodes, 2016)
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Written by FX Networks

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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At one point, Sarah Paulson was filming the first season of this series at the same time as the fifth season of American Horror Story (2011), and even on the same day. She would rehearse one character's lines while in costume as the other, and the court room scenes would often run until 2AM. See more »

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On the show, the judge at the preliminary hearing was played by a man. In reality the judge was a woman, Kathleen Kennedy Powell. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Larry David/The 1975 (2016) See more »

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Fascinating story with a serious casting mistake
4 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I read the critic's reviews of this fascinating portrayal of the trial of OJ Simpson, the most common complaint was John Travolta's performance. So I was expecting to find it a bad, cheesy performance and everyone else to be great.

Instead, I thought Travolta did an excellent job as a supercilious attorney who finds himself increasingly outside his own case. True, Travolta has had so much plastic surgery that he looks like he was sewn together by a dollmaker, but his performance is, while not as notable as the really terrific performances by Nathan Lane and, more surprisingly, David Schwimmer, it's a solid performance.

The truly awful performance is by Cuba Gooding as O.J.

When I watched the movie, I thought Gooding seemed wrong based on my vague memories of O.J. I'm not a sports fan, I didn't follow the trial, which at the time I thought of as just another lurid celebrity crime, and I'd only seen Simpson in a small part in a movie years ago. I thought Gooding's whiny, unpleasant, crybaby performance seemed untrue to that memory, but I couldn't be sure.

Then I watched the terrific documentary series. O.J., Made in America, and I realized that Gooding was really horrible. He lacked O.J.'s famous charm, and instead came across as ineffectual where the documentary portrays O.J. as a strong force in his own defense.

If you've never seen Simpson at all, perhaps the performance would seem fine, but it's an absolutely wretched performance from the point of view of verisimilitude. It's easily the biggest flaw in an otherwise gripping portrayal.

Why the critics didn't notice that I can't say.


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