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From the Ashes of Tragedy 

The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson.


Ryan Murphy


Jeffrey Toobin (based on the book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson" by), Scott Alexander (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sterling K. Brown ... Christopher Darden
Kenneth Choi ... Judge Lance Ito (credit only)
Christian Clemenson ... Bill Hodgman
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... O.J. Simpson
Bruce Greenwood ... Gil Garcetti
Nathan Lane ... F. Lee Bailey (credit only)
Sarah Paulson ... Marcia Clark
David Schwimmer ... Robert Kardashian
John Travolta ... Robert Shapiro
Courtney B. Vance ... Johnnie Cochran
Chris Bauer ... Detective Tom Lange
Selma Blair ... Kris Jenner
Jordana Brewster ... Denise Brown
Connie Britton ... Faye Resnick
Garrett M. Brown ... Lou Brown


The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson.

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Biography | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie. See more »


Both OJ (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his mother, Eunice (Valeri Ross), pronounce OJ's first name, Orenthal, as "oren-THALL". The real-life OJ Simpson told various television interviewers that his name is pronounced "OHREN-thul". See more »


Detective Phillip Van Atter: [on tape] O.J., when was the last time you saw Nicole?
O.J. Simpson: [on tape] Yesterday, when we were leaving our daughter's dance recital. It ended at about, uh, 6:30, 6:45, something like that.
Detective Phillip Van Atter: [on tape] And what time did you get back home?
O.J. Simpson: [on tape] Oh... 7:00-something. I'm trying to think... Did I leave? You know, I had to run and get my daughter, uh, recital flowers. Then I called by girlfriend Paula as I headed to her house. And Paula wasn't home.
Marcia Clark: What... what did he say? Did he buy flowers before or ...
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References I Love Trouble (1994) See more »


Sadeness (Part I)
Written by Michael Cretu, Frank Peterson, and David Fairstein
Performed by Enigma
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Well, let's do this . . .
14 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

I have to admit, I was more than wary of "American Crime Story" (not altogether sure I'm ready to relive the circus that was the O.J. trial), but this is a pretty solid opener with a lot of promise. It's certainly as high-profile as they come (just like the real thing was) what with every character being a name actor; tends to feel like stargazing after a while. But despite some melodramatic camera-work and David Schwimmer, this is engrossing stuff.

Enough to keep going, with some moderate hopes.


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