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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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 O.J. Simpson (20 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Marcia Clark (20 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Johnnie Cochran (20 episodes, 2016-2018)
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 Donatella's Bodyguard (20 episodes, 2018)
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 Robert Shapiro (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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 Elizabeth Cote (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Kathleen Blanco (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Michael D. Brown (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Andrew Cunanan (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Donatella Versace (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Santo Versace (10 episodes, 2018)
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 George W. Bush (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Gianni Versace (10 episodes, 2018)
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 Jeffrey Trail (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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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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Susan Beaubian, who plays juror Armanda Cooley in season one of the series, previously starred in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) as Mrs. Nordberg, the wife of Detective Nordberg, who was played by O.J. Simpson. See more »

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In re-enacted freeway scenes, numbered exit signs can be seen. California didn't begin to number freeway exits until 2002, after the events depicted. See more »

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

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Terrific True Crime - Courtroom Drama
19 March 2016 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Sarah Paulsen (Clark), Sterling Brown (Darden) and Courtney Vance (Cochran) are absolute stand-outs in this excellent TV series. Great writing and terrific acting. The one criticism I have is Cuba Gooding, Jr, although a wonderful actor, doesn't have the physicality required to convincingly portray O.J. Simpson. Other than that poor judgment in casting, excellent direction and production make this a series worth watching. Even if you believe you know everything about the case, you'll gain a deeper sense of the sorrow the families (and still are) lived through. And a greater respect for the district attorneys, who by no fault of their own, found themselves under the microscope while working inside a circus ring. Like Nicole and Ron - the LA District Attorney never had a chance.


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