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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centering on history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson and Andrew Cunanan.
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Top Rated TV #171 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »
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 Elizabeth Cote 10 episodes, 2018
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 Michael D. Brown 10 episodes, 2018
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 Donatella Versace 10 episodes, 2018
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 George W. Bush 10 episodes, 2018
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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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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2 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Katrina: American Crime Story  »

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Trivia

During the first season of American Horror Story (2011), Connie Britton's character Vivien Harmon was given a tour of the street on which Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered. Five years later, Britton played Brown Simpson's best friend, Faye Resnick, in the first season of this series. 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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Spoofed in The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016) See more »

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Terrific True Crime - Courtroom Drama
19 March 2016 | by 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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