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The Run of His Life 

O.J. Simpson's lawyers must handle an intense situation when he goes missing.


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
Dale Godboldo ... Carl E. Douglas
Cheryl Ladd ... Linell Shapiro
Billy Magnussen ... Kato Kaelin
Michael McGrady ... Detective Phillip Van Atter


O.J. Simpson's lawyers must handle an intense situation when he goes missing.

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Biography | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

9 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Mentions are made of the prosecution of Lyle and Erik Menendez for their parents' murder in 1994. Chris Bauer, who plays a police detective here, later appeared in Law & Order True Crime (2017) as the husband of Leslie Abramson, the Menendez brothers' defense attorney. See more »


The phone that can be seen in the Pizza Hut scene is a Cisco Systems 7900 series IP phone. Even though this episode takes place in 1994, the first Cisco IP phone would not become available until 1997 and the model seen in the Pizza Hut scene was not released until the mid 2000s. See more »


Marcia Clark: The guy he's with. Can anybody tell me who A.C. Cowlings is?
Bill Hodgman: He's a fourth-rate linebacker. He's sort of a poor man's O.J.; O.J., A.C., get it?
Gil Garcetti: Will you just quiet down? I feel like I'm gonna vomit.
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References Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) See more »


American Crime Story End Credits Theme
Written by Mac Quayle
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David Schwimmer's Back
9 May 2017 | by Samuel-ShovelSee all my reviews

The resurgence of David Schwimmer is upon us! He has been the shining star of this mini-series thus far, followed closely by Sarah Paulson who I imagine we'll see a lot more of later on in the series.

Despite the car chase, this episode felt a bit slower paced than the premiere. Cuba Gooding Jr. does a serviceable job as OJ and the cinematography and script are both admirable. It's also nice seeing Travolta do something relevant for a change, despite the fact that he can no longer move his face.

I did roll my eyes a few times at a couple of throwaway lines the writers decided to toss in there that were unnecessary but, other than that, fine job.

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