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The Verdict 

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.

Director:

Ryan Murphy

Writers:

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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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sterling K. Brown ... Christopher Darden
Kenneth Choi ... Judge Lance Ito
Christian Clemenson ... Bill Hodgman (credit only)
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... O.J. Simpson
Bruce Greenwood ... Gil Garcetti
Nathan Lane ... F. Lee Bailey
Sarah Paulson ... Marcia Clark
David Schwimmer ... Robert Kardashian
John Travolta ... Robert Shapiro
Courtney B. Vance ... Johnnie Cochran
Jordana Brewster ... Denise Brown
Garrett M. Brown ... Lou Brown
Chris Conner ... Jeffrey Toobin
Bonita Friedericy ... Patti Goldman
Dale Godboldo ... Carl E. Douglas
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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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Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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DTS

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Color
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Trivia

During the reaction to the verdict, someone can be seen dancing in a chicken costume. This references a photograph of a protester in a chicken suit outside the Las Vegas courthouse where the November 8, 2007, preliminary hearing for O.J. Simpson's later burglary trial was held. See more »

Goofs

While talking about her motivations as a prosecutor, Marcia Clark says that she was raped while vacationing in Italy. In reality, Clark was raped in Israel. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line in Black Box's "Everybody Everybody" over shots of O.J. at the closing party]
Martha Wash: Sad and free...
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Connections

Features The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Ain't No Sunshine
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Written and performed by Bill Withers
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The bitter end
7 April 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"God, that was tense" is really the best way I can describe the finale; and it's just as much about the fallout as it is the verdict itself. But hearing the prosecution's closing statements (which are nothing less than damning) just compounds the dread, even if the finding is a foregone conclusion. The writers really know how to turn the knife here, first with Garcetti's plea to Darden and Clark in the opening moments ("Guys, please nail this") and a single line in during Garcetti's funereal press conference from a reporter: "So, are you going to find the real killer now?" I mean, you are right there with the Goldmans' anguish.

We all knew how this would end, but that somehow makes it even worse. Just like the rest of season, this is really about race, and the crowd reaction footage is a testament to that. This has always been quality television, and the finale is no letdown.

And I'm actually kinda sad it's over.

9/10


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