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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
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Top Rated TV #226 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 90 wins & 111 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sarah Paulson ...  Marcia Clark / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2020
Annaleigh Ashford ...  Paula Jones / ... 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Sterling K. Brown ...  Christopher Darden 10 episodes, 2016
Kenneth Choi ...  Judge Lance Ito 10 episodes, 2016
Christian Clemenson ...  Bill Hodgman 10 episodes, 2016
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...  O.J. Simpson 10 episodes, 2016
Bruce Greenwood ...  Gil Garcetti 10 episodes, 2016
Nathan Lane ...  F. Lee Bailey 10 episodes, 2016
David Schwimmer ...  Robert Kardashian 10 episodes, 2016
John Travolta ...  Robert Shapiro 10 episodes, 2016
Courtney B. Vance ...  Johnnie Cochran 10 episodes, 2016
Darren Criss ...  Andrew Cunanan 9 episodes, 2018
Dale Godboldo ...  Carl E. Douglas 9 episodes, 2016
Ariel D. King ...  Arnelle Simpson 9 episodes, 2016
Tye White ...  Jason Simpson 9 episodes, 2016
Angel Parker ...  Shawn Chapman 8 episodes, 2016
Beanie Feldstein ...  Monica Lewinsky 8 episodes, 2020
Javier Garcon Javier Garcon ...  Paparazzi, Camera Man 8 episodes, 2020
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Katrina: American Crime Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

When Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) checks in to a hotel in episode two, he uses the name Kurt. In Glee (2009), Darren Criss stars as Blaine Anderson, who is dating a Kurt Hummel. 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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Evocative and Powerful
3 February 2016 | by david-m-b95See all my reviews

The case of O.J. Simpson is one that received wide scale media coverage and attention with the events being closely followed by many and is now the topic of season 1 of FX's new biographical crime drama, American Crime Story. However despite this, this show manages to remain just as gripping and haunting as the case was in real life.

The acting is across the board incredibly strong with not a weak performance among the main ensemble; Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta in particular stand out. The writing is sharp, never is it overly formulaic or mundane but understandable and real, tension is built tremendously from the dialogue alone. But above all the direction is excellent, the tone is established straight from the beginning and it is crafted to such a high quality.

There is rarely a dull or wasted moment throughout, the story and pacing remains tight with no parts lacking in comparison to the soaring heights. The show, as said in the title of this review, is both evocative and powerful. The some of it's parts truly do this story justice and will more than likely stir something within you that compels you to keep watching and to examine this story in much more detail. As far as crime dramas go, this feels, to a certain extent, rather fresh and different in comparison to what has come before.

The show looks set to keep reaching new heights and it is off a magnificent start.


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