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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 #208 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 89 wins & 116 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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
Sarah Paulson ...  Marcia Clark 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
Jessica Blair Herman ...  Kim Goldman 7 episodes, 2016
Leonard Roberts ...  Dennis Schatzman 7 episodes, 2016
Joseph Siravo ...  Fred Goldman 7 episodes, 2016
Susan Beaubian ...  Armanda Cooley / ... 7 episodes, 2016
P.L. Brown ...  Easter Island / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Roslyn Gentle ...  The Demon / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Jeris Poindexter ...  Juror / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Jenna Willis ...  Tanya Brown 7 episodes, 2016
Edgar Ramírez ...  Gianni Versace 6 episodes, 2018
Chris Conner ...  Jeffrey Toobin 6 episodes, 2016
Rob Morrow ...  Barry Scheck 6 episodes, 2016
Robert Morse ...  Dominick Dunne 6 episodes, 2016
Keesha Sharp ...  Dale Cochran 6 episodes, 2016
Kelsey Griswold ...  Dominique Brown 6 episodes, 2016
Chuck Ashworth ...  Bailiff / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Mary Anne McGarry ...  Juditha Brown 6 episodes, 2016
Ricky Martin ...  Antonio D'Amico 5 episodes, 2018
Penélope Cruz ...  Donatella Versace 5 episodes, 2018
Annaleigh Ashford ...  Elizabeth Cote 5 episodes, 2018
Chris Bauer ...  Detective Tom Lange 5 episodes, 2016
Jordana Brewster ...  Denise Brown 5 episodes, 2016
Garrett M. Brown ...  Lou Brown 5 episodes, 2016
Michael McGrady ...  Detective Phillip Van Atter 5 episodes, 2016
Steven Pasquale ...  Detective Mark Fuhrman 5 episodes, 2016
Christopher Boyer ...  Juror / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Cocoa Brown ...  Queen Bee / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Diana Daves Diana Daves ...  Golden Girl / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Virginia Louise Smith ...  Francine Florio-Bunten / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Noree Victoria ...  En Vogue / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Cassius M. Willis Cassius M. Willis ...  Juror / ... 5 episodes, 2016
China Shavers ...  Shirley Simpson 5 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Katrina: American Crime Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Martin Freeman/Charli XCX (2014) See more »

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Thoughts on The Assassination of Gianni Versace
8 May 2018 | by BertautSee all my reviews

Telling the story of the murder of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramírez) at the hands of Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), what's especially interesting about this season of American Crime Story is the narrative structure. The opening scene of the first episode sees the murder, and the show then goes backwards, with each episode set earlier than the previous one, an achronological structure that unifies form and content; this isn't about a murder, it's about how Cunanan became a serial killer.

Within this, the show deals with two interrelated issues; 1) the concept that one must work hard to be successful, and 2) the desire to be remembered. Cunanan is obsessed with the second, but unwilling to acknowledge the first, despite his conviction of his own greatness. His attitude is nicely critiqued by Versace himself ("Life isn't about convincing people you can do great things. It's about doing them"), and the last shot masterfully encapsulates much of Cunanan's deepest existential fears. For all that, however, the season is good, but not great. The last two episodes are far and away the strongest, especially Jon Jon Briones's appearance as Modesto, Cunanan's detestable father, but, overall, it isn't a patch on 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'.


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