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American Crime 

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Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

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John Ridley
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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Felicity Huffman ...  Barb Hanlon / ... 29 episodes, 2015-2017
Regina King ...  Terri LaCroix / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2017
Timothy Hutton ...  Russ Skokie / ... 26 episodes, 2015-2017
Richard Cabral ...  Hector Tonz / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
Elvis Nolasco ...  Carter Nix / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Lili Taylor ...  Anne Blaine / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
Benito Martinez ...  Alonzo Gutierrez / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2017
Brent Anderson ...  Curt Tanner / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Connor Jessup ...  Taylor Blaine / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Shane Jacobsen ...  Michael O'Brien / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016
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Storyline

When a young couple -- war veteran Matt and his wife, Gwen Skokie -- are attacked in their Modesto, Calif., home, Matt dies and Gwen is left unconscious, barely clinging to life. As news of the brutal crime makes its way through the media, both sets of parents sit vigil by Gwen's bed, hoping for a miracle to keep her with them. The police investigation begins to close in on four suspects in the case, and shock waves radiate through the community, stirring up tensions along ethnic and racial lines. Written by Jwelch5742

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Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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In the first season, Richard Cabral's character Hector Tonz talks about how he would like to work with computers as a job. That's exactly what his character, Sebastian, does for a living on season two. See more »

Goofs

The first season of the series takes place in Modesto, California but was filmed mostly in Texas. There are scenes when police vehicles have their lights on without a steady red light present. All police and emergency vehicles in California are required to have at least one steady red light on when the police/emergency lights on the front of police and emergency vehicles are on. See more »

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Art imitating life
15 March 2015 | by metrommSee all my reviews

Life doesn't happen in neat chapters where one part of the story wraps up neatly and then moves on to another. Life doesn't present its main characters always with perfectly coiffed hair and Hollywood-style makeup. And that's exactly why I'm really liking American Crime. It's a slice of life - a very sad and often confusing slice of life. American Crime festers in the dark side. It brings out the worst in humanity ... so far. I imagine as the series gets further along, there will be changes that come with plot revelations and character development. I'm enjoying the well-thought out plot so expertly put into words, the richness of the acting that brings that script to life and the occasionally brilliant and always good cinematography. The score by Mark Isham contributes just he right tension without becoming overbearing or, like so many other productions, just too loud. I can't think of a thing missing. This is the formula for a very, very good TV crime series. I hope each episode is as good as the first two that I so much enjoyed.


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