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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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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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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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

In real life, Johnnie Cochrane delivered the line "If it does not fit, you must acquit" while wearing a knit cap similar to one OJ was alleged to have worn the night of the murders. See more »

Quotes

Clerk: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles in the matter of People of the State of California versus Orenthal James Simpson, case number BA097211. We the jury in the above-entitled action find the defendant Orange... Orenthal James Simpson *not guilty* of the crime of murder in violation of penal code section 187A, a felony, upon Nicole Brown Simpson, a human being, as charged in count one of the information.
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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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A Wonderful Episode and Series
8 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The People vs O.J. Simpson: The Verdict (2016)

The tenth and final episode in this magnificent series has O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), the defense and the D.A. facing the jury in a moment in time that will change all of their lives as well as change the way America judges the legal system.

Well, the series has finally come to an end and it ends on another terrific episode. I'm pretty sure everyone watching this series and episode already know the outcome of the verdict so it's rather amazing that the director was able to build up the suspense like they were able to. It's also rather amazing at how this episode ends because the sight of O.J. pretty much tells you everything you need to know in the trouble that he would face going forward.

Now, for the overall series. I must admit that I was downright floored at how wonderful it was. For starters, the amount of energy, passion and anger expressed here was rather remarkable and even more so when you consider that most people already know all the facts about the case. We know about the race card. We know about Furhman. We know about the verdict. Yet, even though we know everything the series still managed to make us pay full attention and took us for an excellent ride.

A lot of the success has to go to the wonderful cast. To say the majority of them were simply amazing would be an understatement because it's hard to play people we're already familiar with. Sterling K. Brown (Darden), Nathan Lane (Bailey), Sarah Paulson (Clark), David Schwimmer (Kardashian), John Travolta (Shapiro) and Courtney B. Vance (Cochran) were all remarkable in their parts and managed to turn in some of the greatest performances you're going to see anywhere. The one weak spot for me was Cuba Gooding, Jr. who simply wasn't right for the role. He just never once made you feel like you were watching O.J.. He was just missing that certain charisma and charm that O.J. always had. I blame miscasting more than anything else.

So, in the end, THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON was a tremendous success and I must admit that I'm going to miss watching it each week. I can also say that I would gladly start the series over and watch it again.


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