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Law & Order True Crime 

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Behind the murders of a Hollywood movie executive and his former beauty queen wife by their sons.

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Series cast summary:
Edie Falco ...  Leslie Abramson 8 episodes, 2017
Gus Halper ...  Erik Menendez 8 episodes, 2017
Miles Gaston Villanueva ...  Lyle Menendez 8 episodes, 2017
Chris Bauer ...  Tim Rutten 8 episodes, 2017
Sam Jaeger ...  Detective Les Zoeller 8 episodes, 2017
Dominic Flores ...  Henry Llanio 8 episodes, 2017
Constance Marie ...  Marta Cano 8 episodes, 2017
Irene DeBari ...  Maria Menendez / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Andrew Morgado 8 episodes, 2017
Cindy Robinson ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 2017
Josh Charles ...  Dr. Jerome Oziel 7 episodes, 2017
Heather Graham ...  Judalon Smyth 7 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Reaser ...  Pam Bozanich 7 episodes, 2017
Molly Hagan ...  Joan Vandermolen 7 episodes, 2017
Patee Spurlock ...  Print Journalist 7 episodes, 2017
Anthony Edwards ...  Judge Stanley Weisberg 6 episodes, 2017
James DuMont ...  Brian Andersen 6 episodes, 2017
Alejandro Furth ...  Uncle Carlos Baralt 6 episodes, 2017
Carlos Gómez ...  Jose Menendez 6 episodes, 2017
Carole Gutierrez ...  Aunt Terry Baralt 6 episodes, 2017
Julianne Nicholson ...  Jill Lansing 5 episodes, 2017
Sterling Beaumon ...  Glenn Stevens 5 episodes, 2017
Larry Cedar ...  Milton Andersen 5 episodes, 2017
Cliff Chamberlain ...  Detective Tom Linehan 5 episodes, 2017
Lolita Davidovich ...  Kitty Menendez 5 episodes, 2017
Bailey Noble ...  Jamie Pisarcik 5 episodes, 2017
Mia Barron ...  Marcia Morrissey 5 episodes, 2017
Aiden Black ...  Erik (12 Years) / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Daniel DiVenere ...  Lyle (13 Years) / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Francesca Faridany ...  Norma Novelli 4 episodes, 2017
Keong Sim ...  Lester Kuriyama 4 episodes, 2017
Anna Osceola ...  Noelle Terlesky 4 episodes, 2017
Ben Winchell ...  Donovan Goodreau 4 episodes, 2017
Travis Guba ...  Deputy Hobart / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Timothy Davis-Reed ...  Paul 4 episodes, 2017
Gene Owens ...  Juror Mark 4 episodes, 2017
Mark Moses ...  Gil Garcetti 3 episodes, 2017
Rya Kihlstedt ...  Cindy Erdelyi 3 episodes, 2017
Zach Tinker ...  Craig Cignarelli 3 episodes, 2017
Michael B. Silver ...  Gerald Chaleff 3 episodes, 2017
Josh Stamberg ...  Robert Rand 3 episodes, 2017
John Bishop ...  Dan 3 episodes, 2017
David Warshofsky ...  DA Ira Reiner 3 episodes, 2017
Todd Weeks ...  Dr. William Vicary 3 episodes, 2017
Nicole J. Butler ...  Reporter #1 / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Michael Canavan ...  Keith 3 episodes, 2017
Mary Carrig ...  Maria 3 episodes, 2017
Matthew J Cates ...  Bill 3 episodes, 2017
Sonny Bustamante ...  Andy (10 Years) / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Nick Hoffa ...  Court Deputy 3 episodes, 2017
Angela Martinez ...  KNBC Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Tommie Earl Jenkins ...  Reporter #2 / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Ashley Lenz ...  Diane Vandermolen 3 episodes, 2017
Laura Lee ...  Sharyn 3 episodes, 2017
Ego Nwodim ...  Lynn 3 episodes, 2017
Lily Rains ...  Hazel 3 episodes, 2017
Blake Robbins ...  Harry 3 episodes, 2017
John Sanderford ...  Dominick Dunne 3 episodes, 2017
Terryn Westbrook ...  Laurel Oziel 3 episodes, 2017
Davi Santos ...  Andy Cano / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Sampson ...  Sarah Gill 3 episodes, 2017
Galadriel Stineman ...  Annie 3 episodes, 2017
Kim Johnston Ulrich ...  Connie 3 episodes, 2017
Troy Winbush ...  Curtis 3 episodes, 2017
Eliza Bolsh ...  Juror Linda 3 episodes, 2017
David John Kernick ...  Juror Pete 3 episodes, 2017
Harry Hamlin ...  Barry Levin 2 episodes, 2017
Kate Beahan ...  Diane Sawyer 2 episodes, 2017
Ezra Buzzington ...  DDA Elliott Alhadeff 2 episodes, 2017
Robin Thomas ...  David Conn 2 episodes, 2017
Laura Arias ...  Carol Najera 2 episodes, 2017
Lucas Armendariz ...  Erik (7-8 Years) / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Raphael Sbarge ...  Jon Conte 2 episodes, 2017
Alejandro Barrios ...  Roberto Lopez 2 episodes, 2017
Jesse Bean ...  Court Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Steven M. Gagnon ...  Charles Gessler 2 episodes, 2017
Larry Anderson ...  Judge Albracht 2 episodes, 2017
Clint Carmichael ...  Jacobi 2 episodes, 2017
Jenny Cooper ...  Megan Lang 2 episodes, 2017
Michelle Meredith ...  Martha Shelton 2 episodes, 2017
Chiquita Fuller ...  Stephanie 2 episodes, 2017
Marcel Nahapetian ...  Lyle (6 Years) / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Joe Souza ...  Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Stephanie Maura Sanchez ...  Linda 2 episodes, 2017
Darren Dupree Washington ...  Coach Mark / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Garrett Nichols ...  Sol 2 episodes, 2017
Hope Shapiro ...  Court Reporter 2 episodes, 2017
A'da Alison Woolfolk ...  Reporter #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Taylor Kalupa ...  Anna Eriksson 2 episodes, 2017
Samantha Rose Baldwin ...  Lawyer / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Michael I. Goode ...  Court Attendee / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Written by NBC

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The secrets. The lies. The crime that shocked a nation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Law & Order True Crime See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Chris Bauer and Bailey Nobel previously worked on True Blood. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Abramson: What these boys did is not the issue. It's why they did it.
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Referenced in The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (2017) See more »

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A decent opening episode for this 8 part mini series
26 September 2017 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Mrs. Shullivan and I have been fans of the Law and Order TV series from its original series starting in 1990 through to the current re- creation of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) now in its 18th season. It is no wonder that this new 8 part mini series covering the high profile trial in 1994 of Lyle (aged 21) and Erik (aged 19) Menéndez for the 1989 murder by shotgun of their wealthy parents, José and his wife, Mary ("Kitty") in their Beverly Hills home would be released some 30 years after the murders first occurred.

José Enrique and Kitty Menéndez spoiled their only two sons, and so when the murders were first made public there was no end of rumors who could be responsible for these two cold blooded execution style murders.

Unless you are under the age of 30, you may not be familiar with just how high profile these murders were at the time (1984) and the eventual trial by tabloid newspapers of the two sons Erik and Lyle Menéndez. I have seen the two earlier made for TV movies of the Menéndez murders both of which starred A-lister film stars.

In the 1994 TV movie "Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders" it starred A-list actors James Farentino, and Jill Clayburgh, John Beck and Susan Blakely. In the second made for TV movie "Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills" starred Edward James Olmos, Beverly D'Angelo, and Damian Chapa.

This new 8 episode mini-series also has some A-list TV stars such as Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano of The Sopranos) and Chris Bauer (The Wire and also Third Watch). I am going to go out on a limb based on just watching the first episode that this mini series will be based on factual evidence and the court transcripts. Edie Falco plays a defense attorney named Leslie Abramson who seems to be very opinionated although in the opening episode she is not yet familiar with any of the case evidence, nor yet introduced to the two Menéndez brothers, Erik and Lyle.

A good benchmark in assessing if a mini-series is worth watching or not is if the episode(s) seem to end much quicker than you expected, or wanted it to. Such is the case with the opening episode of Law & Order: True Crime, it ended almost as quickly as the lives of José Enrique and Kitty Menéndez did. I give the opening episode a 7/10 rating and I will update my review after this mini-series has concluded.


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