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 Justine Appleton (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Chris Docknovich (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Arnold Spivak (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Miriam Grasso (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Louis Hines (31 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Mark Washington (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Ted Hoffman (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lisa Gillespie (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Richard Cross (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Det. Arthur Polson (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lila (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Annie Hoffman (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Neil Avedon (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Judge Beth Bornstein (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Jimmy Wyler (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Aaron Mosely (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Detective Vince Biggio (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Frank Szymanski (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 D.A. Roger Garfield (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is now involved in the defense of Neil Avedon. Neil is a famous young actor who has had severe drug and alcohol problems and was subsequently charged with the murder, after Cross was acquitted. This single case will run an entire television season (interspersed with bits from other cases that the firm is involved in). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Early on Steven Bochco intended to cast a supermodel as Julie, and Claudia Schiffer and Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen even auditioned for the role. See more »

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Neil Avedon: What are the chances the judge will keep Dr. Lester's records sealed?
Theodore Hoffman: Zero. But I think she's wrong. And if I'm right about him, Lester's records are filled with references to your violent nature.
Chris Docknovich: Including a back-dated memo describing how you confessed to murdering Jessica.
Neil Avedon: This is my shrink we're talking about?
Theodore Hoffman: We're talking about a thoroughly corrupt bastard who's selling you down the river.
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Great story, compelling acting

Very rarely on television is there ever portrayed a realistic portrait that is both believable, and as another viewer remarked, keeps you on the edge of your chair.

Daniel Benzali performed superbly as the attorney in private practice who is constantly drawn to the edges of ethicality, personally and professionally.

Stanley Tucci embodied the sinister aspects of the role he played superbly, while still remaining likable.

As is characteristic of most Bochco productions, the supporting characters and actors that play them are most interesting and convincing.


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