Murder One (1995–1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Justine Appleton (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Hayden ...
 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)
Linda Carlson ...
 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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The character of Louis was originally going to be a female character. See more »

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Theodore Hoffman: Cross said he'd waive any conflict. He wants me to represent Avedon.
David Blalock: Complicated man.
Theodore Hoffman: Davey, if I was making book I make it three to one Avedon didn't kill that girl.
David Blalock: Well, if he was guilty you wouldn't think he'd have told Polson he was at the girl's apartment just to get out from under a drug bust.
Theodore Hoffman: If Cross did it, why does he want me on the case?
David Blalock: 'Cause he likes playing with fire and you're the hottest guy in town...
Theodore Hoffman: If he didn't do it then it makes more sense. Take a ride with me to Parker ...
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Beauty Grabbed, Acting and Story Kept
11 January 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I remember that I watched the first episode of "Murder One" because I saw a commercial for it which featured a woman (Bobbie Phillips) whom I found simply gorgeous. After I watched the episode, though, I thought, "This is the best television show I have ever seen!" I continued to enjoy Bobbie's beauty, but she was just the icing.

The cake was the story and the acting--especially that of Daniel Benzali who, in my opinion, crafted the most fascinating television character ever. Intelligence, refinement, rectitude...Mr. Benzali portrayed Theodore Hoffman as a Howard Roark/James Bond composite that I had previously hoped to see but felt would never materialize in any form of fiction, especially via the medium of television.

The first season of "Murder One" was an absolute joy to watch, every single episode. It seemed bigger-than-life yet believable at every turn. My hope is that it will find its way to DVD. Hey, Teddy Hoffman became "real" despite my doubts; perhaps the story of his law firm will one day become "binary" despite my doubts.

(It eventually happened -- the DVD set, that is -- and I am grateful.)


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