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"Murder One" (1995) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1995-1997

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Murder One: Season 2: Episode 18 -- Wyler learns murder is often a family affair after a man claims to know who really murdered Tommy Banks and then Mary Beth's killer confesses.
Murder One: Season 2: Episode 17 -- Banks is released, and as the firm tries to help him, one of their own is shot; Wyler defends a young man accused of killing his 83-year-old girlfriend.
Murder One: Season 2: Episode 16 -- While Grasso calls forth witnesses who believed Banks' final victim was innocent, Wyler begins to worry whether his client will kill again if he is found innocent and released
Murder One: Season 2: Episode 15 -- Wyler's attempts to protect his client fail after Banks gets permission from the judge to testify on his own behalf and then angrily tells Wyler, "You are now at the top of my list."
Murder One: Season 2: Episode 14 -- Jury selection for the Banks trial proves difficult as many of the jurors interviewed feel Banks is a hero for killing murderers who received light sentences for their horrific crimes.


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19 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully... See more »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 136)

Mary McCormack ... Justine Appleton (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Hayden ... Chris Docknovich (41 episodes, 1995-1997)

J.C. MacKenzie ... Arnold Spivak (41 episodes, 1995-1997)

Barbara Bosson ... Miriam Grasso (41 episodes, 1995-1997)

John Fleck ... Louis Hines (31 episodes, 1995-1997)

Markus Redmond ... Mark Washington (29 episodes, 1995-1997)

Daniel Benzali ... Ted Hoffman (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Grace Phillips ... Lisa Gillespie (23 episodes, 1995-1996)

Stanley Tucci ... Richard Cross (23 episodes, 1995-1996)

Dylan Baker ... Det. Arthur Polson (23 episodes, 1995-1996)

Vanessa Williams ... Lila (23 episodes, 1995-1996)

Patricia Clarkson ... Annie Hoffman (23 episodes, 1995-1996)

Jason Gedrick ... Neil Avedon (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Linda Carlson ... Judge Beth Bornstein (22 episodes, 1995-1997)

Anthony LaPaglia ... Jimmy Wyler (18 episodes, 1996-1997)

D.B. Woodside ... Aaron Mosely (18 episodes, 1996-1997)

Clayton Rohner ... Detective Vince Biggio (18 episodes, 1996-1997)

Jack Kehler ... Frank Szymanski (18 episodes, 1996-1997)

Gregory Itzin ... D.A. Roger Garfield (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Series Directed by
Michael Fresco (8 episodes, 1995-1997)
Marc Buckland (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Joe Ann Fogle (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Donna Deitch (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Randall Zisk (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Elodie Keene (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Rick Wallace (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Charles H. Eglee (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Channing Gibson (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Geoffrey Neigher (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
William M. Finkelstein (15 episodes, 1995-1997)
Doug Palau (15 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ann Donahue (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Charles Holland (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Nick Harding (6 episodes, 1996-1997)

Series Produced by
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Marc Buckland .... producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Gigi Coello-Bannon .... supervising associate producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Charles H. Eglee .... executive producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Joe Ann Fogle .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Fresco .... co-executive producer / executive producer (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Geoffrey Neigher .... producer / supervising producer (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Chad Savage .... associate producer (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ann Donahue .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Nick Harding .... supervising producer (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Palau .... co-producer (15 episodes, 1996-1997)
William M. Finkelstein .... executive producer (14 episodes, 1996)
Series Original Music by
Mike Post (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Cinematography by
Anthony R. Palmieri (31 episodes, 1996-1997)
Aaron Schneider (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Doerfer (15 episodes, 1995-1997)
Lance Luckey (13 episodes, 1995-1997)
Kaja Fehr (12 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Production Design by
Paul Eads (41 episodes, 1995-1997)

Mindy Roffman (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Mindy Roffman (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Biddle (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Makeup Department
Norman Page .... makeup artist (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Paulette Pennington .... hair stylist (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
James R. Scribner .... makeup artist (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Anthony Wilson .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Don Sheldon .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Production Management
Patrick McKee .... unit production manager (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1995)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Spilkoman .... second assistant director / second second assistant director (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Brian Faul .... second assistant director / first assistant director (20 episodes, 1995-1996)
Scott Printz .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Schilz .... first assistant director (18 episodes, 1995-1997)
Angela Barnes Gomes .... second second assistant director (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kevin Koster .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 1996)
Jim Goldthwait .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 1996)

Joth Riggs .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Randy Bostic .... lead person (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Steven M. Saylor .... set designer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Pete Lawrence .... construction coordinator (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
David Napoli .... set dresser (34 episodes, 1995-1997)
Eric Wortmann .... painter (30 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tom Day .... property master (28 episodes, 1996-1997)
Lauren Crasco .... art department coordinator (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mindy Roffman .... set designer (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jerry Moss .... property master (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Maura Moss .... assistant property master (6 episodes, 1995)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist (3 episodes, 1997)

Guy Hietala .... set painter (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Robert Appere .... re-recording mixer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Kenneth R. Burton .... re-recording mixer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Susan Moore-Chong .... production sound mixer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Daniel Tripoli .... dialogue adr editor (32 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jane E. Carpenter .... supervising sound editor (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
Dave Weathers .... supervising sound editor (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Margaret Carlton .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1995-1996)

Dennis C. Salcedo .... temp boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Raymond Robinson .... special effects coordinator (1 episode, 1995)
Series Visual Effects by
Mark Kochinski .... 3D animator (unknown episodes)
Brad Moylan .... titles/graphic design: Encore Visual Effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Kevin Marshall Brady .... stunts (1 episode, 1997)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Rez .... key grip (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Charles Crivier .... dolly grip (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Boyd .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
H. Mark Vuille .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kathina Szeto .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 1996-1997)
Brian LeGrady .... first assistant camera (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
Derrick Kolus .... gaffer (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jason Rez .... best boy grip (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Scott Toland .... lighting technician (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
James Etheridge .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Casey Hotchkiss .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1996)
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1995)
Steven H. Smith .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Goss .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1996)
Walt Andrus .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1997)

Beth Cotter .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Funk .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Harold Groshon .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Wren Maloney .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Michael K. O'Melia .... assistant chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Arianne Peckham Palmieri .... second assistant camera / second assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Daryl 'Dazz' Reynolds .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Alexa L. Fogel .... casting: New York (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Libby Goldstein .... casting associate (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
John A. Aiello .... casting associate (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine D. Connelly .... set costumer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Debra Beebe .... costume supervisor (40 episodes, 1995-1997)

Billy Ray McKenna .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Lainie Mumbrue .... post-production coordinator (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jamal A. Swinton .... post-production coordinator (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Steve Porter .... telecine colorist (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Music Department
Patty McGettigan .... music editor / music coordinator (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ian Dye .... orchestrator / music mixer / composer: additional music (31 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barry Moran .... music editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Transportation Department
Norm Benson .... transportation coordinator (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Paul Korpal .... driver (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Other crew
Marian Devney .... assistant: Charles H. Eglee (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
David J. Gascon .... technical advisor (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ann Kaiser .... assistant production coordinator / production coordinator (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
David Milch .... creative consultant (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Candace Montgomery-Lira .... production accountant (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Nancy E. Wilkerson .... production coordinator (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
Holly Baker .... assistant: Ann Donahue & Geoffrey Neigher / assistant: Nick Harding & Geoffrey Neigher / ... (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Debra Carrillo .... technical consultant / legal consultant (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Karin Londgren .... assistant: Joe Ann Fogle & Marc Buckland / assistant: Jo Ann Fogle/Marc Buckland (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
John Armstrong .... location manager (37 episodes, 1995-1997)
Maureen Milligan .... assistant: Michael Fresco / assistant: Steven Bochco (37 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Norell .... script coordinator (36 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbara Kroells .... assistant: Steven Bochco (29 episodes, 1995-1996)
Margaret Varian .... continuity supervisor (29 episodes, 1996-1997)
Andre Gaudry .... assistant location manager (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Howard Weitzman .... legal consultant (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Doug Palau .... story editor / executive story editor (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kristine Hrycun .... assistant: Michael Fresco (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Charles Holland .... story editor (10 episodes, 1996)
Sonny P. Filippini .... continuity supervisor (6 episodes, 1995)
Mary Ann Newfield .... continuity supervisor (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Curtis Wilmot .... location manager (4 episodes, 1996)
Maxx Komack Walske .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)

Mark Burnett .... video/computer playback operator (unknown episodes)
Tracey D'Arcy .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Fred Fein .... stand-in (unknown episodes)

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60 min (41 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Singapore:NC-16 (season 1) | Singapore:PG (season 2)

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The character of Louis was originally going to be a female character.See more »
Jimmy Wyler:Do you believe in redemption, Mr. White?
White:As long as it doesn't require funeral arrangements.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Suspenseful - at least in season 1, 20 June 2006
Author: Mattias Petersson from Stockholm, Sweden

I have just finished watching the second season of "Murder One" on DVD. A friend of mine had been talking about this show like it was the pinnacle of TV-suspense for a very long time before finally ordering both seasons on DVD. Now i have finished watching both and it was a very mixed experience.

First of all it's difficult to review this show without mentioning the great differences between the two seasons. The way is see it there were three major differences that made the first season superior to the second.

The first season had one major trial that it covered in 22 episodes. The second season covered three different trials in 18 episodes. So the format was quite different. Personally i very much preferred the format of the first season. Of course i had the advantage of watching the show on DVD so that i could see several episodes a day sometimes and never risk losing track of the story. I thought it was a nice touch to have a single case throughout the season, it made the show stand out from typical court-room dramas that deal with a new case every time.

The second big difference between the two seasons was the departure of Daniel Benzali and the entry of Anthony LaPaglia. Changing leads between seasons is never easy and filling Benzali's shoes is very difficult. However i feel that this didn't present the major drawback that i thought it would. LaPaglia is a very competent TV-actor which he has displayed again and again. He doesn't have the commanding presence of Benzali, nor does he have that complexity in his character that Benzali had. One of the biggest points of the first season in my opinion was the fact that Benzali's character was one that gave me very mixed feelings. He was undeniably an absolute bastard in many ways, but also fair and a man of principles. So there is something missing when Benzali left the show, although i would put it down to a lot less quality in the script rather than a worse actor in the lead.

The third difference i would say is the fact that the second season lacked a villain or adversary worthy of the name. Stanley Tucci's character Richard Cross was perhaps one of the best characters i've seen in TV-drama. The kind of character you never knew what to expect from and that you never really knew whether you should love or hate. In the second season they tried to add some crooked politicians and the likes but without much success.

To sum things up i really liked the first season. It was good suspense and it especially had very well written characters. Benzali and Tucci had a nice duel-thing going that i appreciated very much and the case was interesting. The second season lost Benzali, lost the interesting villain and had three rather uninteresting (and rather disappointingly solved) cases. LaPaglia holds his own but the script is so much worse than in the first season that it doesn't really matter. My recommendation would be to definitely watch the first season. And if you feel up to it you could also watch the second since it's at least decent entertainment. But only the first season is required viewing.

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