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American Tragedy (2000)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 12 November 2000
Johnnie Cochran defends O.J. Simpson who is on trial for his wife's murder.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Based on the book of the real-life O.J. Simpson criminal trial based on Simpson's lawyers point of view of the long trial. In June 1994, former pro football player-turned-entertainer O.J. Simpson is charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and a friend, named Ron Goldman. When Simpson doubts his lawyer Robert Shapiro's ability to try the case because of Shapiro's doubts of Simpson's innocence, Simpson hires civil rights lawyer Johnny Cochran along with an assortment of lawyers including vetran criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey, DNA lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and lawyer Gerry Uelman to defend him in which each lawyer argues with the court, and each other, over the case and their ability to try the high-profile case in and out of the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

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The trial of the century. The Dream Team. The behind-the-scenes story O.J. Simpson doesn't want you to see. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Acting good, script awful!!!!!
13 November 2000 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews



I don't know who approved this script but it sucked! Big Time! All the characters were written as cardboard cutouts. Simpson himself could possibly be the worst written character I have ever seen. He is written as an almost mentally deficient child! The man did graduate from university and managed to parlay his speaking abilities into broadcasting. Mass murderer...maybe, idiot, he is not. Acting all around was great. Rhames, Silver, Plummer, Kirby, all great. That's the only factor that kept me watching the first half.


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