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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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lawyer | trial | courtroom | race | argument | See All (7) »

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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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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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12 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Amerykanska tragedia  »

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Ron Silver - who plays Robert Shapiro in this project - previously played another member of O.J.'s defense team. Silver played Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune (1990), a movie that doesn't involve O.J. See more »

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Version of The O.J. Simpson Story (1995) See more »

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Interesting idea
19 November 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

The idea of taking an excellent cast and fitting them into images of the real trial of O.J. Simpson is interesting. However, I think people are tired of the story. After all, the whole thing played out like a soap opera on TV for seemingly forever.

But the look at how things were behind the real TV scenes is intriguing, and depicting OJ as megalomaniac who has lost his grip on reality explains a great deal about the case.


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