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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
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Top Rated TV #168 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »
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 Elizabeth Cote 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Jeffrey Trail 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Written by FX Networks

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Katrina: American Crime Story  »

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Trivia

In the first season on the series, LAPD Cpt. Margaret York says "Nothing rings a bell" when signing the spousal conflict form, acknowledging that she had no recollections of any interactions with the list of people on the form, including Mark Fuhrman. The "nothing rings a bell" line is a reference to what Fuhrman said during the real trial. During his testimony, the defense asked him if he recalled meeting a woman named Kathleen Bell. Fuhrman replied that the name "doesn't ring a bell." It was later revealed that Cpt. York once worked as Fuhrman's superior officer, and Bell testified that she had met Fuhrman in the past. See more »

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On the show, the judge at the preliminary hearing was played by a man. In reality the judge was a woman, Kathleen Kennedy Powell. See more »

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FX is getting really good at making TV shows
4 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is just excellent.

First rate productions are the best way to attract a first rate cast. Excellent writing of course, brilliant dialogue as well as character design. Another reviewer said that it was better than the real thing - it is. I remember absolutely hating Marcia Clarke and here she is very well played and not overly done. She is very watchable - in real life I had to turn her off very often.

The actors Kenneth Choi and Mr. Courteny B Vance have roles of a lifetime and they are running with them. The intricacies of Judge Ito and the boundless energy and passion of Johnnie Cochran are captivating and very well casted.

Particularly informative is interactions between the lawyers on both sides. It is well paced and focused, it flows cleanly from one scene to another. I wish more programming could flow from FX.


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