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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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Series cast summary:
Mary McCormack ...  Justine Appleton 41 episodes, 1995-1997
Michael Hayden 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 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 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
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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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USA

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English

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19 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Crime Violento See more »

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(41 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Daniel Benzali was allegedly fired from the show for being late by an hour every day of production. When Steven Bochco asked him about it Benzali said he was consistently late because "[he] had to wait until [he] had his morning dump" before coming to set. See more »

Quotes

Neil Avedon: What are the chances the judge will keep Dr. Lester's records sealed?
Theodore Hoffman: Zero. But I think she's wrong. And if I'm right about him, Lester's records are filled with references to your violent nature.
Chris Docknovich: Including a back-dated memo describing how you confessed to murdering Jessica.
Neil Avedon: This is my shrink we're talking about?
Theodore Hoffman: We're talking about a thoroughly corrupt bastard who's selling you down the river.
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Followed by Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (1997) See more »

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Beauty Grabbed, Acting and Story Kept
11 January 2001 | by kevinwburnsSee 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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