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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

19 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(41 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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

Chris Docknovich: You don't hold out much hope Cross is still there, do you?
Theodore Hoffman: Richard Cross has always managed to stay one step ahead of us. If he's dying, it just might allow us to catch up.
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Edited into Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (1997) See more »

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TV for adults: what a concept
27 May 2004 | by jimhassSee all my reviews

I can see why this show only went two seasons: it's smart, and it doesn't give you a case of ADHD. You actually had to figure out who was who, and follow characters over an entire year. The writing was good, smart and funny; a lot of it took place in a courtroom. Sort of a truer and grittier L.A. Law.

It, and many other worthwhile shows, had to move out of the way so we could all get to see "American Idol," "The Swan" and "The Apprentice." Yes, our culture is headed downhill, but not in the way conservatives ofter say. An appetite for the fast buck and a contempt for the audience go a very long way.


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