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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:
...  Justine Appleton 41 episodes, 1995-1997
Michael Hayden ...  Chris Docknovich 41 episodes, 1995-1997
...  Arnold Spivak 41 episodes, 1995-1997
...  Miriam Grasso 41 episodes, 1995-1997
...  Louis Hines 31 episodes, 1995-1997
...  Mark Washington 29 episodes, 1995-1997
...  Ted Hoffman 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Grace Phillips ...  Lisa Gillespie 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Richard Cross 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Det. Arthur Polson 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Lila 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Annie Hoffman 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Neil Avedon 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Linda Carlson ...  Judge Beth Bornstein 22 episodes, 1995-1997
...  Jimmy Wyler 18 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Aaron Mosely 18 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Detective Vince Biggio 18 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Frank Szymanski 18 episodes, 1996-1997
...  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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Several early episodes make reference to "the Anselmo case", a running gag from Moonlighting (1985), for which Murder One co-creator Charles H. Eglee was a writer. See more »

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Jimmy Wyler: Do you believe in redemption, Mr. White?
White: As long as it doesn't require funeral arrangements.
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Referenced in Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) See more »

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Too good to last
14 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am glad to see that Murder One was a hit in Europe--it deserved every success. Great acting--Daniel Benzali was outstanding. I guess audiences couldn't handle a balding, smart actor. (He played a mafia boss on NYPD Blue before this show, and he damn near stole the episode.) Stanley Tucci is always good--Richard Cross was a villain you could hate and have a great time. And it had one of my favorite actresses, Barbara Bosson (Mrs. Bochco). Season two was not as good but had some fine moments. Anthony LaPaglia was clearly hired because he was younger and good looking, but he did a fine job. The peak of season two were the final six episodes, which ABC packaged as a mini-series called "Diary of a Serial Killer". The accused, Pruitt Taylor Vince, was absolutely the most compelling criminal I have ever seen on any show. Great casting is a strength of Bochco's shows, and Murder One is no exception. I cleaned house and foolishly threw out my tape of the serial killer episodes. Bad move.

Ironically, although the American public couldn't handle a season-long series that covered only one trial, a decade later it went nuts over "24", a show that took place in one day.


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