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Murder One 

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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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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Followed by Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (1997) See more »

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Too good to last
14 May 2005 | by lbliss314See 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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