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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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19 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Crime Violento  »

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The character of Louis was originally going to be a female character. 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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Great story, compelling acting
24 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Very rarely on television is there ever portrayed a realistic portrait that is both believable, and as another viewer remarked, keeps you on the edge of your chair.

Daniel Benzali performed superbly as the attorney in private practice who is constantly drawn to the edges of ethicality, personally and professionally.

Stanley Tucci embodied the sinister aspects of the role he played superbly, while still remaining likable.

As is characteristic of most Bochco productions, the supporting characters and actors that play them are most interesting and convincing.


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