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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

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Crime Violento 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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Early on, Steven Bochco intended to cast a supermodel as Julie, and Claudia Schiffer and Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen even auditioned for the role. 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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Memorable drama
30 September 2005 | by s_duncan02See all my reviews

I recently purchased the DVD of the first series. The very first episode quickly reminded of how much I enjoyed all 23. It is truly compelling television. All the characters, even the most minor are well cast and played magnificently by all. I particularly enjoyed the Machiavellian scheming of "Richard Cross", played by Stanley Tucci, the smart comments of judge Beth Bornstein(I forget her real name) and Miriam Grasso played by Barbara Bosson (with such aplomb!).

They don't make them like this any more, 24 does not cut it in comparison.

Sarah


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