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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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19 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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(41 episodes)

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Dolby

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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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Theodore Hoffman: Cross said he'd waive any conflict. He wants me to represent Avedon.
David Blalock: Complicated man.
Theodore Hoffman: Davey, if I was making book I make it three to one Avedon didn't kill that girl.
David Blalock: Well, if he was guilty you wouldn't think he'd have told Polson he was at the girl's apartment just to get out from under a drug bust.
Theodore Hoffman: If Cross did it, why does he want me on the case?
David Blalock: 'Cause he likes playing with fire and you're the hottest guy in town...
Theodore Hoffman: If he didn't do it then it makes more sense. Take a ride with me to Parker ...
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One of the best of the 90's.
10 September 2004 | by rleatherSee all my reviews

Murder One has to go down as one of the best series on of the 90's. The first series plot has you going one way and another spotting one red herring after another, right up until the last episode.

Whilst I do remember the show well, I also remember is had a bit of a Scooby Doo ending to it, not entirely consistent with the previous 22 episodes.

According to the press, whilst it was a monster hit in the UK (and other parts of Europe) it died a death in the US. I'm not sure if that's purely academic propaganda, but the suggestion was that US audiences didn't like the idea of having to follow a series rather than encapsulated 60 minute stories. Who knows, all I do know is that the seconds series was a severe disappointment.

Clearly taking lead from some pressure state side, the trials became 3 episodes long, with little or no 'main plot'. UK audiences kept trying to piece together a bigger picture, only for there not to be one. As a result, it was widely criticised. Plus, the loss of Teddy Hoffman was a bitter blow. He'd become such a familiar feature of 23 episode run that when he wasn't there, it was never going to be the same.

Maybe it suffers a little from the X-Files factor. A second series was a mistake and it should have quit while it was ahead.

First series - Outstanding Second series - Fine for a rainy evening


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