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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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 Detective Vince Biggio 18 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Frank Szymanski 18 episodes, 1996-1997
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 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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Crime Violento  »

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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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Annie Hoffman: I keep putting this conversation off and putting it off and I can't any more. I can't keep living the way we've been living.
Theodore Hoffman: The trial's been exhausting, I know.
Annie Hoffman: I think we need to separate for a while.
Theodore Hoffman: Annie, don't do this, I love you.
Annie Hoffman: [in tears] I'm sorry.
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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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