30 for 30 (2009– )
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Documents on how the events on the day OJ Simpson was pursued and arrested on charges of murdering his ex wife and her boyfriend overshadowed and took precedence over other sporting events ... See full summary »

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Brett Morgen

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Ryan M. Lee
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Marv Albert ... Self (voice)
Rex Beaber Rex Beaber ... Self (voice)
Chris Berman ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Brokaw ... Self (archive footage)
Nicole Brown Simpson Nicole Brown Simpson ... Self (archive footage)
Frank Buckley Frank Buckley ... Self (voice)
Chip Carey Chip Carey ... Self (voice)
Stan Chambers ... Self (archive footage)
Connie Chung ... Self (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Self (archive footage)
Perry Como ... Self (archive footage)
David Cone David Cone ... Self (archive footage)
Howard Cosell ... Self (archive footage)
Bob Costas ... Self (archive footage)
A.C. Cowlings A.C. Cowlings ... Self (voice)

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Documents on how the events on the day OJ Simpson was pursued and arrested on charges of murdering his ex wife and her boyfriend overshadowed and took precedence over other sporting events from around the country by the media. No additional footage or voiceover was shot and the entire documentary is encapsulated in sound bites from various feeds on the day. Written by glenchapman@ruraltel.net and assmn316

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Trivia

The U.S. Open ended on June 20, 1994 with 24-year-old Ernie Els winning a three-way playoff for the championship. See more »

Goofs

When a news anchor states that the district attorney's office has filed murders on OJ Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Coleman, his name was Ronald Goldman, not Coleman. See more »

Quotes

O.J. Simpson: Juice here go
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Alternate Versions

Scenes with OJ playing running back for the Buffalo Bills & San Francisco 49ers were replaced with him at USC on the video-on-demand version See more »

Connections

References The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Hurry Love
(uncredited)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Supremes
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When Our Culture Changed....
17 June 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

30 for 30: June 17, 1994 (2010)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Brett Morgen If anyone is over a certain age then I'm sure they know exactly where they were on June 17, 1994 when legend O.J. Simpson was in the back of a white Bronco with a gun to his head and being followed by the police. These images are in everyone's mind now but also going on this day was a victory parade in NYC for the Stanley Cup winning Rangers, Arnold Palmer's final round at the U.S. Open, the World Cup kick-off in Chicago and that night NYC held game 5 of the NBA Championship. This documentary centers on the O.J. case but also takes a look at all the other important events that were going on yet have all but been forgotten. The documentary doesn't use any talking heads, instead it just uses the news broadcasts of the day and this really gives the film a unique feel. We've all seen news footage thrown together to tell a story but director Morgen does such a masterful job that he manges to edit all of this footage and make it very stylish and original. We get to see the "before" O.J. from footage of him at USC, in the NFL and all the commercials he was doing. For those too young to remember O.J. for anything outside the infamous court trial, this here really reminds people at how great he was and how loved he was. The documentary also makes a good case that this chase is where reality TV started as people got their first taste of blood, which continues today with people's obsession with reality TV and the personal lives of celebrities. I remember following the trial, following the aftermath and in the years since I've seen countless documentaries on O.J. but this one here is certainly one of the best and most original works. June 17, 1994 was certainly a surreal moment and watching this footage today just reminds you what an important and cultural changing day it has become.


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16 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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