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American Crime Story 

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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
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Actor and musician Darren Criss for his roles in "Glee" and "American Crime Story," for which he's been nominated for a Golden Globe. "No Small Parts" takes a look at his eclectic career in entertainment.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sarah Paulson ...  Dr. Anna Pou / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...  O.J. Simpson 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Courtney B. Vance ...  Johnnie Cochran 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Sterling K. Brown ...  Christopher Darden 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Kenneth Choi ...  Judge Lance Ito 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Christian Clemenson ...  Bill Hodgman 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Bruce Greenwood ...  Gil Garcetti 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Nathan Lane ...  F. Lee Bailey 10 episodes, 2015-2016
David Schwimmer ...  Robert Kardashian 10 episodes, 2015-2016
John Travolta ...  Robert Shapiro 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Darren Criss ...  Andrew Cunanan 9 episodes, 2018
Dale Godboldo ...  Carl E. Douglas 9 episodes, 2016
Ariel D. King ...  Arnelle Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Tye White ...  Jason Simpson 9 episodes, 2015-2016
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Storyline

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Written by FX Networks

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The trial isn't the whole story. This is.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Katrina: American Crime Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Sterling K. Brown, who won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for playing prosecutor Christopher Darden in season one, made many attempts to contact him and even accidentally called his cell phone at 3 am thinking it was a work number. However, Darden did not wish to take part in the series. Brown then contacted Darden's daughter instead, who was happy to help. See more »

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In re-enacted freeway scenes, numbered exit signs can be seen. California didn't begin to number freeway exits until 2002, after the events depicted. See more »

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Fascinating story with a serious casting mistake
4 July 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

When I read the critic's reviews of this fascinating portrayal of the trial of OJ Simpson, the most common complaint was John Travolta's performance. So I was expecting to find it a bad, cheesy performance and everyone else to be great.

Instead, I thought Travolta did an excellent job as a supercilious attorney who finds himself increasingly outside his own case. True, Travolta has had so much plastic surgery that he looks like he was sewn together by a dollmaker, but his performance is, while not as notable as the really terrific performances by Nathan Lane and, more surprisingly, David Schwimmer, it's a solid performance.

The truly awful performance is by Cuba Gooding as O.J.

When I watched the movie, I thought Gooding seemed wrong based on my vague memories of O.J. I'm not a sports fan, I didn't follow the trial, which at the time I thought of as just another lurid celebrity crime, and I'd only seen Simpson in a small part in a movie years ago. I thought Gooding's whiny, unpleasant, crybaby performance seemed untrue to that memory, but I couldn't be sure.

Then I watched the terrific documentary series. O.J., Made in America, and I realized that Gooding was really horrible. He lacked O.J.'s famous charm, and instead came across as ineffectual where the documentary portrays O.J. as a strong force in his own defense.

If you've never seen Simpson at all, perhaps the performance would seem fine, but it's an absolutely wretched performance from the point of view of verisimilitude. It's easily the biggest flaw in an otherwise gripping portrayal.

Why the critics didn't notice that I can't say.


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