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How to Get Away with Murder 

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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Viola Davis ...  Annalise Keating 85 episodes, 2014-2020
Billy Brown ...  Nate Lahey 85 episodes, 2014-2020
Jack Falahee ...  Connor Walsh 85 episodes, 2014-2020
Aja Naomi King ...  Michaela Pratt 84 episodes, 2014-2019
Matt McGorry ...  Asher Millstone 84 episodes, 2014-2019
Charlie Weber ...  Frank Delfino 84 episodes, 2014-2019
Liza Weil ...  Bonnie Winterbottom 84 episodes, 2014-2019
Karla Souza ...  Laurel Castillo 76 episodes, 2014-2019
Conrad Ricamora ...  Oliver Hampton 76 episodes, 2014-2019
Alfred Enoch ...  Wes Gibbins 53 episodes, 2014-2019
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A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Get Away with Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The series was inspired by the television series Damages (2007) and the movie Legally Blonde (2001) and incorporated some elements of those two mediums for this show. See more »

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The quarter flipping animation shows it to be a 1999 Pennsylvania State Quarter series coin. (In reference to the show's home state). However, when it lands it is shown to be a pre-1999 coin with an Eagle on the reverse. See more »

Crazy Credits

Except Viola Davis, who is the lead actress of the series, the rest of the cast members who are billed as regulars are arranged in alphabetical order, judging by their second names. See more »

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How to Get Away with Legal Inaccuracy
31 October 2015 | by emonaghan-64172See all my reviews

I saw at least 3 other reviews of this TV show that put it at a 6/10 for the sole reason that it is an inaccurate portrayal of lawyers. Yes, and...? Does that take away from the brilliant plot and acting? I don't think anything in film or television is an accurate portrayal of anything. If someone were to rewrite this exciting show into an "accurate portrayal" of law, then it would just be a show about Viola Davis filling out paper work and occasionally showing up in court. And some of these reviewers go on to say that it is a shame that people believe that is how the court of law is in real life. My advice to them is to go to the IMDb page of the Avengers and write a review that says, "it's a shame that every single person who watches this movie now believes superheroes actually exist," because apparently no one who is a consumer of media entertainment has the common sense to know that lawyers do not, in reality, go around killing and bribing everyone.

No one watches a show like How to Get Away with Murder for a lesson in law, they watch it for the interesting characters and fascinating plot. I had to write this review to correct all of the mistaken reviews that gave this show anything less than a 7, because the overall rating of this show was dismaying to me. And to learn it is for such a irrelevant reason!


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