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American Crime 

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Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.


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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
...  Barb Hanlon / ... 29 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Terri LaCroix / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Russ Skokie / ... 26 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Hector Tonz / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Carter Nix / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Anne Blaine / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Alonzo Gutierrez / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Curt Tanner / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Taylor Blaine / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Michael O'Brien / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016


When a young couple -- war veteran Matt and his wife, Gwen Skokie -- are attacked in their Modesto, Calif., home, Matt dies and Gwen is left unconscious, barely clinging to life. As news of the brutal crime makes its way through the media, both sets of parents sit vigil by Gwen's bed, hoping for a miracle to keep her with them. The police investigation begins to close in on four suspects in the case, and shock waves radiate through the community, stirring up tensions along ethnic and racial lines. Written by Jwelch5742

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Crime | Drama


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5 March 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bűnök és előítéletek  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


For the first season, John Ridley came up with the idea of Felicity Huffman, who has naturally blue eyes, wearing brown contacts for the part for the added effect of giving her shark eyes. Her character was shut down and became somewhat impenetrable. See more »


The first season of the series takes place in Modesto, California but was filmed mostly in Texas. There are scenes when police vehicles have their lights on without a steady red light present. All police and emergency vehicles in California are required to have at least one steady red light on when the police/emergency lights on the front of police and emergency vehicles are on. See more »

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Superbly well written and magnificently well acted, American Crime is truly one of a kind
22 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

This series is undoubtedly one of the best series we have right now.

Season 1 wasn't everyone's cup of tea. But, it highlighted so much that I've never seen on television before and was arguably one of the best scripted and acted series of 2015.

Season 2 is on a whole other level. Just a few episodes in and this series shows how all series should follow-up to previous acclaim. This season has one of the most original and intriguing plots I've seen in ages. I predict this season will also earn several Emmy nominations.

What really stands out in this series other than its acting and script, is that it greatly focuses on race, gender and gender roles, sexuality, drugs, wealth, power and status.

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