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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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Series cast summary:
Felicity Huffman ...  Barb Hanlon / ... 29 episodes, 2015-2017
Regina King ...  Terri LaCroix / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2017
Timothy Hutton ...  Russ Skokie / ... 26 episodes, 2015-2017
Richard Cabral ...  Hector Tonz / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
Elvis Nolasco ...  Carter Nix / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Lili Taylor ...  Anne Blaine / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
Benito Martinez ...  Alonzo Gutierrez / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2017
Brent Anderson ...  Curt Tanner / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Connor Jessup ...  Taylor Blaine / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Shane Jacobsen ...  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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This is an anthology series where each season features a new storyline and actors playing different characters. 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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Excellent series but not for a network audience
22 March 2015 | by mdefilip-01822See all my reviews

I watch a lot of foreign movies and TV series because I find most domestic products to be formulistic, highly predictable, shallow or simplistic (many fine exceptions exist - as examples True Detectives, Breaking Bad, Justified etc.). This holds particularly true for anything offered by the big 4 networks. As an example watch both versions of the series " Secrets and Lies" and you will clearly see the difference between an off shore and a domestic take on the same story. For me there is no comparison, the original Aussi version is much more to my liking.

Now to "Crime Story"; it takes a couple of episodes to develop but like a fine wine after it breathes a bit the content becomes richer and more accessible. I really appreciate the casting, character development is strong and the pace is just right for me. All the actors are superb, pretty much every cast member gives an honest and compelling performance. The camera work is artful, not artsy but artful, adding to the experience. It is a drama and as such there is very little to feel good about here but the story so far is strong, well told and deals with serious issues. I eagerly look forward to each new episode. My typical viewing habit is to record episodes of shows I follow and then watch 2 or more at a time. Skipping through commercials, especially for dramas, allows the story to flow and for emotional or dramatic moments to make their point and to leave a mark. If you are a reality TV watcher or do not value well staged dramas move on - there is nothing for you here. However if you enjoy a script which is well written and deals with big relevant issues, stellar acting and something different from the majority of the cookie cutter series out there I'd say give this one a try. I was very surprised when I read through the other reviews here for this fine series and found the amount of negativity that they contained. My guess is that, like myself, the audience for a show of this caliber pretty much dismiss network offerings and will never find it. Regular network viewers need the familiar and don't know how to appreciate the slower more deliberate pace of the story , the depth of the questions raised, or the skill with which this series has been crafted - this is too bad because I find the time invested to be well worth it.

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5 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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