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

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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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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The problem with American Crime is that I want answers
18 April 2017 | by mg75535See all my reviews

American Crime focuses on the people surrounding a criminal case and the difficulties that they go through rather than the actual crime or criminal investigation itself. While I understand the merits of this and appreciate it the point they're trying to make, the fact of the matter is that I want to know the outcome. I want to know what happened. The acting is great and the series is well written (probably too good for network television though) but it's a let down getting to the end of the season having no idea what actually happened. The series doesn't need to focus on the investigation or be a police procedural to give the viewer a but more payoff at the end. We can struggle with the families of crime victims and ultimately learn the truth/see how things turn out without losing the main message of the show.


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