The Night Of (2016)
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The Call of the Wild 

A controversy surrounding the defense puts Stone in the spotlight as Naz's trial reaches its climax.


Steven Zaillian


Steven Zaillian (created by), Richard Price (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... John Stone
Riz Ahmed ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Freddy Knight
Bill Camp ... Dennis Box
Jeannie Berlin ... Helen Weiss
Amara Karan ... Chandra Kapoor
Payman Maadi ... Salim Khan
Poorna Jagannathan ... Safar Khan
Glenne Headly ... Alison Crowe
Paul Sparks ... Don Taylor
Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Andrea Cornish
Glenn Fleshler ... Judge Roth
Paulo Costanzo ... Ray Halle
Don Harvey ... Detective Tomalikis
Joseph Badalucco Jr. Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Detective (as Joe Badalucco)


A controversy surrounding the defense puts Stone in the spotlight as Naz's trial reaches its climax.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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[Closing argument]
John Stone: I'm gonna be honest with you. This isn't what I normally do... I mean, obviously, someone who looks like this doesn't make his living doing public speaking. I'm sorry you even have to look at this... What I normally do is, uh, plea my clients out, because 95% of the time, they did what they were charged with. They sold that dope, they solicited that guy, they stole that iPhone. It's clear to me just looking at them. So, I tell them, uh, "Don't be stupid, take the deal."... The...
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Referenced in Collider TV Talk: Episode #1.24 (2016) See more »


Written by Marcelo Zarvos
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15 October 2016 | by dannytgSee all my reviews

This episode was certainly one of the best of the series. However I think I would have rated it a 9 if it was not for John stones closing speech. This is absolutely incredible and for me one of the best bits of court room entertainment ever filmed. The scene is very powerful to the viewer after your made to feel sympathetic towards John so it really speaks and on a case where it feels like they are continually fighting a losing battle it more than makes up for there performance. It is worth watching the whole series just for this moment. I would highly recommend this to anyone into crime dramas as it has a high quality finish like many HBO shows now. This mini series has a constant mystery to it which I believe what makes it so attractive, we never find out how the killing happened and to be honest I am OK with them leaving it that way.

good watch

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Release Date:

28 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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