Poster

O.J.: Made in America ()


Reference View | Change View


A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director:
Awards:
  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 49 wins & 33 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast

Edit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (archiveFootage) (as Lew Alcindor)
Mike Albanese ...
Himself
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (archiveFootage)
F. Lee Bailey ...
Himself
Danny Bakewell ...
Himself
...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Rona Barrett ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Joe Bell ...
Himself
Carrie Bess ...
Herself
Tom Bradley ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Nicole Brown Simpson ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself
Tanya Brown ...
Herself
...
Herself - Interviewee
...
Himself (archiveFootage) (as Johnnie Cochran)
Howard Cosell ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
A.C. Cowlings ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Yolanda Crawford ...
Herself
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Carl Douglas ...
Himself
Booker Edgerson ...
Himself
Earl Edwards ...
Himself
Celia Farber ...
Herself
...
Himself - Interviewee (as Pablo Fenjves)
Bruce Fromong ...
Himself
Mark Fuhrman ...
Himself
Barry Fung ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Dennis Fung ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Yale Galanter ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Gil Garcetti ...
Himself
David Gascon ...
Himself
John Gerdes ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Mike Gilbert ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Jackie Glass ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Fred Goldman ...
Himself
Ron Goldman ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Robin Greer ...
Herself
Bill Hodgman ...
Himself
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself - Interviewee
Lance Ito ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Linda Jay ...
Herself
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Robert Kardashian ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
T. Larry Kirkland Sr. ...
Himself
Joe Kolkowitz ...
Himself
David LeBon ...
Himself
Steve Lehmer ...
Himself
Robert Lipsyte ...
Himself
David Lockton ...
Himself
John Mack ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Michael McClinton ...
Himself
Thomas C. McCollum III ...
Himself
Laura Hart McKinny ...
Herself (archiveFootage) (as Laura Hart McKinney)
Sylvester Monroe ...
Himself
...
Himself
Cecil L. Murray ...
Himself (as Rev. Cecil Murray)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Jim Newton ...
Himself
Frank Olson ...
Himself
Norman Pardo ...
Himself
David Perel ...
Himself
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Tom Rosenstiel ...
Himself
Joe Saltzman ...
Himself
Barry Scheck ...
Himself
Ard Schenk ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Bernard Shaw ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Ron Shipp ...
Himself
Arnelle Simpson ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Linden Soles ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Mark Ridley Thomas ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Herself
Philip Vannatter ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Brenda Vemich ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Donald Vinson ...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Peter Weireter ...
Himself
Mark Witlock ...
Himself
Keith Zlomsowitch ...
Himself
...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Connie Chung ...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Winston Salem Police Officer (uncredited)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Morton Dean ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Joe Ferguson ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Chet Huntley ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Father (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
W.H. Parker ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Coalhouse Walker Jr. (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

Edit
Ezra Edelman

Produced by

Edit
John Dahl ... executive producer
Ryan Dilts ... associate producer
Ezra Edelman ... producer
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz ... finishing producer (as Cristina Esteras-Ortiz)
Deirdre Fenton ... producer
Libby Geist ... producer
Nina Krstic ... producer
Kristin Lesko ... co-producer
Erin Leyden ... producer
Betsy Reid ... line producer
Tamara Rosenberg ... producer
Connor Schell ... producer
Caroline Waterlow ... producer

Music by

Edit
Gary Lionelli

Cinematography by

Edit
Nick Higgins

Film Editing by

Edit
Bret Granato
Maya Mumma
Ben Sozanski

Editorial Department

Edit
Mischa Aletta ... assistant editor
David Broadbent ... finishing editor
Seth Buncher ... colorist / finishing editor
Ryan Dilts ... associate editor
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz ... finishing producer
John Fisher ... assistant editor
Geeta Gandbhir ... consulting editor
David Yi ... assistant editor

Makeup Department

Edit
Audrey Da Costa ... makeup artist
Shannon Hughey ... makeup artist

Production Management

Edit
Maria Delgado ... production manager
Tom Picard ... production manager
Jennifer Thorpe ... production manager

Art Department

Edit
Mickey Duzyj ... illustrator

Sound Department

Edit
Jim Choi ... sound recordist
Kevin Crawford ... sound recordist
Eric Di Stefano ... re-recording mixer
Abe Dolinger ... sound recordist
Dennis Haggerty ... sound recordist
Keith Hodne ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Fiona McBain ... sound recordist
Lupe Meija ... sound recordist
Caleb Mose ... sound recordist
Trey Murdaugh ... sound recordist
Craig Parker ... sound mixer
Craig Parker ... sound recordist
Jason Quinn ... sound recordist
Randy Sparrazza ... sound recordist
Robert Sylvain ... sound recordist
Percy Urgena ... sound recordist
Joshua Wilkinson ... sound recordist (as Josh Wilkinson)

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Kevin Scott Anderson ... assistant camera (as Kevin Anderson)
Connor Bodell ... assistant camera (as Conner Bodell)
Daniel Carter ... assistant camera
Svetlana Cvetko ... additional cinematography
Julio Dilan ... assistant camera
Freddy A. Fernandez ... assistant camera
Ronan Killeen ... co-director of photography
Dan Krauss ... additional cinematography
Julio Luzquinos ... additional cinematography
Eric Maloney ... drone photography
Paul Marbury ... assistant camera
Steven McLaurin ... digital imagining technician
Steve Mehler ... assistant camera
Joe Salvatore ... assistant camera
Joshua Sharfi ... Lead Drone Pilot
David Smoler ... assistant camera

Animation Department

Edit
Colin Cosack ... animator

Music Department

Edit
Richard Bronskill ... orchestrator
Jeff Bunnell ... musician: trumpet soloist
Charles Fernandez ... conductor
Karen Garrity ... contractor
Joshua Heaphey ... musician: principal viola
John Houlihan ... music supervisor
Julie Glaze Houlihan ... music supervisor
Adam Michalak ... scoring mixer
Nicolas Repetto ... musician: violin
Ro Rowan ... cellist
Jennifer Walton ... concert master

Other crew

Edit
Yousur Alhou ... set production assistant
Sangeda Alin ... production intern
Louise Argianas ... additional production support
Miguel Batista ... production accountant
Brian Becker ... production assistant
Peter Campbell ... set production assistant
Jennifer Cingari ... additional production support
Aaron Cohen ... consultant
Vin D'Anton ... production assistant
Vanessa Diaz ... additional production support
Marie Donoghue ... executive vice president: global strategy and original content
Ines Farag ... archival researcher
Collin Fleming ... additional production support
Jami Floyd ... consultant
Roger Jackson ... additional production support
Hye Son Kim ... production accountant
Doris Lang ... production intern
Matthew Marr ... production assistant
David Mayer ... additional production support
Margaret Metzger ... additional research
Alejandro de Jesus Miranda ... production intern
Diane Morse ... additional production support
Jay Jay Nesheim ... additional production support
Michael Newman ... additional production support
Chase Niesner ... set production assistant
Chris Nowinski ... additional interviews
Matthew F. Perry ... set production assistant (as Matt Perry)
Corey Rich ... set production assistant
Corey Rich ... set production assistant
Callie Riotte ... additional production support
Daphne Rustow ... production intern
Daniel Sassoon ... additional production support
Heather Scheer ... additional production support
Larry Schwartz ... additional production support
Shelley Tabor ... additional production support

Thanks

Edit
Natalie Abomian ... special thanks
Jennifer Aiello ... special thanks
Kirby Bradley ... special thanks
Rembert Browne ... special thanks
Quentin Byrne ... special thanks
Wyatt Cenac ... special thanks
Alex Cherian ... special thanks
Chris Connelly ... special thanks
Brian Connett ... special thanks
Geoffrey Cowan ... special thanks
Jonah Edelman ... special thanks
Sean Fennessey ... special thanks
Darlina Grizzard ... special thanks
Shayla Harris ... special thanks
Michael Holland ... special thanks
Maura Mandt ... special thanks
Caroline McCloskey ... special thanks
Kevin Merida ... special thanks
Rob Mills ... special thanks
Wesley Morris ... special thanks
Tendo Nagenda ... special thanks
Regina Newsom ... special thanks
Tristan Patterson ... special thanks
Joe Perskie ... special thanks
Chris Petrikin ... special thanks
Jeff Plunkett ... special thanks
David Pope ... special thanks
David Reynolds ... special thanks
Lisa Richardson ... special thanks
Charese Rohny ... special thanks
Erik Rydholm ... special thanks
Conor Shanahan ... special thanks
Cheif Michael Sharkey ... special thanks
Wyatt Smith ... special thanks
James Surowiecki ... special thanks
Pablo Torre ... special thanks
John A. Walsh ... special thanks
Isabela White ... special thanks
Jamila Wignot ... special thanks

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

It is the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and even, yes, develop new chapters. Now, the producers of ESPN's award-winning "30 for 30" have made it the subject of their first documentary-event and most ambitious project yet. From Peabody and Emmy-award winning director Ezra Edelman, it's "O.J.: Made in America," a 10-hour multi-part production coming summer of 2016. To most observers, it's a story that began the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered outside her Brentwood apartment. But as "O.J." lays bare, to truly grasp the significance of what happened not just that night, but the epic chronicle to follow, one has to travel back to a much different, much earlier origin point, at not the end, but the beginning of the 20th century, when African-Americans began migrating to California en masse, in desperate, collective hope of a better life, trying desperately - and fruitlessly - to outrun the racism that had defined their lives. And among the thousands who came west from the south were the grandparents of Orenthal James Simpson. The tale is familiar from there. In the mid-1960's, Simpson rose to instant fame as an unstoppable running back for the USC Trojans, and later, not just a record-setting Hall of Famer in the NFL, but a crossover, charismatic superstar with a singular foothold in the celebrity landscape. In retirement, O.J. remained as popular as any active athlete - a broadcaster, pitch-man, and actor. But he stood alone for another reason as well. Living in the shadows of everything from the Civil Rights Movement to the Rodney King riots and so much in between, in a country forever divided by racial lines and a city with a horrific legacy of institutionalized police racism, O.J. Simpson managed always to find a way to transcend the color of his skin. That is, until everything changed on that June night of 1994. "O.J." revisits - and redefines - it all. The domestic abuse. The police investigation. The white Bronco chase. The trial of the century. The motive, the blood, the glove. The verdict. The aftermath. Drawing upon more than seventy interviews- from longtime friends and colleagues of Simpson to the recognizable protagonists of the murder investigation to observers and commentators with distinct connections to the story - the docu-event is an engrossing, compelling, and unforgettable look at a tantalizing saga. Because at the end of what seems like a search for the real truth about O.J. Simpson, what's revealed just as powerfully is a collection of indelible, unshakeable, and haunting truths about America, and about ourselves. Written by ESPN Films

Plot Keywords
Genres
Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • O.J.: Egy amerikai hős (Hungary)
Runtime
  • 467 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Director Ezra Edelman struggled on the decision to include the forensic photos of the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but ultimately decided to edit them in to remind the audience that the trial was meant to be about a horrific double homicide instead of the discussion about race and corrupt law enforcement that it ultimately progressed into. See more »
Goofs Robert Shapiro says in an interview with Barbara Walters that O.J. Simpson was found innocent. Simpson was found "not guilty", not "innocent". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in David Spade/Marcia Clark/Noah Hawley/Tim Alexander (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Hollywood Swinging See more »
Quotes O.J. Simpson: [referring to his refusal to participate in racial tensions during the Watts riots] I'm not black, I'm O.J.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed