American Tragedy (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 240 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx

The real-life drama of the 1994 O.J. Simpson trial is given quasi-fictional treatment in this two-part CBS miniseries, which aired in November 2000. Much of the miniseries' plot focuses on the battle of egos between defense lawyers Johnnie Cochran (Ving Rhames) and Robert Shapiro (Ron Silver) and how the personalities of these men in part shaped the outcome of the trial. Also included in the cast are Bruno Kirby and Christopher Plummer.

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murder-trial, celebrity, trial [courtroom], defendant, defense-attorney, prosecutor, media