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S1-E2 The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story: The Run of His Life

S1-E2 The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story: The Run of His Life

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Review

It’s June 1994 and the world is transfixed by a remarkably sluggish game of cat and mouse being played out live on television. A white Ford Bronco car is pottering along LA’s freeways, “chased” at low speed by phalanxes of police cars. In the back seat is football hero OJ Simpson, wanted for the murders of his wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. He’s holding a gun to his head.

In the second episode of this witty, pulsing and sharp drama, based on these extraordinary real events, Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr) is spiralling out of control, hysterical, self-dramatising (“I gotta be with Nicole!”) and manipulative.

As his mate Al Cowlings begs him not to kill himself, the Los Angeles prosecutor’s office is kicking itself, hard, for letting him slip away. Boss Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) is implacable in her pursuit of justice: “I want him to finish this day alive.”

Summary

Having fled with Al Cowlings in the white Ford Bronco before the police arrived to arrest him for the murders of his wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman, OJ Simpson becomes a hunted man as the district attorney's office and the LAPD scramble to save face and find him. Meanwhile, the former American football star's lawyers Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian have to deal with the fallout, and call a press conference. Fact-based drama, starring Cuba Gooding Jr, John Travolta and David Schwimmer.

Cast & Crew

OJ Simpson Cuba Gooding Jr
Robert Shapiro John Travolta
Marcia Clark Sarah Paulson
Robert Kardashian David Schwimmer
Johnnie Cochran Courtney B Vance
Christopher Darden Sterling K Brown
Gil Garcetti Bruce Greenwood
Bill Hodgman Christian Clemenson
AC Cowlings Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Det Philip Van Atter Michael McGrady
Det Tom Lange Chris Bauer
Kato Kaelin Billy Magnussen
Linell Shapiro Cheryl Ladd
Carl E Douglas Dale Godboldo
Shawn Chapman Angel Parker
Director Ryan Murphy
Writer Scott Alexander
Writer Larry Karaszewski
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