American Tragedy is a 2000 miniseries broadcast on the CBS Television Network on November 12, 2000, concluding on November 15, 2000, that was based on the true story of the trial of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman in 1994. Ving Rhames starred as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran. The film was directed by Lawrence Schiller, and the screenplay was adapted from his bestselling book, American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense, by noted novelist Norman Mailer, who had previously collaborate with Schiller on The Executioner's Song. Mailer publicly criticized CBS for its promotion of the miniseries, which used ads that focused on the fact that Simpson tried unsuccessfully to have the courts block the broadcast of the film. The film won a Satellite Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Wikipedia
American Tragedy is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Docudramas, Courtroom dramas, American television films, 2000 films, 2000s drama films, 2000s drama film stubs, Screenplays by Norman Mailer and O. J. Simpson murder case.
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