GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Murder One: Season 2 (1995-1996)

Cast: Daniel Benzali, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Benzali, more...
    see all cast/crew...
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Television, TV Drama
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
    see additional details...

Synopses
Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 1 of 5) (1995)
During its first year on the air, the weekly, hour-long ABC series Murder One was unique among legal dramas, in that it dealt with only a single murder case per season. Debuting September 19, 1995, the series spent all of season one focusing on the murder of a young substance-abusing woman, with her lover, obnoxious movie star Neil Avedon (Jason Gedrick), as prime suspect. Handling Avedon's defense were Chris Docknovich (Michael Hayden), Arnold Spivak (J.C. MacKenzie), Justine Appleton (Mary McCormick), and Lisa Gillespie (Grace Phillips), all ambitious young attorneys working for celebrated, controversial, and not entirely ethical criminal lawyer Theodore Hoffman (Daniel Benzali). Appearing for the prosecution were ruthless Assistant DA Miriam Grasso (Barbara Bosson), who worked for the even more ruthless DA Roger Garfield (Gregory Itzin). The Grasso-Garfield team included police detective Arthur Poulson (Dylan Baker) and investigator David Blalock (Kevin Tighe). Among the other first-season regulars were Patricia Clarkson as Theodore Hoffman's long-suffering wife, Ann; John Fleck as Hoffman's office manager, Louis; and Grace Phillips as his receptionist, Lila. While the "one case per year" gimmick attracted a lot of publicity, and -- for a while, anyway -- a lot of viewers, the ratings for Murder One fell precipitously as season one wore on. Thus, when the series returned for its second season, several changes had been imposed, the first being that three cases would be dramatized, rather than merely one. On the docket for season two were a political assassination in which DA Garfield was implicated, an O.J.-like celebrity murder case involving an arrogant basketball star, and a case involving a serial killer who preyed only on professional criminals. Series co-star Daniel Benzali was gone, replaced by younger but no less crafty and cunning defense attorney James "Jimmy" Wyler (Anthony LaPaglia). Also missing was Grace Phillips as Lisa Gillespie, whose replacement, hotheaded junior attorney Aaron Mosely, was played by David Bryan Woodside. Concluding its weekly run on January 23, 1997, Murder One briefly returned five months later in a miniseries format, remaining on the air from May 25 to 29, 1997. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 2 of 5) (1996)
When the original format of Murder One, that of chronicling a single murder trial through an entire TV season, proved to be less successful than hoped, the series' format was altered for its second season on ABC. This year, three cases would be prosecuted and defended, the first involving the murder of California governor Van Allen and his mistress. Replacing season one's head defense lawyer, Theodore Hoffman, is Anthony LaPaglia as James "Jimmy" Wyler; and while three members of Wyler's defense team -- Chris Docknovich (Michael Hayden), Arnold Spivak (J.C. MacKenzie), Justine Appleton (Mary McCormick) -- are still on the job, fourth member Lisa Gillespie (Grace Phillips) has been replaced by streetwise Aaron Mosely (David Bryan Woodside). As for the prosecution, Assistant DA Miriam Grosso (Barbara Bosson) finds herself in a potential conflict-of-interest quandary when her own boss, DA Roger Garfield (Gregory Itzin), is shown to have ties with chief murder suspect Malcolm Dietrich (Ralph Waite). The second case on the docket bears a remarkable resemblance to a recent real-life trial involving a major sports figure. Rick Worthy is cast as swaggering basketball star Rickey Latrell, accused of killing a shady Las Vegas team owner named Sandy Fortas. Murder One was canceled as a weekly series before the season's third murder trial could get off the ground. However, the property returned in a five-part miniseries format, in which Wyler's team defends a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who considers himself above the law because all of his victims are notorious criminals. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 3 of 5) (1996)
When the original format of Murder One, that of chronicling a single murder trial through an entire TV season, proved to be less successful than hoped, the series' format was altered for its second season on ABC. This year, three cases would be prosecuted and defended, the first involving the murder of California governor Van Allen and his mistress. Replacing season one's head defense lawyer, Theodore Hoffman, is Anthony LaPaglia as James "Jimmy" Wyler; and while three members of Wyler's defense team -- Chris Docknovich (Michael Hayden), Arnold Spivak (J.C. MacKenzie), Justine Appleton (Mary McCormick) -- are still on the job, fourth member Lisa Gillespie (Grace Phillips) has been replaced by streetwise Aaron Mosely (David Bryan Woodside). As for the prosecution, Assistant DA Miriam Grosso (Barbara Bosson) finds herself in a potential conflict-of-interest quandary when her own boss, DA Roger Garfield (Gregory Itzin), is shown to have ties with chief murder suspect Malcolm Dietrich (Ralph Waite). The second case on the docket bears a remarkable resemblance to a recent real-life trial involving a major sports figure. Rick Worthy is cast as swaggering basketball star Rickey Latrell, accused of killing a shady Las Vegas team owner named Sandy Fortas. Murder One was canceled as a weekly series before the season's third murder trial could get off the ground. However, the property returned in a five-part miniseries format, in which Wyler's team defends a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who considers himself above the law because all of his victims are notorious criminals. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 4 of 5) (1996)
When the original format of Murder One, that of chronicling a single murder trial through an entire TV season, proved to be less successful than hoped, the series' format was altered for its second season on ABC. This year, three cases would be prosecuted and defended, the first involving the murder of California governor Van Allen and his mistress. Replacing season one's head defense lawyer, Theodore Hoffman, is Anthony LaPaglia as James "Jimmy" Wyler; and while three members of Wyler's defense team -- Chris Docknovich (Michael Hayden), Arnold Spivak (J.C. MacKenzie), Justine Appleton (Mary McCormick) -- are still on the job, fourth member Lisa Gillespie (Grace Phillips) has been replaced by streetwise Aaron Mosely (David Bryan Woodside). As for the prosecution, Assistant DA Miriam Grosso (Barbara Bosson) finds herself in a potential conflict-of-interest quandary when her own boss, DA Roger Garfield (Gregory Itzin), is shown to have ties with chief murder suspect Malcolm Dietrich (Ralph Waite). The second case on the docket bears a remarkable resemblance to a recent real-life trial involving a major sports figure. Rick Worthy is cast as swaggering basketball star Rickey Latrell, accused of killing a shady Las Vegas team owner named Sandy Fortas. Murder One was canceled as a weekly series before the season's third murder trial could get off the ground. However, the property returned in a five-part miniseries format, in which Wyler's team defends a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who considers himself above the law because all of his victims are notorious criminals. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 5 of 5) (1996)
When the original format of Murder One, that of chronicling a single murder trial through an entire TV season, proved to be less successful than hoped, the series' format was altered for its second season on ABC. This year, three cases would be prosecuted and defended, the first involving the murder of California governor Van Allen and his mistress. Replacing season one's head defense lawyer, Theodore Hoffman, is Anthony LaPaglia as James "Jimmy" Wyler; and while three members of Wyler's defense team -- Chris Docknovich (Michael Hayden), Arnold Spivak (J.C. MacKenzie), Justine Appleton (Mary McCormick) -- are still on the job, fourth member Lisa Gillespie (Grace Phillips) has been replaced by streetwise Aaron Mosely (David Bryan Woodside). As for the prosecution, Assistant DA Miriam Grosso (Barbara Bosson) finds herself in a potential conflict-of-interest quandary when her own boss, DA Roger Garfield (Gregory Itzin), is shown to have ties with chief murder suspect Malcolm Dietrich (Ralph Waite). The second case on the docket bears a remarkable resemblance to a recent real-life trial involving a major sports figure. Rick Worthy is cast as swaggering basketball star Rickey Latrell, accused of killing a shady Las Vegas team owner named Sandy Fortas. Murder One was canceled as a weekly series before the season's third murder trial could get off the ground. However, the property returned in a five-part miniseries format, in which Wyler's team defends a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who considers himself above the law because all of his victims are notorious criminals. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 1 of 5) (1995)
New Listadd to list
5.00 (1 votes)
12345678910
Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 2 of 5) (1996)
New Listadd to list
0.00 (0 votes)
12345678910
Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 3 of 5) (1996)
New Listadd to list
0.00 (0 votes)
12345678910
Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 4 of 5) (1996)
New Listadd to list
0.00 (0 votes)
12345678910
Murder One: Season 2 (Disc 5 of 5) (1996)
New Listadd to list
0.00 (0 votes)
12345678910


Murder One
12345678910
both seasons of the TV series
jdfalk

see all lists

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.