American Tragedy (movie)

2000 film by Lawrence Schiller

American Tragedy is a 2000 television movie broadcast on CBS from November 12, 2000 to November 15, 2000. It is based on the O. J. Simpson murder case for the 1994 murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.[1] It was produced by Fox Television Studios.[2]

American Tragedy
Based onAmerican Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense
by Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth
Written byNorman Mailer
Directed byLawrence Schiller
Music byBill Conti
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
  • Lawrence Schiller
  • Lynn Raynor
CinematographyBruce Surtees
Running time170 minutes
Original networkCBS
Original release
  • November 12, 2000 (2000-11-12)

It won a Satellite Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.[3]



  1. Tucker, Ken (November 10, 2000). "TV Review: American Tragedy". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06.
  2. Gay, Jason (November 27, 2000). "Norman Mailer to CBS: You Blew It!". The New York Observer.
  3. "American Tragedy (2000 TV Movie) — Awards". Internet Movie Database.