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


The Run of His Life

Drama revealing new insights into the controversial murder investigation. Robert Kardashian struggles to prevent events escalating into further tragedy.


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A friend loveth at all times...

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..and a brother is born in adversity.

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Father, please, please, please have mercy on him.

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Look after him, protect him,

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for he's in pain and he knows not what he's doing.

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Just tell him Robert Shapiro is calling. He'll know what it's about.

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What do you want?

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-Gil!

-I wish I could reach through this goddamn phone and strangle you.

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I am so sorry he did this to us.

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I mean, you know that I'm a fixer of things.

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I don't tolerate this kind of stuff.

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How does a murder suspect disappear from a house full of people?

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I didn't know that he was going to run.

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I mean, you've got to believe me, Gil.

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I mean, I'm the good guy here!

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Look, who brought Menendez back from Israel, hmm?

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Who backed your campaign?

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Look, you even came to my 50th birthday.

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You loved it, it was a great party.

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Bob, find your client and deliver him.

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Do you have a minute?

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Of course.

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Drink?

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No, thanks.

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OJ left a suicide note.

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It's terrible.

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I don't know what we're supposed to do with it.

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I mean, do we need to give it to the police?

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Jesus Christ.

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Who the hell signs a suicide note with a happy face?

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-TV:

-'One of the most stunning announcements you're ever

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'going to hear on live television -

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'OJ Simpson, one of this country's best known personalities,

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'is a suspect in a double homicide, a terribly gruesome crime,

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'and he is at large tonight.

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'There is now a state-wide manhunt under way for OJ Simpson

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'in California.'

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If it were our absolute goal, could we look more incompetent?

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It's the worst day of my life.

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It's worse than the day I was diagnosed with cancer.

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'He failed to appear by 11.45. The Los Angeles Police Department...'

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It's frigging Shapiro. He screwed all of us.

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God forbid a celebrity should do a perp walk.

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It's always the big cases that melt down -

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McMartin, Twilight Zone, Menendez.

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Why is it always the famous ones?

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'Who would have thought that it would come to this,

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'with this man who was so beloved in this country for so long?

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'But now...'

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He can't hide forever.

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Everyone knows his face.

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Let's go, let's go!

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SIRENS BLARE

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Let's go, let's go!

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SIRENS BLARE

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We've received 110 tips so far.

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"He's with Magic Johnson."

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"He's in Atlanta."

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"He's eating lunch with Dionne Warwick at the Ivy."

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Christ.

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All right, look, we have to weed out the crackpots, all right?

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So, make sure you put out the year and the plates on the white Bronco.

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All right?

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The guy he's with?

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Can anybody tell me who AC Cowlings is?

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He's a fourth-rate linebacker. He's sort of a poor man's OJ.

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OJ, AC, get it?

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Will you just quiet down?

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I feel like I'm going to vomit.

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Pardon me.

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I want to say something to the entire community.

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Mr Simpson is a fugitive of justice.

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And if any of you assist him, in any way,

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you are committing a felony,

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and I personally guarantee you will be prosecuted.

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-'Today, my office...'

-I hope they catch him.

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You know he did it.

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You don't know that. They're just tearing down another black man.

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'Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman...'

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Want me to turn off the TVs? Tell them to go back to work?

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No, it's fine. Let them watch.

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Something big's happening here.

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'We are alleging special circumstances.

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'We are also alleging the murder weapon was a knife.

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'Mr Simpson must face these charges and we will find him.'

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The TV on?

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Course, I'm watching. Picked a hell of a day to leave town.

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Well, how was I supposed to know that...

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What is that?

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Arnold Palmer's last US Open. He's retiring today.

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Pops, come on.

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'Now, you can tell I'm upset. This is a...'

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-Oh, he looks horrible.

-'It's a very serious case.'

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Oh, my God, Marcia's dying up there.

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-You know all those people?

-Shh.

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'I think, perhaps, that some of us might have had empathy for him.

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'We saw the falling of an American hero,

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'and to some extent, I viewed Mr Simpson the same way.

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'But let's remember,

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'we have two innocent people who were brutally murdered.

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'But how could this happen?

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'The entire world was focused on this one man and he slipped away.'

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'How can you answer that?

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'I can't.'

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You think he's going to get away?

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No way.

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OJ humiliated them.

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He's dead meat.

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I don't like the subtext of this one bit.

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There's an unspoken villain here.

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Who, AC?

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Hmm? No, me!

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Everyone's blaming me for everything.

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I have a very clean reputation.

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What we need is our own press conference.

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Are we good?

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Sound good?

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We're all...

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OK.

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I must make one thing perfectly clear -

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I am as shocked as anybody is at this turn of events.

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Over the past 25 years, on numerous occasions,

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I have made similar arrangements with the LAPD,

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with the district attorney's office and Mr Garcetti.

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They have always kept their word to me

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and I have always kept my word to them.

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In fact, I arranged the surrender of Erik Menendez from Israel.

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What a prick.

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Robert Shapiro's focused on his number one priority -

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Robert Shapiro.

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What would you be saying?

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I wouldn't be falling back on the pronouns "me", "myself" and "I."

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People, when you take these jobs, you have only one role -

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you are in service to your client.

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Never betray that individual.

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Never.

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'No, he was always under a doctor's care.

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'In fact, we were concerned that he would take this avenue.

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'OJ, wherever you are,'

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for the sake of your children,

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for the sake of your family,

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please, surrender immediately

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to any law enforcement official.

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What were the last words you heard from OJ?

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Oh, well, they were of a complimentary nature.

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He thanked me for everything I did for him.

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So, now I would like to introduce Robert Kardashian -

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one of OJ's closest and dearest friends.

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He will now read a note that OJ handwrote today.

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Robert?

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Oh, my God, it's Daddy!

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-ALL:

-It's Daddy! It's Daddy!

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'This letter was written by OJ today.'

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"To whom it may concern,

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"first, everyone understand, I had nothing to do with Nicole's murder.

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"I loved her.

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"At times, I felt like a battered husband..."

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Did I hear that correctly?

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He feels like a battered husband?

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Well, you know, he cut his hand while he was killing her.

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"Please think of the real OJ

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"and not this lost person.

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"Thank you for making my life special.

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"I hope I helped yours.

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"Peace and love. OJ."

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Who are you?

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Robert... Robert Kardashian.

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Kazany?

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'Rakashian? Can you please spell that?'

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K-A-R-D-A-S-H-I-A-N.

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-THEY CHANT:

-Kardashian! Kardashian! Kardashian!

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'Please, be respectful.'

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This is a very close friend of Mr OJ Simpson's, Robert Kardashian.

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MUSIC: Sabotage by Beastie Boys

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Oh, my God.

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There's a white Bronco behind us right now!

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You liar. No, there isn't.

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I'm serious, look.

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HORN BLARES CAR SCREECHES

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Oh, my God!

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-Oh, my God.

-Oh, my God.

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Oh, my God! Oh, my God! It's AC Cowlings!

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-Oh!

-Hey!

-Hey!

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HORN BLASTS

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Hey! Over here!

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CAR SCREECHES

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HORN BLASTS

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-Hey!

-Hey!

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What are you looking at?!

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It's him! It's frigging him!

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I told you!

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Oh, my God.

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What!

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Holy crap!

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Yes, yes, it is them.

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Yes, it's them.

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They're going north on the five, right before it merges with the 405.

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I'm telling you, it's OJ!

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HORN BLASTS

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HORN BLASTS CAR SCREECHES

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SIREN BLARES

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We've sighted a white Ford Bronco, north of Irvine Center Drive.

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Licence plate - Three, Papa, Charlie, Tango, Four, Zero, Three.

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Hope we got him.

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Stay in your car, sir.

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Sir, step out of the vehicle!

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No, no, no! Hell no!

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Sir, you need to turn your engine off and step from the vehicle now!

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Do you know what's going on here?!

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OJ's in the back seat with a gun to his head!

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Can I speak with Mr Simpson?

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No! No, I ain't speaking to nobody! I ain't speaking to nobody!

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Tell him the gun's loaded, AC!

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-What? What?

-Tell him! Tell him!

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I know! OJ, OJ, I will handle it, OK? I know!

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We don't want a situation here! We don't want anybody to get hurt!

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-You both need to get out!

-OJ, OJ, OJ!

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-Tell him! Tell him! Tell him!

-You need to get out!

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That's not happening! Back off!

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CAR SCREECHES

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Do we shoot?

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I'm not shooting at OJ Simpson unless somebody authorises it.

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INDISTINCT SHOUTS

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CAMERA CLICKS

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HELICOPTER ROTORS WHIR

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'Mr Simpson is a fugitive of justice.

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'And if any of you assist him, in any way,

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'you are committing a felony...

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'..and I personally guarantee you will be prosecuted.

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'Today, my office...

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'filed murder charges against OJ Simpson

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'for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson

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'and Ronald Lyle Goldman.'

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Um, I have some bad news.

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'These are very serious crimes.'

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I was...

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I was with OJ this morning and he...

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..he was in pretty bad shape.

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What do you mean?

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He was in a lot of pain.

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He left a note.

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And we have reason to believe that he's killed himself.

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Oh, my God!

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I'm so sorry. I'm...

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I'm so sorry.

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FIST SLAMS ON TABLE

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He wanted you to know, he wanted all of you to know,

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he loved you...

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he loved you very much.

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He loved everybody here.

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OJ's in a better place.

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He's in a better place.

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No, wait!

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Look!

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Look.

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'OJ Simpson is sitting in the back seat

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'and he has a gun at his head.'

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Oh, Dad.

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Oh!

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'Presumably, the officers in those four cars that are maintaining

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'the pace...'

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RADIO: # We're in this love together

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# We got the kind that lasts forever. #

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Bob, where have you been?

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Do you have any idea what is going on?

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Yeah. I did a press conference, then I filled the gas tank.

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Bob, they found him.

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OJ is driving up and down the freeways with a police escort.

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He's still alive?

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'However, there are a number of highway patrol units

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'and sheriff's vehicles sitting on the side of the road.

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'And that's called a code 100, an intercept,

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'and what they're doing is they're making sure no other vehicles...'

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Good for you, OJ.

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Good for you.

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We're still in the game.

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Hello, everyone, I'm Bob Costas.

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It is our professional obligation to cover the ball game tonight.

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We will do that in what we hope is an appropriate fashion.

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We are, of course, mindful of the OJ Simpson situation

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and we will apprise you of any new developments.

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'..with doctors who've been treating Simpson...'

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Why don't we stop him, shoot out his tyres?

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We don't want a shoot-out on live TV.

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We're on every network in the country.

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What's the protocol?

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Protocol? I don't know, Bill. What is the protocol...

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for an armed celebrity fugitive being chased

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by 12 police cars and seven helicopters?

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Christ.

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I thought I was going to run for mayor.

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'And we are told by the California Highway Patrol

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'that OJ Simpson is in that car, holding a gun to his head.

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'He has been in touch with a police highway dispatcher,

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'saying he wants to be taken to his mother.

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'He wants to see her.

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'But we don't know what the resolution of all of this will be.

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'There are nine black and whites...'

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SIRENS BLARE

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All right, what do you want me to do, OJ?

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I should die.

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No. Put the gun down, Juice.

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I'm tired of you driving me around, AC!

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Tell me what you need!

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Take me to the cemetery.

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No, man. We did that already.

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I don't know what is happening. Why is this happening to me?

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I don't understand. I had such a beautiful family.

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Nicole and Sydney and Justin...

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You still got the kids, Juice, all right?

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-Think about the kids.

-Just...

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Just take me home.

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I want to see Mama.

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Brother, we got half the police in California in pursuit.

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They might not let us.

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I want this to end!

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PHONE BUTTONS BEEP RINGING TONE

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'This is 911, what is your emergency?'

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Hey, this is AC. I have OJ in the car.

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'Who is this?'

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You know who this is, goddamn it! I have OJ in the car!

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You tell the police to back off!

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-He's got a gun to his head!

-'Hold on a moment.

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'Where are you? Is everything else OK?'

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What? No! What kind of stupid-ass question is that?!

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Everything is terrible!

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You just clear the freeway! We're going to Brentwood!

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Stupid ass.

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Ready on Chyron. Give me ten.

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They're clearing the freeway. There's nobody else driving on it.

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What?! You're kidding.

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We've got to cut to OJ.

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I can't, it's the NBA Finals.

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You do realise how much these spots are going for?

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Put the game in the box.

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-What? No!

-You have to think clearly!

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OJ is news, entertainment and sports!

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Jim, I can't.

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In 24 years, I've never done anything like this.

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OJ gets the big screen. I'm calling upstairs.

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Shit!

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Asshole. Go. Ready two and take two. Ready uplink.

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CHEERING

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CHEERING

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Come on!

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BOOING

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'We bring you this breaking update on the OJ Simpson situation.

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'Al Cowlings' car, as it makes its way along a freeway

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'in Los Angeles in the south-central part of that area,

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'and we are told by the California Highway Patrol that

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'OJ Simpson is in that car, holding a gun to his head.

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'He has been in touch with a police highway dispatcher,

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'saying he wants to be taken to his mother.

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'He wants to see her.

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'Now, what we figure now is that OJ Simpson

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'is sitting in the back seat and he has a gun at his head

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'and presumably the officers in those four cars...'

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I can't believe this is the 405 on a Friday night.

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Where are all the cars?

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The backup on Sepulveda must be unbelievable.

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'..let situation play out

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'and hope they can resolve it without anyone getting hurt.

0:18:460:18:49

'The car is, again, on the 91 freeway.

0:18:490:18:53

'This is a white Ford Bronco. This is the one...'

0:18:530:18:56

It's like the world's longest Ford Bronco commercial.

0:18:560:19:00

-Look at this.

-'..OJ Simpson was armed and dangerous.

0:19:000:19:02

'He should be considered dangerous.

0:19:020:19:04

'And here, in the back seat of the car with a gun to his head.

0:19:040:19:07

'This is heading in the...'

0:19:070:19:09

Phil, question.

0:19:090:19:10

How is OJ back in his white Bronco?

0:19:100:19:12

What do you mean?

0:19:120:19:13

I mean, the Bronco was full of blood. We impounded it!

0:19:130:19:16

How can he be driving it again?

0:19:160:19:17

Hold on a second. Tom, how is OJ back in the Bronco?

0:19:170:19:20

Believe it or not, there are two white Broncos.

0:19:200:19:22

AC Cowlings worships OJ so much, he bought the identical car.

0:19:220:19:26

Unbelievable.

0:19:260:19:27

What's the situation at Rockingham?

0:19:280:19:30

SWAT's taking over.

0:19:300:19:31

All right.

0:19:320:19:33

SIRENS BLARE

0:19:340:19:36

We need the breadsticks. How the chicken wings looking?

0:19:440:19:47

We got the 20-piece in the back.

0:19:470:19:49

Somebody got to get...

0:19:490:19:50

Aw, this is crazy, man! We ran out of cheese.

0:19:510:19:54

-'We are witnessing tonight a modern tragedy and drama...'

-Come on, OJ.

0:19:540:19:57

-Come on.

-'..of Shakespearean proportion being played out

0:19:570:20:00

-'live on television...'

-PHONE RINGS

0:20:000:20:01

'..in Southern California.

0:20:010:20:03

-'We are told, as well, that OJ....'

-PHONE RINGS

0:20:030:20:05

'..is sitting in the back seat with a gun to his head.

0:20:050:20:08

'That comes from the California Highway Patrol.'

0:20:080:20:10

Juice?

0:20:100:20:12

Bob. Bob, I've been looking for you.

0:20:120:20:14

I called the house in Encino and you weren't there.

0:20:150:20:19

'I don't know if you heard what's happening.'

0:20:190:20:21

Uh, yeah, I heard, Juice. It's on every channel.

0:20:210:20:24

I...

0:20:260:20:27

I just wanted to tell you I love you, Bobby.

0:20:270:20:30

'Bobby, you're the best.'

0:20:300:20:32

You know I feel the same, Juice.

0:20:320:20:34

Remember how much fun we used to have?

0:20:360:20:39

'Wow.

0:20:390:20:40

'Remember the night the four of us

0:20:410:20:43

'went to that steakhouse, used to be on La Cienega?

0:20:430:20:46

'I forget the name.

0:20:470:20:48

'You, me, Nicole, Kris.'

0:20:490:20:51

We had some fun times together.

0:20:530:20:55

Want you to tell everybody that I love them.

0:20:580:21:01

'Say goodbye for me.

0:21:010:21:02

'Say goodbye to Don Ohlmeyer...

0:21:040:21:06

'..Skip Taft, Wayne Hughes...'

0:21:080:21:10

..Louis Marx, Marcus Allen...

0:21:120:21:15

Cathy and Reggie.

0:21:150:21:16

If I'm forgetting anybody, please, let them know.

0:21:180:21:20

'You're going to tell them yourself, Juice, OK?

0:21:200:21:23

'You're going to see them all again.'

0:21:230:21:26

No. I just want to go home and see my mama one last time.

0:21:260:21:30

Yeah, I'm not sure coming home right now is such a hot idea.

0:21:340:21:38

'Juice?

0:21:380:21:39

'Juice?'

0:21:410:21:42

-OJ?

-DISCONNECT TONE

0:21:420:21:44

'We continue to watch the white Bronco that is driven,

0:21:450:21:48

'we believe, by Al Cowlings, long-time friend of OJ Simpson.

0:21:480:21:51

'OJ Simpson is in the car.'

0:21:510:21:52

-Jason?

-'At one point, he said he had a gun to his head.

0:21:520:21:55

'He's being pursued by California law enforcement...'

0:21:550:21:57

Where's your grandmother?

0:21:570:21:59

Oh.

0:21:590:22:00

She was having heart palpitations.

0:22:000:22:02

She's in hospital.

0:22:020:22:03

'..Simpson's home in Brentwood where his mother

0:22:030:22:06

'is believed to be staying...'

0:22:060:22:07

Hey, Uncle Bobby,

0:22:070:22:08

is my dad going to die?

0:22:080:22:10

'..told an LA dispatcher he wanted to see his mother.

0:22:100:22:12

'He has also said he could hurt himself.'

0:22:120:22:14

Gentlemen, the last I heard, the man was still alive.

0:22:230:22:26

We got to stay ahead of the news.

0:22:300:22:32

'Yes, it's a complex situation, but we must remember that'

0:22:320:22:36

he is a person not used to being arrested.

0:22:360:22:38

He's fragile, confused.

0:22:380:22:41

Whenever I see a black man being chased by armed officers,

0:22:410:22:45

my guard goes up.

0:22:450:22:47

With all due respect, this is a possible killer

0:22:470:22:50

who fled from the police.

0:22:500:22:51

Innocent until proven guilty.

0:22:510:22:54

If the LAPD is involved,

0:22:540:22:56

we should let history be our guiding principle.

0:22:560:22:58

Time after time, the police shoot first

0:22:580:23:00

and offer sloppy apologies afterwards.

0:23:000:23:03

30 years ago, a young man named Leonard Deadwyler

0:23:030:23:06

was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital.

0:23:060:23:09

She was about to give birth to their child.

0:23:090:23:11

And that very same LAPD saw a black man driving too fast

0:23:110:23:15

and they did what they do -

0:23:150:23:17

they shot and killed him.

0:23:170:23:19

I represented Leonard's family.

0:23:200:23:23

It was one of my very first cases.

0:23:230:23:26

Unfortunately, the first of many.

0:23:260:23:28

It was a terrible thing.

0:23:320:23:34

Leonard's only crime...

0:23:360:23:37

..the colour of his skin.

0:23:380:23:40

PHONE RINGS

0:23:570:23:58

What?! Who is this?!

0:24:010:24:02

This is Detective Tom Lange with the Los Angeles Police Department.

0:24:020:24:05

-How'd you get this number?!

-You called 911.

0:24:050:24:08

Well, you tell the cops to back off, all right?

0:24:080:24:10

Stay away from us!

0:24:100:24:12

AC, give me the phone.

0:24:120:24:13

Hey, this is OJ.

0:24:160:24:17

I just wanted to say how sorry I am.

0:24:190:24:21

I didn't mean for you guys to all have to come out like this.

0:24:220:24:25

I know it's late on a Friday.

0:24:270:24:29

You guys work hard.

0:24:290:24:30

Probably want to go home and see your kids.

0:24:310:24:35

No, it's OK. We're just doing our jobs.

0:24:350:24:38

So...

0:24:380:24:39

..I understand you have a gun.

0:24:410:24:43

Yeah, but it's not for you.

0:24:430:24:45

Don't worry. I would never hurt any of you guys.

0:24:450:24:48

This gun's for me.

0:24:490:24:51

No, no, no, no, you don't want to do that.

0:24:510:24:53

Things will get better.

0:24:530:24:55

You should just toss it out the window.

0:24:550:24:57

No, no. I can't do that.

0:24:570:24:59

I got to be with Nicole.

0:25:010:25:03

Yeah.

0:25:030:25:05

That's all I'm trying to do.

0:25:050:25:07

I just can't do it on the freeway.

0:25:070:25:10

I can't do it in a field.

0:25:100:25:11

I tried to do it at her grave.

0:25:120:25:15

Now, I...

0:25:150:25:16

I'm just going to do it at home.

0:25:160:25:17

OJ, we want to keep you alive. We're not going to bother you.

0:25:170:25:21

We'll let you go home. We know you want to go there.

0:25:210:25:23

We'll let you go there.

0:25:230:25:25

But the gun is scaring everybody.

0:25:250:25:27

Please, can't you just throw it away?

0:25:270:25:29

No.

0:25:320:25:34

I deserve to get hurt.

0:25:340:25:35

-Go, OJ!

-Go where? Where's he going to go?

0:25:400:25:42

-Anywhere but jail, baby.

-Yo, Chris!

-Yeah?

0:25:420:25:44

Get over here, man.

0:25:440:25:46

I thought you was going to give us a little play-by-play.

0:25:460:25:48

Please.

0:25:480:25:49

Ooh! Look at OJ go! That boy can still run.

0:25:490:25:52

Them goddamn cops ain't chasing him.

0:25:520:25:54

Remember his run in '67 against UCLA?

0:25:540:25:57

-Oh, yeah!

-That was the best!

0:25:570:25:59

-That was pretty.

-Nobody could catch the Juice.

0:25:590:26:01

I don't know what you guys are cheering for.

0:26:010:26:03

Jim Brown was a much better player.

0:26:030:26:05

What?!

0:26:050:26:07

-Chris, go in the house, boy.

-OJ is local!

0:26:070:26:09

He went to Galileo High!

0:26:090:26:11

So what?

0:26:110:26:12

OJ never gave back.

0:26:120:26:14

You see any parks around here named for him?

0:26:140:26:17

Any children's centres?

0:26:170:26:19

See, now, Jim Brown cared about black people.

0:26:190:26:22

He was an activist. He spoke up.

0:26:220:26:24

Once OJ made his money, he split and never came back.

0:26:240:26:27

He became white.

0:26:270:26:28

Aah.

0:26:280:26:29

Well, you got the cops chasing him.

0:26:290:26:32

He's black now.

0:26:320:26:34

THEY LAUGH

0:26:340:26:35

# One nation under a groove

0:26:350:26:40

# Getting down just for the funk of it

0:26:400:26:43

# One nation and we're on the move

0:26:440:26:48

# Nothing can stop us now. #

0:26:480:26:50

'Orenthal James Simpson -

0:26:530:26:55

'a grieving former husband, comforting his motherless children.

0:26:560:27:00

-'A celebrity running...'

-Why does that sound like a eulogy?

0:27:010:27:05

'A movie star, and a man wanted for double murder.'

0:27:050:27:08

I want him to finish this day alive.

0:27:080:27:10

'All of this in one week...'

0:27:100:27:12

I want him to pay for what he's done.

0:27:120:27:14

'..images of OJ Simpson.'

0:27:140:27:15

-THEY CHANT:

-Go, OJ!

0:27:170:27:22

Why are you guys rooting for him?

0:27:220:27:23

We're not cheering for OJ. We're booing the LAPD!

0:27:230:27:26

It doesn't sound like you guys are booing.

0:27:260:27:27

We're doing both. OJ's running cos he's innocent.

0:27:270:27:30

He's a black man being hunted by the police.

0:27:300:27:32

They pick you up for anything.

0:27:320:27:33

I'd run!

0:27:330:27:35

Hey, look, it's OJ!

0:27:350:27:36

CHEERING

0:27:360:27:38

-THEY CHANT:

-OJ!

0:27:380:27:42

-THEY CHANT:

-Go, OJ!

0:27:470:27:51

HORNS BLARE

0:27:540:27:58

You hear that?

0:27:580:27:59

HORN BLARES

0:27:590:28:00

Those people shouldn't be on the freeway.

0:28:000:28:02

It's not safe.

0:28:020:28:04

-They're out because they love you.

-CHEERING

0:28:040:28:07

They still love you, Juice.

0:28:070:28:09

'64 yards!'

0:28:170:28:18

'OJ Simpson!'

0:28:190:28:21

'80 yards for OJ Simpson!'

0:28:230:28:24

-Go, OJ! Go, OJ!

-SIRENS BLARE

0:28:250:28:28

Go, OJ! Go, OJ!

0:28:280:28:31

We need to find him and get him down here right now.

0:28:310:28:33

Arnelle, where are you going?

0:28:330:28:35

Don't leave, Arnelle!

0:28:350:28:37

We need everyone off the property for your own safety.

0:28:370:28:39

No! I'm not leaving! This is my home!

0:28:390:28:41

Yeah, I'm not leaving either. I'm Mr Simpson's attorney.

0:28:410:28:43

-Hey, who are you?

-Roger Sandler, Time Life photography.

0:28:430:28:46

-We have an arrangement with the West LA Division.

-Your funeral.

0:28:460:28:48

Don't get caught in the crossfire.

0:28:480:28:51

CHEERING HORN BLARES

0:28:510:28:55

What the...?

0:28:580:29:00

CHEERING HORNS BLARE

0:29:000:29:03

Come on, come on!

0:29:080:29:09

How do they expect us to get through?

0:29:090:29:11

Honk! HORN BLARES

0:29:110:29:14

Move! Move! Get out of the way!

0:29:140:29:16

CHEERING

0:29:160:29:19

We love you!

0:29:230:29:25

'You're looking at a Ford Bronco and OJ Simpson is almost back home.

0:29:250:29:29

'He's in that car. We're told that he has a gun.

0:29:290:29:31

'His mother is at his Brentwood estate and apparently his...'

0:29:310:29:34

CHEERING

0:29:340:29:36

Hey, murderer!

0:29:390:29:40

AC, you got to get me to my house.

0:29:420:29:44

I'm trying, Juice.

0:29:440:29:46

-Hey, let us in!

-HORN BLARES

0:29:460:29:48

Get me home, AC.

0:29:560:29:57

CHEERING SIRENS BLARE

0:29:570:30:02

'What happens when he gets to his home, we cannot say.

0:30:060:30:09

'People are standing in the street.'

0:30:090:30:11

All right, Juice, we're here, brother.

0:30:110:30:13

Here we are.

0:30:130:30:15

CHEERING

0:30:150:30:17

All right.

0:30:210:30:23

All right, we're home, OJ.

0:30:240:30:26

-Dad, please! Dad!

-Jason, no! Get back!

0:30:260:30:28

-Get back, get in the house!

-No!

0:30:280:30:31

-Dad, put down the gun!

-Get back! I am handling this, OK?

0:30:310:30:35

-Get in the house! Get in the house!

-Dad, I'm going to help!

0:30:350:30:37

I am handling this! Get your ass in the house! Get back!

0:30:370:30:40

Get your ass back in the house!

0:30:400:30:42

OJ, OJ, put the gun down! You're scaring me, man!

0:30:420:30:45

SIRENS BLARE

0:30:450:30:47

Put the gun down, Juice.

0:30:470:30:48

OJ WAILS

0:30:510:30:53

'OJ?

0:30:550:30:57

'OJ, how can I help you?'

0:30:570:30:58

Leave us alone!

0:30:580:30:59

'I want to speak with Mr Simpson.

0:30:590:31:02

'OJ?'

0:31:020:31:03

-There's a guy in the tree with a gun. This is a trick.

-'No, no.'

0:31:030:31:07

No tricks.

0:31:070:31:08

We want OJ safe.

0:31:080:31:09

Man, there's guns in my face everywhere!

0:31:090:31:12

Kill the lights.

0:31:120:31:14

I said, tell the choppers, kill all the lights now!

0:31:140:31:17

'All right, we are sorry for the dark picture, but no light

0:31:190:31:21

'has been allowed there. Part of the early negotiations...'

0:31:210:31:24

They don't want us to see.

0:31:240:31:25

'..get the helicopters up and away and that they get the lights on.

0:31:250:31:28

'Even the police car's turned off, so it's been very dark.

0:31:280:31:31

'If OJ attempted to take his own life,

0:31:310:31:33

'to be able to get in there quickly enough...'

0:31:330:31:36

SIRENS BLARE

0:31:370:31:39

OJ, we want to get you out of the Bronco.

0:31:390:31:42

We want to get you safely into your house.

0:31:420:31:46

OJ?

0:31:460:31:47

OJ, will you open the door, so that we can talk?

0:31:470:31:50

He doesn't want to talk to you! Go away!

0:31:500:31:53

All right, Juice.

0:31:540:31:55

What do you want me to do, man?

0:31:550:31:57

I should've killed myself this morning.

0:31:580:32:00

No, I can't do it.

0:32:020:32:03

Juice, no! Juice! Juice, put the gun down!

0:32:030:32:06

Please, Juice!

0:32:060:32:07

-Juice, I'm begging you, man!

-PHONE RINGS

0:32:070:32:10

Hello?

0:32:130:32:15

OJ, it's Bobby.

0:32:150:32:17

Oh, Bobby, help me, man!

0:32:170:32:19

Please, help me, Bobby!

0:32:190:32:20

'We're all inside here. We love you. Your whole family's here, Juice.'

0:32:200:32:24

Please, just...just come on inside.

0:32:240:32:26

Is Mama here?

0:32:300:32:31

Yes, she's on the phone. She's waiting...

0:32:310:32:34

'She's on the house phone waiting to talk to you, Juice.'

0:32:340:32:37

I just...just want to come inside, man.

0:32:370:32:39

I just want to come inside.

0:32:390:32:41

'That's a great idea.'

0:32:410:32:42

Just come on in and we just sit down. We just...

0:32:420:32:47

We just sit down and relax.

0:32:470:32:49

I'm sorry, man. All these people out here like this.

0:32:490:32:52

All the cops, man. You got to tell them I'm sorry,

0:32:520:32:54

that I didn't mean for them to have to come out like this.

0:32:540:32:57

No, no, they just... They just...

0:32:570:32:58

They just want you to be safe, Juice. They...

0:32:580:33:01

They want to make sure that nothing bad happens.

0:33:010:33:03

Nothing bad IS going to happen.

0:33:030:33:05

Just come inside.

0:33:050:33:07

I can't be on the TV again, man, in the handcuffs.

0:33:070:33:09

I can't do that, with all the...

0:33:090:33:11

OK, what do you... What do you need?

0:33:110:33:14

What do you want?

0:33:140:33:16

Maybe come inside, maybe.

0:33:160:33:19

-You mean, do it in here?

-Yeah, maybe I...

0:33:190:33:21

OK. OK. That's easy. That's easy, just give me one second, OK?

0:33:210:33:25

OK, Juice? He doesn't want to be arrested outside.

0:33:250:33:27

You got to do it inside the house, away from the cameras.

0:33:270:33:30

-Gun's got to stay inside the vehicle.

-OK, Juice,

0:33:300:33:32

we're good to go. They're going to do it inside the house, OK?

0:33:320:33:35

You just got to make sure that the gun stays inside the car.

0:33:350:33:37

You can't bring the gun outside. Do you understand me?

0:33:370:33:40

-'That's real important.'

-All right, man.

-'OK?'

-All right.

0:33:400:33:43

OK, good. Stay with me, yes?

0:33:460:33:48

OK, come on in, come on in. Stay with me.

0:33:480:33:50

Simpson's about to exit the vehicle. Subject will not be armed.

0:33:500:33:54

No hotheads. We're on TV.

0:33:540:33:55

Don't fire unless you're fired upon first.

0:33:550:33:58

SIRENS BLARE

0:34:010:34:03

I'm sorry.

0:34:450:34:46

I'm sorry.

0:34:470:34:48

I'm sorry, you guys.

0:34:510:34:52

He's got a gun!

0:35:020:35:03

No, no! Those are pictures!

0:35:030:35:05

Those are framed pictures of his kids!

0:35:050:35:07

I'm sorry, guys.

0:35:140:35:15

Sorry.

0:35:270:35:28

Sorry.

0:35:360:35:37

OK. OK.

0:35:390:35:40

Oh.

0:35:420:35:43

All right, all right.

0:35:430:35:45

All right, we got you. Come on.

0:35:450:35:46

-I got you.

-I'm sorry, Bobby.

0:35:520:35:53

No, no. No, you're home now.

0:35:530:35:55

You're home, Juice.

0:35:550:35:57

Come on, here we go.

0:35:570:35:59

Here we go.

0:35:590:36:00

Can I speak to my mama?

0:36:040:36:05

And can I get some orange juice?

0:36:070:36:09

Of course, OJ.

0:36:090:36:10

Hello, Mama.

0:36:160:36:18

Yeah, yeah.

0:36:180:36:20

I know, Mama.

0:36:200:36:21

OK.

0:36:240:36:25

I know, Mama.

0:36:290:36:30

OK.

0:36:320:36:33

I love you, too, Mama.

0:36:370:36:38

'Right now, to wrap up this live coverage, so you can tune in

0:36:390:36:43

'to your late local news, which will have plenty about

0:36:430:36:47

'how all this unfolded.

0:36:470:36:49

'So, for right now, Dan Rather with Connie Chung, John Blackstone

0:36:490:36:53

'and our colleagues at KCBS in Los Angeles...'

0:36:530:36:56

We're taking him to trial.

0:36:560:36:57

'The confirmation now that that arrest has taken place,

0:36:580:37:01

'and, in fact a convoy...'

0:37:010:37:02

Too bad you're not working on this case.

0:37:020:37:04

What? You better not.

0:37:040:37:07

He got framed.

0:37:070:37:08

I was thinking the same thing.

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Oh, come on. I can guarantee you OJ was not framed.

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Sure he was.

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'I haven't identified that location yet.

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'That could prove to be a bit of a challenge.'

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You stay the hell away from this.

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'..those narrow streets around the residence,

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'they're now crowded with people.

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'There are hundreds of teenagers out there, we're told, with many

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'now shouting OJ's name.'

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SIREN BLARES

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Allowing OJ too much leeway, the police face humiliation as their potentially suicidal suspect is driven across Los Angeles in a white Bronco. Friend and lawyer Robert Kardashian struggles to prevent events escalating into further tragedy while the world watches.


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