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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
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 Ray Halle 4 episodes, 2016
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 Medical Examiner 4 episodes, 2016
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 Duane Reade 4 episodes, 2016
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 Detective Tomalikis 3 episodes, 2016
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
 Detective 3 episodes, 2016
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 Detective Lucas 3 episodes, 2016
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 Police Patrolman 3 episodes, 2016
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 Dwight Gooden Stone 3 episodes, 2016
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 Trial Bailiff 3 episodes, 2016
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 Dr. Katz 2 episodes, 2016
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 Lawrence Felder 2 episodes, 2016
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 Rikers Inmate 2 episodes, 2016
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 Calvin Hart 2 episodes, 2016
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 Andrea's Neighbor 2 episodes, 2016
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 Willy John 2 episodes, 2016
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 Nation of Islam Inmate 2 episodes, 2016
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Naz is a strait-laced Pakistani-American student who is off to a must-attend party on a Friday night. His only available transportation being his father's taxi cab, Naz sets off into Manhattan. But his party-going plans are quickly forgotten when a mysterious young woman jumps aboard in need of a ride. Charmed by her intense intrigue and good looks, Naz gets swept up by her pressures. After a mind-altering night of drugs and passion, the woman is dead, and Naz finds himself in the crosshairs of a gruesome murder investigation, panicked and shaken, but possibly with a trace of doubt as to his own innocence. Written by copperheadache

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Nicolas Turturro, John Turturro's brother, appears as the detective interviewing the female arresting officer at the beginning of episode two. See more »

Goofs

Just about everything related to inmate security in Rikers Island and court holding cells is wrong. As an accused murderer, Khan would only be out of handcuffs while in a jail cell, he would not be mixed in with inmates charged with lesser crimes, he would absolutely not be led in to a "family funday" visitation meeting with other inmates and their families; he would not be uncuffed during arraignment. See more »

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Referenced in The Real O'Neals: The Real Halloween (2016) See more »

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It's not the story; it's the telling
7 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What struck me after watching the first episode of "The Night Of" is that this is a story that has been told on countless iterations of "Law and Order". The difference is the luxury of not having to tell it in 40 minutes and the bringing to bear of HBO's prodigious production values combined with a first-rate cast of mostly little-known actors.

The portrayal of the police is unlike anything I've seen before: annoyance about working past the end of a shift, the passing of the buck so someone else gets a case that will doubtless go into the wee hours of the morning, the careless handling of evidence due to available manpower. Here the police are neither heroes nor villains, rather they're just working men and women doing a job.

The atmosphere of the precinct house in the middle of the night is palpable as is the overwhelming sense of helplessness felt by the naive lead character as his night goes from bad to worse. John Torturro's portrayal of a low rent defense attorney who stumbles onto a case much bigger than he imagined holds great promise for future episodes.

As I said at the beginning, it's hardly a story we've not seen before but we've never seen it told this well. I look forward to watching it develop.


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