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Release Date: 2013

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren) defends music producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino), on trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Cast: Al Pacino, Dame Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Tambor, Rebecca Pidgeon, Clara Mamet, James Tolkan, Natalia Nogulich

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Production Co: HBO Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While it's never as silly or artless as HBO's overpraised "Game Change," Spector is low-stakes, procedure-oriented and deliberately claustrophobic, lacking in the sort of sharply pointed dialogue one may expect from Mamet show more

  • Both actors [Al Pacino and Helen Mirren] could thrive with this story (Pacino's a ringer for Spector) but Mamet speculates a bit too much. Had he eliminated the title character entirely, it might have been more intriguing. show more

  • Mirren and Pacino are fantastic, and Tambor rightfully underplays the larger-than-life Cutler, who rivals Spector himself. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Miniseries or Movie