O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose
|O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose|
|Written by||Neil Fisher|
|Directed by||George Romero|
|Starring||O. J. Simpson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producers||Richard P. Rubinstein|
|Cinematography||S. William Hinzman|
|Running time||47 minutes|
|Original release||December 28, 1974|
O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose is a sports documentary about O. J. Simpson directed in 1974 by George Romero.
The documentary follows the career of O.J. Simpson, the upcoming running back (#32) for the Buffalo Bills football team. This film also include highlights from the 1973 Buffalo Bills season with the day (December 16, 1973) O.J. became the first Pro football player to reach 2,000 yards in a single season.
- O. J. Simpson as himself
- Marvin Goux as himself
- Earl Edwards as himself
- Reggie McKenzie as himself
- Howard Cosell as himself
- Larry Felser as himself
- Dwight Chapin as himself
- Eunice Simpson as herself
- Shirley Baker as herself
- Carmelita Jackson as herself
- Melvin Simpson as himself
- AC Carenagens as himself
- Marilyn O'Brien as herself
- Chuck Barnes as himself
- Margarite Simpson as herself
Filming took place in San Francisco.
Release and distribution
The film was produced by The Latent Image and originally aired on ABC on December 28, 1974. Romero wanted to name it "2003" because of O. J. Simpson's record number of yards rushing but ABC decided to change the title to "O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose". It was later re-released by Vidmark in 1994 during the O. J. Simpson murder case. The film is included as an "Easter egg" bonus feature on the DVD release of the spoof film The Bogus Witch Project (2000). It was re-released again in 2016 by Thomas Chaffee.
The film was referenced in the title to the Family Guy episode about Simpson, "The Juice Is Loose" (March 15, 2009).
The film was referenced in "The Simpsons" episode She Used To Be My Girl.
- ^ "ABC Profile 'The Juice is Loose'". The Shreveport Journal. December 27, 1974. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
- ^ "UNEARTHING OF THE WEEK: Video Commentary/DVD". Entertainment Weekly.