O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose

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O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose
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Title card
Written byNeil Fisher
Directed byGeorge Romero
StarringO. J. Simpson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducersRichard P. Rubinstein
Jane Prosnit
CinematographyS. William Hinzman
EditorGeorge Romero
Running time47 minutes
DistributorThe Latent Image
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseDecember 28, 1974 (1974-12-28)

O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose is a sports documentary about O. J. Simpson directed in 1974 by George Romero.

Summary[edit]

The documentary follows the career of O.J. Simpson, the upcoming running back (#32) for the Buffalo Bills football team.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming took place in San Francisco.

Release and distribution[edit]

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.[1] The film is included as an "Easter egg" bonus feature on the DVD release of the spoof film The Bogus Witch Project (2000).[citation needed] It was re-released again in 2016 by Thomas Chaffee.

Legacy[edit]

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 "Simpson" episode, "She Used To Be My Girl" (December 5, 2004) (Season 16, Episode 4) (Timemark 2:16)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNEARTHING OF THE WEEK: Video Commentary/DVD". Entertainment Weekly.

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