Wednesday, March 10, 2010

O. J. Simpson - Slo-Speed Chase (1994) (TV)

On a glorious sunny southern California summer evening in June of 1994 the weirdest thing happened. Many will say they saw it happen, some will say they still remember it faintly. This is that thing as it happened.

Cowlings and Simpson were teammates at Galileo High School, San Francisco City College, USC, the Buffalo Bills, and the San Francisco 49ers; they eventually became close friends and confidantes. Cowlings is most famous for his role in Simpson's capture on June 17, 1994, after a low-speed chase by police on Los Angeles freeways, after the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman several days before. Cowlings claims that Simpson pointed a gun to Cowlings' head, forcing him to take part in Simpson's flight from the police. The chase was televised on live TV from helicopter cameras, and it is estimated it was viewed by approximately 90 million people in the U.S. alone. Cowlings was the driver, Simpson his passenger, in the now-infamous white 1993 Ford Bronco. The chase ended at Simpson's mansion in Brentwood, where he then surrendered to police.

O. J. Simpson - Slo-Speed Chase (1994) (TV)

Cast: Al Cowlings, LAPD, O. J. Simpson

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