The Night Of (2016)
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Subtle Beast 

As attorney Jack Stone counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box investigates the crime.


Steven Zaillian


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... John Stone
Riz Ahmed ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
Bill Camp ... Dennis Box
Jeannie Berlin ... Helen Weiss
Payman Maadi ... Salim Khan
Poorna Jagannathan ... Safar Khan
Paul Sparks ... Don Taylor
Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Andrea Cornish
Afton Williamson ... Wiggins
Ben Shenkman ... Sgt. Klein
Ned Eisenberg ... Lawrence Felder
Nabil Elouahabi ... Yusuf
Nicholas Turturro ... Detective
Joshua Bitton ... Maldonado
Jeff Wincott ... Detective Lucas


As attorney Jack Stone counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box investigates the crime.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

17 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special. See more »


Stone is shown trying to cut in line to enter the New York County Criminal Courts building at 100 Centre Street. Attorneys in New York can enter courthouses, including 100 Centre St without passing through the metal detectors or waiting in line. See more »


John Stone: The truth can go to hell because it doesn't help you. And if you can't get that through your head right now you can forget about the rest of your life.
Nasir 'Naz' Khan: You think I did it.
John Stone: I don't think anything.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »


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Jeannie Berlin is the first misstep in a brilliant new series
20 July 2016 | by laughingbirdproSee all my reviews

I love "The Night Of" so far. The flawless casting lends so much to the story, but Jeannie Berlin's performance in "Subtle Beast" WAY pulled me out of it. Perhaps this is insensitive to working stroke victims, but I couldn't get past the slurred, mumbled, flat delivery of her lines. When the camera gave a clear look at her face, she seemed completely drugged out, propped up and puppeteered. Jeannie Berlin's interpretation of district attorney Helen Weiss ripped me right out of the moment and ceased to suspend my disbelief. I even had to look her up on IMDb to see if there was a story behind her casting and perhaps it has to do with her mother Elaine May, much like her daughter, resurfacing on television after decades retired from the industry. I appreciate Elaine May is an award winning Hollywood legend, but her daughter, Jeannie Berlin, is Ishtar level bad in an otherwise note perfect cast.

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