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Pacino as a faded music whiz charged with murder

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Helen Mirren plays hotshot lawyer Linda Kenney Baden and Al Pacino portrays Phil Spector in HBO's "Phil Spector," which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

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Helen Mirren and Al Pacino found that they had a warm working partnership when filming HBO's "Phil Spector."

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Much to his surprise, Al Pacino learned that he once met legendary music producer Phil Spector, whom he now plays in a new HBO film. He had no memory of it, "but somebody showed me a picture of me and him on the Internet," Pacino laughs. This forgotten encounter serves Pacino as a fitting first step into the character he captures for "Phil Spector," premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Written and directed by David Mamet, this film explores the preparation for Spector's murder defense.
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    • Helen Mirren plays hotshot lawyer Linda Kenney Baden and Al Pacino portrays Phil Spector in HBO’s “Phil Spector,” which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
    • Helen Mirren and Al Pacino found that they had a warm working partnership when filming HBO’s “Phil Spector.”
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