Netflix is the king of true crime documentaries, and they are about to deliver another one. Long Shot tells a true crime story that almost seems too strange to be true.
A man by the name of Juan Catalan was arrested for the murder of a teenager in 2003. He (and his family) were shocked when the cops showed up at his door to arrest him, mainly because he could not have committed the crime.
Why? Because he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers game with his daughter when the murder happened. There were over 56,000 people at the game that night, and his attorney Todd Melnik searched through tapes of the game to attempt to spot him in the crowd. He didn’t find him, though.
“I needed to place my client at Dodger Stadium on that night. Juan remembered they may have been filming something there that day,” Melnik explains in the trailer.
They were filming something that day. They were filming season 4, episode 6 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, in which Larry David’s character picks up a prostitute in order to use the carpool lane to get to Dodger stadium.
Long Shot will premiere on Netflix September 29, just a few days before season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO on October 1.