Crime Story

Crime Story

Sep. 19, 1986
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Season Nov. 22, 2018
    1Season 1 Sep. 19, 1986
    2Season 2 Sep. 22, 1987



    Dennis Farina isLt. Mike Torello
    Lt. Mike Torello
    Tony Denison isRay Luca
    Ray Luca
    Steve Ryan isDet. Nate Grossman
    Det. Nate Grossman
    Stephen Lang isAtty. David Abrams
    Atty. David Abrams
    Bill Smitrovich isSgt. Danny Krychek
    Sgt. Danny Krychek
    Billy Campbell isDet. Joey Indelli
    Det. Joey Indelli
    Joseph Wiseman isManny Weisbord
    Manny Weisbord
    Paul Butler isDet. Walter Clemmons
    Det. Walter Clemmons
    John Santucci isPauli Taglia
    Pauli Taglia
    Jack Angel isNarrator


    Crime Story is an American TV drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left his other series Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and direct the film Manhunter. The show premiered with a two-hour pilot — a movie which had been exhibited theatrically — and was watched by over 30 million viewers. It was then scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, and continued to attract a record number of viewers. NBC then moved the show to Tuesdays at 10 pm opposite ABC’s Moonlighting, hurting its ratings to the point that NBC ordered its cancellation after only two seasons.

    Set in the early, pre-Beatles 1960s, the series depicted two men — Lt. Mike Torello and mobster Ray Luca — with an obsessive drive to destroy each other. As Luca started with street crime in Chicago, was “made” in the Chicago Outfit and then sent to Las Vegas to monitor their casinos, Torello pursued Luca as head of a special Organized Crime Strike Force. Torello, his friend Ted Kehoe, and Luca had grown up in Chicago’s “The Patch” neighborhood, also called “Little Sicily” or “Little Italy” and the haunt of the Forty-Two Gang. The show attracted both acclaim and controversy for its serialized format, in which a continuing storyline was told over an entire season, rather than being episodic, as was normal with shows at the time.

    Crime Story
    Crime Story
    Crime Story
    Crime Story
    Crime Story
    Original title Crime Story
    First air date Sep. 19, 1986
    Last air date May. 10, 1988
    Seasons 2
    Episodes 44
    Duration 60m

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