Chicago, 1963. As head of the police department's Major Crime Unit, Lieutenant Michael Torello must deal with the city's most dangerous criminals. And possibly the most dangerous of all is Ray Luca, a young ambitious street hood who's out to gain wealth and power by whatever means - including theft, threats, extortion and murder. As Luca begins his ruthless climb up the ladder of organized crime, leaving a growing number of victims in his wake, Torello becomes more and more determined to bring him down. Written by
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John Santucci, who portrays Ray Luca's sidekick Paulie Taglia, was a real-life professional thief whom was busted on numerous occasions by series co-creator Chuck Adamson and star Dennis Farina when they were Chicago Cops. Many of the robberies, hijackings, and burglaries are based upon Santucci's crimes, including the museum jewelry heist profiled in the pilot movie according to the DVD Liner notes. See more »
During the Season 1 episodes (near the end of the season) where Manny Weissborn and the other mob bosses are meeting at a country club and arguing over whether or not to get involved in the drug trade or the takeover of Las Vegas, pay close attention to the large plate glass windows. During the night-time scenes, especially when Weissborn goes into a rant, you can see the reflections of stage hands holding boom mics, running cameras, and holding up cue cards for the elderly Joseph Wiseman to read. See more »
Lt. Mike Torello:
Hey you. You hurt anybody else, when this is over, I'm gonna find what you love the most and I'm gonna kill it. Your mother, your father, your dog... don't matter what it is, it's dead.
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Al Kooper ... Guy who picks music for the show See more »
Why are there not more postings for this awesome show!
I miss it, and it's been nearly 20 years! I'm just surprised there is not a bona-fide cult following for this show! If anyone reading this disagrees, well speak up!! The show premiered when I was a teenager, and I thought it was cool as sh%#! Of course, I was also watching Pee-Wee's playhouse, Joes Bob Briggs Drive-In Theatre, going to see Roy Orbison in concert one last time. And while the addition of cast member Andrew Goldman (Dice-Clay) may not have done much in retrospect for the show, I'll be damned if it didn't prove that he could actually act! I'm not kidding, he did a fine job! Dennis Ferrina, the Maimi Beach widows dream, so my (much older) ex used to tell me... I've been rooting for him ever since this show. (And Midnight Run paid off!)Not sure yet on Law & Order.....
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