Crime Story (1986–1988)

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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Lt. Mike Torello (43 episodes, 1986-1988)
 Sgt. Danny Krychek / ... (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
 Det. Nate Grossman (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
 Det. Joey Indelli / ... (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
Paul Butler ...
 Det. Walter Clemmons (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
 Ray Luca (29 episodes, 1986-1988)
 Atty. David Abrams (29 episodes, 1986-1988)
John Santucci ...
 Pauli Taglia (28 episodes, 1986-1988)
 Manny Weisbord (18 episodes, 1986-1988)


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 Eugene Kim <>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

18 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigada mòvil de Xicago  »

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(42 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the story was first brought to producer Michael Mann, he said he thought the best way to tell the story was as a weekly series. He said he considered doing it as a feature film or a made for television movie as well. See more »


During the series run, you can clearly see many post 1963 cars in the background. 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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Crazy Credits

Al Kooper ... Guy who picks music for the show See more »


Followed by Crime Story: Pilot (1986) See more »


by Del Shannon
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User Reviews

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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