Crime Story (1986–1988)

TV Series  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,580 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 15 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 11 Dec 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 20 May 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Crime Story" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crime Story (1986–1988)

Crime Story (1986–1988) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crime Story.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

L.A. Takedown (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Scott Plank, Alex McArthur, Michael Rooker
Wiseguy (1987–1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl
The Jericho Mile (TV Movie 1979)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley
Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A day in the life of a dysfunctional family controlled by their addictions.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Peter Gallagher, Jack Lemmon, Bethel Leslie
Thief (1981)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson
Firehouse (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Some sexy women get out of Fire Fighter School and go for the jobs they trained for, but first they must survive their male counterparts teasing them.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford
Luck (2011–2012)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz
The Keep (1983)
Action | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson
The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

From a true story. In Atlanta in 1913, a 13-year-old girl is murdered in the factory where she works. The factory manager, a Jew named Leo Frank, is convicted and sentenced to hang. Georgia... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky
Crime Story (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dark and handsome true-crime thriller about kidnapping and police corruption in Hong Kong. Once of Jackie Chan's most serious roles, but still overflowing with spectacular acrobatic ... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Christine Ng
Jaunpuri (1971)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Michael Mann
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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 <genekim@concentric.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigada mòvil de Xicago  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(42 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of burglar Frank Holman is based upon 'Frank Hoheimer', a famous Chicago burglar busted by series co-creator Chuck Adamson. Michael Mann, the series producer previously used the famed criminal as the basis for his movie "Thief". See more »

Goofs

Throughout the filming of the series in Chicago, if you pay attention, you can see modern cars, billboards, etc. in the background of this series which takes place in the 1960s. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Something Is Out There (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Runaway
by Del Shannon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

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.....


17 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Crime Story Soundtrack medina115
Worst Ending Ever bretteckert99
Great Crime Story Moments... pcventures
runaway music video jdlbmovie
Fave Character dawn27
The Complete Series: 25th Anniversary Edition (Nov 15 - $30) dalekerr
Discuss Crime Story (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page