Crime Story (1986–1988)
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Pilot 

Chicago Major Crime Unit, led by no-nonsense lt. Torrello, stops a team of robbers, but the leader escapes. Torrello suspects Ray Luca, a mobster on the rise. He also deals with idealistic public defender Abrams, who opposes his methods.

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Ray Luca (as Anthony Denison)
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Det. Danny Krychek (as William Smitrovich)
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Det. Joey Indelli (as Bill Campbell)
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Cori Luca
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Dee
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Chicago's Major Crime Unit, that can operate slightly outside the law and is led by hardboiled lieutenant Mike Torrello, stops a violent team of armed robbers one night, but their leader escapes. Torrello suspects the head to be Ray Luca, a young ruthless and ambitious mobster on the rise. Luca soon convinces Johnny O'Donnel, one of the people Mike cares for, to join his crew, but this ends up having deadly consequences. Mike must also deals with idealistic public defender David Abrams, who highly disapproves of Mike and his team's sometimes borderline vigilante methods. However, Luca sees this as Abrams' weakness and uses it to get on Abrams good side, by pretending to be clean. However, Luca still has to follow orders of his higher-ups, even though he's trying to remove their influence over him.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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18 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Dennis Farina was a Chicago police officer, one of his partners was Chuck Adamson, the creator of 'Crime Story'. See more »

Goofs

During one scene as Torello sits unmoving at his desk talking to the MCU officers, the medallion on a chain around his neck change position several times. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Mike Torello: Where were you Monday night, Pauli?
Pauli Taglia: Home, watching skin flicks with my wife.
Lt. Mike Torello: Spend a lot of time with her, because you're going away real soon.
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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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Only You
Written by Buck Ram (uncredited)
Performed by The Platters
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Awesome series
26 May 2002 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched it on A&E. It's the best damn crime series out there. Dennis Farina plays the role of a tough, grizzled cop perfectly, mainly because he was an actual cop. Talk about being made for the part. The part of Ray Luca is played to an eerie perfection by Anthony John Denison. All in all, an amazing series, so go watch it.


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