Crime Story: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (18 Sep. 1986)

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One former cop against the whole Mafia.

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Ray Luca (as Anthony Denison)
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One former cop against the whole Mafia.

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The jewel robbery using the underwater cutting bar is based on a real jewel robbery masterminded by 'John Santucci' who was a "Technical Consultant" as well as playing Paulie. See more »

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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 »

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Lt. Mike Torello: Listen to me, you big dummy. I'm a cop. I make $12,000 a year, and I'm the highest paid guy on this street. I got $3.65 in my pockets. You want me to, I'll take up a collection. You want a million dollars, you gotta wait!
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80's cop action with a twist.
1 July 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Michael Mann had a knack for making great shows in the 80's. And the majority resembled 1 hour rock videos. In the wrong hands this could be a disaster. But the Mann had good hands.

A group of hard cops attempt to take down a Chicago, then later Vegas, mobster. They never nail the big guy (that would end the series) but they do get a lot of his lowlifes. Each show shows one (or sometimes two) hired thugs get zapped. This could be a loan shark, a bomber, a pimp...pick it.

The chemistry between Everybody was great. One gets the impression these guys all liked filming together.

The early sixties period is used more for atmosphere than anything else (like the 50's for L.A. Confidential). It seemed like the streets were always wet too. Maybe to reflect those Vegas lights?

Dennis Farina WAS Mike Torello. Brilliant! Anthony Denison was great as Luca too. You knew he was no good, but still liked him. And here's proof that Andrew Dice Clay can ACT. But the best part was John Santucci's "Pauli." My personal fave of the lot. I looked forward to his goofiness every time I saw this show.

Might be a bit dated now, but I'd still watch it.


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