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"Crime Story" Pilot (1986)

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Chuck Adamson (creator) and
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Original Air Date:
18 September 1986 (Season 1, Episode 1)
One former cop against the whole Mafia. | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Awesome show See more (12 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dennis Farina ... Lt. Mike Torello

Tony Denison ... Ray Luca (as Anthony Denison)

Bill Smitrovich ... Det. Danny Krychek (as William Smitrovich)

Steve Ryan ... Det. Nate Grossman

Billy Campbell ... Det. Joey Indelli (as Bill Campbell)
Paul Butler ... Det. Walter Clemmons

Stephen Lang ... Atty. David Abrams

Joseph Wiseman ... Manny Weisbord

Darlanne Fluegel ... Julie Torello

Jon Polito ... Phil Bartoli
Johann Carlo ... Cori Luca

William Russ ... Det. Wes Connelly

Eric Bogosian ... Dee

Martin Ferrero ... Ignacio

David Caruso ... Johnny O'Donnel
John Santucci ... Pauli Taglia

Ron Dean ... Chief Kramer

Ted Levine ... Frank Holman

Andrew Dice Clay ... Max Goldman

Lisa Jane Persky ... Joanne Goldman
Layne Beamer ... Prosecutor

Elizabeth Bracco ... Waitress
David Chadderon ... Bartender
Laurel Cronin ... Lianna

D.V. DeVincentis ... Bennie Primo

Eddie J. Fernandez ... Stickup Man #2 (as Ed Fernandez)
Linda Fetters ... Hostage Woman

Danny Goldring ... Homicide detective (as Dan Goldring)
Sam Keahna ... Indian at Bar
Stacy Logan ... Hostage Husband
Sammy Louis ... Judge
Kim Milford ... Babe Petro
Tony Mockus Jr. ... Bailiff
Amy Morton ... Pregant Girl
Nick Nickeas ... Stickup Man #1 (as Mick Nickeas)
James O'Reilly ... Tom O'Donnell

Michael Rooker ... Lieutenant

Larry Sellers ... Indian 'Billy Running Bird'
Mary Seibel ... Anna O'Donnell (as Mary Siebel)
Bill Trigg ... Officer #2
Jim True-Frost ... Jo Jo Sweeney (as Jim True)
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Mr. Levin (as Victor Raider Wexler)

Will Zahrn ... Cernak
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David John Adamson ... Punk (uncredited)
Jack Angel ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Stephen Burrows ... Punk (uncredited)
Roger Cudney ... (uncredited)

Tom Everett ... Rothstein (uncredited)

Matthew S. Harrison ... Waiter (uncredited)

Loren Haynes ... Agent (uncredited)

Terry Nemeroff ... Breitel's Assistant (uncredited)
Jeanette Schwaba ... Girlfriend (uncredited)

Jennifer Scott ... Girl on Car (uncredited)
Ray Sharkey ... Breitel (uncredited)
Mark Tuggle ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Abel Ferrara 
Writing credits
Chuck Adamson (creator) and
Gustave Reininger (creator)

Chuck Adamson (teleplay) and
David J. Burke (teleplay) and
Gustave Reininger (teleplay)

Chuck Adamson (story) and
Gustave Reininger (story)

Produced by
Gusmano Cesaretti .... associate producer
Michael Mann .... executive producer
Peter R. McIntosh .... associate producer (as Peter McIntosh)
Ervin Zavada .... producer
Original Music by
Todd Rundgren 
Cinematography by
James A. Contner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Hofstra 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Gregory Bolton 
Art Direction by
Hilda Stark (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Linda Lee Sutton  (as Linda Sutton)
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
Makeup Department
Howard Barr .... hair stylist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Kathe Swanson .... hair stylist
Jerry Turnage .... make-up
Production Management
J. Paul Huntsman .... post-production supervisor
Peter R. McIntosh .... production manager (as Peter McIntosh)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeanne Caliendo .... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director (as Marty Schwartz)
Stan Barrett .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master
William Dambra .... property master
Harry Hause .... paint foreman
Jim Zemansky .... property master
Sound Department
Jonathan Andrews .... boom operator
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer (as Allen Bernard)
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Hecker .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Ormandy .... assistant sound editor
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound editor
Cathie Speakman .... sound
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunts
Stan Barrett .... stunt coordinator: pilot episode
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (uncredited)
Marty Eli Schwartz .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Byrne .... additional second assistant camera
Michael Kohnhorst .... first assistant camera
Mike Moyer .... gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting
Jeff Block .... casting assistant: New York (as Jeffrey Block)
Editorial Department
Scott Klein .... master colorist
Frank Kniest .... assistant editor
Kevin Lindstrom .... assistant editor
Barbara Riley .... negative cutter
Music Department
Kathleen Bennett .... supervising music editor (as Kathy Bennett)
Frank Fitzpatrick .... supervising music editor
Frederick J. Lyle .... music supervisor (as Fred Lyle)
Todd Rundgren .... music performer
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... driver: set dressing
Buddy Hunter .... transportation location captain
Roger Wooge .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Bill Davis .... weapons specialist
Bill Higgins .... location manager
Bob Hudgins .... assistant location manager
Ross L. Kulma .... set medic
Peter Pastorelli .... location manager
Bill Walker .... production controller
Stephen Burrows .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

97 min | 96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Belgium:16 (video rating) | Iceland:12 | USA:Unrated
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

When Dennis Farina was a Chicago police officer, one of his partners was Chuck Adamson, the creator of 'Crime Story'.See more »
Anachronisms: While 1963 gas prices at gas stations was correctly shown on station billboards as being 25 cents, the boards all read 025. In 1963, no one believed gas prices would ever hit a dollar. Most gas pumps could not even sell gas for over 99 cents, so gas prices would never be displayed with a "0" before the 25.See more »
Ray Luca:You posin' for pictures? Or you gonna pull the trigger?See more »
Movie Connections:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Awesome show, 27 December 2006
Author: crime_story from Europe

We just bought the entire two seasons on DVD and are reliving seeing the show in 1986. It's like a page turner. I'm starting to look like a zombie for watching the episodes late at night. If anybody thinks "CSI", "Law&Order", whatever would have been possible without Crime Story, think again. Parts of Tarantino's films are looking like they have been taken right out of this show. I just love it. It is a pity that there are not more comments here.

There are rumors that there might eventually be a remake. Well as I happen to think that "Manhunter" said all about the Red Dragon, I just can't begin to imagine what "Crime Story" without Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang and Anthony Denison would look like. Nothing for me.

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