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"Crime Story" Pilot (1986)

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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:
Chemistry of Farina and Denison makes this a 10 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)
Ed Golya .... adr mixer (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?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Chief Kramer:Look, Mike, you gotta watch what they now call an 'image.' The Daily News is treating the other night like you're Billy the Kid.
Lt. Mike Torello:That's pretty accurate. I felt like Billy the Kid.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Chemistry of Farina and Denison makes this a 10, 20 June 1999
Author: enviro from Pacific Northwest

From the driving opening credits moving to the classic Del Shannon hit "Runaway", you know Michael Mann (Miami Vice) has produced a top-notch crime drama.

Dennis Farina breaks into the mainstream, recreating for Hollywood what was his first career as a Chicago cop for 20+ years. Needless to say, he is a natural at playing the nemesis to the mob figure heads of the early 60's period in the movie.

Anthony Denison plays Ray Luca, a small-time mobster starting to make it to big-time organized crime. The movie is about the Chicago mob cops trying to thwart the bold moves of the rising mobs.

The movie and subsequent tv series were produced by Michael Mann, the creator and producer of Miami Vice. However, I think you will find Crime Story to be the more outstanding of the two efforts.

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