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"Crime Story" Crime Pays (TV Episode 1986) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(1986)

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  • A clip show recapping the story thus far. All major plot events and character development moments are covered and some previously cut scenes shown for the first time.


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  • A recap through the first 11 episodes. Young criminal mastermind Ray Luca is on the rise with his henchmen Paulie Taglia & Frank Holman, first through Chicago fence & mobster Phil Bartoli, then as protege of national crime boss Manny Weisbord. Luca's plan for a skim of a national bookmaking operation makes him the leader of Weisbord's ambition to turn Las Vegas into an untouchable mob stronghold, even as Luca expands his ruthless, systematic dominance of Chicago street crime. The Chicago Police Major Crime Unit commanded by Lt. Michael Torrello follows the career of Luca through every twist & turn, concentrating on the pursuit of burglar Frank Holman. Torrello's pursuit of Luca becomes an obsession after Luca personnally murders one of Torrello's men as well as Torrello's best friend, costing Torrello his marriage, his friendships outside the police & nearly his own career & freedom. Meanwhile, dedicated public defender David Abrams, son of an old-time mobster, tries to concentrate on helping needy clients but is pressured, both because of his talent & his heritage, both to work for Ray Luca and to help the MCU take him down. Includes previously unaired scenes.

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