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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.
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1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Dennis Farina ...  Lt. Mike Torello 43 episodes, 1986-1988
Bill Smitrovich ...  Sgt. Danny Krychek / ... 40 episodes, 1986-1988
Steve Ryan ...  Det. Nate Grossman 40 episodes, 1986-1988
Billy Campbell ...  Det. Joey Indelli / ... 40 episodes, 1986-1988
Paul Butler Paul Butler ...  Det. Walter Clemmons 40 episodes, 1986-1988
Tony Denison ...  Ray Luca 38 episodes, 1986-1988
Stephen Lang ...  Atty. David Abrams 39 episodes, 1986-1988
John Santucci John Santucci ...  Pauli Taglia 37 episodes, 1986-1988
Ted Levine ...  Frank Holman 20 episodes, 1986-1988
Joseph Wiseman ...  Manny Weisbord 18 episodes, 1986-1988
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Chicago, 1963. As head of the police department's Major Crime Unit, Lieutenant Michael Torello must deal with the city's most dangerous criminals. And possibly the most dangerous of all is Ray Luca, a young ambitious street hood who's out to gain wealth and power by whatever means - including theft, threats, extortion and murder. As Luca begins his ruthless climb up the ladder of organized crime, leaving a growing number of victims in his wake, Torello becomes more and more determined to bring him down. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Trivia

The theme music used for the series was an updated version of the hit song "Runaway" recorded by the original singer Del Shannon. See more »

Goofs

During the series run, you can clearly see many post 1963 cars in the background. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Mike Torello: Hey you. You hurt anybody else, when this is over, I'm gonna find what you love the most and I'm gonna kill it. Your mother, your father, your dog... don't matter what it is, it's dead.
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Al Kooper ... Guy who picks music for the show See more »

Connections

Referenced in Heat (1995) See more »

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Runaway
Written by Del Shannon (uncredited) and Max Crook (uncredited)
Performed by Del Shannon
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What made the 80s great
13 March 2006 | by cubman59See all my reviews

This show,and it's 1940s companion(also on NBC)"Private Eye",certainly made 1980s TV watching quite fun.I really enjoyed the exploits of Mike Torello and his group of crime fighters,and the scenery of Chicago and Las Vegas each and every week!!If you love shows like "The Untouchables",and "The Rookies",then you should give this one a try,you won't be sorry.Now that this series is available on DVD,it will finally be seen for the work of art that it is.I enjoy any series that re-creates a decade well,and "Crime Story"is no exception,the look and the feel of the show is pure 1960s,and the acting is excellent,in fact,so good that you find yourself rooting for the good guys without realizing it.All in all,a tour-de-force of the small screen!


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Release Date:

18 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Mexico See more »

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(42 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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