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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Cast

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 Lt. Mike Torello (43 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Sgt. Danny Krychek / ... (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Det. Nate Grossman (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Det. Joey Indelli / ... (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
Paul Butler ...
 Det. Walter Clemmons (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Ray Luca (29 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Atty. David Abrams (29 episodes, 1986-1988)
John Santucci ...
 Pauli Taglia (28 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Manny Weisbord (18 episodes, 1986-1988)
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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18 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigada mòvil de Xicago  »

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(42 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) is based upon Chicago mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Spilotro also inspired Joe Pesci's character of Nicky Santoro in Casino (1995). By the same token, Andrew "Dice" Clay's character of Max Goldman, and Robert De Niro's character of Sam "Ace" Rothstien in Casino (1995), are both based upon Spilotro's partner, Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. See more »

Goofs

The Plaza Hotel wasn't constructed until 1971, but appears repeatedly in Vegas-based episodes. 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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Crazy Credits

Al Kooper ... Guy who picks music for the show See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Runaway
Written by Del Shannon (uncredited) and Max Crook (uncredited)
Performed by Del Shannon
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User Reviews

Good show, an inspiration for others
6 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who knew a cop show could be so good? I didn't (until I saw it). But this cast is so good, it makes the show very likeable. Dennis Farina plays a Torrello in a very cool way. Also, future NYPD Blue man David Caruso makes an impressive breakthrough here. Andrew Dice Clay here gives his ultimate best as a actor and is definately worth a look see. Good show, too bad it's gone now. A+


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