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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 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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 Atty. David Abrams 29 episodes, 1986-1988
John Santucci ...
 Pauli Taglia 28 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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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

When the story was first brought to Producer Michael Mann, he said he thought the best way to tell the story was as a weekly series. He said he considered doing it as a feature film, or a made-for-television movie as well. 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 The Directors: The Films of Michael Mann (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Runaway
Written by Del Shannon (uncredited) and Max Crook (uncredited)
Performed by Del Shannon
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Best police TV show ever
15 November 1998 | by (Southeast TX (USA)) – See all my reviews

If you are lucky enough to live in an area where Crime Story is still shown in syndication, by all means be sure to record every episode. Each one is a great story in and of itself, and Farina is terrific. "Crime Story" is the best tv series ever made about law enforcement. Set in the 1950's, it is authentic and captivating and you'll love it!


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