Crime Story (1986–1988)

TV Series   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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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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  • Dennis Farina and Bill Smitrovich in Crime Story (1986)
  • Dennis Farina and Bill Smitrovich in Crime Story (1986)
  • Crime Story (1986)
  • Ted Levine in Crime Story (1986)
  • Billy Campbell, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Paul Butler, Tony Denison, Steve Ryan, John Santucci, and Bill Smitrovich in Crime Story (1986)
  • Julia Roberts, Dennis Farina, and Hannah Cox in Crime Story (1986)

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Creators:

Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger

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24 October 2003 | dtucker86
a great series!
Michael Mann is a first class director. He is laser focused and always delivers in spades. He is the genius who directed the tv film The Jericho Mile and the film noir classic with Jimmy Caan Thief. I think he needs to be given credit for this HE DIRECTED THE FILM THAT IS BETTER THEN SILENCE OF THE LAMBS!!!!He directed Manhunter which was so unjustly overlooked when it was released, but has now on DVD been given the credit it deserves. Mann also directed Heat, The Insider and Ali. Before he did that however, he created the classic tv shows Miami Vice and Crime Story. These are the series that made tv crime shows "grow up" in a sense. It made them more gritty and realistic the way that The Untouchables and Dragnet did. Mike Torello on this show was just as tough and bad ass as Elliot Ness or Joe Friday! I loved the look of this series, it made you feel like you were back in that time where cars had finns, where rock and roll was king and where the good guys wore black! I loved the theme music for the show, it was Del Shannon's "Runaway" I always remember that song. Mike Torello against Ray Luca was almost like a morality play of good versus evil. The scripts were first class, and the actors never gave a performance that didn't rule. Dennis Farina had actually been a cop with Chicago Police Department and it amazes me that a man who never had an acting lesson could give such a fine performance in every show that he has been in! Crime Story wasn't a show for sissies, but it always delivered and kicked ass!

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