TV Series | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.
John Santucci, who portrays Ray Luca's sidekick Paulie Taglia, was a real-life professional thief, who was busted on numerous occasions by series co-Creator Chuck Adamson and Dennis Farina when they were Chicago cops. Many of the robberies, hijackings, and burglaries are based upon Santucci's crimes, including the museum jewelry heist profiled in the pilot, according to the DVD liner notes.
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.
The Plaza Hotel wasn't constructed until 1971, but appears repeatedly in Vegas-based episodes.
Al Kooper ... Guy who picks music for the show