Crime Story (1986)

Crime Story is an American TV drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left his other series Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and direct the film Manhunter. The show premiered with a two-hour pilot — a movie which had been exhibited theatrically — and was watched by over 30 million viewers. It was then scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, and continued to attract a record number of viewers. NBC then moved the show to Tuesdays at 10 pm opposite ABC's Moonlighting, hurting its ratings to the point that NBC ordered its cancellation after only two seasons. Set in the early, pre-Beatles 1960s, the series depicted two men — Lt. Mike Torello and mobster Ray Luca — with an obsessive drive to destroy each other. As Luca started with street crime in Chicago, was "made" in the Chicago Outfit and then sent to Las Vegas to monitor their casinos, Torello pursued Luca as head of a special Organized Crime Strike Force. Torello, his friend Ted Kehoe, and Luca had grown up in Chicago's "The Patch" neighborhood, also called "Little Sicily" or "Little Italy" and the haunt of the Forty-Two Gang. The show attracted both acclaim and controversy for its serialized format, in which a continuing storyline was told over an entire season, rather than being episodic, as was normal with shows at the time.

Writing:
  • Gustave Reininger
  • Chuck Adamson

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-09-19
Seasons: 1 2
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbe...
Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
Atty. David Abrams
James Russo
James Russo
James Remar
James Remar
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooke...
Michael Stoyanov
Michael Stoya...
Ving Rhames
Ving Rhames
Billy Campbell
Billy Campbel...
Det. Joey Indelli
Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan
Det. Nate Grossman
Tony Denison
Tony Denison
Ray Luca
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovi...
Sgt. Danny Krychek
Joseph Wiseman
Joseph Wisema...
Manny Weisbord
Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina
Lt. Mike Torello
Paul Butler
Paul Butler
Det. Walter Clemmons
John Santucci
John Santucci
Pauli Taglia
Jack Angel
Jack Angel
Narrator
Jay O. Sanders
Jay O. Sander...
Steve Kordo
Johann Carlo
Johann Carlo
Cori Luca
Jon Polito
Jon Polito
Phil Bartoli
Patricia Charbonneau
Patricia Char...
Inger Thorson
Ron Dean
Ron Dean
Chief Kramer
Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice C...
Max Goldman
Ted Levine
Ted Levine
Frank Holman
Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
Scott Plank
Scott Plank
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Fred Savage
Fred Savage
Steven Weber
Steven Weber
Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
Nestor Serrano
Nestor Serran...
Jere Burns
Jere Burns
Frances Conroy
Frances Conro...
Stephen McHattie
Stephen McHat...
Tim Guinee
Tim Guinee
Sandy Baron
Sandy Baron
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Martin Ferrero
Martin Ferrer...
Kim Walker
Kim Walker
Deborah Rush
Deborah Rush
John Quade
John Quade
Charlotte Lewis
Charlotte Lew...
Amy Morton
Amy Morton
Assumpta Serna
Assumpta Sern...
Mike Starr
Mike Starr
Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins
Patti D'Arbanville
Patti D'Arban...
Michael Wincott
Michael Winco...
David Caruso
David Caruso
Billy Zane
Billy Zane
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pi...
John Marshall Jones
John Marshall...
Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Gia...
Pamela Gidley
Pamela Gidley
Lorraine Bracco
Lorraine Brac...
James McDaniel
James McDanie...
Armin Shimerman
Armin Shimerm...
Tom Irwin
Tom Irwin
Pam Grier
Pam Grier
Mike Hagerty
Mike Hagerty
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
Geoffrey Rivas
Geoffrey Riva...
David Soul
David Soul
Steve Pink
Steve Pink
Eric Bogosian
Eric Bogosian
Frederick Coffin
Frederick Cof...
Maury Chaykin
Maury Chaykin
Michael J. Pollard
Michael J. Po...
Trey Wilson
Trey Wilson
Jan Tříska
Jan Tříska
Raymond Serra
Raymond Serra
Herta Ware
Herta Ware
Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas
Jenny Wright
Jenny Wright
Deborah Harry
Deborah Harry
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Deborah Van V...
George Dzundza
George Dzundz...
Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
Lee Ving
Lee Ving
Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Jane Brucker
Jane Brucker
Diahnne Abbott
Diahnne Abbot...
Andrea Thompson
Andrea Thomps...
Clarence Felder
Clarence Feld...
Michael DeLorenzo
Michael DeLor...
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Dana Wheeler-...
Michael Carmine
Michael Carmi...
Jodie Markell
Jodie Markell
Andreas Katsulas
Andreas Katsu...
Michael Krawic
Michael Krawi...
Darlanne Fluegel
Darlanne Flue...
Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Bette Ford
Bette Ford
Francis Guinan
Francis Guina...
Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
Debra Feuer
Debra Feuer
Victor Slezak
Victor Slezak
John Vickery
John Vickery
Gerry Bamman
Gerry Bamman
Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Fros...
Jack Nance
Jack Nance
Paul Anka
Paul Anka
Marc Grapey
Marc Grapey
Britta Phillips
Britta Philli...
Kevin Crowley
Kevin Crowley
Agent
Nicholas Georgiade
Nicholas Geor...
Ismael 'East' Carlo
Ismael 'East'...
Debra Stipe
Debra Stipe
Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
Debra Christofferson
Debra Christo...
Joe Greco
Joe Greco
J.C. Quinn
J.C. Quinn
Peter Siragusa
Peter Siragus...
Cathryn de Prume
Cathryn de Pr...
Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
Dan Flannery
Dan Flannery
Maggie Han
Maggie Han
John Durbin
John Durbin