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:
  • Chuck Adamson
  • Gustave Reininger

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-09-19
Seasons: 1 2
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Andreas Katsulas
Andreas Katsu...
Frances Conroy
Frances Conro...
Steven Weber
Steven Weber
Michael Wincott
Michael Winco...
Frank Girardeau
Frank Girarde...
Michael DeLorenzo
Michael DeLor...
Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
Jay O. Sanders
Jay O. Sander...
Steve Kordo
Deborah Rush
Deborah Rush
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooke...
Jon Polito
Jon Polito
Phil Bartoli
Ted Levine
Ted Levine
Frank Holman
Jane Brucker
Jane Brucker
Debra Feuer
Debra Feuer
David Soul
David Soul
Scott Plank
Scott Plank
James McDaniel
James McDanie...
Paul Anka
Paul Anka
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyl...
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins
Mike Starr
Mike Starr
Patti D'Arbanville
Patti D'Arban...
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Jenny Wright
Jenny Wright
Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina
Lt. Mike Torello
Tony Denison
Tony Denison
Ray Luca
Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan
Det. Nate Grossman
Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
Atty. David Abrams
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovi...
Sgt. Danny Krychek
Billy Campbell
Billy Campbel...
Det. Joey Indelli
Joseph Wiseman
Joseph Wisema...
Manny Weisbord
Ron Dean
Ron Dean
Chief Kramer
Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice C...
Max Goldman
Jere Burns
Jere Burns
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pi...
James Russo
James Russo
Jack Nance
Jack Nance
Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas
James Remar
James Remar
Timothy Carhart
Timothy Carha...
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbe...
Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
Christian Slater
Christian Sla...
Pam Grier
Pam Grier
Lee Ving
Lee Ving
Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
Lorraine Bracco
Lorraine Brac...
Stephen McHattie
Stephen McHat...
Eric Bogosian
Eric Bogosian
Armin Shimerman
Armin Shimerm...
Ving Rhames
Ving Rhames
Fred Savage
Fred Savage
James Gammon
James Gammon
Victor Slezak
Victor Slezak
Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Cathryn de Prume
Cathryn de Pr...
Tim Guinee
Tim Guinee
David Caruso
David Caruso
John Marshall Jones
John Marshall...
Billy Zane
Billy Zane
Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Gia...
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Deborah Van V...
Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
John Vickery
John Vickery
Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
William Russ
William Russ
Nestor Serrano
Nestor Serran...
Francis Guinan
Francis Guina...
Trey Wilson
Trey Wilson
J. C. Quinn
J. C. Quinn
George Dzundza
George Dzundz...
Peter Siragusa
Peter Siragus...
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Herta Ware
Herta Ware
Earl Boen
Earl Boen
Martin Ferrero
Martin Ferrer...
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
David Reynolds
David Reynold...
Driver #2 (as Dave Reynolds)
John Quade
John Quade
Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
Dan Flannery
Dan Flannery
Diahnne Abbott
Diahnne Abbot...
Mike Hagerty
Mike Hagerty
Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis
Darlanne Fluegel
Darlanne Flue...
Michael J. Pollard
Michael J. Po...
Maury Chaykin
Maury Chaykin
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Charlie Riccio
Ismael 'East' Carlo
Ismael 'East'...
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Dana Wheeler-...
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
Joe Greco
Joe Greco
Debra Christofferson
Debra Christo...
Pamela Gidley
Pamela Gidley
Charlotte Lewis
Charlotte Lew...
Andrea Thompson
Andrea Thomps...
Britta Phillips
Britta Philli...
Amy Morton
Amy Morton
Maggie Han
Maggie Han
Michael Carmine
Michael Carmi...
Assumpta Serna
Assumpta Sern...
Ismael
Ismael "East"...
June Gable
June Gable
Debra Stipe
Debra Stipe
Jan Tříska
Jan Tříska
Nicholas Georgiade
Nicholas Geor...
Victor Raider-Wexler
Victor Raider...