- 2 Seasons
Crime Story, from NBC, is a drama set in the United States during the early 1960's. The show follows the exploits of two very different groups, the mob and the police who are sworn to stop them. Crime Story is unique in that it is filmed in a serialized format where the story was shot continuously throughout the season, rather than being broken down in to specific hour long episodes. The main law enforcement character on Crime Story is Lieutenant Mike Torello, played by Dennis Farina. Lieutenant Torello is the head of the Organized Crime Strike Force and is tasked with taking down the mafia. He is helped along in his goal by the other officers Detective Walter Clemmons (played by Paul Butler), Detective Nate Grossman (played by Steve Ryan), Detective Joey Indelli (played by Bill Campbell) and Sargent Danny Krychek (played by Bill Smitovich). In addition, public defender David Abrams (played by Stephen Lang) helps Lieutenant Torello with his task, urged on by the fact that his father had had a relationship with the mob during his childhood. The mafia is represented on Crime Story by young mob member Ray Luca (played by Anthony Denison). Ray started his life of crime in Chicago, IL and moved quickly up through the ranks. He leads his crew, including Frank Holman (played by Ted Levine) and Pauli Taglia (played by John Santucci), as they rob their way to riches. Ray is originally on his own, until he catches the eye of seasoned mob boss Manny Weisbord (played by Joseph Wiseman). Manny hires Ray to head to Las Vegas, NV to watch over his casinos. Manny can't communicate directly with Ray, due to his fear of being arrested, so he has his second in command Max Goldman (played by Andrew Dice Clay) direct Ray in his notorious deeds. Crime Story is a gritty crime drama that delves in to the not so pretty side of the mafia and the complicated lives of the officers who tried to stop the spread of mob related crimes.