Crime Story

Crime Story

  • TV-14
  • 1986
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.4  (2,517)

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.

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Seasons
Going Home
22. Going Home
May 10, 1988
Luca (Anthony Denison) offers Mike a deal: Abrams' life in exchange for his heroin. Guest stars Pam Grier, Jonathon Brandmeier.
Escape
21. Escape
May 3, 1988
Mike makes a deal with one of Luca's rivals to get Danny out of prison.
Pursuit
20. Pursuit
April 25, 1988
In a Latin American nation, Torello is frustrated by Luca's cozy relationship with the local government until he gets his own inside contact.
The Hearings
19. The Hearings
April 5, 1988
Flashbacks recall Luca's past dealings as his alleged connection with the government is probed at Senate hearings.
Byline
18. Byline
March 29, 1988
A hard-drinking reporter (Tom Signorelli) intimates he's working on a big story while on a Las Vegas "pleasure" trip.
The Brothel Wars
17. The Brothel Wars
March 22, 1988
Torello and Nate lack jurisdiction over a crooked county government trying to run a Chicago acquaintance out of business.
Road Runner
16. Road Runner
March 15, 1988
Torello is careless in trying to recapture an escaped con from Arizona, whose state troopers want him too - dead or alive.
Pauli Taglia's Dream
15. Pauli Taglia's Dream
March 8, 1988
In a dream, Taglia recounts the atomic blast and the subsequent interrogation by and escape from government agents.
Last Rites
14. Last Rites
February 9, 1988
While Torello (Dennis Farina) spreads the word about Weisbord's imminent death, Luca resorts to extortion, and "science fiction", to save his mentor.
Protected Witness
13. Protected Witness
February 1, 1988
A Chicago hood on the run from his former boss is a potential federal witness, if Torello can find the man before Luca does. Guest stars Billy Zane, Laura San Giacomo.
Femme Fatale
12. Femme Fatale
January 19, 1988
A beautiful woman asks Torello to find her father, a gambler who owes money to a loan shark.
Seize the Time
11. Seize the Time
January 12, 1988
Torello sets out to prove that Iris's partners at the Moulin Rouge are laundering drug money through the casino. Guest stars Pam Grier.
Moulin Rouge
10. Moulin Rouge
January 5, 1988
Reporter Susanne Terry (Pam Grier) is reunited with Abrams (Stephen Lang) when she investigates the firebombing of a black-owned nightclub casino.
MIG-21
9. MIG-21
December 15, 1987
Torello learns that the defecting Soviet pilot (George Dzundza) he's assigned to guard will have only one night of freedom, so he decides to help him make it memorable. Meanwhile, Torello meets Luca's newest employee.
Love Hurts
8. Love Hurts
October 8, 1987
Luca becomes obsessed with a movie star who not only is attracted to power, but wields some of her own.
Little Girl Lost
7. Little Girl Lost
November 24, 1987
A PI is killed before he can tell Torello (Dennis Farina) the details of a murder, sending the Strike Force on a search for a possible witness, who is also wanted by Luca (Anthony Denison). Guest stars Steven Weber.
Robbery, Armed
6. Robbery, Armed
November 10, 1987
Torello's birthday celebration is halted when Danny (Bill Smitrovich) is shot in a restaurant men's room, leaving only a one-word clue concerning the identity of the gunman.
Shockwaves
5. Shockwaves
November 2, 1987
A Federal order concerning a Government "asset" creates chaos for the Strike Force; Kordo and Goldman (Jay O. Sanders, Andrew Dice Clay) fear for their futures; Abrams decides to close the book on his career.
Atomic Fallout
4. Atomic Fallout
October 27, 1987
Torello investigates a Weisbord smuggling operation and a federal employee suspected of several brutal murders, but the attorney general's office refuses to help, claiming a need to maintain "plausible deniability."
Always a Blonde
3. Always a Blonde
October 20, 1987
Joey (Bill Campbell) becomes obsessed with "rescuing" a hooker who was his high-school sweetheart; and the Strike Force encourages a bandleader to help nail a marijuana importer linked to Senterro.
Blast from the Past
2. Blast from the Past
September 28, 1987
Julie's new husband (David Soul) is taken hostage in a Tucson bank robbery. Guest stars David Soul.
The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob
1. The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob
September 21, 1987
Torello's strike force serves subpoenas at a meeting of crime bosses; a senator (Kevin Spacey) holds hearings on casino skimming; Nate catches a dangerous fever; and Torello romps with a star who shines not so brightly.Guest stars Kevin Spacey.
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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.Crime Story is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (44 episodes). The series first aired on September 17, 1986.

Where to Watch Crime Story

Crime Story is available for streaming on the Image Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Crime Story on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    September 17, 1986
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (2,517)