Crime Story

Crime Story Series
Genre: Crime
Premiere: 1987 - 1988
IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
Sessons: 2
Full Episodes: 44
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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.
Crime Story S02E22
Last Episode, 10 May 1988: Season 2, Episode 22: Going Home (3)
Luca (Anthony Denison) offers Mike a deal: Abrams' life in exchange for his heroin. Guest stars Pam Grier, Jonathon Brandmeier.
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Date Aired Crime Story Episodes
Season 1
18 September 1986 Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot (1)
18 September 1986 Season 1, Episode 2: Pilot (2)
19 September 1986 Season 1, Episode 3: Final Transmission
26 September 1986 Season 1, Episode 4: Shadow Dancer
30 September 1986 Season 1, Episode 5: The Saint Louis Book of Blues
07 October 1986 Season 1, Episode 6: The War
14 October 1986 Season 1, Episode 7: Abrams for the Defense
28 October 1986 Season 1, Episode 8: Pursuit of a Wanted Felon
04 November 1986 Season 1, Episode 9: Old Friends, Dead Ends
11 November 1986 Season 1, Episode 10: Justice Hits the Skids
05 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 11: For Love or Money
12 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 12: Hide and Go Thief
19 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 13: Crime Pays
26 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 14: Strange Bedfellows
09 January 1987 Season 1, Episode 15: Fatal Crossroads (aka Fortune in Men's Eyes)
16 January 1987 Season 1, Episode 16: Torello on Trial
30 January 1987 Season 1, Episode 17: The Kingdom of Money
06 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 18: The Battle of Las Vegas
13 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 19: The Survivor
27 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 20: The Pinnacle
06 March 1987 Season 1, Episode 21: Top of the World (aka The King in a Cage)
13 March 1987 Season 1, Episode 22: Ground Zero
Season 2
22 September 1987 Season 2, Episode 1: The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob
29 September 1987 Season 2, Episode 2: Blast from the Past
20 October 1987 Season 2, Episode 3: Always a Blonde
27 October 1987 Season 2, Episode 4: Atomic Fallout
03 November 1987 Season 2, Episode 5: Shockwaves
10 November 1987 Season 2, Episode 6: Robbery, Armed
24 November 1987 Season 2, Episode 7: Little Girl Lost
08 December 1987 Season 2, Episode 8: Love Hurts
15 December 1987 Season 2, Episode 9: MIG-21
05 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 10: Moulin Rouge
12 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 11: Seize the Time
19 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 12: Femme Fatale
02 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 13: Protected Witness
09 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 14: Last Rites
08 March 1988 Season 2, Episode 15: Pauli Taglia's Dream
15 March 1988 Season 2, Episode 16: Roadrunner
22 March 1988 Season 2, Episode 17: Desert Justice (aka The Brothel Wars)
29 March 1988 Season 2, Episode 18: Byline
05 April 1988 Season 2, Episode 19: The Hearings
26 April 1988 Season 2, Episode 20: Pursuit (1)
03 May 1988 Season 2, Episode 21: Escape (2)
10 May 1988 Season 2, Episode 22: Going Home (3)