Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 18, 1986
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre
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Crime Story

Set in 1960s Chicago and Las Vegas in which the police force wage an uncompromising war on the Mob. Chicago police lieutenant Mike Torello wages an epic battle against organized crime in Michael Mann's arresting combination of cops and robbers, prime time soap, and film noir. Like Eliot Ness and the Untouchables, Torello and his Major Crimes Unit (MCU) have a formidable opponent...

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Last Episode

02x22 Going Home (3) Aired: May. 10, 1988

Torello and his men catch up to Luca in Mexico and force him to escape but they all get trapped inside a pilotless airborne plane.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 44 episodes air between 1986 and 1988.

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  • The character of Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) is based upon Chicago mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Spilotro also inspired Joe Pesci's character of Nicky Santoro in "Casino". By the same…
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    The character of Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) is based upon Chicago mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Spilotro also inspired Joe Pesci's character of Nicky Santoro in "Casino". By the same token, Andrew "Dice" Clay's character of Max Goldman and Robert DeNiro's character of Sam "Ace" Rothstien in "Casino" are both based upon Spilotro's partner, Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal.
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  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): During the Season 1 episodes (near the end of the season) where Manny Weissborn and the other mob bosses are meeting at a country club and arguing over…
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    Goof (crew or equipment visible): During the Season 1 episodes (near the end of the season) where Manny Weissborn and the other mob bosses are meeting at a country club and arguing over whether or not to get involved in the drug trade or the takeover of Las Vegas, pay close attention to the large plate glass windows. During the night-time scenes, especially when Weissborn goes into a rant, you can see the reflections of stage hands holding boom mics, running cameras, and holding up cue cards for the elderly Joseph Wiseman to read.
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  • John Santucci, who portrays Ray Luca's sidekick Paulie Taglia, was a real-life professional thief whom was busted on numerous occasions by series co-creator Chuck Adamson and star Dennis…
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    John Santucci, who portrays Ray Luca's sidekick Paulie Taglia, was a real-life professional thief whom was busted on numerous occasions by series co-creator Chuck Adamson and star Dennis Farina when they were Chicago Cops. Many of the robberies, hijackings, and burglaries are based upon Santucci's crimes, including the museum jewelry heist profiled in the pilot movie according to the DVD Liner notes.
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