Crime Story (TV series)

Crime Story
Crime Story Cast.jpg
Anthony Denison (left, as Ray Luca) and Dennis Farina (as Lt. Mike Torello)
Format Crime / Drama
Created by Chuck Adamson
Gustave Reininger
Written by Chuck Adamson
Gustave Reininger
David J. Burke
Robert Eisele
Peter Lance
Mark Rosner
Gail Morgan Hickman
Tom Towler
Ken Solarz
Starring Dennis Farina
Anthony Denison
John Santucci
Stephen Lang
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Campbell
Paul Butler
Steve Ryan
Ted Levine
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 44
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Mann
Running time 60 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 18, 1986 – May 10, 1988

Crime Story is an NBC TV drama created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left 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 (Dennis Farina) and mobster Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) — 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. 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 (including Miami Vice).

The first season ended with Ray Luca and Pauli Taglia on the lam, hiding from Torello in a Nevada desert shack, which is located in an Atomic Bomb test area. An A-Bomb explodes, presumably obliterating Luca and Taglia, in one of the most memorable cliffhangers in television history, leaving viewers wondering whether they were dead or alive - just as the show's creators were wondering if the series itself was dead or alive with NBC.[1]

Contents

Plot

SEASON ONE

Season One follows Chicago Police detective Lt. Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) and his pursuit of organized crime from Chicago to Las Vegas, circa 1963-64. At the beginning of the series Torello is the head of the Major Crimes Unit (MCU), a squad of hard-boiled cops from the old school that includes Sgt. Danny Krychek (Bill Smitrovich), Det. Walter Clemmons (Paul Butler), Det. Nate Grossman (Steve Ryan) and Det. Joey Indelli (Bill Campbell).

At the center of Torello's crosshairs is rising young mobster Ray Luca (Anthony Denison). Initially Luca is an independent thief and killer whose crew, which includes Pauli Taglia (John Santucci) and Frank Holman (Ted Levine), specializes in robberies, burglaries and home invasions.

Through his connection to Chicago crime boss Phil Bartoli (Jon Polito), Luca catches the attention of national crime figure Manny Weisbord (Joseph Wiseman), a character inspired by the legendary gangster Meyer Lansky. Luca impresses Weisbord with his desire to leave the streets and move up in the management ranks of organized crime.

Luca convinces Weisbord and Bartoli of his plan to take over the Las Vegas bookmaking operation of Noah Ganz (Raymond Serra). He is told to negotiate a deal, but instead instigates the theft of Ganz's gambling book. When a crime war threatens to break out with Ganz's organization, Weisbord and Bartoli order Luca to clean up his mess. In typical fashion Luca solves the problem by massacring Ganz and his thugs.

Torello finally manages to get a murder indictment against Luca. Meanwhile, Frank Holman has made a deal with U.S. attorney Harry Breitel (Ray Sharkey) to provide information about the mob in exchange for immunity. Among his lies is a made-up story that he paid off Chicago cop Mike Torello.

At a bar Luca casually asks straight-laced lawyer David Abrams (Stephen Lang), whose father once had mob connections, for advice. That advice leads Luca to subpoena Torello to testify for the defense at his trial. Abrams is furious when he discovers the result of his conversation with Luca. Luca is set free and Torello finds himself being investigated by Breitel and the feds for corruption.

When Luca learns that David Abrams has taken a job as a Justice Dept attorney, he worries that Abrams will now come after him. He orders Abrams killed -- but by mistake the car bomb intended for the lawyer kills Abrams's father instead.

Manny Weisbord sends Ray Luca to Las Vegas with the assignment of taking over the casinos. Luca takes along his dim-witted but brutally violent sidekick Paul Taglia to be his muscle.

The corruption investigation against Torello is dropped and federal prosecutor Breitel is taken off of the case. Justice Dept Assistant Attorney Gen Patrick Hallahan (Jann Wenner) then offers Torello the chance to head up a new federal Organized Crime Strike Force to root out mob activities in Las Vegas. To assist him on the prosecutorial side he will be aided by Justice Dept attorney David Abrams.

In Vegas, Ray Luca sets about a takeover of the casinos in his usual violent, thuggish manner, which includes the murder of the resort-workers union leader. Luca soon becomes so drunk with his own sense of power and invincibility that he alienates those around him. When he brutally rapes Pauli Taglia's girlfriend, Taglia turns against his former boss and implicates Luca in the union leader's killing to Torello's Strike Force.

Luca goes on trial for murder, but cleverly orchestrates a mistrial by tampering with the jury and making sure the judge learns about it. Luca is then released on bail pending a new trial. Afterward Luca apologizes to Pauli Taglia, and the two are reconciled.

Luca tries to force casino owner Nat Martino to sell out his interest, but Martino's refusal threatens a mob war. Weisbord orders Luca to make peace, but instead the hot-headed Luca murders Martino. Torello and his cops witness the killing, and a shootout results. Luca is pursued through the neon Vegas streets and shot, but is rescued by Pauli Taglia. The two escape into the desert in Taglia's car. The wounded Luca wakes up in an isolated desert shack thinking he is safe, only to discover that he and Taglia are in a restricted government nuclear test area. The season ends with the A-bomb exploding and presumably obliterating Luca and Taglia.


SEASON TWO

In Season Two, Torello and his cops are shocked when Ray Luca and Pauli Taglia reappear in Las Vegas alive and well... and even more shocked to learn that the U.S. government has made a secret deal with Luca and given him immunity in exchange for his cooperation.

Assistant Attorney General Hallahan tells Torello that elements within the government have made a marriage of convenience for their own political agenda. If they continue their pursuit of Luca, they will be operating without official sanction and he warns them to be careful.

Despite Luca's outward appearance of propriety, Torello is convinced the gangster chieftain is anything but. When the Strike Force puts him under surveillance, Luca goes to court to get a restraining order. Attorney David Abrams argues that Luca's history of violence justifies the surveillance, but his personal vendetta against Luca for his father's death becomes obvious, and the judge grants the injunction.

Torello and his men aren't the only ones angered by Luca's return to Las Vegas. His abrupt reappearance doesn't sit well with former underling Max Goldman (Andrew Dice Clay) and casino manager Steve Kordo (Jay O. Sanders). In Luca's absence they now run the mob's Vegas casino interests, and despite Luca's assurances that he has no intention of pushing them out, they feel threatened. Publicly they welcome him back with open smiles, but privately they begin to plot against him. Kordo tries to hire a hitman (William Hanhardt) to kill Luca, but is warned that the Outfit wants Luca alive because he is too valuable to its operations.

David Abrams is so embittered by the failure of the justice system he believes in that he resigns from the Justice Dept. Though he says he is leaving Las Vegas, Torello discovers he actually intends to kill Luca. Torello and Krychek rush to Luca's house just in time to prevent the killing. Luca thanks Torello, but the cop says he did it for David Abrams.

Abrams descends into a haze of alcohol and drugs. Luca finds him high on peyote and tells him it was Chicago crime boss Phil Bartoli who ordered the hit on Abrams's father. He tells Abrams he was born to be part of the Outfit and offers him a job as his personal lawyer if he ever wants to clean himself up. Soon after, to the Strike Force's disbelief, Abrams shows up at Luca's door and takes the job.

When Luca's criminal mentor Manny Weisbord is stricken by a heart attack and lies near death, Luca flies an internationally known South African surgeon to Las Vegas to secretly perform the first heart transplant -- with a heart from a murder victim supplied by Pauli Taglia.

With Weisbord lying near death, Max Goldman and Steve Kordo meet to discuss their uncertain future. Concerned Luca will take them both out if the old man dies, Goldman argues for killing Luca preemptively and insists Kordo is the only one who can get close enough to do it.

What they don't know is that Torello's men have them wired and have overheard their plot. Torello tells Goldman that Luca's patron saint Manny Weisbord is now expected to live, which means any hit on Luca is a bad idea. Goldman races to Luca's penthouse and throws Kordo out a window before he can shoot Luca. Afterward, Torello makes it clear that he now expects Goldman to be his snitch.

The murder of a reporter writing a story about Ray Luca leads the Strike Force to discover the truth about Luca's secret activities. Luca has made a deal with the U.S. military to smuggle weapons out of the country to revolutionary causes the government secretly supports. In exchange, the military turns a blind eye to the fact that Luca is smuggling narcotics into the U.S. from Mexico and Asia.

With this evidence, Assistant Attorney General Hallahan convinces Congress to convene hearings to investigate the unholy alliance between the U.S. government and organized crime. But just as Luca is testifying, the hearings are adjourned because of a national emergency: North Vietnam has attacked a U.S. warship in the Gulf of Tonkin. Hallahan gets a warrant for Luca's arrest anyway, but Luca flees the country with Pauli Taglia and Max Goldman before it can be served, headed for Latin America. Hallahan gives Torello's Strike Force his blessing to pursue Luca onto foreign soil, but warns that outside the U.S. their badges will mean nothing.

In a small banana republic, Luca sets up a new base of operations for his international criminal empire, buying off politicians, military and police with the mob's money. Unable to have Luca extradited, the Strike Force attacks Luca's drug lab in the jungle. Furious at Torello's interference once again, Luca orders the president to have him arrested. The president refuses -- and Luca promptly shoots him dead and installs a new president better to his liking.

In a confrontation between the Strike Force and the police, Krychek is captured and thrown into a hellhole of a prison. Torello and the others stage a rescue. Luca decides to rid himself of this thorn in his side once and for all, and orders Torello killed.

In the dead of night Torello meets with his secret source inside Luca's organization: it is David Abrams, whose sellout to Luca has all been an act. Abrams warns Torello about the planned hit and also reveals the location of a major drug shipment. When the Strike Force captures the narcotics, Luca concludes that Abrams is an informant. He offers to trade Abrams to Torello for the shipment. The trade is made -- but Torello's men have planted explosives on the drugs, and the shipment is blown up.

An assassin attempts to kill Torello, but Abrams is badly wounded instead. While Clemmons and Indelli race Abrams to a doctor, Torello and the others pursue Luca to an airfield, where he, Taglia and Goldman are about to leave the country. Torello, Krychek and Grossman manage to board the plane as it is taking off. In the ensuing airborne fight, Taglia shoots the pilot, causing the plane to plummet into the ocean below. The final shot is an explosion of waves caused by the plane's impact, with the fate of the cops and criminals unknown.

Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after this season, ending on yet another cliffhanger.

Production

After the success of the first season of Miami Vice, television producer Michael Mann had complete freedom from NBC to produce another show.[2] Originally, Universal Pictures was going to finance Crime Story but decided against it because of the projected costs (Miami Vice, a Universal show, was already being produced for higher than the average $1 million per episode rate). A small studio called New World Pictures Ltd. agreed to finance the show, with a chance to sell it overseas while Universal retained the domestic syndication rights.[3]

According to Mann, the genesis of the project was to follow a group of police officers in a major crimes unit in 1963 and how they change over 20 hours of television, "in 1980, with very different occupations, in a different city and in a different time".[4] He was influenced by the television series Police Story, and based Crime Story largely on the experiences of Chuck Adamson, a former Chicago police detective of 17 years.[5] Mann asked Adamson and Gustave Reininger to write the series pilot and a show bible.[2] Reininger was a former Wall Street international investment banker who had come to Mann's attention based on a screenplay he had written about arson investigators, and a French film that he had written and produced.[2] Reininger researched Crime Story by winning the confidence of Detective William Hanhardt, who put him in touch with undercover officers in Chicago. They sent him on meetings with organized crime figures. Reininger risked wearing a body microphone and recorder. After visiting the crime scene of a gruesome gangland slaying of bookmaker Al Brown, Reininger backed off his Mob interviews.[2] Adamson claimed that the stories depicted in the series were composites rather than actual events that happened, "but they'll be accurate".[5]

In a June 1986 press conference, Mann said that the first season of the show would go from Chicago in 1963 to Las Vegas in 1980.[4] He said, "It's a serial in the sense that we have continuing stories, and in that sense the show is one big novel".[4] Mann and Reininger's inspiration for the 1963-1980 arc came from their mutual admiration of the epic 15+ hour film, Berlin Alexanderplatz, by German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.[6] Mann said, "The pace of our story is like the speed of light compared to that, but that's the idea — if you put it all together at the end you've got one hell of a 22-hour movie".[6] Mann predicted a five-year network run for the show.[6] However, due to budgetary constraints (the need for four sets of period cars proved to be too expensive)[2]. Tartikoff eventually allowed their series to move to Las Vegas for the last quarter of the 22 episodes.[7]

NBC head Brandon Tartikoff (who had started his career in Chicago) gave an order for a two-hour movie, which had a theatrical release in a handful of U.S. theaters to invited guests only.[6] Tartikoff also ordered 22 episodes which allowed Reininger and Adamson to tell a story with developing character arcs, and continuing stories (instead of episodic, self standing shows.). Two episodes were made every three weeks, with shooting taking up more than 12 hours in a day, seven days a week.[7] By the second season, an average episode cost between $1.3 and 1.4 million (roughly the same as Miami Vice) because it was shot on location, set during the 1960s (requiring period-accurate props and costumes), and featured a large cast.[8]

Hilda Stark worked as an art director on the pilot episode and was asked back by Mann after seven episodes to become the show's production designer.[9] To achieve the period look of the show, she and her design team would go to second-hand and antique stores, run advertisements in newspapers seeking articles from the period, and sometimes build furniture if they could not find it. According to Stark, the overall design or look of the show featured "a lot of exaggerated lines. We go for high style — sleek lines... We go for the exaggerated shapes that recall the era".[9] Stark and her team also came up with a color scheme for the show that featured "saturated color, and certain combinations — black, fuchsias — reminiscent of the '50s".[9] She found inspiration from a library of old books and magazines, in particular Life. For the vintage cars in the show, they bought or rented from private owners.[9]

Two famous rock and roll musicians of the past contributed to Crime Story: Del Shannon sang a revised version of his hit "Runaway" as the theme song, and Todd Rundgren started the musical direction of the series, with Al Kooper taking over as the series musical director. While early episodes played music of the era or earlier, Kooper later allowed tunes from years after 1963 to appear on the soundtrack.

Cast

Trivia

  • Before becoming an actor, Dennis Farina was a member of the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) of the Chicago Police Department, as was series co-creator Chuck Adamson.[10]
  • John Santucci, who played mobster and safecracker Pauli Taglia, was, in his past, a notorious jewel thief. The Chicago Field Museum score depicted in the pilot episode was based on the real heist of the Field Museum in which Santucci participated. He replicated the actual theft, right down to the use of the underwater burning bar - the scene was also done in Thief, a film on which Santucci served as technical advisor - and the emptying of the vault. In real life, Santucci was facing a 40 year sentence, but was freed on technicalities without ever rolling over on his partners. The loot was never recovered and the museum is understandably close-mouthed about the event. Ironically, Santucci had been arrested by both Adamson and Farina. [11]
  • Jann Wenner, who played Asst Attorney General Hallahan, is the co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.

Notable Guest Appearances

Like Miami Vice, Crime Story featured heavy use of up-and-coming actors; a number of them made appearances in both shows. Lead actors Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, and John Santucci all appeared in multiple episodes of Miami Vice (though only Farina played a recurring character).

  • David Caruso appeared as Johnny O'Donnel, a friend of Ray Luca, in the pilot (episodes 1 and 2). He appeared in flashback scenes in episode 12, and in episode 19 of the second season.
  • Julia Roberts appeared as a juvenile rape victim in the Season 1 episode "The Survivor". It was her first TV appearance.
  • Kevin Spacey appeared in second season premiere as a crusading, Kennedy-esque Senator. This was his first major television appearance.
  • Deborah Harry appeared in the penultimate episode of season 1, "Top Of The World", as the girlfriend of mobster Ray Luca. She did not sing.
  • Gary Sinise appeared in the season 1 episode "For Love Or Money" as Howie Dressler, a husband forced to steal to pay for his wife's iron lung. He also directed two episodes, credited as "Gary A. Sinise."
  • Ving Rhames appeared in the season 1 episode "Abrams For The Defense" as Hector Lincoln, a husband and father accused of assaulting his landlord. This was Rhames's second television appearance.
  • William Russ was featured during the opening credits of the first season, even though his character (an MCU detective) was murdered in the pilot.
  • Christian Slater played a teenager who discovered a body in the episode "Old Friends, Dead Ends".
  • Paul Guilfoyle appeared in "Hide and Go Thief" as a crazed robber who gets into a hostage standoff with MCU. His hostage was played by Lorraine Bracco (who had no lines). Bracco's sister Elizabeth played a hostage in the pilot.
  • Michael Rooker briefly appeared as a uniformed police officer in the pilot.
  • Lili Taylor played a waitress in Frank Holman's Diner in the episode "Hide and Go Thief".
  • Pam Grier played Suzanne Terry, an investigative journalist and girlfriend of federal attorney David Abrams, in five episodes spread out over both seasons.
  • Jazz musician Miles Davis made a cameo in the first season episode "The War," playing jazz with Stephen Lang.
  • Jazz musician Dexter Gordon appeared in the second season episode "Moulin Rouge."
  • Stanley Tucci played bomber Zack Lowman in "The Battle of Las Vegas".
  • David Hyde Pierce appears in the second season episode "Mig 21," as NSA Agent Carruthers (billed as David Pierce). That episode also featured George Dzundza, who would have later success on Law & Order.
  • Season Two episode "Protected Witness" featured both Laura San Giacomo as Theresa Farantino, and Billy Zane as Frankie 'The Duke' Farantino.
  • Michael J. Pollard played pimp Leon Barski, and William Hickey played Judge Neville Harmon in "The Brothel Wars."
  • Dennis Haysbert appeared in "Moulin Rogue" and "Seize the Time" as the bookkeeper of a jazz club.
  • Among others, Eric Bogosian playing the Outfit's attorney Dee Morton, Michael Madsen, playing Outfit associate Johnny Fossi, Vincent Gallo, Armin Shimerman, and Jim True-Frost.
  • David Soul played a doctor who married Mike Torello's ex wife Julie in the second season episode "Blast from the Past." He also directed two second season episodes, "Moulin Rouge" and "Love Hurts."

Reaction

When the show debuted on September 18, 1986, following Miami Vice, the two-hour pilot had a 20.1 national Nielsen rating and a 32 percent audience share.[12] The ratings dipped when it was counter-programmed against ABC's Moonlighting.[13] By October, the show dropped below a 22 Nielsen share, where a series is deemed a "failure".[14] Despite low ratings, Crime Story was picked up by NBC to finish the 1986-87 season.[15] This prompted the network to move the show to Friday nights after Miami Vice on December 5, 1986[2] where its ratings improved but it still lost to Falcon Crest.[13] NBC temporarily pulled Crime Story off the schedule on March 13, 1987. In order to get more people to watch, Farina and other cast members promoted the show in five U.S. cities.[13]

The New York Times wrote, "With its first-rate cast, Crime Story might have had the offbeat, compelling authenticity of an Elmore Leonard novel. But the show looks suspiciously as if it would be more than willing to settle for the mindless glitz of Miami Vice".[16] In his review for the Washington Post, Tom Shales wrote, "When the smoke clears away, a viewer may feel impressed yet unmoved. But then, if all the smoke cleared away, there'd be no show".[17] John Haslett Cuff, in his review for the Globe and Mail, wrote, "The characters and locales are as greasy as the rain-soaked streets, and in the show's best moments there is a dangerous glitter that happily transcends the cartoon violence of too much television".[18] Time magazine's Richard Zoglin praised the show for being "the most realistic TV cop show in years, yet the emotions reach almost baroque heights".[19]

Legacy

Time ranked Crime Story as one of the best television programs of 1986[20] and of the 1980s.[21]

Influence

Crime Story and its imitator Wiseguy were the prototypes for today's arc-driven television series, such as 24 and The Sopranos that have continuing story lines over multiple episodes.

In addition, Martin Scorsese directed and produced his movie Casino loosely basing it on elements of Crime Story, which was recognized at the "Casino" premiere as an inspiration. Joe Pesci played the Spilotro character. With Spilotro dead, Casino writer Nick Pileggi was able tell much more of the details surrounding the Chicago "Outfit" and its Casino operations in Las Vegas.

After the first season, the show was nominated for three Emmys, all in technical categories.[22]

DVD releases

Anchor Bay Entertainment released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time between 2003-2005.[23][24] As of 2010, these releases have been discontinued and are out of print.

On November 15, 2011, Image Entertainment will release Crime Story- The Complete Series: 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD in Region 1.[25] The 3-disc set will contain all 44 episodes of the series.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Season One 22 November 4, 2003
Season Two 22 September 20, 2005
The Complete Series 44 November 15, 2011

Trivia

References

  1. ^ Schwed, Mark (September 20, 1986). "A Real Mann's World". United Press. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Baker, Kathryn (September 18, 1986). "Crime Story creator left Wall Street for mean streets". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Richard W (April 27, 1987). "A Financial Battle to Make TV Series". New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b c Bass, Kelley (September 18, 1986). "Michael Mann's Crime Story to cover a lot of ground". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. 
  5. ^ a b Davis, Ivor (October 25, 1986). "Miami Vice creator isn't Afraid to Think Big". Globe and Mail. 
  6. ^ a b c d Anderson, Bill (September 9, 1986). "Crime Story's Case Stretches All Season". Toronto Star. 
  7. ^ a b Cuff, John Haslett (November 15, 1986). "It's Violent, It's Vibrant, 'It's Authentic' Crime Story Departs Radically from Formulaic TV Cop Yarns". Globe and Mail. 
  8. ^ Mahoney, William (November 28, 1988). "Michael Mann's High-Style Crimes". Electronic Media. 
  9. ^ a b c d Hill, Michael E (November 15, 1986). "Crime Storys Designing Woman". Globe and Mail. 
  10. ^ Season 2 DVD box set, liner notes, 2005, Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  11. ^ Season 2 DVD box set, liner notes, 2005, Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  12. ^ Carmody, John (September 22, 1986). "The TV Column". Washington Post. 
  13. ^ a b c Buck, Jerry (March 5, 1987). "Dennis Farina's Toughest Case is Saving Crime Story". Associated Press. 
  14. ^ Forkan, James P (October 6, 1986). "New tv shows quickly discover cellar's market". Advertising Age. 
  15. ^ Cuff, John Haslett (November 15, 1986). "It's violent, it's vibrant, 'it's authentic' Crime Story departs radically from formulaic TV cop yarns". Globe and Mail. 
  16. ^ O'Connor, John (September 18, 1986). "A Preview of Crime Story". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE1DA1131F93BA2575AC0A960948260. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  17. ^ Shales, Tom (September 18, 1986). "NBC's Crime Story, Slick & Dispiriting". Washington Post. 
  18. ^ Cuff, John Haslett (September 19, 1986). "Former cops add realism to gritty Crime Story". Globe and Mail. 
  19. ^ Zoglin, Richard (September 22, 1986). "Sue, Sue! Bang, Bang!". Time. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,962376,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  20. ^ "Best of '86". Time. January 5, 1987. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,963156,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  21. ^ "Best of the Decade". Time. January 1, 1990. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,969075,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  22. ^ Baker, Kathryn (September 21, 1987). "Crime Story Cast and Crew Happy to be Back". Associated Press. 
  23. ^ http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=738865
  24. ^ http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=738867
  25. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Crime-Story-The-Complete-Series/15792

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