Crime Stories - Netflix

A drama series filmed in the style of a documentary crew following two police officers, DI Jane Preston and DS Ben Shaw as they try to uncover the truth behind crimes.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-11-12

Crime Stories - Crime Story (TV series) - Netflix

Crime Story is an American television drama, created by Chuck Adamson and Gustave Reininger, that premiered in 1986 on NBC, where it ran for two seasons. 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 scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, continuing 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 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. Torello, his friend Ted Kehoe, and Luca had grown up in Chicago's “The Patch” (Smith Park) neighborhood, also called “Little Italy” or “Little Sicily” 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 (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.

Crime Stories - Legacy - Netflix

Time ranked Crime Story as one of the best television programs of 1986 and of the 1980s. In their 1988 book, The Critics' Choice- The Best of Crime and Detective TV, authors Max Allan Collins and John Javna chose Crime Story as one of the “Top 10 Best Police TV Series (Police Procedurals) of All Time”.

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