Crime Story

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (1)

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 18, 1986 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • All the 1959 Fords the team drive have 1964 Ford poverty hubcaps. Also during the series run, you can clearly see many post 1963 cars in the background.

    • John Santucci, who played mobster and safecracker Pauli Taglia, was, in his real past, a notorious jewel thief. The museum score depicted in the pilot episode was based on a real heist in which Santucci participated. In his previous career Santucci had been arrested by both Adamson and Farina.

    • Before becoming an actor, Dennis Farina was a member of the Chicago police department, as was series creator Chuck Adamson. The two were partners in Chicago's Central Investigative Unit, the real-life counterpart to the "Major Crimes Unit" in the series. In 2004, Farina joined the cast of Law & Order; his character transferred to the NYPD from Chicago.

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