Crime Story - Season 1

NBC (ended 1988)


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Episode Guide

  • Ground Zero
    Episode 22
    After his murder mistrial, Luca clashes with a crime kingpin over plans to split up control of the sinking Luca gambling empire. Pauli changes his mind and rescues Luca from Torello as they hide in a house in the desert, a target site for nuclear testing. or... Pauli Taglia is in protective custody - an underground bunker at an air force base - with the Strike Force keeping an eye on him. Meanwhile, in a Federal lock-up, Luca is visited by Frank Holman.moreless
  • Luca's jubilation over his growing business turns to fear that his associates are setting him up. Luca's insatiable lust for violence proves his undoing when he rapes Pauli's girlfriend. Pauli testifies for the prosecution in Luca's trial. or... During a wild party at Luca's estate to celebrate the takeover of a fifth casino, Goldman begins singing the praises of his best friendmoreless
  • The Pinnacle
    Episode 20
    Luca's greedy ploy to take over another casino puts his entire gambling empire in jeopardy. or... Claymore, having infiltrated Luca's organization, meets Torello, Krychek and Abrams at an abandoned mine in the middle of the desert.
  • The Survivor
    Episode 19
    Torello falls in love with a Justice Attorney's former wife, only to find out that the attorney has been molesting his adopted daughter. Molestation charges jeopardizes the Unit's investigation of Luca. or... Cori Luca pays a visit to Ray's casino. Meanwhile, Federal Agent Jack Claymore plans an evening of fun with Tagliamoreless
  • 2/6/87
    To take over Las Vegas casinos, Luca murders the head of a resort-workers union to put his own man in the position. or... A date with a pretty woman turns into a nightmare for Torello when a bomb is thrown through the window of the restaurant where the couple are enjoying a romantic meal.moreless
  • 1/30/87
    Torello and Krychek join the Federal Task Force planning to raid Luca's new gambling business in Las Vegas. or... Torello and Krychek leave Chicago and drive to Vegas where they attempt to bring Al, a collector for a juice operation, to justice.
  • Torello on Trial
    Episode 16
    Breitel brutally cross-examines Torello. Acquitted Luca moves to Las Vegas. Torello gets a new assignment. or... Torello faces a gruelling cross-examination in court to defend himself against the bogus charges of corruption levelled at him by Holman
  • Torello is subpoenaed to testify for Luca. An enraged Abrams jumps to Torello's defense. Luca orders Torello and Abrams killed. or.. Torello is accused of being involved with organised crime and using the Chicago police force as a cover.
  • Strange Bedfellows
    Episode 14
    Holman ideintifies Torello as a dirty cop to Breitel. After an attempt on his life, Luca takes refuge in Florida. or.. Ray Luca is the target of an assassination attempt.
  • Hide and Go Thief
    Episode 13
    Indelli and Krychek must deal with a tense hostage situation. Torello travels to Indiana to make his move on Frank Holman. or... A woman is held at gunpoint in a hotel, forcing Torello to discuss the FBI's interest in the man with David Abrams
  • Crime Pays
    Episode 12
    This episode is a review of the season up to that point with new footage added at the end of the episode.
  • For Love or Money
    Episode 11
    Divorced Torello finds comfort with Inger. The Crime Unit nabs Luca's jewelry-heist team. Torello's best friend supplies the Mob with capital.
  • 11/11/86
    Devastated by Kehoe's death, Torello stonewalls Breitel's federal investigation. Abrams joins the MCU on the street. or... Susanne puts herself at risk when she investigates the source behind a new type of heroin that has caused several deaths in the ghetto.
  • 11/4/86
    Torello confronts his new friend, now laundering money for the Mob. Federal investigators indict Luca and Bartoli. or... Kehoe is horrified when he learns of Marilyn Stewart's death and puts himself in peril by confronting Luca about the murder
  • 10/28/86
    Conflict ruins the Torello's weekend trip. Luca situates in Las Vegas. Bigots target Abrams's relationship with Susan. or... Mike's attempt to save his marriage fails, and he leaves his wife; the FBI bungle the arrest of a gangster who could lead them to Luca; and the mob get a friend of Torello's promoted to the pension board.moreless
  • 10/14/86
    Attorney Abrams falls for a reporter helping him defend a tenant accused of assaulting a slum landlord. or... A man is cleared of assault, but when he is evicted he accidentally kills his landlord and all the evidence points to murder
  • The War
    Episode 6
    A book intercepted by Torello jeopardizes Luca's nationwide gambling operation. The Torellos meet with tragedy. or... Luca decides to dispense his own brand of justice, while Torello has matrimonial problems to deal with
  • 9/30/86
    Mobsters support Luca's nationwide gambling scheme. A publicity-seeking sheriff hampers Torello's arrest of one of Luca's men.
  • Shadow Dancer
    Episode 4
    Torello gains a major advantage when one of Luca's burglars is connected to a robbery-homicide of a coin collector's wife. Torello finds out Julie is pregnant.
  • Final Transmission
    Episode 3
    With Torello's MCU hunting a psychopath, Luca plots jewel heists and the takeover of a sports-gambling operation.
  • Pilot (2)
    Pilot (2)
    Episode 2
    Torello realizes that there is a new player that he must bring down.
  • Pilot (1)
    Episode 1
    Lt. Mike Torrello heads up Chicago's Major Crime Unit (MCU) and their man case involves Ray Luca, a young hood about to make his mark on the underworld