Crime Story

The BEST episodes of Crime Story

Every episode of Crime Story ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Crime Story!

Chicago police lieutenant Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) 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 in Ray Luca (Anthony Dennison), a young, ambitious thug who'll do whatever it takes to claw his way to the top.

Last Updated: 10/5/2022Network:NBC
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Femme Fatale
star
10.40
5 votes

#1 - Femme Fatale

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/19/1988

A Chinese agent dupes Torello into looking for her father while she smuggles plutonium out of the country.

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Love Hurts
star
10.00
3 votes

#2 - Love Hurts

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/8/1987

Luca falls for an actress in a movie he is financing and discovers she is more than even he can handle.

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Going Home (3)
star
10.00
4 votes

#3 - Going Home (3)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/1988

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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Pursuit (1)
star
10.00
3 votes

#4 - Pursuit (1)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/26/1988

Torello and his men chase Luca to Mexico where they will get no help from the US Government.

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MIG-21
star
10.00
5 votes

#5 - MIG-21

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/15/1987

A defecting Soviet pilot becomes custody of the Strike Force, which learns of plans to use him in a spy swap.

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Byline
star
10.00
3 votes

#6 - Byline

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/29/1988

Torello's writer-friend plans to take down Luca by exposing him in an article.

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Moulin Rouge
star
9.80
5 votes

#7 - Moulin Rouge

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/5/1988

The Justice Department tries to deal with troubles at a new nightclub - including bombings, extortion, and racial threats - owned by a beautiful black woman.

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Seize the Time
star
9.80
5 votes

#8 - Seize the Time

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/12/1988

Torello cannot identify the source of a money-laundering operation. Clemmons reveals his suspicions about Iris's new casino partner.

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Protected Witness
star
9.75
4 votes

#9 - Protected Witness

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/2/1988

In return for the man's testimony, Torello offers government protection to a Chicago mobster with a contract on his life.

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Last Rites
star
9.75
4 votes

#10 - Last Rites

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/9/1988

After Manny is stricken by a heart attack, Luca demands that he be the first heart-transplant recipient. Max convinces Steve to put a hit on Luca.

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The Brothel Wars (aka Desert Justice)
star
9.75
4 votes

#11 - The Brothel Wars (aka Desert Justice)

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/22/1988

The Justice Department must deal with crooked cops and feuding brothel owners when Pauli's prostitute-girlfriend is murdered.

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The Hearings
star
9.75
4 votes

#12 - The Hearings

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/5/1988

Luca is finally brought to court on racketerring charges but the trial is postponed when a military emergency happens in Vietnam.

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Blast from the Past
star
9.50
6 votes

#13 - Blast from the Past

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1987

Torello confronts his feelings for Julie when she asks him to rescue her kidnapped husband, who is a doctor forced to tend to one of his injured kidnappers.

Directors: Eugene Corr
Writer: Ken Solarz
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The Pinnacle
star
9.40
5 votes

#14 - The Pinnacle

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/27/1987

Luca's greedy ploy to take over another casino puts his entire gambling empire in jeopardy.

Directors: John Nicolella
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Roadrunner
star
9.33
3 votes

#15 - Roadrunner

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/15/1988

While escorting a prisoner and his girlfriend, Torello is trapped in the desert and stalked by corrupt lawmen who want the prisoner.

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The Senator, the Movie Star and the Mob
star
9.25
4 votes

#16 - The Senator, the Movie Star and the Mob

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/1987

An overzealous senator outrages crime bosses by subpoenaing them to appear before an organized crime commission. An actress with a shady past falls for Torello.

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Always a Blonde
star
9.25
4 votes

#17 - Always a Blonde

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/1987

Joey sees a former girlfriend in Las Vegas working as a prostitute.

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Little Girl Lost
star
9.20
5 votes

#18 - Little Girl Lost

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/24/1987

An investigator searching for a man's girlfriend, who happens to be Weisbord's granddaughter, is murdered before he gives information to Torello. Luca offers a drug-addicted Abrams a position on his staff.

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Shockwaves
star
9.17
6 votes

#19 - Shockwaves

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/1987

Luca returns to Vegas with immunity to work for the US Government, causing revenge-minded Abrams to resign in frustration and Torello unable to get near Luca.

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Robbery, Armed
star
9.17
6 votes

#20 - Robbery, Armed

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/1987

A Chicago thug, preparing for the heist of a Las Vegas casino, shoots Krychek on the eve of Torello's birthday.

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Atomic Fallout
star
9.00
7 votes

#21 - Atomic Fallout

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/1987

Torello follows a crazed killer into Mexico, unaware his quarry will lead him to an arms-for-drugs operation run by an alive-and-well Luca.

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Escape (2)
star
9.00
4 votes

#22 - Escape (2)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/3/1988

Torello and his men save Danny from certain death while Luca is told by a top military commander that he is nothing in Mexico.

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The Battle of Las Vegas
star
8.86
7 votes

#23 - The Battle of Las Vegas

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/6/1987

To take over Las Vegas casinos, Luca murders the head of a resort-workers union to put his own man in the position.

Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
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Strange Bedfellows
star
8.83
6 votes

#24 - Strange Bedfellows

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/26/1986

Holman ideintifies Torello as a dirty cop to Breitel. After an attempt on his life, Luca takes refuge in Florida.

Directors: Francis Delia
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Old Friends, Dead Ends
star
8.67
9 votes

#25 - Old Friends, Dead Ends

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/4/1986

Torello confronts his new friend, now laundering money for the Mob. Federal investigators indict Luca and Bartoli.

Directors: Bobby Roth
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