Crime Story (TV Series)
Crime Story was a television crime series co-created by Chuck Adamson and executive produced by Michael Mann. Set during the early 1960's, the series was based on cases that Adamson investigated during his time as a Chicago Police detective. Dennis Farina (another former Chicago police officer who had previously appeared in Michael Mann's Thief) starred in the series as Lt. Mike Torello, a Chicago police detective in the Major Crimes Unit who was determined to take down Ray Luca (Anthony Denison), a young ambitious mobster. The series premiered in 1986 on NBC and for the first half of season one, the show was set in Chicago. In the second half of season one, the detectives became Federal agents and followed Ray Luca to Las Vegas, where the rest of the series would take place. The series aired for two seasons from 1986 to 1988.
The following weapons were used in the series Crime Story:
An M1911A1 with pearl grips and notably an elastic band around the grip safety to enable quicker firing is the sidearm carried by Lt. Mike Torello (Dennis Farina). In the pilot episode, a nickel plated M1911A1 is used by one of Luca's men in the mall shootout.
Colt Detective Special
Colt Python (Snub)
Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Other members of the Chicago Major Crimes Unit carry the Smith & Wesson Model 36, including Detectives Joey Indelli and Nate Grossman.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Several variations of the Ithaca 37 are used throughout the series by both cops and mobsters.
The M1 Carbine is one of the weapons used by Torello's unit. It was Detective Joey Indelli's preferred long gun.