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''' ''Crime Story'' ''' was MichaelMann's dark and gritty answer to ''MiamiVice'', set amid the dregs of 1960s Chicago and later Las Vegas. Detective Mike Torello and his band of rogueish officers track mobster Ray Luca as he goes from small-time racketeer to casino mogul.

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!!This series has examples of the following:

* BigBad: Ray Luca is about as big and bad as it gets.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Luca and his crew are unequivocally bad, but Torello and his band of officers kill at will and defy legality to catch the bad guys.
* TheCameo: Stratosphere owner Bob Stupak plays a casino owner in one episode.
* [[spoiler: NoEnding: A third season never materialized, thus the show ends on a {{Cliffhanger}}]].
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Ray Luca, though it's left somewhat ambiguous whether he is BackFromTheDead, since he is quite clearly blown up in a nuclear bomb test at the end of season one. In a case of ChemistryCanDoAnything he is revived by scientists for reasons unknown. This plot point is best left ignored.]]
* RealSongThemeTune: Del Shannon recorded a new version of his best-known song, "Runaway," for the show.
* VivaLasVegas: The second season of the show is mostly set here. The city is shown to be a teeming hive of underworld activity and [[spoiler: a member of Torello's crew develops a gambling problem.]]