there's a real verisimilitude in the scenes w/Farina and John Santucci; IRL when Farina was a police officer he arrested Santucci, who was a jewel thief (whose technical skill at thievery inspired Michael Mann's film Thief and also some of the break-ins in this series). Santucci makes for a perfect, slimy criminal.
Michael Rooker has a "blink and you miss him" cameo as a street cop in the first scene of the pilot.
― omar little, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:46 (nine months ago) link
MannVerse in Full Effect: Santucci was a technical advisor and played Caan's detective nemesis in Thief, which also featured Farina as a mob body guard.
― a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:00 (nine months ago) link
first scene with Andrew "Not Yet Dice" Clay in the series and he lights his cigarette just like he does onstage in his standup. And he's actually very good in the show. Michael Madsen makes good use of his minor role, he's does the full Madsen with the performance.
― omar little, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:16 (nine months ago) link