That's astonishing. Just yesterday I happened to catch the last 45 mins of MIDNIGHT RUN on TV (where Farina plays a mafia boss), and was wondering "what happened to that guy? I haven't seen him in anything for ages!"
De Gemini now Farina? This is a bad week. Good actor.
Was most impressed when I first Farina in the mid-80s cop show about the 60s Chicago cop Mike Torello on the trail of that hoodlum, Ray Luca - the one that used the song "Runaway" by Del Shannon as a theme - which was perfect for it. Crime Story, thats it.
Probably a contender for the quotes thread!
They have a stand-off or kidnap situation or something where he has to let the hoodlum drive off but before he does he leans up to the car window and says:-
"....when this is over, I'm gonna find what you love the most...and I'm gonna kill it. Your mother...your father...your dog... don't matter what it is.....it's dead..."
The most recent of his I saw was "The Grand", fun film! It seems I've seen him in countless other stuff, some of it good, most of it bad though (Striking Distance being a guilty pleasure). Will miss his always reliable character work, R.I.P.
he was absolutely best in get Shorty...the first movie i saw him in was Manhunter. He often played cops as i understand it that his former work was as an officer of the law too... May he rest in peace and will forever be missed
He often played cops as i understand it that his former work was as an officer of the law too...
He was a Chicago police officer for over a decade or so. He originally started out as a consultant on Michael Mann's movies, starting with Thief. Mann gave him small roles, and then he gradually moved into acting full time.
Great, underrated actor. Loved him on the show Crime Story. Always brought good presence to the things he was in.