Chuck Adamson

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Chuck Adamson
Born Charles Fredrick Adamson
(1936-06-11)June 11, 1936
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died February 22, 2008(2008-02-22) (aged 71)
Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Television producer, screenwriter, police officer
Years active 1981-1987

Charles Fredrick "Chuck" Adamson (June 11, 1936 – February 22, 2008) was an American police officer[1] who became a television producer and screenwriter.[2]

Adamson was best known for creating the television crime drama Crime Story,[3] for which he won a People's Choice Award, and for writing episodes of Miami Vice. The 1995 film Heat, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino and directed by Michael Mann, is based on one of Adamson's more famous cases in Chicago from the 1960s.

He died in 2008 at age 71.[4] Michael Mann's 2009 film Public Enemies stated in its end credits "In memory of Chuck Adamson".



  1. ^ Rybin, Steven (2007). The Cinema of Michael Mann. Lexington Books. 
  2. ^ "Chuck Adamson". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ O'Connor, John (September 18, 1986). "TV REVIEWS; A PREVIEW OF NBC'S 'CRIME STORY'". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Adamson, Chuck". Las Vegas Review-Journal. March 2, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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