Character actor Dennis Farina has died at 69. While he was great as Lt. Mike Torello in the cult, mid-80s series Crime Story, and as Ray ‘Bones’ Barboni in Get Shorty (1995), for me his most memorable role was as Jimmy Serrano in that king of ’80s-era buddy films, Midnight Run (1988).
With his identifiably Chicagoan accent, he delivered mob-oriented lines deliciously.
“Sidney, sit down, relax. Have a sandwich. Drink a glass of milk. Do some f*cking thing.”