The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Marco Polo 

An uncomfortable party leads Tony and Carmela to a partial reconciliation, while cousin Tony gets an offer he decides not to refuse.

Director:

John Patterson

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Michael Imperioli
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi (credit only)
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante (credit only)
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (credit only)
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Kathrine Narducci ... Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)
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Storyline

Carmela is planning a surprise 75th birthday party for her father. Carmela's snooty mother doesn't think it would be appropriate for Tony to attend but when her father hears of it - Uncle Junior gives away the surprise - he says he won't be there if Tony isn't. Tony is still waiting for Phil Leotardo to pay up from the sale of a racetrack and they have a run-in. At Johnny Sack's urging, Tony agrees to pay for the damage to Phil Leotardo's car. Phil is obviously going to be very fussy about the repairs however. Tony Blundetto is approached by some of Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.'s associate to make a hit on one of Johnny Sack's hookers. He declines but after deciding he's being treated badly, decides to take the job. There's more than one victim unfortunately. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Tony arrives at the house for Hugh's party, he responds to Carmela's complaints about his tardiness by reciting, "Pins and needles, needles and pins". This is a line from a ditty frequently recited by Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners, which in turn references the nursery rhyme: "Needles and pins, Needles and pins. When a Man marries his Trouble begins". See more »

Goofs

When Carmela gets a couple of beers from the cooler, the caps are already off. See more »

Quotes

Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni: [to Tony, while showing him his new Maserati, implying Phil tries to save every penny] Phil treats nickels like manhole covers.
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Connections

Features La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
(Cerisier Rose et Pommier Blanc)
Music by Louiguy
French lyrics by Jacques Larue
English lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado
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an uncomfortable situation..
16 October 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing. It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way. Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 05

The fifth act brings back the family drama and a bit mature ethereal morale conflicts that is sort of surprising and brilliant of them to pull it off considering the higher and lethal stakes that it usually fiddles with and it also joins in the previous threats and newer characters.

Marco Polo

Revisiting home with good old methods, the episode seems a bit of a stretch that it is willing to take for attaining the aspired closure, it still sure is worth exploring but definitely is not of the series's style to do so.


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