The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Carmine's passing opens new wounds, while cousin Tony wants to put his past behind him. Tony Soprano, meanwhile, discovers a traitor.

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Matthew Weiner
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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
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Steve Buscemi ... Tony Blundetto
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Storyline

Tony welcomes back his favorite cousin Tony Blundetto, who's been released from prison after 15 years. Tony is keen to set him up so he can start earning again but Tony B surprises him by saying he's decided to go legit and complete his training to become a registered massage therapist. Not so for Feech La Manna who gets Tony and Uncle Junior's permission to start earning again. Old time mob boss and head of one of the New York families, Carmine Lupertazzi, dies in hospital after his recent stroke. He did not have the opportunity to name his successor. The FBI is redoubling their efforts to get information on Tony. They've got a good source and when Tony begins to suspect someone, he takes swift action. Adriana is still providing information to the FBI and begins to wonder if it's ever going to end. When her maid of honor, Tina Francesco, begins flirting with Christopher, she rats her out to her FBI friends. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

From 11:58 to 12:00 minutes in you can see actor Tony Lip's (Carmine Lupertazzi's) chest moving when he's in the coffin. See more »

Quotes

Tony Soprano: I tell you, I'm having a time. Stay out late. Come home drunk. Fuck anyone I want.
Silvio Dante: So what's the difference?
Tony Soprano: I don't know. It's a mind-set.
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Crazy Credits

Anthony Baldasare - Man in mug shot photo. Also a prop man on the show. See more »

Connections

References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

CANZONA IN D MINOR
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
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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.

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The flamboyancy that it has still kept alive without keeping the audience tensed about time or any such other factors is the ace that it always delivers, and with an intriguing additional character, it proves its superiority once again.


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