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The Sopranos

The Sopranos intertitle
Genre Drama
Created by David Chase
Starring James Gandolfini
Lorraine Bracco
Edie Falco
Michael Imperioli
Dominic Chianese
Steven Van Zandt
Tony Sirico
Robert Iler
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Drea de Matteo
Aida Turturro
Steven R. Schirripa
Nancy Marchand
Vincent Pastore
Joe Pantoliano
Vincent Curatola
Frank Vincent
Steve Buscemi
David Proval
Joseph Gannascoli
John Ventimiglia
Federico Castelluccio
Dan Grimaldi
Opening theme "Woke Up This Morning" (Chosen One Mix) by Alabama 3
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 86 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David Chase
Brad Grey
Terence Winter
Ilene S. Landress
Matthew Weiner
Location State flagNew Jersey
Silvercup Studios
Running time approx. 45-60 minutes (commercial-free)
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Picture format Film shown as NTSC (480i)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run January 10, 1999June 10, 2007
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The Sopranos is an award-winning American television drama series created by David Chase and originally broadcast on the HBO network. The show revolves around New Jersey mafia boss Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. The series stars, among others, James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, and Michael Imperioli. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (853x480, 75 KB) Summary a better version of the previous picture; title shot from sopranos, screenshot from the dvd. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... 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James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York), commonly known as Michael Imperioli, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... Robert Iler (born March 2, 1985) is an actor. ... Jamie-Lynn Sigler (born May 15, 1981), previously also known as Jamie-Lynn DiScala, is an American actress. ... Andrea Donna de Matteo (born January 19, 1972[1]) is an Emmy-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series The Sopranos and as Joey Tribbianis sister Gina on the NBC sitcom Joey. ... Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress who is best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos, a role which netted her an Emmy Award nomination. ... Steven R. Schirripa (c. ... Nancy Marchand (June 19, 1928 – June 18, 2000) was an American actress. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ... Vincent Curatola (born August 16, 1953) in Englewood, New Jersey, United States, is an American actor and writer. ... Frank Vincent (born Frank Vincent Gattuso on August 4, 1939) is an Italian-American actor. ... Steven Vincent Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... David Proval (born May 20, 1942 as David Aaron Proval) is an American actor, known for his role as Richie Aprile on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Joseph R. Gannascoli (Born February 15, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Italian-American actor most notably for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore on the HBO series, The Sopranos. ... John Ventimiglia (born July 17, 1968 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City) is an American actor, most famous for his role as Artie Bucco on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Federico Castelluccio (born April 29, 1964 in Naples) is an Italian-American actor and professional artist, who is most famous for his role as Furio Giunta on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Dan Grimaldi is an Italian-American actor who is most well-known for his role as Patsy Parisi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Woke Up This Morning is a song by A3 from their Exile on Coldharbour Lane album. ... 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Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954[1]) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated and Screen Actors Guild winning American actress best known for her roles as Karen Hill in Goodfellas and Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the hit HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Edith Falco (born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film and stage actress best known for her lead role as Carmela Soprano on HBOs award winning hit series The Sopranos, as well as Diane Wittlesey on the HBO show Oz. ... James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York), commonly known as Michael Imperioli, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ...


The series aired on HBO from January 10, 1999 to June 10, 2007, spanning six seasons and 86 episodes. The show has also aired internationally. is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ...


It has been called "perhaps the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day" by Vanity Fair.[1] The show has been credited for bringing a greater level of artistry to the television medium and paving the way for many successful drama series that followed.[2] The show has won numerous awards including twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes, and has been the subject of much parody and analysis. American actress Demi Moore, on a typical Vanity Fair cover (August, 1991) Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles based on sensational exaggerations, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and lies. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...


The Sopranos has spawned video games, books, high-charting soundtrack albums[3][4] and a large amount of assorted merchandise. Computer and video games redirects here. ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ... A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music from a particular feature film. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ...

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Characters

Anthony "Tony" Soprano (James Gandolfini) is the quick-tempered and fierce boss of the New Jersey-based DiMeo crime family and patriarch of the Soprano household.[5] Tony begins to have panic attacks after years of stress over his "business" and a difficult childhood. He seeks treatment from Dr. Jennifer Melfi, played by Lorraine Bracco.[6] Adding to Tony's complicated life is his strained relationship with his wife Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco)[7] and their two children, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler)[8] and AJ (Robert Iler).[9] The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... James R. Gandolfini (born September 18, 1961) is a three-time Emmy award winning American actor known for multifaceted portrayals of conscientious yet often inherently sinister characters. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954[1]) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated and Screen Actors Guild winning American actress best known for her roles as Karen Hill in Goodfellas and Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the hit HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Carmela Soprano née DeAngelis is the wife of fictional mafia boss Tony Soprano and lead female character on the HBO television series, The Sopranos, played by Edie Falco. ... Edith Falco (born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film and stage actress best known for her lead role as Carmela Soprano on HBOs award winning hit series The Sopranos, as well as Diane Wittlesey on the HBO show Oz. ... Meadow Mariangela Soprano, played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Jamie-Lynn Sigler (born May 15, 1981), previously also known as Jamie-Lynn DiScala, is an American actress. ... Information Aliases A.J. Gender Male Age 20 Occupation Unemployed Family Tony Soprano (father) Carmela Soprano (mother) Meadow Soprano (sister) Johnny Boy Soprano (paternal grandfather) Livia Soprano (paternal grandmother) Hugh De Angelis (maternal grandfather) Mary De Angelis (maternal grandmother) Janice Soprano (aunt) Bobby Baccalieri (uncle) Barbara Soprano Giglione (aunt) Christopher... Robert Iler (born March 2, 1985) is an actor. ...


The starring cast includes members of Tony's extended family including his mother Livia (Nancy Marchand),[10] sister Janice (Aida Turturro),[11] uncle Corrado "Junior" Soprano (Dominic Chianese),[12] , cousin Tony Blundetto (Steve Buscemi)[13] and nephew Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli).[14] Both Livia and Janice are shrewd manipulators with emotional problems of their own. Tony's Uncle Junior is involved in his criminal organization and their family bond vies with their criminal ambitions. Both his cousin Tony and nephew Christopher are also involved with his "other" family and their actions are a further source of conflict. Christopher struggles with a desire to gain respect and a drug addiction while Tony Blundetto hopes to go straight but has a violent streak. Livia Soprano. ... Nancy Marchand (June 19, 1928 – June 18, 2000) was an American actress. ... Information Aliases Parvati Wasatch Gender Female Age 49 Occupation Housewife Family Johnny Boy Soprano (father) Livia Soprano (mother) Tony Soprano (brother) Barbara Soprano Giglione (sister) Carmela Soprano (sister-in-law) Anthony Soprano, Jr. ... Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress who is best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos, a role which netted her an Emmy Award nomination. ... Corrado John Soprano, Jr. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... Tony Blundetto, played by Steve Buscemi, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Steven Vincent Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... Information Aliases Chris Maccaviti Chris Moltivani Gender Male Age 30s (Deceased) Occupation Nightclub owner Movie producer Title Capo of Soprano crew Family Joanne Moltisanti (mother) Richard Dickie Moltisanti (father) Carmela Soprano (cousin) Tony Blundetto (cousin) Spouse(s) Kelli Lombardo Moltisanti (wife) Adriana La Cerva (ex-fiancee) Children Caitlin (daughter) Relatives... James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York), commonly known as Michael Imperioli, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ...


Tony's close circle within the DiMeo crime family includes Silvio Dante (Steven Van Zandt), Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri (Tony Sirico) and Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero (Vincent Pastore). Silvio is Tony's consigliere and good friend. Paulie and Big Pussy are longtime soldiers who have worked with Tony and his father. Also in Tony's criminal organization are Patsy Parisi (Dan Grimaldi) and Furio Giunta (Federico Castelluccio). Patsy is a quiet soldier with a head for figures. Furio is imported muscle from Italy. Silvio Manfred Dante (often just Sil), played by Steven Van Zandt, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... ... Pasquale Patsy Parisi, played by Dan Grimaldi, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Dan Grimaldi is an Italian-American actor who is most well-known for his role as Patsy Parisi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Furio Giunta, played by Federico Castelluccio, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos, one of the mobsters working for series lead Tony Soprano. ... Federico Castelluccio (born April 29, 1964 in Naples) is an Italian-American actor and professional artist, who is most famous for his role as Furio Giunta on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ...

Season 6 promotional photo
Season 6 promotional photo

Other significant characters in the DiMeo family include Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri (Steven R. Schirripa), Richie Aprile (David Proval), Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano), Eugene Pontecorvo (Robert Funaro) and Vito Spatafore (Joseph R. Gannascoli). Bobby is a subordinate of Junior's whom Tony initially bullies but later accepts into his inner circle. Cifaretto is a clever, ambitious top-earner but his arrogance and tendency to be obnoxious and disrespectful make Tony resentful. Richie Aprile is released from prison in season two and quickly makes waves in the organization. Pontecorvo is a young soldier who becomes a made man alongside Christopher. Spatafore works his way up through the ranks to become top earner of the Aprile Crew but has a secret in his personal life. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Robert Bobby Bacala Baccalieri, Jr. ... Steve Schirripa is an Italian-American actor who is most famous for his role as Bobby Baccilieri on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... David Proval (born May 20, 1942 as David Aaron Proval) is an American actor, known for his role as Richie Aprile on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases Henry Caruso Gender Male Age 51 (Deceased) Occupation Roofing company owner Title Former capo of the Aprile crew in the Soprano crime family Spouse(s) Ronnie Cappoza (divorced), Tracee (ex-comare), Rosalie Aprile (ex-girlfriend), Janice Soprano (ex-girlfriend) Children Justin Cifaretto (son) Portrayed by Joe Pantoliano Created... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ... Eugene Pontecorvo is a fictional character in the popular HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Vito Spatafore, Sr. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


Friends of the Soprano family include Herman "Hesh" Rabkin (Jerry Adler), Adriana La Cerva (Drea de Matteo), Rosalie Aprile (Sharon Angela), Angie Bonpensiero (Toni Kalem), along with Artie (John Ventimiglia) and Charmaine Bucco (Kathrine Narducci). Hesh is an adviser and friend to Tony, and served in this role under Tony's father. Adriana is Christopher's long time girlfriend; the two have a tempestuous relationship. Rosalie is a close friend of Carmela's. Angie is Salvatore Bonpensiero's wife who later goes into business for herself. Artie and Charmaine are school friends of the Sopranos and owners of the popular restaurant Vesuvio. Charmaine wishes to have no association with Tony and his crew due to his criminal activities, and often has to insist because Artie--a law-abiding and hard-working man--is drawn to Tony's way of life. This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... Jerry Adler (born February 4, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as Herman Hesh Rabkin on The Sopranos, Mr. ... Adriana La Cerva, played by Drea de Matteo, is a fictional character from the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Andrea Donna de Matteo (born January 19, 1972[1]) is an Emmy-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series The Sopranos and as Joey Tribbianis sister Gina on the NBC sitcom Joey. ... Sharon Angela as Rosalie Aprile Rosalie Ro Aprile is a character on the HBO series, The Sopranos. ... Sharon Angela is an American film, television actress, screenwriter and director. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... Toni Kalem (Born 1956 in New Jersey) is an American film, television actress, screenwriter and director. ... Information Aliases Artie Gender Male Age late 40s Occupation Restaurateur Title Owner and head chef of Nuovo Vesuvio Relationships Charmaine Bucco (wife) Children Chiara Bucco (daughter) Melissa Bucco (daughter) Arthur Art Bucco III (son) Portrayed by John Ventimiglia Created by David Chase Arthur Artie Bucco, played by John Ventimiglia, is... John Ventimiglia (born July 17, 1968 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City) is an American actor, most famous for his role as Artie Bucco on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Charmaine Bucco is a recurring character on the HBO television series, The Sopranos. ... Katherine Narducci (born August 12, 1965 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an Italian American actress, most famous for her role as Charmaine Bucco, Artie Buccos ex-wife, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ...


John "Johnny Sack" Sacrimoni (Vince Curatola), Phil Leotardo (Frank Vincent) and "Little" Carmine Lupertazzi, Jr. (Ray Abruzzo) are all significant characters from the New York-based Lupertazzi crime family, which shares much of its business with the Soprano organization. Although the Lupertazzis' and DiMeos' interests are often at odds, Tony maintains a cordial business-like relationship with Johnny Sack, preferring to make deals that benefit both families. His second-in-command and eventual successor, Phil Leotardo, is less cordial and is harder for Tony to do business with. Little Carmine is the son of the family's first boss and vies for power with the others. John Johnny Sack Sacrimoni, played by Vince Curatola, was the fictional Boss of the Lupertazzi Crime Family in the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Vincent Curatola (born August 16, 1953) in Englewood, New Jersey, United States, is an American actor and writer. ... Phillip Phil Leotardo, played by character actor Frank Vincent, was a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Frank Vincent (born Frank Vincent Gattuso on August 4, 1939) is an Italian-American actor. ... Information Gender Male Age 40s Occupation Movie Producer Title Capo of Lupertazzi Crew in the Lupertazzi Crime Family (Seasons 4-present) Family Carmine Lupertazzi (father) Violet Lupertazzi (mother) Spouse(s) Nicole Lupertazzi Children Carmine III, Alexandra Portrayed by Ray Abruzzo Created by David Chase Carmine Little Carmine Lupertazzi, Jr. ... Ray Abruzzo is an American actor, noted for his appearances on television. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Plot synopsis and episode list

See also: The Sopranos timeline
Tony Soprano in a season one episode.

The series begins with Tony Soprano collapsing after suffering an anxiety attack. This prompts him to begin therapy with Dr. Jennifer Melfi. Gradually, the storyline reveals that Tony's mother was manipulative and possibly psychotic, his children have troubled futures, someone in his organization is talking to the FBI, and his own Uncle is plotting his death. Tony's Uncle Junior had been installed as boss of the family while Tony controls things from behind the scenes. Furious at Junior's plan to have him killed, Tony responds to the attempt on his life with a violent reprisal and confronts his mother for her role in plotting his downfall. She has a psychologically triggered pseudo-stroke. Junior is arrested by the FBI. This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... A timeline of events in The Sopranos, a television series on HBO. // 1920s–1930s Corrado John Junior, John Francis Johnny Boy and Ercoli Eckley Soprano are born to Corrado Soprano, Sr. ... Image File history File links James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. ... Image File history File links James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... Livia Soprano. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Corrado Junior Soprano Corrado Junior Soprano, Jr. ...


At the beginning of the second season, Richie Aprile is released from prison and proves to be uncontrollable in the business arena as well as starting a relationship with Tony's sister Janice. Tony's friend "Big Pussy" returns to New Jersey after a conspicuous absence and Tony realizes he is an FBI informant. Tony, Silvio Dante, and Paulie Walnuts kill Big Pussy on a boat then wrap him up in chains and throw him overboard. Janice kills Richie in a violent argument before Tony is forced to deal with him. This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Information Aliases Parvati Wasatch Gender Female Age 49 Occupation Housewife Family Johnny Boy Soprano (father) Livia Soprano (mother) Tony Soprano (brother) Barbara Soprano Giglione (sister) Carmela Soprano (sister-in-law) Anthony Soprano, Jr. ... Information Gender Male Age Late 40s (Deceased) Occupation Former owner of Bonpensiero body shop Title Former Soldier in the Gualtieri crew in the DiMeo Crime Family Family Lino Bompensiero (father) Edward Duke Bonpensiero (brother) Spouse(s) Angie Bompensiero Children Kevin Bompensiero (son) Matt Bompensiero (son) Terry Bompensiero (daughter) Joey LaRocca...


The third season sees the return of the ambitious Ralph Cifaretto after a long absence in Florida. He gets involved with Rosalie Aprile, widow of the former boss, Jackie Aprile, Sr. Despite a personal animosity, Tony promotes him because of his professional success. Jackie Aprile, Jr. becomes involved with Meadow, Tony's daughter, and then descends into an increasingly reckless life of crime. Tony initially attempts to chalk up Jackie Jr.'s erratic behavior to a forgivable incident of his youth, and tries to prevent an escalation by having a frank and direct talk with Jackie. Despite Tony's counsel--and warning--Jackie crosses a line by organizing a botched robbery attempt on Tony's own borgata. Tony decides to give Ralph the decision regarding Jackie Jr.'s punishment. Despite his role as a surrogate father, Ralph ultimately decides to have Jackie Jr. killed. In the fourth season, Tony murders Ralph in a violent rage because he believes Ralph killed their racehorse Pie-O-My in a stable fire. Ralph's behavior up to that point had become increasingly erratic and senselessly violent, including the murder of one of Silvio Dante's working girls. This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases Henry Caruso Gender Male Age 51 (Deceased) Occupation Roofing company owner Title Former capo of the Aprile crew in the Soprano crime family Spouse(s) Ronnie Cappoza (divorced), Tracee (ex-comare), Rosalie Aprile (ex-girlfriend), Janice Soprano (ex-girlfriend) Children Justin Cifaretto (son) Portrayed by Joe Pantoliano Created... Sharon Angela as Rosalie Aprile Rosalie Ro Aprile is a character on the HBO series, The Sopranos. ... Giacamo Jackie Aprile, Sr. ... Giacomo Michael Aprile, Jr. ... Meadow Mariangela Soprano, played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... Silvio Manfred Dante (often just Sil), played by Steven Van Zandt, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ...


Tension between Tony and Carmela comes to a head when Tony's former mistress calls the house. Their marriage finally breaks down and Carmela leaves him. Tony is approached by Johnny Sack, his friend in the powerful New York based Lupertazzi Crime Family, with a proposal to murder Carmine Lupertazzi, which he eventually turns down. In the fifth season, Tony's cousin Tony Blundetto is released from prison alongside other mob figures. Carmine dies unexpectedly and his failure to nominate a successor leads to a power struggle in New York. Despite trying to avoid returning to organized crime, Blundetto gets involved in the conflict against Tony's orders. When Blundetto kills the brother of Phil Leotardo, Johnny demands that Tony turn him in. Refusing to do so provokes the New York faction, and eventually Tony elects to kill Blundetto himself rather than hand him over to be tortured. Carmela Soprano née DeAngelis is the wife of fictional mafia boss Tony Soprano and lead female character on the HBO television series, The Sopranos, played by Edie Falco. ... John Johnny Sack Sacramoni, played by Vince Curatola, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carmine Lupertazzi, Sr. ... This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... Tony Blundetto, played by Steve Buscemi, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Phillip Phil Leotardo, played by character actor Frank Vincent, was a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ...


Christopher Moltisanti discovers that his girlfriend Adriana is an FBI informant and tells Tony. Tony, with Christopher's understanding, orders Silvio to kill Adriana. Tony eventually manages to convince Carmela to take him back. With one successful reconciliation achieved Tony approaches Johnny to put an end to the bloodshed between their families and get back to business. As they meet Johnny is arrested by the FBI. Information Aliases Chris Maccaviti Chris Moltivani Gender Male Age 30s (Deceased) Occupation Nightclub owner Movie producer Title Capo of Soprano crew Family Joanne Moltisanti (mother) Richard Dickie Moltisanti (father) Carmela Soprano (cousin) Tony Blundetto (cousin) Spouse(s) Kelli Lombardo Moltisanti (wife) Adriana La Cerva (ex-fiancee) Children Caitlin (daughter) Relatives... Adriana La Cerva, played by Drea de Matteo, is a fictional character from the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ...


At the beginning of the sixth season, Tony is shot by the now senile and confused Uncle Junior. Following the shooting, Tony has numerous vivid dreams while in a coma. These change his outlook and he tries to change his ways. However, he is faced with more problems in his business life. Vito Spatafore is outed as a homosexual and Tony is urged to deal with the problem by Phil Leotardo, now acting boss of New York with Johnny Sack in prison. When Tony fails to act, Phil intervenes and kills Spatafore. Tony's crime family commits a reprisal murder and once more it appears that the families are on the verge of all-out war. This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... Vito Spatafore, Sr. ...


In the second part of the sixth season, themes of legacy and succession are darkened by Tony's vindictiveness and paranoia. Tony, having virtually abandoned his new philosophy, considers killing several of his associates for relatively minor infractions. Christopher is unable to leave the mob, deflecting his problems by relapsing into drug addiction and killing his old narcotics anonymous sponsor. He is then seriously injured in a car accident that he causes while driving under the influence of narcotics. Tony, the sole passenger, is unharmed and suffocates Christopher to death. AJ Soprano is dumped by his fiancee and slips deeper into depression, culminating in a suicide attempt in the backyard pool. Dr. Melfi is convinced by friends that Tony is making no progress and may even be using talking therapy for his own sociopathic benefit. She drops him as a patient. This is an episode list for the crime drama The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases A.J. Gender Male Age 20 Occupation Unemployed Family Tony Soprano (father) Carmela Soprano (mother) Meadow Soprano (sister) Johnny Boy Soprano (paternal grandfather) Livia Soprano (paternal grandmother) Hugh De Angelis (maternal grandfather) Mary De Angelis (maternal grandmother) Janice Soprano (aunt) Bobby Baccalieri (uncle) Barbara Soprano Giglione (aunt) Christopher...


Johnny Sack dies from cancer while imprisoned and Leotardo consolidates his position in the Lupertazzi family. He has his opposition for leadership killed and then officially takes over. In a resumption of their past feud Phil won't compromise with Tony on a garbage deal. When Tony assaults a Lupertazzi soldier for bothering Meadow on a date Phil seizes a chance for revenge. Phil orders the execution of Bobby Baccalieri, who is shot to death, Silvio, who ends up comatose, and Tony, who goes into hiding. A deal is brokered where the rest of the Lupertazzi family agree to ignore the order to kill Tony, and give Tony an opportunity to go after Phil. An FBI agent informs Tony of Phil's location and Tony has him killed. With Phil’s death, the threat from New York is extinguished and Tony, Carmela, Meadow, and AJ meet for dinner. Robert Bobby Bacala Baccalieri, Jr. ...


Themes and characteristics

The Sopranos is noted for David Chase's multifaceted, symbolism-heavy style of writing and the series has consistently been the subject of feverish analysis.[15] The show operates on a rich number of levels. Chase and his co-writers have addressed a large number of psychological, philosophical and political themes throughout the series' run. David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ...


Dreams

See also: Tony Soprano's Dreams

A distinctive aspect of The Sopranos is the dream sequences. Series creator David Chase, who writes most of the dream sequences,[16] states of them, "We've used those dreams to further the narrative. For example, 'Funhouse' could have been a story in which Tony gets some information that Pussy's the rat and he tracks it down and we do some stultifying procedural until we have the proof in hand. And I just couldn't go through that. I can't stand that (stuff). So we just decided it would be more interesting, that on some level Tony knows this, that his friend is betraying him, and it makes him ill in combination with some bad chicken, and his subconscious erupts like that and gives him the information."[16] The dream sequence includes Tony talking to Big Pussy as a fish and realizing his friend is an FBI informant. In the dream, Pussy (the fish) tells Tony, "You knew. You passed me over for promotion." Another famous dream is the sequence in "The Test Dream" that is over 20 minutes in length.[16] Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... The Test Dream is the 63rd episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ...


Season six contains the longest continuous "dream" sequence with Tony as a regular man having his identity mistaken for a man named Kevin Finnerty.[17] In the dream, Tony is stuck in Costa Mesa, California, a city he had traveled to for business, and because of mistaken identity, he cannot travel home. Finnerty is portrayed as a salesman who lives a conservative, law-abiding life. During this sequence, he has a memorable run-in with Buddhist monks at a nearby monastery [17] Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...


Ineptitude of mobsters

The mobsters in the series are depicted as tough, savvy, and street-smart but lacking heavily in formal education and common sense. The mobsters' educational and linguistic shortcomings, particularly those of Paulie Walnuts and Christopher, is often a source of humor.[18] The characters themselves are frequently oblivious of their use of malapropisms and misunderstandings of basic history and common knowledge. Mobster is a slang term for a person who participates in organized crime, which is known as belonging to the Mob. In western stories and movies, cowboys as mobsters are known as outlaws. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Information Aliases Chris Maccaviti Chris Moltivani Gender Male Age 30s (Deceased) Occupation Nightclub owner Movie producer Title Capo of Soprano crew Family Joanne Moltisanti (mother) Richard Dickie Moltisanti (father) Carmela Soprano (cousin) Tony Blundetto (cousin) Spouse(s) Kelli Lombardo Moltisanti (wife) Adriana La Cerva (ex-fiancee) Children Caitlin (daughter) Relatives... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or examples of poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ...


The gangsters' incompetence is in some way displayed in every episode of the series. Some of the more notable examples include:

  • Much of the episode "Pine Barrens" is devoted to the failings of Paulie and Christopher as they attempt to survive a single day and night in a snowy wilderness after a botched execution. In this episode, Tony by phone tells them to be careful with the subject of their execution as he once allegedly killed 16 Chechnyan rebels and was part of the Russian Interior Ministry. When Paulie later repeats this claim, he says that the subject killed 16 Czechoslovakians and was an interior decorator, to which Christopher responds by saying "his apartment looked like shit." Earlier in the same episode Christopher shows his poor knowledge of history when he expresses disbelief that the Cuban Missile Crisis actually occurred by saying: "That was real? I saw that movie. I thought it was bullshit".[19]
  • Bobby Baccalieri draws the ire of Tony while discussing world events and biblical prophecy by erroneously stating that "Quasimodo predicted all of this." Tony then corrects him by saying that he meant Nostradamus and that Quasimodo was the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Baccalieri then continues the conversation by mentioning the backfield of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, now thinking that a hunchback is like a full back.[20]
  • Although more intelligent than his cohorts, Tony often uses malapropisms and repeats things that Dr. Melfi says to him elsewhere, only to get the phrase entirely wrong or to completely miss the point. Some of his more famous malapropisms include "revenge is like serving cold cuts" (a mangling of the expression "revenge is a dish best served cold")[21] and describing "amour fou" (a french expression meaning "crazy love") as "our mofo."[22]
  • Recurring character "Little Carmine" Lupertazzi's delusions of eloquence are a consistent source of comedy for viewers.[23] He often muddles metaphors, once telling Tony that "You're at the precipice of an enormous crossroad."[24] "I have nine pictures under my sub-species," he at one time says of his movie-producing.[21] He also explains the final scene of the fictitious mafia/slasher movie Cleaver as a mix of "the sacred and the propane."[25]

Some mobsters are portrayed as intelligent and well-spoken in contrast, though they appear to be exceptions to the rule. For instance, Silvio Dante, Johnny Sack, Ralph Cifaretto, and Tony Blundetto are all highly intelligent (Blundetto allegedly has an IQ of 158) and almost never use malapropisms.[26] Episode chronology Pine Barrens is the 37th episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... The Chechen Republic (Chechen: Нохчийн Республика/Noxçiyn (Nokhchiyn) Respublika), (Russian: Чеченская Республика) also known as Chechnya (Chechen: Нохчичьо/Noxçiyçö/Nokhchiyno), (Russian: Чечня), Ichkeria, Chechnia or Chechenia, is currently a constituent republic of the Russian Federation. ... Modern emblem of Russian MVD Russian Gendarme officers in the 1860s The Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh Del (MVD) (Министерство внутренних дел) was the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the imperial Russia, later USSR, and still bears the same name in Russia. ... Czechoslovakia (Czech: Československo, Slovak: Česko-Slovensko/before 1990 Československo) was a country in Central Europe that existed from 1918 until 1992 (except for the World War II period). ... Interior decoration is the art of decorating a room so it looks good, is easy to use, and functions well with the existing architecture. ... President Kennedy in a crowded Cabinet Room during the Cuban Missile Crisis. ... For the non-fiction book, see Thirteen Days (book). ... Robert Bobby Bacala Baccalieri, Jr. ... For the 20th century Italian poet awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959, see Salvatore Quasimodo. ... Nostradamus: original portrait by his son Cesar Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566), usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous world-wide. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (in French, Notre-Dame de Paris) was a novel first published in 1831 by the French literary giant Victor Hugo. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... Information Gender Male Age 40s Occupation Movie Producer Title Capo of Lupertazzi Crew in the Lupertazzi Crime Family (Seasons 4-present) Family Carmine Lupertazzi (father) Violet Lupertazzi (mother) Spouse(s) Nicole Lupertazzi Children Carmine III, Alexandra Portrayed by Ray Abruzzo Created by David Chase Carmine Little Carmine Lupertazzi, Jr. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Cleaver is a fictitious direct-to-DVD mafia-slasher film — described alternately as Saw meets the Godfather II and the Ring meets The Godfather — within the mob-drama The Sopranos. ... Silvio Manfred Dante (often just Sil), played by Steven Van Zandt, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... John Johnny Sack Sacramoni, played by Vince Curatola, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases Henry Caruso Gender Male Age 51 (Deceased) Occupation Roofing company owner Title Former capo of the Aprile crew in the Soprano crime family Spouse(s) Ronnie Cappoza (divorced), Tracee (ex-comare), Rosalie Aprile (ex-girlfriend), Janice Soprano (ex-girlfriend) Children Justin Cifaretto (son) Portrayed by Joe Pantoliano Created... Tony Blundetto, played by Steve Buscemi, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ...


References and allusions

Goodfellas

Chase has stated that the Martin Scorsese gangster film Goodfellas was a source of inspiration for him, calling the 1990 movie his "Koran."[27] Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... The Quran (Arabic al-qurʾān أَلْقُرآن; also transliterated as Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ...


The Sopranos began with four starring cast members (Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico and Vincent Pastore) who had appeared in Goodfellas. Later Frank Vincent, another Goodfellas cast member, joined the cast as Phil Leotardo. Joseph Gannascoli, who can be seen briefly in the film as an uncredited extra, joined the cast as Vito Spatafore. Recurring characters played by actors who also appeared in Goodfellas include Barbara Soprano Giglione (Nicole Burdette), Larry Boy Barese (Tony Darrow), Carmine Lupertazzi (Tony Lip), FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso (Frank Pellegrino), Albie Cianflone (John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia), Mary De Angelis (Suzanne Sheperd), Beansie Gaeta (Paul Herman), Joanne Moltisanti (Marianne Leone, also played by Goodfellas alumna Nancy Cassaro in one earlier episode), Doc Santoro (Dan Conte) and Pat Blundetto (Frank Albanese). Anthony Caso appeared in The Sopranos episode "46 Long" as Martin Scorsese and had a small part in Goodfellas. Actor Chuck Low appeared as Jewish character Morrie in Goodfellas and Hasidic hotel owner Mr. Teitlemann in The Sopranos. Actors who have had small roles in The Sopranos and Goodfellas include Tobin Bell, Gene Canfield, Gaetano LoGiudice, Vito Antuofermo, Frank Adonis, Anthony Alessandro, Victor Colicchio, and Angela Pietropinto. A total of 27 actors have appeared in both productions. Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954[1]) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated and Screen Actors Guild winning American actress best known for her roles as Karen Hill in Goodfellas and Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the hit HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York), commonly known as Michael Imperioli, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... Frank Vincent (born Frank Vincent Gattuso on August 4, 1939) is an Italian-American actor. ... Phillip Phil Leotardo, played by character actor Frank Vincent, was a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... Joseph R. Gannascoli (Born February 15, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Italian-American actor most notably for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore on the HBO series, The Sopranos. ... In drama, an extra is a performer in a film, television show, or stage production who has no role or purpose other than to appear in the background (for example, in an audience or busy street scene). ... Vito Spatafore, Sr. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... Carmine Lupertazzi, Sr. ... A major plotline on the fictional HBO drama, The Sopranos, has been the FBIs ongoing pursuit of the DiMeo (NJ) and Lupertazzi (Brooklyn) crime families. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are associated with the Lupertazzi Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are friends or family of the Sopranos. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos that are associated with the Lupertazzi Crime Family. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... 46 Long is the second episode of the first season of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ... Chuck Low (born Charleston Lewis Lau on December 1, 1937) is a character actor made famous from his role as Morrie Kessler in Martin Scorseses Goodfellas. ... Tobin Bell (born August 7, 1942) is an American film and television actor. ... Vito Antuofermo (born February 9, 1953) is an actor who is also a former world Middleweight boxing champion. ...


Goodfellas star Ray Liotta was also an early candidate to play Tony Soprano. Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ...


Michael Imperioli (who, in Goodfellas was shot in the foot), shoots a store attendant in the foot. As he screams in pain, yelling "You shot me in the foot!", Imperioli exits, saying "It happens..."


Also, Phil Leotardo (Frank Vincent) kills Angelo Garepe (Joe Santos) in "The Test Dream" - similar to the way he died in "Goodfellas" as Billy Batts. The Test Dream is the 63rd episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ...


The Godfather

Many of the characters are interested in The Godfather series of movies and some of the actors who portray them also appear in the films. For example in The Godfather Part II, Dominic Chianese (Corrado "Junior" Soprano) plays Johnny Ola. In The Godfather, Tony Lip (Carmine Lupertazzi) and Lou Martini, Jr. (Anthony Infante) appeared as wedding guests. In The Godfather Trilogy (a re-edited version of all three Godfather movies), Richard Maldone (Albert Barese) had a small role as Joey. Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts) claims to have been in The Godfather Part II[28] but he is not visible in the film. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... Johnny Ola is a fictional character appearing in Francis Ford Coppolas and Mario Puzos film The Godfather Part II. Ola was portrayed by actor Dominic Chianese. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ...


Christopher Moltisanti is also fascinated with the films' depictions of the Mafia. They have all watched the films so often that Paulie, for example, refers to The Godfather star Al Pacino in conversation simply as "Al," Paulie's car horn plays "Love Theme From The Godfather", and several of the characters refer to the movies by their numbers: the first movie in the trilogy is simply referred to as "one." Tony and his crew sometimes discuss favorite scenes from the films. Silvio Dante in the early seasons would impersonate Al Pacino, from The Godfather Part III, saying, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." He has done impersonations of the scene in The Godfather Part III between Michael Corleone and Al Neri where Michael says "Our true enemy has yet to reveal himself," (followed, tellingly, by an immediate cut to a shot of Big Pussy). The mobsters compare themselves to the cinematic images of organized crime in The Godfather trilogy, as well as other well known films about the Mafia, such as Goodfellas. Late in Season One, Christopher bonds over the Godfather movies with hip-hop mogul Massive Genius, who insists that the third one is "misunderstood." Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Klaxon is a trademark for an electromechanical horn or alerting device. ... Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather) is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in the Godfather trilogy. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ...


There are also various visual homages to the Godfather trilogy.[original research?] Just before Tony is shot at in a failed assassination attempt in Season One, he buys a bottle of orange juice, a reference to Vito Corleone buying oranges during a similar attempt on his life.[citation needed] In addition, following the death of Livia Soprano in Season Three, there is a point-of-view shot of Tony taking an elevator to the funeral home basement. The scene is a direct homage to the scene in The Godfather where Vito calls on a favor to Bonasera following the murder of his son, Santino.[citation needed] Livia Soprano. ... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ...


In Season Five, Carmine Lupertazzi suffers a fatal stroke while eating brunch. At the table, all the glasses are filled with water, except Carmine's, which has orange juice. In Season Six, in the episode "Member's Only", Tony is seen pouring orange juice into a coffee mug, and just after drinking it, he tells AJ that the only people you can really count on are family. Later in this episode Tony is shot by Junior, a family member. In the final episode, "Made in America", where it is conjectured that Tony may have been killed, Tony is seen eating an orange at Carmela's safe house. In The Godfather, Vito Corleone dies shortly after placing an orange wedge in his mouth in order to playfully frighten his grandson. Carmine Lupertazzi, Sr. ... Members Only is the 66th episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ... Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO television series, The Sopranos. ...


In the Season Six, Part 1 episode "Mayham," Anthony Junior plans to avenge the shooting of his father by killing Uncle Junior. A.J. tells Bobby and Christopher that getting to Junior would be "difficult, not impossible" (Rocco Lampone made this identical remark to Michael Corleone concerning the assassination of Hyman Roth in The Godfather Part II). When A.J. does in fact get caught in Junior's mental institution-jail with a knife in his revenge attempt, he later screams at Tony that Michael's restaurant revenge scene was always Tony's favorite, and Tony says, "It's a movie, A.J." Mayham is the 68th episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ... Rocco Lampone is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first two installments of the Godfather trilogy. ... Hyman Roth (December 28, 1892-March 6, 1959) is a fictional character (based heavily on real-life gangster Meyer Lansky), who plays a pivotal role in the film The Godfather Part II. He was portrayed by Lee Strasberg, a well-respected acting teacher, in one of his few screen roles. ...


During the final scene of the series, in the episode "Made in America," an unknown man whom Tony watches closely walks into the bathroom of the restaurant they're in. The scene ends abruptly before the man returns, leading to speculation that the man came out of the bathroom and shot Tony. In The Godfather, Michael Corleone gets a gun from the bathroom and shoots Virgil Sollozzo and his policeman bodyguard, Captain McCluskey. Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO television series, The Sopranos. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... Michael Corleone is a fictional character and protagonist in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... Virgil The Turk Sollozzo (March 2, 1899 - January 12, 1946) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ...


In the first episode of the series, when Chris Moltisanti waits with Big Pussy after killing Emil Kolar, he says "Louis Brasi sleeps with the fishes", and Big Pussy replies "It's Luca Brasi". Luca Brasi (1906-1945) is a character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as its 1972 film adaptation (portrayed by Lenny Montana). ...


And Tony Soprano's wife is called Carmela - the same name as Vito Corleone's wife in the Godfather.


Depiction of brands

The Sopranos has been consistent in the frequent depiction of actual brand names for products on the program: this practice is widely regarded within the media as product placement.[29][30][31] For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... Wikibooks [[wikibooks:|]] has more about this subject: Marketing Product placement advertisements are promotional ads placed by marketers using real commercial products and services in media, where the presence of a particular brand is the result of an economic exchange. ...


Criminality of cast members

As of the sixth season, there have been arrests for many of the actors that appear on the series. Because of the popularity and subject matter of the show, these arrests were widely reported by the news media: Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... For other uses, see Arrest (disambiguation). ... News media satellite up-link trucks and photojournalists gathered outside the Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey in August, 2004 following the announcement of evidence of a terrorist threat to it and to buildings in New York City. ...

  1. Robert Iler — In July 2001, the actor who plays Anthony Soprano, Jr. was arrested for the armed robbery of two Brazilian tourists and possession of marijuana. He pled guilty to a charge of larceny and received three years' probation.[32]
  2. Richard Maldone — The actor who played Acting Capo Albert Barese had previously been arrested and convicted for assault, grand larceny, forgery, and criminal possession of stolen property. In April 2003, he was arrested on a drug charge that could have landed him 15 years, but the case was dismissed.[33]
  3. Vincent Pastore — In April 2005, the actor who played mob-soldier-turned-rat Big Pussy Bonpensiero was charged with assaulting his girlfriend during an argument in a car. He allegedly smacked her head and slammed it into the auto's gear shift. He then yanked her out of the car. He was sentenced to perform community service.[34]
  4. Lillo Brancato Jr. — In May 2005, the actor who played Soprano associate Matthew Bevilaqua in the second season was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.[35] In June 2005, he was arrested for possession of heroin.[36] In December 2005, he was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He was an accomplice in a robbery, which resulted in a police officer's death when Brancato's partner Steven Armento engaged in gunfire with the off-duty officer.[37]
  5. Louis Gross — Portrayed bodyguard Perry Annunziata in the sixth season. In May 2006, he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief after breaking into a woman's home claiming he was there to take back possession of his belongings.[38]
  6. John Ventimiglia — In May 2006, the day after Gross's arrest, the actor who plays Artie Bucco was charged with DWI and drunk driving. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 and was also carrying a bag that had cocaine residue.[39]

Additionally, Tony Sirico, the actor who plays mob underboss Paulie Walnuts, was charged with numerous criminal activities totaling twenty-eight arrests and a prison term before turning to acting in the mid-1970s. Some of his more notable arrests were for a chain of nightclub hold-ups.[40] Robert Iler (born March 2, 1985) is an actor. ... Anthony John Soprano, Jr. ... Robbery is the crime of seizing property through violence or intimidation. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... In the United States, larceny is a common law crime involving stealing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, The Sopranos. ... Larceny is a crime involving stealing. ... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... Information Gender Male Age Late 40s (Deceased) Occupation Former owner of Bonpensiero body shop Title Former Soldier in the Gualtieri crew in the DiMeo Crime Family Family Lino Bompensiero (father) Edward Duke Bonpensiero (brother) Spouse(s) Angie Bompensiero Children Kevin Bompensiero (son) Matt Bompensiero (son) Terry Bompensiero (daughter) Joey LaRocca... Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... Lillo Brancato, Jr. ... The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos that are associated with the DiMeo/Soprano Crime Family. ... Drug possession is the crime of having one or more illegal drugs in ones possession, either for personal use, distribution, sale or otherwise. ... Murder is both a legal and a moral term, that are not always coincident. ... At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offence. ... Police officers in South Australia A police officer (or policeman/policewoman) is a warranted worker of a police force. ... Mischief, in criminal law, is an offense against property that does not involve conversion. ... John Ventimiglia (born July 17, 1968 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City) is an American actor, most famous for his role as Artie Bucco on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases Artie Gender Male Age late 40s Occupation Restaurateur Title Owner and head chef of Nuovo Vesuvio Relationships Charmaine Bucco (wife) Children Chiara Bucco (daughter) Melissa Bucco (daughter) Arthur Art Bucco III (son) Portrayed by John Ventimiglia Created by David Chase Arthur Artie Bucco, played by John Ventimiglia, is... For other uses, see Under the influence. ... Drunk driving (drink driving in the UK) or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (i. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ...


Critical reception

The Sopranos appears as the fifth highest show on TV Guide's Top 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time list (behind only Seinfeld, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and All in the Family).[3]Upon its debut in 1999 the New York Times declared that it "just may be the greatest work of American popular culture of the last quarter century."[41] Newsweek has said that it was "far and away, the best show on television."[41] Vanity Fair called The Sopranos the greatest show in TV history. Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... I Love Lucy is a television situation comedy, starring Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, also featuring Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ... For the 2005 film, see The Honeymooners (film). ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... American actress Demi Moore, on a typical Vanity Fair cover (August, 1991) Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles based on sensational exaggerations, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and lies. ...


In 2007, Channel 4 (UK) ranked "The Sopranos" #1 on their list of the "50 Greatest TV Dramas."[42] Also that year, TIME magazine included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time." [4] This article is about the British television station. ... Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

James Gandolfini and David Chase on the April 2007 cover of Vanity Fair

The Sopranos is the most successful cable series of all time, reaching a peak of 13.4 million viewers for the fourth season premiere.[43] As a sign of its popularity, advertisements for the show starting with the fourth season feature just a promotional shot of the regular cast with the title of the show omitted from the advertisement.[44] Early sixth season promotional posters just had the premiere date of "March 12" with a hand holding a gun replacing the "r" in March. Despite diminished ratings for the sixth season due to competition from the hit ABC series, Desperate Housewives, The Sopranos was the #1 cable series for the season.[43] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 431 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1171 × 1628 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of the April 2007 issue of Vanity Fair. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 431 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1171 × 1628 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of the April 2007 issue of Vanity Fair. ... James R. Gandolfini (born September 18, 1961) is a three-time Emmy award winning American actor known for multifaceted portrayals of conscientious yet often inherently sinister characters. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... American actress Demi Moore, on a typical Vanity Fair cover (August, 1991) Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles based on sensational exaggerations, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and lies. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ...


However, the show has faced a variety of criticisms. It has been called anti-Italian,[45][46][47] with accusations of defamation directly aimed at Italian-Americans due to the mob stereotype. The defamation claim, which has been mentioned throughout the show's entire run, resulted in the cast being banned from participating in the Columbus Day Parade[clarify] weeks after the airing of "Christopher," an episode that revolved around the threat of mob violence when local Native Americans threatened to protest a Columbus Day parade.[48] The National Italian-American Foundation, a frequent critic of The Sopranos and what it views as negative depictions of Italian-Americans on the series, supported the decision made by The Columbus Citizens Foundation to exclude cast members from the parade. The NIAF also expressed dismay at Mayor Bloomberg's decision to include cast members from the series in New York City's annual Columbus Day Parade. The show has referenced these criticisms, including a satirical portrayal of an organization similar in nature to the NIAF, in various episodes, particularly those written by Michael Imperioli. Episode chronology Christopher is the forty-second episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and was the third of the shows fourth season. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


The show has never been successful in Italy. Due to its violent and sexual contents, it was aired only late at night and was not advertised. It was initially broadcast as a Saturday late night show on Canale 5, achieving low ratings. However, it moved to SKY Italia's Fox but the series remains almost disowned in Italy. Late Night is shorthand for several different things: Late night television - generally United States programming airing after 11:30pm EST Late Night with David Letterman (1982 to 1993) Late Night with Conan OBrien (1993 to present) See also, The Late Show (disambiguation) for similar shows and topics. ... Canale 5 is an Italian television station of Mediaset network, the media branch of Fininvest (controlled by Silvio Berlusconi). ... SKY Italia is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by News Corporation. ... This article is about the animal. ...


The first part of the sixth season, in particular, has been criticized for being slow-moving and unfocused. The meandering nature of the season left many fans and critics unsatisfied about the lack of resolution in many episodes.[citation needed] Immediately following the airing of the final episode, the HBO web site crashed from an excess of visitors. Media reports speculated that the surge consisted of viewers disappointed by the finale. [49]


HBO and David Chase have maintained that the sixth season is an extended 21-episode season split into two parts, not two separate seasons of 12 and 9 episodes.[50][51] The practice of separating a long season into two parts has been used for the final season of HBO's Sex and the City which also split its 20-episode final season into 12- and 8-episode parts. Still, the sixth season was acclaimed for the most part by the critics, tying for top show of the 2006 season in the TelevisionWeek Critics Poll with Lost.[52] Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ... LOST redirects here. ...


It was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Award at the Emmys; Season 6 (Part 1) received fewer nominations than the previous five seasons. Together with Part 2, Season Six's Emmy nomination total amounts to 21 nominations.[53]


Awards

The Sopranos has been nominated for most Outstanding Drama Series every year of its run including 2007, its final season. James Gandolfini and Edie Falco have also been nominated every year but one and have also been nominated in 2007. After being nominated for and losing the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003 (losing the first time to The Practice,then the latter three to The West Wing), The Sopranos finally won the award in 2004, and again in 2007, becoming the first and only cable series to win the award. It also joined Sex and the City as the only cable show to pick up a best series Emmy. In 2003, after picking up Emmys for Writing, Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Joe Pantoliano), Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Edie Falco), and Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Gandolfini), many experts thought the show would be a shoo-in for Drama Series. The show has dominated the writing categories at the Emmys, picking up 17 nominations over five seasons and winning the award four times. It is also a perennial nominee at the Golden Globes (winning the Best Drama Series in 2000) and the major guild awards (Directors, Producers, Writers, and Actors). Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The following is a list of awards and nominations won by the HBO drama series, The Sopranos. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Practice was an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston, Massachusetts law firm. ... This article is about a TV show. ... Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ...


The Sopranos has also won at least one Emmy Award for Acting in every season with the exception of the year 2006. Edie Falco and James Gandolfini have each been nominated five times for the leading roles in the show, each winning a total of three awards. Joe Pantoliano won an Emmy (for Supporting Actor) in 2003, and Michael Imperioli and Drea de Matteo also won Emmys in 2004 for their supporting roles on the show. Other actors who have received Emmy nominations for the series include Lorraine Bracco (in the Lead Actress and Supporting Actress categories), Dominic Chianese, Nancy Marchand, Aida Turturro, Steve Buscemi (who was also nominated for directing the Pine Barrens episode), John Heard and Annabella Sciorra. John Heard John Heard (born March 7, 1945 in Washington, DC, USA) is an American actor. ... Annabella Sciorra as Det. ...


In 2006, The Sopranos received its sixth Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, but lost the award to 24. Three-time Emmy winners James Gandolfini and Edie Falco were snubbed in the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series category, respectively. Michael Imperioli was the only cast member to receive a nomination (his fifth nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series). The show did pick up a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Terence Winter for the episode "Members Only". The Sopranos have lent their name to a brand of spaghetti sauce [54]. For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ...


On July 19th, 2007, it was revealed that "The Sopranos" was nominated for fifteen Emmys, including its seventh Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Gandolfini and Falco were once again nominated for their lead roles of Tony and Carmela Soprano, and Michael Imperioli picked up his second Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination in a row. Rounding out the actor categories, Aida Turturro was nominated for her role of Janice Soprano; Lorraine Bracco received her fourth Emmy nomination for her performance of Dr. Melfi (her first since 2001); and an Outstanding Guest Actor nomination went out to Tim Daly for his performance as writer J.T. Dolan. David Chase, Matthew Weiner, and Terence Winter were nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, among the other well-entitled nominations for the show's direction, sound mixing, editing, and cinematography.


On September 16th, 2007, the show received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the second time, becoming the first drama show in history to win the award in its final broadcasting season. While the show was shut out of all acting awards, Alan Taylor also won Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the episode "Kennedy and Heidi", and David Chase was awarded Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the final episode, "Made in America".


References in television and other media

The show has been referenced in many forms of media. The opening sequence was parodied in an episode of The Simpsons in 2002, with Fat Tony standing in for Tony Soprano in "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge," followed by a sequence in which characters similar in appearance to Silvio Dante, Paulie Gualtieri, and Christopher Moltisanti appear as the "Jersey Muscle," though without speaking.[55] The first episode of The Simpsons' eighteenth season called "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" has several references to The Sopranos.[56] Actors Joe Pantoliano and Michael Imperioli appear on the same episode as the voices of Dante and Dante Jr.[56] Simpsons redirects here. ... Fat Tony (voiced by Joe Mantegna) is the fictional local Mafia Don and leader of the Springfield Mafia in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... “Papa’s Got a Brand New Badge” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ... The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer is the first episode of The Simpsons eighteenth season, which originally aired September 10, 2006 and October 22, 2006 in The UK. It was written by Bill Odenkirk and directed by Michael Marcantel. ... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ... James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York), commonly known as Michael Imperioli, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ...


The Sopranos was also parodied in the Adult Swim show Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, in 2003, in an episode in which Fred Flintstone is a mob boss.[57] During the 2001 Fox NASCAR coverage of the Coca-Cola 600, a segment called "The Pit Reporters" was played in which Chris Myers is Tony Soprano and Jeanne Zelasko is Dr. Melfi. It was inspired by an incident where FOX NASCAR studio host Chris Myers and analyst Jeff Hammond were attacked by Super Soaker water gun-wielding pit reporters Dick Berggren and Matt Yocum during a rain delay at The Winston. Myers commented, "They should appear in The Sopranos." For the 600, Tony Soprano (Myers) makes an appearance at Dr. Melfi's (Jeanne Zelasko) office previewing the 600. The show has many other references in a wide variety of media resources. Arthur also did a parody of it once, in the episode "Bleep" but it was called "The Altos." Attack of the Show! did a parody called "The Marios" where Mario and Luigi acted out scenes from The Sopranos and other mafia movies/series. Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law was a comedic American animated television series created by Williams Street that airs on Cartoon Network during its Adult Swim late night programming block. ... Information Nickname(s) Twinkletoes Aliases Frederick F. Flintstone Species Human Gender Male Age Mid 30s Occupation Crane Operator Family Ed Flintstone (father), Edna Flintstone (mother), Rocksy Rubble (granddaughter), Chip Rubble (grandson), Bamm-Bamm Rubble (son-in-law) Spouse(s) Wilma Flintstone Children Pebbles Flintstone Portrayed by Alan Reed, Henry... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Chris Myers is a sports broadcaster who works for numerous media outlets and covers several different sports. ... Jeanne Zelasko (born October 26, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a sports commentator for the FOX network. ... This article is about the animal. ... Chris Myers is a sports broadcaster who works for numerous media outlets and covers several different sports. ... Jeff Hammond(born on September 9, 1956), is a NASCAR personality. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ... Jeanne Zelasko (born October 26, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a sports commentator for the FOX network. ... Arthur is an American and Canadian educational children’s television series which airs primarily on PBS in the United States; CBC Television, Radio-Canada, Knowledge Network and TVO in Canada; and BBC One in the UK, although it has been syndicated to numerous other stations throughout the world. ... Attack of the Show! logo as of May 2006. ... Mario ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the official mascot of Nintendo. ... This article is about the Nintendo video game character. ...


The Sopranos was parodied in a Saturday Night Live skit, in which Molly Shannon's character Sally "I'm Fifty!" O'Malley auditions to be a dancer at Bada Bing (all the while wearing her red "dance pants"). Uncle Junior also shows up brandishing a banana ("I was gonna shoot you again but I forgot my gun"). This article is about the American television series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Sopranos was also parodied by Mad TV, in a skit where a censored version of the show appeared on the PAX Network. It goes through typical scenarios of Sopranos episodes, with all adult themes censored out: Carmela and Tony arguing with all the swearwords cut out, Tony at Dr. Melfi's office with all the swearwords cut out, Tony being seduced by a stripper with the nudity completely removed, Meadow screaming at Tony with the swearwords removed, and finally Tony and his top captains screaming at each other with every second word being left out. To parody the amount of this content it had, the entire episode was only around 3 minutes, the amount of time the parody lasted. Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ... The i Network: Independent Television, or simply i, is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcasted on August 31, 1998. ...


Sun Sports, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team, did two different Sopranos-like intros, one with The Lightning Bug team mascot as the driver, and another with Sun Sports' on-air personality Paul Kennedy as the driver. New Jersey was replaced with well-known Tampa locations, such as Bayshore Boulevard, Ybor City, and the Crosstown Expressway. The credits were names of team players, the coach, and front office staff.


The Sopranos season two promotional poster was parodied in the video game Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine, with the "Peraltos" replacing The Sopranos. Several characters from the game assume poses that are similar to those of the Sopranos characters in the original poster. Additionally, the letter 'r' in the word 'Peraltos' is substituted for a Western-style revolver. Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchmans Mine is an adventure game created by Himalaya Studios for the PC. It utilizes hand-painted backgrounds and pre-rendered 3D character animation frames. ...


The series is also referenced in the novel The Watchmen (2004, G.P. Putnam's Sons) by John Altman, in which an Italian-American character wryly reflects that the TV series encourages negative stereotypes of Italians. John Altman John Altman (born March 2, 1952 in Reading, Berkshire, England) is an English actor best known as Nasty Nick Cotton in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


The character of Christopher Moltisanti is referenced in the animated show Family Guy, where he helps Stewie to dig a hole in the season four episode "Sibling Rivalry." Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Stewart Gilligan Stewie Griffin is a fictional character in the animated television series Family Guy. ... “Sibling Rivalry” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...


The final segment of Made in America, the series finale, has been parodied by several diverse groups such as ABC News[58], the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton[59], and the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team[60]. Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO television series, The Sopranos. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... ABC News logo ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... This page is about a candidate running for the 2008 election; for the whole presidential election, click here. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Production notes

Pre-production

The show was originally intended to air on the FOX network[61] and a pilot had been produced for the network.[citation needed] However, FOX rejected the show and HBO picked up the series.[61] When the show was in production at FOX, it was known as Made in Jersey. Other titles that were considered included Family Man and New Jersey Blood.[1] The character of Tony Soprano was originally named Tommy. HBO was concerned about the title The Sopranos because they did not want viewers to think it was about music. The show's logo therefore features a gun in place of the letter "r." FOX redirects here. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ...


The tumultuous relationship between Tony Soprano and his mother, Livia Soprano, is based partially on David Chase's relationship with his own mother, Norma.[61] Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... Livia Soprano. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ...


The show has become notorious for its long hiatuses. Whereas most TV programs are off the air for 3–5 months in between seasons, and HBO dramas are usually 9 months, because of their shorter episode order, The Sopranos' production breaks have been consistently longer. This is mainly because of scheduling conflicts for the actors and David Chase's requests to HBO for time to develop storylines. Chase has said in the past that he intended the show to last only one or two seasons (hence the shorter gap between the first two seasons as compared to later ones), but its success led to a lengthier run, and thus he had to write most of the later episodes from scratch.

  • Seasons 1–2: 9 months
  • Seasons 2–3: 11 months
  • Seasons 3–4: 16 months
  • Seasons 4–5: 16 months
  • Seasons 5–6: 21 months
  • Seasons 6 part 1–6 part 2: 10 months

Casting

Gandolfini was cast as Tony Soprano after casting director Susan Fitzgerald saw a short clip of his performance in the Quentin Tarantino-written film True Romance.[1] Tony Sirico, meanwhile, signed on to play Paulie Walnuts as long as his character was not to be a "rat."[62] Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An informant (sometimes informer) is someone who provides information to law enforcement agencies. ...


Lorraine Bracco, who had previously played the role of mob wife Karen Hill in Goodfellas, was originally asked to play the role of Carmela Soprano. She took the role as Dr. Melfi because she felt that would be more of a challenge for her. Coincidentally, Suzanne Shepherd, who played Karen Hill's mother in Goodfellas, was cast as Carmela's mother. Nancy Marchand was cast, in part, due to her similarities to Chase's own mother, on whom the character of Livia Soprano was based.[61] Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954[1]) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated and Screen Actors Guild winning American actress best known for her roles as Karen Hill in Goodfellas and Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the hit HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Nancy Marchand (June 19, 1928 – June 18, 2000) was an American actress. ...


David Chase loved Drea de Matteo's acting and enthusiasm as a maitre d' in the pilot so much that he made her a series regular in "Denial, Anger, Acceptance." David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... Andrea Donna de Matteo (born January 19, 1972[1]) is an Emmy-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series The Sopranos and as Joey Tribbianis sister Gina on the NBC sitcom Joey. ... Denial, Anger, Acceptance is the 3rd episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ...


Steve Van Zandt (Silvio Dante) and David Proval (Richie Aprile) auditioned to play Tony Soprano. Ray Liotta was a prime candidate for the role of Tony Soprano but he turned it down.[63] Steven van Zandt (born November 22, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteens E-Street Band and plays guitar and mandolin. ... Silvio Manfred Dante (often just Sil), played by Steven Van Zandt, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. ... David Proval (born May 20, 1942 as David Aaron Proval) is an American actor, known for his role as Richie Aprile on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ...


Seven members of the cast of The Sopranos appeared in Mickey Blue Eyes in the same year that The Sopranos began: Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts), John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco), Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano), Vincent Pastore (Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero), Frank Pellegrino (Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso), Joseph R. Gannascoli (Vito Spatafore), and Tony Darrow (Larry Barese).[64] Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 film directed by Kelly Makin. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Ventimiglia (born July 17, 1968 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City) is an American actor, most famous for his role as Artie Bucco on the HBO television series The Sopranos. ... Information Aliases Artie Gender Male Age late 40s Occupation Restaurateur Title Owner and head chef of Nuovo Vesuvio Relationships Charmaine Bucco (wife) Children Chiara Bucco (daughter) Melissa Bucco (daughter) Arthur Art Bucco III (son) Portrayed by John Ventimiglia Created by David Chase Arthur Artie Bucco, played by John Ventimiglia, is... Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress who is best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos, a role which netted her an Emmy Award nomination. ... Information Aliases Parvati Wasatch Gender Female Age 49 Occupation Housewife Family Johnny Boy Soprano (father) Livia Soprano (mother) Tony Soprano (brother) Barbara Soprano Giglione (sister) Carmela Soprano (sister-in-law) Anthony Soprano, Jr. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos. ... Raos Restaurant was founded in 1896 in East Harlem, New York City. ... A major plotline on the fictional HBO drama, The Sopranos, has been the FBIs ongoing pursuit of the DiMeo (NJ) and Lupertazzi (Brooklyn) crime families. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Vito Spatafore, Sr. ...


Title sequence

One of the most recognizable parts of The Sopranos is the program's opening, which is accompanied by the theme song "Woke Up This Morning" (Chosen One Mix) by the British band Alabama 3 (the band is known as A3 in the U.S. for legal reasons). Tony Soprano is seen emerging from the Lincoln Tunnel and entering the New Jersey Turnpike. Numerous landmarks in and around Newark, New Jersey are shown. The sequence ends with Tony pulling into the driveway of his suburban home. David Chase said that a goal of the title sequence was to show that this particular Mafia show was about New Jersey, as opposed to New York where most such dramas have been set. [65] Woke Up This Morning is a song by A3 from their Exile on Coldharbour Lane album. ... Alabama 3 is a British acid house, blues, country and gospel music band founded in Brixton, London, in 1989. ... Alabama 3 is a British acid house, blues, country and gospel music band founded in Brixton, London, in 1989. ... Anthony John Soprano, Sr. ... The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1. ... This article is about the modern freeway. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ...


In the first three seasons, between Tony leaving the tunnel and entering the New Jersey Turnpike, an image of the World Trade Center towers can be seen in his rear view mirror. Just prior to the start of the fourth season, The Sopranos creator David Chase removed this shot in response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 which destroyed the Twin Towers. For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... David Chase (born David DeCesare—although some sources list his birth name as David Del Cesare—August 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known as the creator and head writer of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Sets and locations

On the set of The Sopranos in New Jersey during the shooting of the final episode.

Though outdoor scenes were filmed on location in New Jersey, a majority of the interior filming was done at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The Sopranos live at 633 Stag Trail Road in North Caldwell, New Jersey, however the address of the actual house is 14 Aspen Drive, North Caldwell, NJ 07006-4557. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO television series, The Sopranos. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Silvercup Studios is the largest film and television production facility in New York City. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Map of North Caldwell in Essex County North Caldwell is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ...


The show often used actual businesses as filming locations. In "The Sopranos" Satriale's Pork Store is located in Kearny, New Jersey. In the pilot episode, the Pork Store was an operating meat market called Centanni's located in Elizabeth, NJ. Scenes depicting Vesuvio were filmed in a restaurant in Elizabeth. Pizzaland, also depicted in the opening sequence, is located on the Belleville Turnpike in North Arlington, NJ. All Bada Bing interior and exteriors were filmed on location at Satin Dolls,[66] an actual go-go bar in Lodi, New Jersey. Adriana's club, The Crazy Horse, was known as The Lollipop Club and was previously owned by cast member Vincent Pastore. Most of the hospital scenes were filmed in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The exterior shots of the hospital used in season six were filmed at NJIT in Newark, NJ. Episode chronology Pilot is the first episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos. ... map highlighting Kearny within Hudson County Kearny (pronounced ) is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... Union County Court House Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Route 7 Route 7 crosses the Hackensack River on the Wittpenn Bridge Route 7 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... Map highlighting North Arlingtons location within Bergen County. ... The Bada Bings logo The Bada Bing! (aka the Bada Bing or The Bing) is a fictional go-go bar from the HBO drama television series The Sopranos. ... A go-go bar is an bar or similar establishment featuring Go-Go dancers. ... Lodi is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... New Jersey Institute of Technology (previously named the Newark College of Engineering) is a public research university in Newark, New Jersey. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ...


Series finale

The series ended its run on HBO on the night of June 10, 2007. The closing scene of the episode generated considerable controversy and speculation about its meaning.[67] Episode chronology Made in America is the 86th and final episode of the HBO television series, The Sopranos. ... The following is a list of television shows cancelled between the beginning of the Fall 2006 season and the beginning of the Fall 2007 season. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


According to TV Blogger, an HBO source revealed the possibility of an alternate ending, "comprising of the same scenes ordered differently and with a few omissions." [68]


Music

Main article: Music on The Sopranos

The show has been noted for its eclectic music selections. David Chase, producer Martin Bruestle, and music editor Kathryn Dayak hand pick every song, sometimes in consultation with Steven Van Zandt.[69] Many songs are repeated multiple times through an episode, such as "Living on a Thin Line" by The Kinks in "University" and "Glad Tidings" by Van Morrison in "All Due Respect" or "Sposa son disprezzata" by Vivaldi, performed by Cecilia Bartoli, also "World Destruction" by Time Zone, the duo of John Lydon and Afrika Bambaata. Other songs are heard several times throughout the series, such as "Con te partiro" performed by Andrea Bocelli. Music selection is as diverse as Doo-Wop from the late 1950s and early 1960s to modern tunes. The creators of the show have also used several artists more than once, including: Dean Martin, Annie Lennox, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Deep Purple, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Blur, Paul Simon and Little Charlie and the Night Cats. The role of music is an important one on the HBO television drama The Sopranos. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... University is the 32nd episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... All Due Respect is the 65th episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ... Sposa son disprezzata is an Italian aria by Antonio Vivaldi, from the opera Bajazet. ... Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice – July 28, 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso, meaning The Red Priest, was an Italian priest and baroque music composer. ... Cecilia Bartoli The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli (born 4 June 1966) is a popular opera singer and recitalist. ... Con te partirò is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is a renowned Italian singer. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... Annie Lennox (born Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ...


An original aspect of the show is its sparse, often minimalist use of incidental music. While most TV series rely on musical scores to emphasize tension or dramatic moments, The Sopranos rarely uses this resource. The most brutal scenes are often unaccompanied by any sort of background music.


There is often background "classic rock" music when Tony is driving, sometimes interrupted by his turning the car off or getting out, and with a station identifier as well, giving the appearance that he is listening to the radio.


Rapper Nas used The Sopranos' theme song (performed by Alabama 3) as a sample in his song "Got Ur Self A..." from his album Stillmatic in 2001. For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Alabama 3 is a British acid house, blues, country and gospel music band founded in Brixton, London, in 1989. ... Got Ur Self A... is a single by rapper Nas. ... Stillmatic is a hip hop album by Nas. ...


Different songs are played over the closing credits of each episode, and have often been playing over the last few scenes of the show to allow more of the song to be heard before the show ends.


In 2006, HBO.com and iTunes began offering a Sopranos "iMix," a playlists of songs featured in Season Six episodes.[70] The website also features playlists of actors who star on the show, such as Robert Iler and Joe Gannascoli. This article is about the iTunes application. ... Robert Iler (born March 2, 1985) is an actor. ... Joseph R. Gannascoli as Vito Spatafore. ...


DVD release

All seasons of The Sopranos have been released on DVD. The first half of Season 6 was released on November 7, 2006.[71] Although the series was mastered in HDTV (High Definition Television, 16:9 widescreen from 35 mm film negatives) from its inception (with the exception of the Pilot episode), the show wouldn't be broadcast in this format until the fourth season (2002). The DVDs are shown in widescreen. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ...


The Sopranos were among the first television programs to be released on HD-DVD and the Blu-ray format in late-2006. Other Sopranos Seasons are due to be released on HD-DVD and Blu-ray in 2007.[72]


Release dates


Games and toys

The Sopranos has recently spawned several video games and toys based on the series


PlayStation 2 game

Main article: The Sopranos: Road to Respect
Paulie, Silvio, Tony, and Christopher in the Sopranos video game

In May 2006, a videogame based on the show was announced entitled The Sopranos: Road to Respect. The story was partly written by David Chase and was developed by 7 Studios and published by THQ Inc.[73] Voice acting was contributed by the show's stars, including James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Joseph Gannascoli, Vincent Pastore, and Robert Iler. The game was released in November 2006. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixelsFull resolution (885 × 439 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Template:Month=November The sopranos finally come to a video game system, developed by THQ Inc. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixelsFull resolution (885 × 439 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Template:Month=November The sopranos finally come to a video game system, developed by THQ Inc. ... James R. Gandolfini (born September 18, 1961) is a three-time Emmy award winning American actor known for multifaceted portrayals of conscientious yet often inherently sinister characters. ... James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York), commonly known as Michael Imperioli, is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. ... Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. ... Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr. ... Joseph R. Gannascoli (Born February 15, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Italian-American actor most notably for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore on the HBO series, The Sopranos. ... Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actor, often cast as a mobster. ... Robert Iler (born March 2, 1985) is an actor. ...


The game's storyline takes place between the fifth and sixth seasons and centers around Big Pussy's illegitimate son, Joey LaRocca, as he makes his way through the family business. The character is voiced by Christian Maelen, who was David Chase's second choice to play Christopher Moltisanti. The player is able to take missions from the main characters during this era. The Sopranos differs from other mob-influenced games in that it is in a linear, story driven action game as opposed to Grand Theft Auto's open-world type gameplay. However, players are able to play Texas Hold 'Em with members of the Family and visit the Bada Bing. Unlike the TV show, the game focuses almost exclusively on the Mafia aspect of The Sopranos rather than the blend of family/business/therapy that Sopranos fans have become accustomed to. The game was not well-received; as of January 2007, it had a Metacritic score of 46%, characterized as "generally negative reviews."[74] One chief complaint among gamers is that the game is very short and can be completed within four hours or less. Grand Theft Auto may refer to Motor vehicle theft, a crime in many jurisdictions Grand Theft Auto (film), a film directed by Ron Howard Grand Theft Auto (series), a computer and video game series Grand Theft Auto (video game), the first game in this series Category: ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


Other games

2002 Matchbox Collectible Series. Image Copyright 2002 Mattel, Inc.

A web-based game was created in 2006 in support of the broadcast of the first season of The Sopranos on A&E Network.[citation needed] Described as a "fantasy sports meets scavenger hunt" experience, The Sopranos A&E Connection combines real-world media – such as billboards, phone kiosks and magazine ads – with an online game board synched to A&E’s real-time broadcast of the show.[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... A Fantasy sport is a game where fantasy owners build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by individual players or teams of a professional sport. ... A scavenger hunt is a game in which individuals or teams seek to find a number of specific items, or perform tasks, as given in a list. ...


Cingular (now AT&T Mobility) also markets a downloadable game for its branded cell phones titled, "The Sopranos Bada Bing! Manager."[citation needed] This article is about the wireless subsidiary of AT&T. For the defunct wireless provider that was merged into Cingular in 2004, see AT&T Wireless Services. ...


A Sopranos pinball machine was also released by Stern Pinball in 2005.[citation needed] The Sopranos is a Stern pinball machine released in February 2005. ... Stern is the name of two different but related arcade gaming companies: Stern Electronics, Inc. ...


Collectibles

In 2002 Matchbox released a Sopranos collectible car: Tony Soprano's Chevy Suburban.[citation needed] Matchbox Superfast box art. ...


In June of 2005 inkworks released a set of collectibles trading cards featuring season 1.[citation needed] Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ...


In 2006, Jada Toys released a collectible 1/64th scale diecast two-car vehicle set.[citation needed] It features a custom-version of Tony Sopranos's white Cadillac Escalade and Christopher Moltisanti's silver Hummer H2 in front of the famous Satriale's.[citation needed] Jada Toys, Incorporated of City of Industry, California, USA is a manufacturer of collectible die-cast model cars founded in 1999 by husband and wife Jack and May Li. ...


Film

There has been talk of a Sopranos feature film that was to be released after the series had ended. While this idea was reportedly scrapped in favor of "The Final Nine" episodes that debuted in April 2007, creator David Chase did not rule out the possibility of a Sopranos movie at a future date. However, he has noted in numerous interviews that the movie would be a prequel, and that he would never continue where the series had stopped.[citation needed]


When asked about this topic, all of the actors except James Gandolfini said they would gladly come back if there were ever a movie.[75]


On November 21st, 2007, Chase said in GQ magazine that there was no plans to make a movie based off of the series and that it was not likely to happen. (Source: http://www.hollywood.com/news/Chase_No_Sopranos_Movie/4997438)


See also

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soprano. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (156 words)
The coloratura has a great range and impressive vocal agility; the lyric soprano has a light, pretty voice; and the dramatic soprano has a sustained power suitable for operatic roles.
The voices of boys who have not reached puberty are generally in the soprano range and replace women’s voices in some church choirs.
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The word "soprano" generally refers to a female singer of this highest vocal range and to her voice.
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