Wiseguy: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (16 Sep. 1987)

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This was the pilot for the hit series. Ken Wahl stars as Vinnie Terranova, a Justice Department agent reassigned to the Organized Crime Bureau (OCB) as a "wiseguy", a specially trained deep... See full summary »

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Jim Byrnes ...
Ray Sharkey ...
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David 'Dave' Steelgrave
Robert Miranda ...
Tony Greco
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Tracy Steelgrave
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Hawthorne
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Daryl Elias (as John Jackson)
Jack Ging ...
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Leon Pownall ...
Stan D'Amato
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Rico (as Alar Aedma)
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This was the pilot for the hit series. Ken Wahl stars as Vinnie Terranova, a Justice Department agent reassigned to the Organized Crime Bureau (OCB) as a "wiseguy", a specially trained deep undercover agent. To help support his cover, Vinnie has just finished serving 18 months in a New Jersey prison. Vinnie is frustrated that he can't tell his mother that he is a government agent and not the criminal that he is now perceived to be. He wants out of the assignment, but after a friend is killed while investigating the Steelgrave crime family, Vinnie decides to go after them. He first picks a fight with the ruthless Sonny Steelgrave; impressed, Steelgrave offers him a job in his organization, and Vince begins the arduous task of living continuously undercover. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com> [EDITED]

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When this episode originally aired, it featured the song "Domingo" by the Swiss electronic band Yello. See more »

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Sonny Steelgrave: Hey, you're smart. How come you're not that smart.
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Early Sopranos
18 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a fantastic piece of television history. I believe it would be safe to call it an early Sopranos. I know the plot is a different feel,but I guess to be fair, I would say a cross between the Sopranos and Miami Vice.I am sorry the Ken Wahl has not done anything else. Wouldn't it be cool if he guest starred on the Sopranos as an undercover cop? IT COULD HAPPEN!! I mean think about it, He could be part of a 5 or 6 episode arc, he infiltrates the "family" by becoming the Bada Bing manager and then he gets "whacked" when he is caught calling in to McPike. What a great cameo!! I mean com on, a piece of 80's history being intertwined with the sopranos, who would not like that?


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