An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence. Written by
Meet Tony Soprano. If one family doesn't kill him.... the other family will. (season 1)
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Did You Know?
The concept of family is an essential ingredient of this series about La Cosa Nostra ("Our Thing"), a fact also reflected in the show's production. Besides the LuPone and LaPaglia connections mentioned above, David Chase
cast his daughter Michele DeCesare
in six episodes as Meadow's friend, Hunter. Even more familial is the casting of real-life husband-and-wife Steven Van Zandt
and Maureen Van Zandt
as Silvio and Gabriella Dante. As well, on the series' production team, longtime writer/producers Robin Green
and Mitchell Burgess
are a married couple. In addition, co-star Lorraine Bracco
's sister Elizabeth Bracco
appears as Marie Spatafore in eight episodes. Dominic Chianese Jr.
, son of the actor portraying Uncle Junior, appears in three final-season shows as a soldier in the Lupertazzi crime family. Then there's Michael Buscemi
, brother of the noted director and cast member Steve Buscemi
, who shows up early on in the series' fourth episode. Finally, Joyce Van Patten
, half-sister of The Sopranos
(1999) veteran director Timothy Van Patten
, appears in one episode in Season 4 while his daughter, Grace Van Patten
, appears twice in the final season. See more
In the beginning of the series Junior says running away from the authorities right before they're about to be arrested is undignified and embarrassing. However throughout the series we see several mafia running away. See more
'Little' Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.
The fundamental question is, will I be as effective as a boss like my dad was? And I will be, even more so? But until I am, it's going to be hard to verify that I think I'll be more effective.
Woke Up This Morning
Written by Larry Love
, Mountain of Love
, Sir Eddie Real
and Rev D. Wayne Love
Performed by Alabama 3
Courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets, Inc.
Contains a sample from "Standing At The Burial Ground"
by Mississippi Fred McDowell
Contains a sample from "Mannish Boy"
Performed by Muddy Waters
Used courtesy of Sony Music
Contains elements from "Tell Me"
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
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