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"Kingpin" (2003) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2003-

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Release Date:
2 February 2003 (USA) See more »
Rule the family. Control the empire.
A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" their's.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"Kingpin": "The Sopranos Lite" See more (39 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 30 of 39)

Yancey Arias ... Miguel Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Brian Benben ... Dr. Heywood Klein (6 episodes, 2003)

Bobby Cannavale ... Chato Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Angela Alvarado ... DEA Agent Delia Flores / ... (6 episodes, 2003)

Shay Roundtree ... Junie Gatling (6 episodes, 2003)
Ruben Carbajal ... Joey Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Sheryl Lee ... Marlene McDillon Cadena (6 episodes, 2003)

Darius McCrary ... Truck Thomas (5 episodes, 2003)

Greg Serano ... Joaquin (5 episodes, 2003)

Wings Hauser ... Doug Duffy (4 episodes, 2003)
Eduardo Palomo ... Capt. Lazareno (3 episodes, 2003)

Pepe Serna ... Jorge Romo (3 episodes, 2003)

Malik Yoba ... Bobby Curtis (3 episodes, 2003)

Neko Parham ... Shawn Bailey / ... (3 episodes, 2003)

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Ariela (2 episodes, 2003)

Robert Wisdom ... Rolando (2 episodes, 2003)

Elpidia Carrillo ... Lupita (2 episodes, 2003)

Lombardo Boyar ... Romulo (2 episodes, 2003)

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Rafael (2 episodes, 2003)

Randle Mell ... The American (2 episodes, 2003)
Rudy Moreno (2 episodes, 2003)

Miguel Sandoval ... Tio Beto (2 episodes, 2003)
Ismael 'East' Carlo (2 episodes, 2003)

Toy Connor ... Sharonda Clifford (2 episodes, 2003)
Lou Casal ... Mike Apitone / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Sam Vlahos ... Bishop (2 episodes, 2003)
Ivet Rios ... Maribel (2 episodes, 2003)

Elika Crespo ... Georgous Babe / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Andrea de Oliveira ... Miguel's Secretary / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Hector Montejano ... Hector / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Daniel Sackheim (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Writing credits
David Mills (6 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Paul Cajero .... producer (6 episodes, 2003)
David Mills .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Tony Palermo .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
E. Duke Vincent .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Doug Palau .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 2003)
Daniel Sackheim .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2003)
Series Original Music by
Daniel Indart (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Steven Fierberg (5 episodes, 2003)

Walt Fraser (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Redman (2 episodes, 2003)

Conrad M. Gonzalez (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Molly Lopata (1 episode, 2003)
Bob Morones (1 episode, 2003)

Cara Coslow (unknown episodes)
Dori Keller (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Vincent M. Cresciman (1 episode, 2003)
Bernard Hides (1 episode, 2003)
Series Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Bonnie Dermer (unknown episodes)
Melissa M. Levander (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rabe .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Arturo Rojas .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Peter Serraino .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Tonyia Verna .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Paul Cajero .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 2003)

Frank Sackett .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Lyon .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)

Vernon Davidson .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 2002)
Steve Cohen .... second second assistant director / second unit director (unknown episodes)
James Dillon .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Polly Ann Mattson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Molly Rodriguez .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jay Torres .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Adrianna Lopez .... buyer (5 episodes, 2003)

Eric Wortmann .... lead painter (unknown episodes, 2003)
Christopher Amy .... property master (unknown episodes)
Gary Antista .... property master (unknown episodes)
Steven T. Apperson .... general construction foreman (unknown episodes)
William Apperson .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniel Brewer .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Belen Burditte .... construction accountant (unknown episodes)
Minerva De Guzman .... construction accountant (unknown episodes)
Vincent DeSantis .... general foreman (unknown episodes)
Kent Kidman .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Michael Klingerman .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Gary Kudroff .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Mandel .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Kenny Minster .... property master: second unit (unknown episodes)
Francis J. Pezza .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Carol Lea Pike .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Síla ÓGrádaigh .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (1 episode, 2003)
Ryan Martinez .... third audio (1 episode, 2003)

Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Brill .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Ross Deane .... boom operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Joe Earle .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
David Hankins .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Fred Johnston .... utility sound (unknown episodes)
Colin Jones .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
John Kincade .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Brian Wittle .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects on set supervisor (6 episodes, 2003)

William H. Schirmer .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
John Allison .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Norman Mora .... stunts (1 episode, 2003)
Nathan Siebring .... stunts (1 episode, 2003)

Shawn Lane .... stunt double (unknown episodes, 2003)
Joey Anaya .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Daniel Arrias .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Gary Baxley .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Arnold Chon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Evan Karagias .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rob King .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Marcus Salgado .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Sidell .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)

Bill Greenberg .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2003)
Patriq Luo .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2003)
Paul Arnold .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Art Bartels .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Richard Benda .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Alfred Castillo .... grip (unknown episodes)
Bruce Chimerofsky .... second company grip (unknown episodes)
Michael E. Cole .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Brek Cooney .... grip / key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Andrae Crawford .... film loader (unknown episodes)
Jim Duggan .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Jerome Fauci .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Camille Freer .... additional first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jenifer Galvez .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Lamarr Gray .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jorge H. Guzman .... key grip (unknown episodes)
John Hankammer .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Heinrich .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeff Levy .... chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Dave Lujan .... assistant lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Richie Metcalfe .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Chris Monroe .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Darin Moran .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Nizar Najm .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Morten Petersen .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Scot Petitclerc .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Carl Prinzi .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Dan Riffel .... chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Rodolfo Salas III .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Malissa Schayes .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
David Scott .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Jack Serino .... grip (unknown episodes)
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Christopher A. Zwirner .... assistant chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Molly Lopata .... original casting (1 episode, 2003)
Pamela Shae .... executive in charge of casting (1 episode, 2003)

Bonita Deneen .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Angelique Midthunder .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bianca White .... costumer (1 episode, 2003)

Roger J. Forker .... costumer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Henry Lopez Jr. .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Joseph Roveto .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Kenneth Miller .... executive in charge of post-production (1 episode, 2003)

Ted Brady .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Joe Hathaway .... telecine colorist (unknown episodes)
Marc A. Kahn .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Richmond Riedel .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Sowa .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Drew Ysais .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Nino Centurion .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Toy Connor .... composer: song "2 Can Play" (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
David Travis Grieb .... driver: camera truck (unknown episodes, 2003)
David Bassett .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniel Conte Sr. .... driver (unknown episodes)
Daniel Quick .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jack Jay Reece .... driver (unknown episodes)
William Smallwood .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Earl West .... location manager (6 episodes, 2003)
Sharon Eldridge .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)

Brian Schlesinger .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes, 2003)
Susan Suite .... post production co-ordinator (unknown episodes, 2003)
John Arbuckle .... marine boat operator (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Asher .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Cobb .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Sam M. Cobb .... construction medic (unknown episodes)
Leslie Elias .... writer's production assistant (unknown episodes)
Wayne Fielder .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Diego Gutierrez .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Harris .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Lilli Heinrich .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Cathy Kanavy .... location assistant / location scout (unknown episodes)
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Dimitri Lacey .... assistant office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robert Lepucki .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Michael Levine .... technical consultant (unknown episodes)
Byron MacDonald .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Rob Macie .... dialogue coach (unknown episodes)
Connie Marshall .... production office assistant: Texas (unknown episodes)
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
John Phillip Nybe .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Bill O'Donnell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Francis J. Pezza .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nathan Polatin .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Tony Rudenko .... computer graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Karen R. Sachs .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Anthony J. Saenz .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Crystal Santana .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Pamela Shae .... executive in charge of talent (unknown episodes)
David Silverstein .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Adele Smith .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Nan Sumski .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Raigen Thornton .... set paramedic: Texas (unknown episodes)
Marta Tomkiw .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Lary Vinocur .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Samir Vural .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Troy Waters .... marine coordinator (unknown episodes)
Anthony Woods .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Mark Wyrick .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence, drug content and sexuality (Producer's Cut)
60 min (6 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:R (Producer's Cut) | USA:TV-14 (TV version)

Did You Know?

Production designer Bernard Hides asked for an evergreen, leaf-bearing tree on one of the sets. Someone brought him a "Bottle Tree" (Brachychiton Populneus), an extremely common plant from Australia. Hides was asked if he was familiar with this variety and he replied that he had never seen a plant like it. Hides is a native of Australia and lived there most of his life.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"Kingpin": "The Sopranos Lite", 27 February 2003
Author: ( from South Dakota

I watched nearly all of Kingpin and found it OK. Not great, not terrible, just OK. Comparing anything on TV to The Sopranos is like comparing my daughter's 7th grade themes to John Steinbeck or E.B. White. Migi and Marelene could be interesting character ala Tony and Carmela. There is built in tension with their Mexican and American ethnicity, their lust for power but desire to be "respectable," etc. But these character lack the depth and humanity that the bad guys (and girls) have on The Sopranos. Paulie Walnuts on The Sopranos is a thug but an interesting and funny sort of thug who has mother issues. Chato Cadena is just a thug. That, in my opinion, is the biggest difference in the shows.

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