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"The Sopranos" A Hit Is a Hit (1999)

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Original Air Date:
14 March 1999 (Season 1, Episode 10)
Tony tries to branch out into legitimate investments, while Chris and Adriana decide to try their hands at music production. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not very relevant in terms of ongoing plot, but superb nevertheless See more (3 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Matthew Penn 
Writing credits
David Chase (created by)

Joe Bosso (written by) and
Frank Renzulli (written by)

Produced by
Henry Bronchtein .... associate producer (as Henry J. Bronchtein)
Martin Bruestle .... co-producer
Mitchell Burgess .... co-executive producer
David Chase .... executive producer
Allen Coulter .... producer
Robin Green .... co-executive producer
Brad Grey .... executive producer
Ilene S. Landress .... producer
Frank Renzulli .... supervising producer
Cinematography by
Phil Abraham (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William B. Stich 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Dean Taucher 
Art Direction by
Harry Darrow 
Set Decoration by
Janet Shaw 
Costume Design by
Juliet Polcsa 
Makeup Department
Kymbra Callaghan .... key makeup artist
William A. Kohout .... hair stylist
Mel McKinney .... key hair stylist
Rita Ogden .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lori Keith Douglas .... production supervisor
Gregg Glickman .... post-production supervisor
Bart Wenrich .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monica Benavides .... dga trainee
Michelle L. Keiser .... second assistant director
Dylan K. Massin .... second second assistant director
Mark McGann .... first assistant director
Art Department
Troy R. Adee .... set dresser
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... assistant property master (as Joe Badalucco Jr.)
John Barreto .... assistant property master
James Covington .... on set scenic
Anthony Dimeo .... property master (as Anthony J. DiMeo)
George Drohan .... on set dresser
Jamie Gallagher .... shop electric
Renee Gallo .... set dresser
James Gilliar .... set dresser
Gary Grill .... construction coordinator
Harold Horn .... shop foreman
Christopher Hébel .... scenic foreman (as Christopher Hebel)
Brian Kraft .... art department production assistant
Chris Marzulli .... key construction grip
Richard Vilas Montesanto .... scenic charge (as Richard Montesanto)
Olga Palacio .... art department coordinator
Gerard H. Pineo .... leadman (as Gerard Pineo)
Geoffrey D. Pound .... construction grip (as Geoffrey Pound)
Joanna Romberg .... scenic shop person
Daniel Rosenfeld .... construction production assistant (as Dan Rosenfeld)
Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... supervising sound editor (as Bill Angarola)
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
Ron Evans .... re-recording mixer
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Adam Sawelson .... re-recording mixer
Peter Schneider .... sound utility
Ray Spiess .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Swanson .... sound effects editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Alfonso Calvo .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Wilson Jacoud Jr. .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Mike Marchain .... adr editor (uncredited)
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator (as Pete Bucossi)
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jared Abrams .... camera loader
Tom Anderson .... rigging gaffer
Tony Arnaud .... best boy grip
Rafael August .... best boy electric
James Bartolomeo .... first assistant camera (as Jim Bartolomeo)
Rodney Bauer .... dolly grip
William Coleman .... camera operator (as Bill Coleman)
John Gilgar .... electrician
Beck Hoehn .... second assistant camera
Jerry Holway .... steadicam operator
Jim McMillan Jr. .... key rigging grip
James McMillan .... key grip (as Jim McMillan)
John L. Oates .... gaffer
Christopher Vaccaro .... grip (as Chris Vaccaro)
Joshua Wingard .... grip
Gerry Wynkoop .... electrician
Thomas McGrath Woods .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary Clay Boland .... casting assistant
Katharina Eggmann .... casting assistant
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin P. Faherty .... wardrobe supervisor (as Kevin Faherty)
Careen Fowles .... costumer
Ronald J. Haney .... wardrobe production assistant (as Ron Haney)
Lynn Hoffman .... assistant costume designer
Patricia Sanftner .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Aaron Goldman .... post-production assistant
David Hill .... assistant editor
Heather K. Schreck .... post-production assistant
Linda Olague .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Raymond Carroll .... location coordinator
Bill Garvey .... location assistant
Jason Minter .... location manager (as Jason L. Minter)
Michael Moniaros .... location assistant
Kieran Shea .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Kathryn Dayak .... music editor
Transportation Department
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation co-captain
James Leavey .... transportation captain (as Jim Leavey)
David Phillip .... parking coordinator (as Dave Phillip)
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Amy Carter .... payroll accountant
Monica Castellanos .... assistant accountant
Noreen R. Cheleden .... set production assistant (as Noreen Cheleden)
Chris Collins .... assistant production coordinator
Kerin Ferallo .... assistant production coordinator
Christine Gee .... script supervisor
Ethan Goldman .... assistant to writers
Peter G. Kelly .... set production assistant (as Peter Kelly)
Deanna Leslie .... set production assistant
Felicia B. Lipchik .... office production assistant
Darek Makhoul .... chef
Jerica Mazzaferro .... script coordinator
Jonathan McGrath .... office production assistant
Rebecca A. Miller .... assistant: Ilene S. Landress
Kyle O'Brien .... assistant accountant
Julie Ross .... assistant: David Chase
Matthew Sirianni .... key set production assistant
Lynda Van Damm .... production accountant (as Linda 'V' Vandamm)
Phil Campanella .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tony Carey .... production executive (uncredited)
Craig DeSilva .... announcer (uncredited)
Daniel T. Green .... assistant: executive producer (uncredited)
Ryder Washburn .... armorer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

53 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This is the only episode of the series directed by Matthew Penn. It is also the only one (co-) written by Joe Bosso, a musician and journalist who edited Guitar World magazine and was the A&R vice president at Island Records.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Christopher remembers his father talking about the 1950's Philadelphia music scene. However, we later learn that Dickie Moltisanti was killed when Christopher was an infant.See more »
Massive Genius:Bold men make bold statements.
Christopher Moltisanti:Why they send you over? I'm lookin' for a burger not converted rice.
Adriana La Cerva:Oh, Madon'.
Massive Genius:Your woman looks embarrassed.
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Movie Connections:
References The Godfather: Part III (1990)See more »
A Dreamer's HolidaySee more »


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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not very relevant in terms of ongoing plot, but superb nevertheless, 28 February 2008
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

A Hit Is a Hit, the tenth episode of The Sopranos' first season, is a bit of an oddity in the show's canon, in the sense that the events of the show have no real connection to the longer plot David Chase established for the series. Despite this, it remains compulsory viewing.

After getting a stash of money from his henchmen (needless to say blood was involved in the acquisition), Tony decides to invest some in the stock market in order to provide his family with some legal income, and befriends his neighbor, Dr. Cusamano (the man who recommended he go see Dr. Melfi), so as to find out what stocks are valuable. Meanwhile, Chris's argument with a guy in a restaurant leads to him getting acquainted with rap artist Massive Genius, who suggests Adriana become a music producer. Everything seems to be in order, until Chrissy's temper ruins the whole deal (he is convinced M.G.'s sole aim is to get in bed with Ade, and it's hard to think otherwise).

The story, mostly revolving around the music business, is fairly disconnected from the main plot of the entire season, in fact there is virtually no sign of Livia or Uncle Junior, the two figures who sort of dominate the show's first year. The whole episode is more about defining characters than it is about telling a great tale of gangster life. And yet it is extremely compelling, thanks to the sharp writing and spot-on characterizations: Chris and Adriana's relationship begins to get a little meatier, and Tony's conversation with Dr. Melfi about Italians and "Merigans" is one of the best ever written for the series. Stunning; not exactly essential, but captivating anyway.

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