The Sopranos: Season 4, Episode 11

Calling All Cars (24 Nov. 2002)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,242 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Tony's dreams seem to tell him where his life is headed, but he still feels as though he's out of control.

Director:

(as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 7 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 images
created 15 Sep 2012
 
a list of 7548 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 13 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 13 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Calling All Cars" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Calling All Cars (24 Nov 2002)

Calling All Cars (24 Nov 2002) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sopranos.
« Previous Episode | 50 of 86 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Christopher Moltisanti (credit only)
...
...
...
...
...
Meadow Soprano (credit only)
...
Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
...
...
...
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Tony's been having strange dreams of late but isn't happy with Dr. Melfi's inexact interpretations. He's on the verge of quitting therapy, or so he says. Bobby Bacala is still grieving for his late wife but that doesn't mean Janice has given up her pursuit. She manipulates him quite easily. New York mobsters Carmine Lupertazzi and Johnny Sack want a 40% cut of Tony's HUD scam. Johnny sounds out Paulie on where his loyalties lie should Tony be replaced. They also tell Tony's appraiser that he's working for them now. For his part, Tony decides to approach Carmine Jr. to see if he they could make a deal. Tony makes it clear that he's prepared to go to war if necessary. Uncle Junior is worried about his upcoming competency hearing. AJ scares Bobby's kids when he takes out the Ouija board after dinner and then decides to hold a séance. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gangster | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Tony, Sil, Vito, and Paulie are sitting at a table inside Satriale's when Eugene Pontecorvo pulls up to the curb outside and begins beeping the car horn excessively. Paulie and Vito get up to leave and as they're saying goodbye to Tony and Sil, Tony mistakenly calls Vito "Beans". The next line of dialogue has Tony asking Sil if he "Ever talks to Beans down in Florida" so this may have caused James Gandolfini to make that mistake. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You know, there's this Russian woman. She told me something that's very true. She said, only here, in America, do we expect to be happy. I mean this woman, she had a terrible leg disease since she was 9. She was dirt poor. She's getting on with her life. I mean, over here, we come and we bitch to shrinks. I mean, what the fuck?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Well, part of that may be true. But, who said that after getting out of the dirt and the poverty, do we have to stop looking for pain and truth?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Pain and truth? Come on,...
See more »

Connections

References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Roxy
(uncredited)
Concrete Blonde
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dream on, Tony...
12 May 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Calling All Cars isn't what one would conventionally describe as a great episode, especially if compared to the sheer emotional weight of the two shows preceding it, but it is an artful mood-setter, and deserves as much recognition as any other ep because of a single sequence.

The sequence in question is of course Tony's eerie dream, which features both Ralphie and Gloria, two people united by the fact that the New Jersey boss had a role in their deaths. The dream is elusive, even to the viewer, and when Tony asks Dr. Melfi for an explanation, he finds it unsatisfactory. Further disappointments are bound to follow, as his dealings with Johnny Sack and Carmine Lupertazzi don't go as expected.

There isn't much going on in this episode, perhaps because events are lining up for the imminent season finale, but the dream scene will keep everyone up for a long time: whereas all other similar moments were quite simple to interpret, the key event of Calling All Cars is shockingly beautiful for the very reason that it has no immediate significance. It's a haunting, daringly ambiguous sequence: the series in a nutshell.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sensational show howardkoor
Discuss Calling All Cars (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page