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"The Sopranos" Marco Polo (2004)

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Director:
Writers:
David Chase (created by)
Michael Imperioli (written by)
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Original Air Date:
25 April 2004 (Season 5, Episode 8)
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Plot:
An uncomfortable party leads Tony and Carmela to a partial reconciliation, while cousin Tony gets an offer he decides not to refuse. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano

Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi (credit only)

Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano

Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti

Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano

Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante (credit only)

Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (credit only)

Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano

Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala)

Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva

Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)

Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)

Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni

John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco

Kathrine Narducci ... Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)

Steve Buscemi ... Tony Blundetto

Frankie Valli ... Rusty Millio

Joe Santos ... Angelo Garepe

Ray Abruzzo ... Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.

Frank Vincent ... Phil Leotardo

Tom Aldredge ... Hugh DeAngelis

Rae Allen ... Aunt Quintina Blundetto

Matthew Del Negro ... Brian Cammarata

Bruce Kirby ... Dr. Russ Fegoli

Suzanne Shepherd ... Mary DeAngelis

Joe Maruzzo ... Joe Peeps

Sharon Angela ... Rosalie Aprile

Paul Schulze ... Father Phil Intintola

Toni Kalem ... Angie Bonpensiero
Philip Larocca ... Edward 'Duke' Bonpensiero

Will Janowitz ... Finn DeTrolio

Alison Bartlett ... Gwen MacIntyre
Frank Ammirati ... Freddy Di Novi
Vince Stefani ... Lester DeAngelis (as Vincent Stefani)
Dennis Aloia ... Justin Blundetto
Kevin Aloia ... Jason Blundetto
Barbara Caruso ... Lena Fegoli

Garry Pastore ... Jerry Basile
Tony Siragusa ... Frankie Cortese

Marianne Leone ... Joanne Moltisanti
Jessica Dunphy ... Devin Pillsbury (as Jessica R. Dunphy)

Allison Dunbar ... Nicole Lupertazzi

Samrat Chakrabarti ... Dr. Onkar Singh

Erin Stutland ... Heather
Vic Martino ... Muzzy Nardo

Sam Semenza ... Carmine III
Erik Schark ... Sommelier

Pablo Hernandez ... Delivery Boy

Rolando J. Vargas ... Ecuadorian Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefanie Barry ... Woman (uncredited)

Louis Mustillo ... Salvatore 'Sal' Vitro (uncredited)
Lawrence J. Russo ... Family Friend (uncredited)

Michalina Scorzelli ... Family Friend (uncredited)

Stewart Summers ... Attorney (uncredited)

David Von Roehm ... Cousin at BBQ (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Patterson 
 
Writing credits
David Chase (created by)

Michael Imperioli (written by)

Produced by
Henry Bronchtein .... co-executive producer (as Henry J. Bronchtein)
Martin Bruestle .... producer
Mitchell Burgess .... executive producer
David Chase .... executive producer
Robin Green .... executive producer
Brad Grey .... executive producer
Scott Hornbacher .... co-producer
Michael Imperioli .... consulting producer
Ilene S. Landress .... executive producer
April Lawrence .... associate producer
Gianna Maria Smart .... co-producer
Matthew Weiner .... supervising producer
Terence Winter .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Alik Sakharov (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Conrad M. Gonzalez  (as Conrad Gonzalez)
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
Bob Shaw 
 
Art Direction by
Scott P. Murphy 
 
Set Decoration by
Janet Shaw 
 
Costume Design by
Juliet Polcsa 
 
Makeup Department
Dale Brownell .... key hair stylist
Kymbra Callaghan .... key makeup artist
Stephen Kelley .... makeup artist (as Stephen M. Kelley)
Jackie Payne .... hair stylist (as Jacqueline Payne)
Karen Reuter Fabbo .... makeup artist
Frank Vazquez .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Henry Bronchtein .... unit production manager (as Henry J. Bronchtein)
Hans Graffunder .... production supervisor
Scott Hornbacher .... unit production manager
Mark Kamine .... assistant unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noreen R. Cheleden .... second assistant director (as Noreen Cheleden)
Charlie Foster .... dga trainee
Betsy Friedman .... second second assistant director (as Betsy Friedman-Palmieri)
Mark McGann .... first assistant director
John Silvestri .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Troy R. Adee .... set dresser (as Troy Adee)
James J. Archer .... set dresser
Anthony Baldasare .... assistant property master
John Basile .... set dresser (as Jean Marc Basile)
Keith Berecz .... construction production assistant
Diana Burton .... property master
Rena DeAngelo .... assistant property master
George Drohan .... set dresser
Gary Grill .... construction coordinator
Tom Heaps .... set dresser (as Tommy Heaps)
Miguel Jimenez .... shop electric
Glenn W. Jones .... set dresser
Karen Kates .... assistant property master
Kate Kennedy .... assistant set decorator
Christopher Lundy .... art department production assistant
Jeffrey M. Marchetti .... on set dresser
Chris Marzulli .... key construction grip
Eric M. Metzger .... set dresser (as Eric Metzger)
Ann Miller .... assistant property master
Lou Miller .... construction foreman
Dana Neuwirth .... assistant property master
Vincent J. Orofino .... set dresser
Gerard H. Pineo .... leadman
Geoffrey D. Pound .... construction grip (as Geoffrey Pound)
Miriam Schapiro .... art department coordinator
Kelly Solomon .... set decorating coordinator
Eric Stepper .... set dresser
Wolf-Dieter Stoeffelmeier .... scenic shop person
Greg Sullivan .... scenic foreman
Jessie Walker .... on set scenic
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge
Bradley Rubenstein .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Joan Winters .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steven J. Balzarini .... sound utility
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor
Shane Bruce .... foley artist
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
James B. Howe .... foley mixer (as James Howe)
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Jan McLaughlin .... sound utility
Hugh Murphy .... assistant sound editor (as Hugh R.M. Murphy)
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Brian Risner .... sound effects editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Alfonso Calvo .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects (as Conrad F. Brink)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Scollard .... visual effects supervisor
Justin Ferk .... visual effects artist: R!ot (uncredited)
Lesley Robson-Foster .... visual effects supervisor: post production, R!ot (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Myra 'Dakota' Bown .... stunts (as Myra Dakota Bown)
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator (as Pete Bucossi)
Victor Chan .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Allison Mulrain .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Manny Siverio .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Anderson .... 24 frame playback
Tom Anderson .... best boy electric (as Thomas M. Anderson)
Joseph Baccari .... electrician
James R. Belletier .... b camera first assistant camera (as Jim Belletier)
Nicolas L. Charuet .... grip (as Nicolas Charuet)
William Coleman .... camera operator (as Bill Coleman)
Aaron Dawley .... best boy grip
Robert Falcone .... electrician (as Robert A. Falcone)
Brian Fitzsimons .... grip (as Brian Fitzsimmons)
Anthony Gamiello .... grip
Chris Gamiello .... grip (as Christopher Gamiello)
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip (as Dennis A. Gamiello)
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
Kevin Janicelli .... gaffer
Roberto Jiménez .... base camp genny (as Roberto Jimenez)
Scott Koenigsberg .... camera loader
Peter Koola .... rigging electric
Thomas Landi .... rigging gaffer
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip
Jim McConkey .... b camera operator
Larry McConkey .... steadicam operator
Hollis Meminger .... b camera second assistant camera
William D. Moran .... grip (as Bill Moran)
Richard Neumann .... electrician (as Richard C. Neumann)
Ben Noble .... best boy electric
Tim Norman .... first assistant camera
John L. Oates .... gaffer
Joseph M. Ori .... dimmer board operator
Louis Petraglia .... key rigging grip (as Louie Petraglia)
Phil Purificato .... best boy rigging grip (as Philip Purificato)
Patrick Quinn .... second assistant camera
Darren Ryan .... 24 frame playback
Louis Sabat .... grip
J. Dan Wright .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Kathleen Katz .... casting assistant (as Kathleen Backel)
Anna Maniscalco .... background casting (as Anna Maniscalco-Blasi)
Meredith Tucker .... casting associate
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... costumer
Lorraine Calvert .... assistant costume designer (as Lorraine Z. Calvert)
Mildred Del Rio .... tailor
Elizabeth Feldbauer .... wardrobe supervisor
Careen Fowles .... costumer
Toni Fusco .... assistant costume designer
Barbara Hause .... wardrobe supervisor (as Barbara J. Hause)
Jennifer Ingram .... costumer
Jesse Lello .... wardrobe production assistant
Roseann Milano .... costumer
Lauren Press .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jason Altman .... dailies telecine
Sam Claypool .... post-production assistant (as Samuel Evan Claypool)
Joe Guzman .... post-production assistant
Scott Klein .... colorist
Peter Phillips .... post-production coordinator
Pattye Rogers .... assistant editor
Keith Ponschock .... telecine assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jessica Archer .... location coordinator
Zoran Blazevic .... location scout
Cheyanne M. Casey .... location assistant
David Chambers .... location assistant
James Cosper .... location scout
Regina Heyman .... location manager
Jesse Hove .... location assistant
David Koch .... location assistant (as David A. Koch)
Clare Lord .... location assistant
David Occhino .... location assistant
Sandra Vannucchi .... location scout
 
Music Department
Kathryn Dayak .... music editor
Jennifer C. Harper .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation co-captain
James Leavey .... transportation captain (as Jim Leavey)
David Phillip .... parking coordinator
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Susan Aston .... dialogue coach: James Gandolfini
Frank Carino .... stage production assistant
Salvatore Carino .... production auditor
Christopher Carroll .... set production assistant
Chris Collins .... assistant production coordinator
Stephen Defina .... accounting clerk
Kathleen Fellegara .... on set medic (as Kathy Fellegara R.N.)
Jennifer G. Fistere .... assistant to producers
Jason D. Frank .... fire operator
Christine Gee .... script supervisor (as Christine Gee-Lowrey)
Ginger Gonzalez .... set production assistant
Matthew Gordon .... set production assistant
Tosha L. Hawkins .... payroll auditor
Michael Hernandez .... chef (as Michael E. Hernandez)
Todd Judson .... office production assistant
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Louis A. Katz M.D.)
Steve Kornacki .... assistant production coordinator
Felicia B. Lipchik .... assistant to writers
Josh Michael .... craft service assistant
Jason Minter .... assistant: David Chase (as Jason L. Minter)
Lisa Molinaro .... script supervisor
Eugenia Park .... office production assistant
Ali Pensyl .... set production assistant (as Ali Norod)
Jill K. Perno .... set production assistant
Deborah Ricketts .... clip clearance
Leslie E.A. Rider .... script coordinator
Carmen Rodríguez .... accounting assistant (as Carmen Rodriguez)
Melissa Schneider .... writers office production assistant
Deidre Schrowang .... first assistant auditor
Jason Stant .... accounting assistant
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Kelly Trivigno .... accounting assistant
Derek Wimble .... set production assistant
Tony Carey .... production executive (uncredited)
Darren Maynard .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryder Washburn .... armorer (uncredited)
Dared Wright .... stand-in: James Gandolfini (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Hornet (visual effects supervision)
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Additional Details

Runtime:
54 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Yet another scene where Anthony Jr is playing his drums. If you take notice, in all the episodes where he's playing, it's always the exact same drum beat being practiced.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Carmela gets a couple of beers from the cooler, the caps are already off.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features La Dolce Vita (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Pompton TurnpikeSee more »

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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The beginning of the end, 16 May 2008
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

Marco Polo is the fifth and last episode of The Sopranos that was written by actor Michael Imperioli, and in a way it represents a perfect closure for his "arc": the first show he wrote, From Where to Eternity, had a certain poetic beauty married to harrowing violence, and his final 52 minutes of screen writing for the best drama series ever produced combine the same two factors in that unique Sopranos fashion.

The lyrical side of the episode stems from the seeds of what appears to be a reconciliation between Tony and Carmela: after she left the inadequate Robert Wegler and saw her husband put up with a lot of humiliation at a party (Carm's mother was especially eager to show her contempt for the overweight crook), she begins to see him in a different light and wonder if she made the right choice leaving him.

The bloody part of the story, on the other hand, involves Cousin Tony who, disappointed for not rising fast enough in the family ranks, accepts Little Carmine's offer to whack an important associate of Johnny Sack as retaliation for a hit the latter sanctioned on Carmine's loan-shark a few episodes back. Of course, the outcome can't and won't be pretty.

As an actor, Imperioli knows when to be tender or rough, depending on the demands of the specific scene. As a writer, he displays the exact same skills in a gentler way, ensuring viewers will be moved by how the romantic part is taken care of and shocked by Tony B.'s return to crime, also pushing the dark comedy buttons when necessary. Consequently, Marco Polo is both sweet and tough, compelling and repulsive. Just like all things that constitute everyday life.

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