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"The Sopranos" The Test Dream (2004)

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Original Air Date:
16 May 2004 (Season 5, Episode 11)
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Plot:
Cousin Tony heads off to avenge the death of his good friend, while a dream reveals to Tony what he must do to prevent a full-scale war. 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

Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano

Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti

Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano (credit only)

Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante (voice)

Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri

Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano

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

Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)

Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)

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

John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco

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

Steve Buscemi ... Tony Blundetto

Annette Bening ... Herself

Annabella Sciorra ... Gloria Trillo

Vincent Pastore ... Pussy Bonpensiero

David Proval ... Richie Aprile

John Heard ... Vin Makazian

Joseph Siravo ... Johnny Boy Soprano

Joe Santos ... Angelo Garepe

Richard Portnow ... Harold 'Mel' Melvoin

Frank Vincent ... Phil Leotardo

Rae Allen ... Aunt Quintina Blundetto

Leslie Bega ... Valentina La Paz
Carl Capotorto ... Little Paulie Germani

Charley Scalies ... Coach Molinaro

John Fiore ... Gigi Cestone

Will Janowitz ... Finn DeTrolio
Tony Lip ... Carmine Lupertazzi Sr.

Al Sapienza ... Mikey Palmice

Dan Grimaldi ... Patsy Parisi

Robert Funaro ... Eugene Pontecorvo

Chris Caldovino ... Billy Leotardo
Didi Wong ... Jade Escort
Angelo Massagli ... Bobby Baccalieri Jr.
Jimmy Collins ... Charlie Garepe

Teresa Yenque ... Mirsa

Chandler Parker ... Store Clerk

Roslyn Ruff ... Plaza Receptionist
Germel Younger ... Man in the Crowd

Mark McGann ... Face in the Crowd

Eric Seltzer ... Crowd Leader
Patrick J. O'Connor ... Doorman

Sarah Ireland ... Woman

Angel Feliciano ... Bellman
Elaine Hyman ... Dot
Sylvia Kowalczuk ... Harpist
Dennis Aloia ... Justin Blundetto
Kevin Aloia ... Jason Blundetto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Adler ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Linda Rivera Bradt ... Girl in Gray Sweatsuit (uncredited)
Pat Chambers ... Woman in Car Window (uncredited)

David Chase ... Man (voice) (uncredited)
Stephen Humby ... Plaza Guest (uncredited)

Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto (uncredited)
Kevin Rivera ... Marcus (uncredited)

Stewart Summers ... Restraurant Patron (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Allen Coulter 
 
Writing credits
David Chase (created by)

David Chase (written by) and
Matthew Weiner (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
Ilene S. Landress .... executive producer
April Lawrence .... associate producer
Gianna Maria Smart .... co-producer
Matthew Weiner .... supervising producer
Terence Winter .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Phil Abraham (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
Kymbra Callaghan .... key makeup artist
Stephen Kelley .... makeup artist (as Stephen M. Kelley)
Darren Mills .... hair stylist
Karen Reuter Fabbo .... makeup artist
Marie Salandra .... nail stylist (as Maria Salandra)
Anthony Veader .... key hair stylist (as Anthony F. Veader)
Dennis Parker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
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
Kristin Bernstein .... second assistant director
Michael DeCasper .... first assistant director
Charlie Foster .... dga trainee
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
Anne Beiser Haywood .... on set scenic
Tom Heaps .... set dresser (as Tommy Heaps)
Christopher Hébel .... scenic foreman (as Christopher Hebel)
Miguel Jimenez .... shop electric
Glenn W. Jones .... set dresser
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)
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
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge
Joan Winters .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Don Givens .... foley mixer
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Jan McLaughlin .... sound utility
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
Dan Paikin .... sound utility (as Daniel M. Paikin)
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)
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (uncredited)
Alfonso Calvo .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Conrad V. Brink Jr. .... special effects (as Conrad V. Brink)
 
Visual Effects by
Lesley Robson-Foster .... visual effects supervisor: post production, R!ot (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator (as Pete Bucossi)
Vic Bucossi .... stunts (as Victor Bucossi)
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Ralph Ferrara .... stunts
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Matthew Gordon .... stunts
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts (as Don Hewitt Jr.)
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Charles Santy .... stunts
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Anderson .... best boy electric (as Thomas M. Anderson)
Joseph Baccari .... electrician
Peter Colavito .... electrician
William Coleman .... camera operator (as Bill Coleman)
Stephen Consentino .... steadicam operator
Justin Corbett .... grip
Aaron Dawley .... best boy grip
Robert Falcone .... electrician (as Robert A. Falcone)
Brian Fitzsimons .... grip (as Brian Fitzsimmons)
Anthony Gamiello .... grip
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip (as Dennis A. Gamiello)
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
Dennis Green .... 24 frame playback
Robert Gurgo .... base camp genny
Kevin Janicelli .... gaffer
Scott Koenigsberg .... camera loader
Peter Koola .... rigging gaffer
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip
Hollis Meminger .... camera loader
Monique Mitchell .... grip
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
Gerard Sava .... b camera operator
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
Nina Zarnett .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kathleen Backel .... casting assistant
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
Irene Feldbauer .... costumer
Jennifer Ingram .... costumer
Joseph La Corte .... wardrobe supervisor
Jesse Lello .... wardrobe production assistant
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
Owen Kaen .... 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
April Taylor .... assistant location manager (as April R. Taylor)
Sandra Vannucchi .... location scout
 
Music Department
Kathryn Dayak .... music editor
Jennifer C. Harper .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
Ronald Baum .... driver
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
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
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)
Deborah Ricketts .... clip clearance
Leslie E.A. Rider .... script coordinator
Carmen Rodríguez .... accounting assistant (as Carmen Rodriguez)
Henri Sann .... set production assistant
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)
Ryder Washburn .... armorer (uncredited)
Dared Wright .... stand-in: James Gandolfini (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
58 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Phil Leotardo, played by Frank Vincent, kills Angelo Garepe in the trunk of his car, while Angelo is begging for mercy. Vincent's character in Goodfellas (1990) was killed in the same way.See more »
Quotes:
Annette Bening:There is something "Bugsy" about him.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features High Noon (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kulun MankwaleshSee more »

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64 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
The finale - part 1, 18 May 2008
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

The Test Dream is beautiful, mysterious, entrancing, filled with hidden meanings. It's one of the best Sopranos episodes ever, and constitutes the first third of Season Five's finale.

The whole fifth series dealt with the return of two ex-cons, Tony's cousin Tony Blundetto (Steve Buscemi) and Johnny Sack's henchman Phil Leotardo (Frank Vincent), and it is these two figures who determine most of the actions in these three concluding episodes. The story starts with Phil brutally murdering a friend of Blundetto's as retribution for what the latter did to his brother (juicy detail for Scorsese fans: the guy Phil kills dies in the exact same way Vincent did in Goodfellas). Upon receiving the news, Tony tries to contact his cousin, but in vain: Tony B. is nowhere to be found, hiding away from everyone in his quest for revenge.

But that's merely the prologue, in a way: as the title suggests, the core of this show is a dream, and a test dream at that. Occupying more screen-time than anyone's ever granted a fantasy sequence, Tony's visions lead him to one logical conclusion: to avoid a full-scale war between New York and New Jersey, he will have to kill Cousin Tony.

Dream sequences have always played an important part in the Sopranos mythology, never more so than in this episode: aside from Annette Bening's presence, open for interpretation, the truly intriguing thing about The Test Dream is the fact that the characters guiding Tony towards "the light" are all people who died, in one way or another, through their association with him - Pussy Bonpensiero, Ralph Cifaretto, Mikey Palmice, Carmine Lupertazzi, heck, even Pie-o-My the horse shows up. They all died because of Tony, and their point is, in order to preserve peace, he must kill another person, and one he truly cares for at that. Now, who said the series glamorizes the mob?

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