Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer. The segments, which ran several shows each, included in-depth and empathetic characterizations of the players on both sides of the law. Scenarios include the underbelly of the recording industry, protection rackets, international arms dealing, foiling white supremacist plotters, uncovering a government conspiracy to set up a compliant new head of state in a third-world country, and Vinnie's final reconciliation with his Italian mother and her new husband, the purely legendary Mafia figure Don Aiupo.
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His first wrong move will be his last.
Did You Know?
Appeared on Time magazine's list of the "All-Time 100 TV Shows" by critic James Poniewozik in the September 5, 2007 issue. See more
How fast can you get me $10,000?
It would amaze even you.
Due to licensing costs, the song "Nights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues featured in one episode has been replaced by a less expensive tracks on the DVD release. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.34
Try a little tenderness
Written by Jimmy Campbell
, Reginald Connelly
and Harry M. Woods
Performed by Otis Redding See more