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Wiseguy 

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Vincenzo Terranova is an Italian undercover agent for the Organized Crime Bureau who goes from one assignment to the next, busting dangerous criminals while putting himself in great danger.
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4   3   2   1  
1990   1989   1988   1987  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jonathan Banks ...  Frank McPike 74 episodes, 1987-1990
Jim Byrnes ...  Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs 74 episodes, 1987-1990
Ken Wahl ...  Vinnie Terranova / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1990
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Storyline

Vinnie Terranova (Ken Wahl) does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an Agent for the O.C.B. (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 Carlotta (Elsa Raven) and other family members while acting undercover as a 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 Rudy Aiuppo (George Petrie). Written by Barlow Pepin <mbpepn@sbcglobal.net>

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His first wrong move will be his last.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Was chosen by Entertainment Weekly Magazine as one of the "100 New Classics" ranking as number seventy-four in the television category. The issue ranked the greatest works of entertainment of the previous twenty-five years. The issue was dated June 20, 2008. See more »

Quotes

Vinnie: [looking at roger's tricked out T-bird car with hidden guns in front and back]
Vinnie: What do you use this for?
Roger LoCocco: Weddings, parties, special occasions.
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Alternate Versions

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 »


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Bright Side
Debbie Harry sung title track for 3 episodes
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Good series from the mid-late eighties
16 February 2000 | by Alex-372See all my reviews

Wiseguy was my favorite series in '87/'88, with great story lines, a charming lead character, and an ever changing scenery.

It also introduced tv audiences to the acting abilities of Kevin Spacey, and me to the great looks of Joan Severance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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