This was the pilot for the hit series. Ken Wahl stars as Vinnie Terranova, a Justice Department agent reassigned to the Organized Crime Bureau (OCB) as a "wiseguy", a specially trained deep undercover agent. To help support his cover, Vinnie has just finished serving 18 months in a New Jersey prison. Vinnie is frustrated that he can't tell his mother that he is a government agent and not the criminal that he is now perceived to be. He wants out of the assignment, but after a friend is killed while investigating the Steelgrave crime family, Vinnie decides to go after them. He first picks a fight with the ruthless Sonny Steelgrave; impressed, Steelgrave offers him a job in his organization, and Vince begins the arduous task of living continuously undercover.
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When this episode originally aired, it featured the song "Domingo" by the Swiss electronic band Yello. See more
When they meet Sykes at the motel, after the shooting has begun there is a shot where Vinnie avoids two bullets which impact the door behind him. The shot changes to show the shooter and then returns to the shot of Vinnie in front of the door however the bullet holes in the door from the previous shot are missing. See more
Norman Winfield created the greatest single-hand weapon to date, capable of firing more than twenty rounds per second. It is also a compact rocket launcher.
Yeah, and I got a toaster that makes popcorn. So what?