The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Calling All Cars 

Tony's dreams seem to tell him where his life is headed, but he still feels as though he's out of control.

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

David Chase (created by), David Chase (teleplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti (credit only)
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto
Ray Abruzzo ... Little Carmine Lupertazzi
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Storyline

Tony's been having strange dreams of late but isn't happy with Dr. Melfi's inexact interpretations. He's on the verge of quitting therapy, or so he says. Bobby Bacala is still grieving for his late wife but that doesn't mean Janice has given up her pursuit. She manipulates him quite easily. New York mobsters Carmine Lupertazzi and Johnny Sack want a 40% cut of Tony's HUD scam. Johnny sounds out Paulie on where his loyalties lie should Tony be replaced. They also tell Tony's appraiser that he's working for them now. For his part, Tony decides to approach Carmine Jr. to see if he they could make a deal. Tony makes it clear that he's prepared to go to war if necessary. Uncle Junior is worried about his upcoming competency hearing. AJ scares Bobby's kids when he takes out the Ouija board after dinner and then decides to hold a séance. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Janice is talking to Bobby Jr through the computer, her user name is Vlad666. In the game Bobby Jr is playing, "Max Payne" (2001), there is a character named Vlad and the game makes many references to the devil and 666. Additionally, through Janices messages, she directs Bobby Jr to an ouija board. An ouija board is also mentioned in Max Payne. See more »

Goofs

Tony, Sil, Vito, and Paulie are sitting at a table inside Satriale's when Eugene Pontecorvo pulls up to the curb outside and begins beeping the car horn excessively. Paulie and Vito get up to leave and as they're saying goodbye to Tony and Sil, Tony mistakenly calls Vito "Beans". The next line of dialogue has Tony asking Sil if he "Ever talks to Beans down in Florida" so this may have caused James Gandolfini to make that mistake. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You know, there's this Russian woman. She told me something that's very true. She said, only here, in America, do we expect to be happy. I mean this woman, she had a terrible leg disease since she was 9. She was dirt poor. She's getting on with her life. I mean, over here, we come and we bitch to shrinks. I mean, what the fuck?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Well, part of that may be true. But, who said that after getting out of the dirt and the poverty, do we have to stop looking for pain and truth?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Pain and truth? Come on,...
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Connections

Features Max Payne (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Clocks
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Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
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had a dream..
16 October 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing. It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way. Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 04

This fourth act is more professional and business than personal and yet it is more emotionally competent, if not among the best. But with new additions of characters and expected threat, it has got the right amount of crispiness as much as it is husky.

Calling All Care

It is an essential one and not because it is placed in such crucial moments, but because it independently is, and unfortunately it fails to offer it the so called justifying goodbye sort of gesture that ought to leave the scar.


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