The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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The Ride 

Paulie finds public opinion turned against him after an amusement ride accident, while Chris tries to start a new life as a husband and father.

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Terence Winter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Frank Vincent ... Phil Leotardo
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Ray Abruzzo ... Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.
Dan Grimaldi ... Patsy Parisi
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Storyline

It's time for the annual church fête and as usual Paulie is responsible for the 5 day affair. It's always been a money maker for Paulie - Tony's father, Johnny Soprano, had control of it before him - but a new parish priest thinks that the $10,000 Paulie contributes as the church's share is too low and thinks $50,000 would be more appropriate. Paulie balks at the figure, at least in part he says because his own costs have been rising. One thing he does to save money is to hire second-rate carnival rides, something that comes back to haunt him when one of the rides breaks down and people are injured. Paulie is also under a great deal of stress after his doctor doesn't like the results of his PSA test and schedules a biopsy. When Christopher's girlfriend Kelly tells him she's pregnant, he asks her to marry him. He's still fighting his addiction however and falls off the wagon. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song played during the ending credits is a live cover version of "Pipeline", by Johnny Thunders. See more »

Goofs

Paulie throws Nucci's flat screen television through her window and leaves in anger after he finds out she's in fact not his biological mother, he comes back a second time, being a little bit more peaceful, and the two sit down and watch Lawrence Welk on a replacement TV of unknown origins, from the interior of Nucci's family room you can see the window is still not fixed, and can hear the wind blowing the trees outside, in the next shot, from the exterior, the window is magically fixed, credits roll. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Talking privately in Tony's basement] what's wrong? What's the matter?
Christopher Moltisanti: [Genuinely reminding him] you know I've always been loyal to you?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: What'd are trying to tell me?
Christopher Moltisanti: [Shamefully crying] I can't even say it... Adriana
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: What about her?
Christopher Moltisanti: The Feds
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Jesus fucking Christ, how fucking long?
Christopher Moltisanti: A year, I don't know exactly
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: When'd you find out?
Christopher Moltisanti: She just told me last night
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References The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977) See more »

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Written and performed by Fred Neil
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Paulie
31 July 2019 | by maxfeldmanSee all my reviews

Focuses on development of Paulie. He's depicted in this episode as having feelings of remorse, especially towards his "mother". Character development between Chris and Tony is good as well, as they bond together.


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