The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Cold Stones 

Phil takes out his revenge on Vito, while Tony grows frustrated with Anthony's lack of ambition or work ethic.

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Diane Frolov | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Frank Vincent ... Phil Leotardo
Sharon Angela ... Rosalie Aprile
Joseph R. Gannascoli ... Vito Spatafore
Dan Grimaldi ... Patsy Parisi
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Storyline

Vito approaches Tony in a shopping mall and asks if he can have back in and suggests he might be able to set himself up in Atlantic City. Tony is non-committal and they arrange to meet again. Before that happens, Phil Leotardo learns Vito is back in town and exacts his revenge. Tony sees this as Phil's attempt to exert some control over the New Jersey family. Tony's about had it with AJ loafing around and gets him a regular construction job at the Esplanade work site. Carmela and Rosalie Aprile go off to Paris for a holiday. They are just in awe of the city and Carmela begins to wonder about their place in the world. Sil and Carlo have a run-in with one of Phil Leotardo's men that gets just a bit out of hand. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The church that Carmela and Ro visit in Paris is Saint-Sulplice, the same (Templar) church that featured significantly in The Da Vinci Code. See more »

Goofs

Referring to Carnac the Magnificent, Tony mistakenly calls Frank "Carnac the Great". See more »

Quotes

Jim "Johhny Cakes" Witowski: [on the phone] Hello?
Vito Spatafore: Hi!
Jim "Johhny Cakes" Witowski: Fuck you!
Vito Spatafore: I know, look...
Jim "Johhny Cakes" Witowski: Not a word. Not a note. What kind of person are you?
Vito Spatafore: You're right, I'm sorry.
Jim "Johhny Cakes" Witowski: You need help. You're seriously fucked up!
Vito Spatafore: I got kids, I couldn't live without them.
Jim "Johhny Cakes" Witowski: Bullshit! It was the fucking life that you couldn't live without. The gambling, the money, who knows what else!
Vito Spatafore: You're right. I didn't want to drag you into this pit I'm in.
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Features Strike Up the Band (1940) See more »

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Ouvre Les Yeux
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Performed by PM
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a sunny optimist..
18 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 06

This sixth and final chapter is way too mature and intelligent even for its own standards and with manipulative bluffs and characters being played like puppets, the writers, the makers and the actors are literally giving their all in.

Cold Stones

A wise detour by the makers to jump in jaggedly on mark in order to boost the series, it's the kind of wait that is not only worth but somehow profitable for both the actors and audience to experience such wide range.


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