Vinyl (2016)
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The Racket 

Richie deal with his star Hannibal. Lester comes back for explanations. Devon looks for answers. The nasty bits are getting signed.

Director:

S.J. Clarkson

Writers:

Mick Jagger (created by), Martin Scorsese (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Cannavale ... Richie Finestra
Paul Ben-Victor ... Maury Gold (credit only)
P.J. Byrne ... Scott Levitt
Max Casella ... Julie Silver
Ato Essandoh ... Lester Grimes
James Jagger ... Kip Stevens
J.C. MacKenzie ... Skip Fontaine
Jack Quaid ... Clark Morelle
Ray Romano ... Zak Yankovich
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Ingrid (credit only)
Juno Temple ... Jamie Vine
Olivia Wilde ... Devon Finestra
Ken Marino ... Jackie Jarvis
Daniel J. Watts ... Hannibal
Annie Parisse ... Andrea Zito
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Richie deal with his star Hannibal. Lester comes back for explanations. Devon looks for answers. The nasty bits are getting signed.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Soundtracks

Politicians In My Eyes
Written by Bobby Hackney
Performed by Death
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The Racket
17 January 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

We are at episode 4 and a lot of things happen here such as a chaotic day in the office but it is till uneven.

Buck Rogers is getting buried but Richie misses the funeral. The cops visit Richie and remind him that he was the last person to call him. The cops are big Robert Goulet fans who happens to be recording songs for Richie's record company, in fact Goulet spots a gap in the market, the after Christmas Day songs.

Richie is courting fictional funk musician Hannibal (a Rick James/George Clinton hybrid) leaving the Nasty Bit's hanging about who have turned up to sign for them. Richie might be looking for the next new sound but then ignores it when they come knocking on his office door.

An angry Lester burns his master tape in Richie's office which sets off the sprinklers leaving him drenched. Lester then becomes the Nasty Bit's manager telling them the real truth about the music business and sharks like Richie and he will get them the best deal.

Richie's wife Devon has gone to visit a divorce lawyer but she is unsure as to what she really wants.


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