Vinyl (2016)
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Alibi 

Richie becomes an informant for the FBI to watch over Corrado Galasso, Zak tries to get Richie out of the company and Kip gets high on drugs and quits the band.

Director:

Allen Coulter

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
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 (credit only)
Annie Parisse ... Andrea Zito
Douglas Smith ... Gary / Xavier
Bo Dietl ... Joe Corso
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Richie becomes an informant for the FBI to watch over Corrado Galasso, Zak tries to get Richie out of the company and Kip gets high on drugs and quits the band.

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Drama | Music

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Trivia

CBGB played live music when it was still named Hillys On The Bowery See more »

Goofs

Modern spray paint cans are used to graffiti the office. Specifically, the spray button at the top is the wider modern white button as opposed to the simple traditional small black button used on aerosols in the 1970's, though I believe the labels were period replicas. See more »

Quotes

Lester Grimes: You know there's brothers right outside that door stick a knife in you for a dollar?
Richie Finestra: I know five people that will do it for free - two of them women.
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Soundtracks

You'll Be There
Written by Bob Relf, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Clyde McPhatter
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Alibi
23 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Oh dear, they really expected season two to be a formality!

The Nasty Bits finally make their debut concert and are a hit with the police arresting Kip Stevens on stage. This was after it was touch and go if Kip would even make it on stage after a drug overdose.

One of the A&R guys have popularised disco in the clubs. Good news for Lester Grimes as he stands to make money as it is an old song of his that is becoming a hit. Richie wants to do right by Lester to make sure he makes money rather than what the mobster in the firm, suggested; Send some guys to rough him up.

Richie is forced to become a FBI informant and keep a watchful eye on Corrado Galasso. Zak goes to Galasso hoping he would back him to wrest control of the company from Richie.

When one of Galasso's place is raided he thinks Zak is the grass but Richie thinks quickly to divert blame leading someone else to pay the price.

I thought Vinyl was a disappointing series given the talent involved. I am thinking Martin Scorsese than Mick Jagger here. The gangster story really got in the way, at one point in the final episode I thought they were going for a Joe Pesci line and vibe from Goodfellas.

There were great performances from Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Ato Essandoh but the script was a let down.


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