An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence. Written by
There's no getting out. (syndication)
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Did You Know?
The character of Hesh, the Jewish gangster (played by Jerry Adler
) who is a trusted associate of Tony Soprano, is said to have been based on Morris Levy
, the founder of Roulette Records and onetime owner of the famous "Birdland" nightclub in New York City. Levy had a long reputation as being a close associate of several high-ranking New York Mafia figures and had no compunction about using his ties with them to keep recalcitrant and/or ambitious Roulette artists in line or to steal artists from other labels. One story has it that when singer Jackie Wilson
, at the time under contract to Roulette, tried to break his contract in order to take a more lucrative one offered him by Brunswick Records, Levy knocked him unconscious; when Wilson regained consciousness, Levy dragged him to the window of his tenth-floor office and hung him out of the window by his heels until he agreed to pay Levy several times more than his contract was worth in order to gain his release (and to also not be dropped ten stories to his death). See more
Tony should've promoted Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri to management sooner because Tony's uncle, uncle Junior trusted Bobby too. Unlike Christopher, Bobby wasn't a drug addict and alcoholic. Since Bobby is a family member it is highly unlikely he would become an FBI informant. See more
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.
[Repeated line to Dr. Melfi during their therapy sessions
I got the world by the balls and I can't stop feeling like a miserable prick.
Referenced in Weeds: Corn Snake
Woke Up This Morning
Written by Larry Love
, Mountain of Love
, Sir Eddie Real
and Rev D. Wayne Love
Performed by Alabama 3
Courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets, Inc.
Contains a sample from "Standing At The Burial Ground"
by Mississippi Fred McDowell
Contains a sample from "Mannish Boy"
Performed by Muddy Waters
Used courtesy of Sony Music
Contains elements from "Tell Me"
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets, Inc. See more