The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Cold Cuts 

Chris and cousin Tony do some digging to make sure old secrets stay buried, while Janice puts her marriage in jeopardy with her fierce temper.


Mike Figgis


David Chase (created by), Robin Green | 1 more credit »

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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 (credit only)
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala) (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni
Steve Buscemi ... Tony Blundetto
David Strathairn ... Robert Wegler


Tony sends Christopher and his cousin Tony Blundetto upstate to his uncle Pat's farm. There are several bodies buried there that now have to be relocated since the farm has been sold to a housing developer. Christopher resents Tony B.'s rapid rise and the fact that he is now the boss' favorite. Tony B. has a lot of stories and Chris reassesses his opinion of him. Things are heating up between Johnny Sack and Tony Soprano. A shipment of Vespa scooters that one of Tony's crews was going to hijack off the New Jersey docks vanishes and he later learns Johnny's men simply took it. Johnny suspects Tony Blundetto of shooting Joe Peeps despite Tony's assurances to the contrary. As if he doesn't have enough on his plate, Tony has to deal with his sister Janice whose violent temper landed her on the evening news after she attacked another mom at her step-daughter's soccer game. She takes an anger management class that has an obvious effect on her. Until Tony decides to do something about it, of... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

9 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newburgh, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title episode is a reference to a few different things. Tony tells Dr. Melfi that "revenge is like serving cold cuts" (inadvertently mangling the adage "Revenge is a dish best served cold"). Johnny Sack continues to interfere with Soprano business in retribution for the murder of "Joey Peeps." In a scene at Uncle Pat's farm, Christopher, Pat, and Tony B eat cold cut sandwiches for lunch. The title may also refer to the dead bodies Tony B and Christopher are looking for in this episode. Meat, specifically cold cuts, is a prominent symbol in the series that refers to Tony's past and anger issues. The title may also refer to the joking and taunting and insults that Tony, Tony B and Christopher exchange and who affect Christopher the most. Tony uses cold maleficent provocations (cuts) to break Janice's anger management and force her into a tantrum. See more »


The news anchor pronounces the psychologist's name as Dela Kaku. See more »


Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Tony storms into Janice and Bobby's home after he saw a news report that showed Janice was arrested for fighting with a parent during a children's soccer game] Where is she?
Janice Soprano: It wasn't my fault.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: My name was all over the TV because of your bullshit!
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri: It's not simple, apparently that woman's kid was picking on Sophia.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [to Bobby and Janice] Why didn't they collar her then?
Janice Soprano: I am suing the township for "wrongful arrest."
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: No you're not! What you're going to do is, you're going to call my lawyer, plea it...
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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »


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a few jars up there..
16 October 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee 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 05

The fifth act brings back the family drama and a bit mature ethereal morale conflicts that is sort of surprising and brilliant of them to pull it off considering the higher and lethal stakes that it usually fiddles with and it also joins in the previous threats and newer characters.

Cold Cuts

Not often do we encounter a chapter end on a conversation, and since the series aces on delivery highly intense ones that build up itself has enough crisp to keep the interest alive on its bubble.

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