The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Down Neck 

Anthony has disciplinary problems at school, prompting Tony to recount memories of his childhood with Dr. Melfi.


Lorraine Senna


David Chase (created by), Mitchell Burgess | 1 more credit »




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
Vincent Pastore ... Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (credit only)
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano
Joseph Siravo ... Johnny Boy Soprano
Laila Robins ... Young Livia Soprano
Rocco Sisto ... Young Junior Soprano
David Beach ... Dr. Peter Galani


When AJ gets into trouble at school - he and two other boys steal sacramental wine from the church - Tony and Carmela are told he my have ADD. He's suspended from school for three days and is told to visit his grandmother where he lets it slip that Tony is seeing a psychiatrist. The situation causes Tony to reflect on his own times at that age. It was in 1967 that he learned something about his father when he sees his Dad and his brother Uncle Junior beat someone up to collect a debt. As a child, Tony thought his father also showed favoritism to his sister Janice by taking her to a fun fair every Sunday. He decided to find out what exactly they were doing. In fact, his father was conducting business with other mobsters who were also taking their daughters with them as a cover. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

21 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newark, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title refers to a Newark, New Jersey neighborhood known as The Ironbound. It is also referred to as "Down Neck" because of how the Passaic River curves around it looking somewhat like a neck. See more »


AJ and Tony are making sundaes and fooling around. When Tony was making a sundae he is using Pathmark brand whipped cream in a can. When AJ is in the kitchen and they fool around, the whipped cream turns into ReddiWhip. See more »


Peter Galani: He often has difficulty waiting his turn, is often quote unquote, "on the go" or acts if driven by a motor. Often interrupts or intrudes on others. And often fidgets with hands or feet.
Tony Soprano: He fidgets with hands or feet?
Peter Galani: That's right.
Tony Soprano: You mean, like, he fidgets?
Peter Galani: Uh-huh.
Tony Soprano: And that's a sickness, to fidget?
Peter Galani: Mr. Soprano, it's one of nine possible symptoms.
Tony Soprano: What constitutes a fidget?
Carmela Soprano: Tony...
Tony Soprano: No, no, what constitutes a fidget? I mean, so what if he fidgets? He's in school. Who doesn't fidget in school? ...
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Don't Bring Me Down
Composed by Gerry Goffin, Carole King
Performed by The Animals
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