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
Family. Redefined. (season 2)
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was a longtime fan of Steven Van Zandt
's music and had always wanted to write a role for him. When Chase saw Van Zandt induct The Rascals
into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he invited him to audition for Tony Soprano, even though he had never acted before. Van Zandt did not want to take a role away from a real actor, so Chase wrote the role of Silvio Dante for him. The Rascals
' performance footage ended up being featured in 1999's seventh episode, The Sopranos: Down Neck
(1999). See more
Tony shouldn't have Benny Fazio sent to collect money for the family because he clearly doesn't appear physically intimidating. See more
Carmine 'Little Carmine' Lupertazzi
The Soprano family has always been a little pushy.
Family? They're a glorified crew!
John 'Johnny Sack' Sacrimoni
Whatever they are, Carmine, they make us a lot of money.
Referenced in Hellhounds
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