The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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House Arrest 

Junior feels the restrictions of his house arrest acutely, while Tony starts putting in hours at his actual job to allay FBI suspicions, while Junior and Richie uses the garbage pick up routes for a double purpose.


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)


David Chase (created by), Terence Winter




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
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano (credit only)
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
David Proval ... Richie Aprile
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano
Jerry Adler ... Hesh


Tony knows he's dodged a bullet when Christopher's attacker is eliminated and his lawyer suggests he lay low for awhile, maybe actually showing up at Barone waste management where he is supposed to have an office. Sitting behind a desk all day doesn't go over too easily however. He has yet more problems to solve however when he learns that Richie Aprile has at least one of his drivers selling cocaine along his garbage route. Tony orders Richie to stop what he's doing but not surprisingly that doesn't sit well with him. Uncle Junior meanwhile meets the widow of an old friend who would clearly like to spend some time with him. He's embarrassed to tell her that he's under house arrest however. Written by garykmcd

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sex with secretary | gangster | See All (2) »


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

26 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


First of two series appearances by former middleweight champion of the world Vito Antuofermo as Bobby Zanone. Not surprisingly, like so many other "Sopranos" cast members, he acquired some early acting experience in movies by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. See more »


The position of Agent Harris's arms keeps changing with each edit as he stands talking with Tony in the final scene. See more »


Tony Soprano: You know we're the only country in the world where the pursuit of happiness is guaranteed in writing? You believe that? Bunch of fucking spoiled brats. Where's my happiness then?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: It's the pursuit that's guaranteed.
Tony Soprano: Yeah. Always a fucking loophole, right?
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References Home Alone (1990) See more »


You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
Written and Performed by Johnny Thunders
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Dealing with tedium
12 August 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

A quieter than usual episode, HOUSE ARREST sees Tony spending time behind a desk at his carting company, and he is quickly bored to tears. Junior is under house arrest after some surgery, and quickly becomes frustrated when the not-entirely unattractive widow of an old pal reinserts herself into his life. He struggles with how much he should tell her about his situation. Tony meanwhile pisses and moans to Melfi, to no avail. And she is drinking more than ever, which leads to a dramatic moment in a busy restaurant. Tony attends a carting contractor gala and promptly collapses. after yet another run-in with Richie, who later in the episode makes a sarcastic reference to Junior about Tony's "grand mal" spells. Gandolfini nails the situation when, with nothing to do in his new office, he doodles and then starts picking at a stress-induced rash on his arm. The episode starts out with an amusing bit involving a garbage truck dumping a huge pile of trash in a deli owner's parking lot. Of course, it's not funny to the store owner. A phone conversation between the owner and Richie is not to be missed.

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