The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Pilot 

A mobster passes out at a family barbecue and seeks therapy to understand why.

Director:

David Chase

Writers:

David Chase (created by), David Chase
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Cast

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
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano
Michael Gaston ... Alex Mahaffey
Joe Lisi ... Dick Barone
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Jerry Adler ... Hesh Rabkin
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Storyline

Tony Soprano is a New Jersey mobster with a complicated life. He's recently passed out as a result of an anxiety attack and begins to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi. Tony's mother is at an age where she should be in a retirement home but she flatly refuses, obviously preferring to nag at her son. His father's brother, Uncle Junior, is planning a hit at a restaurant owned by his high school buddy Artie Bocco. A rival company is edging in on his trash removal business. At home, his teenager daughter Meadow is rebelling against parental authority, especially her mother's. Finally, a family of wild ducks that had taken to living in his backyard pool and who he fed regularly has flown away. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In the pilot, Tony Soprano's Jersey accent is much less pronounced than in his "final" character. He speaks more softly and in general seems to be a little more "gentle". See more »

Goofs

When Alex, Hesh and Pussy are talking business on the footbridge, Pussy mentions Alex's hip injury when it was clearly his upper leg, based on the earlier car assault scene with Tony and the subsequent cast placement. See more »

Quotes

Tony Soprano: Had some good times. Had some good years?
Carmela Soprano: Here he goes now with the nostalgia.
Tony Soprano: Hey, all I'm saying is no marriage is perfect.
Carmela Soprano: Well, having that comare on the side helps.
Tony Soprano: I told you I'm not seeing her anymore. How do you think I feel, having that priest around all the time?
Carmela Soprano: Don't even go there, alright? Father is a spiritual mentor. He's helping me to be a better Catholic.
Tony Soprano: Yeah, well we all got different needs.
Carmela Soprano: What's different between you and me is you're going to Hell when you die!
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Connections

References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Fired Up!
(uncredited)
Composed by Ralph Falcon
Performed by Funky Green Dogs
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Giddy
28 June 2020 | by bevo-13678See all my reviews

I like the bit where he walks into the pool in his dressing gown


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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