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Wiseguy Dates : 1987 - 1990
75 episodes of 52 min
First broadcasting : 4 Avril 1988
Creator(s) : Stephen J. Cannell & Frank Lupo
Producer(s) : Stephen J. Cannell
Music : Mike Post
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Vincente Terranova is not a real "bad". He works under cover to infiltrate the world of crime and his professional conscience led him to endure the prison to protect his new identity. But his mother does not know it and he does not have the right to tell him.

His contacts are Frank McPike (Jonathan Banks) and especially Uncle Mike (Jim Byrnes), both in the service of the OCB.

During the four seasons, his two main enemies are Dave Steelgrave (Ray Sharkey) and Mel Profitt (Kevin Spacey) including the sculptural sister Susan (Joan Severance) does not leave Vinnie de marble. An indication of the name of Roger Lococco (Willian Russ) can be considered as the only "friend" of Vinnie and his brother, Father Pete Terranova, is the only one in the secret of Vinnie.

Ready to everything, from the worst to the best in order to save his skin and his mission, Vincente must in intelligence monsters in white collar, crooked financiers and unscrupulous mafia.

A cop in the Mafia (original title: Wiseguy) is an American television series in 100 episodes of 45 minutes, created by Stephen J. Cannell and broadcast between September 16, 1987 and December 8, 1990 on the CBS network. The series follows the adventures of Vinnie Terranova, an infiltrated agent of the Criminal Intelligence Division, who is responsible for pretending to be a criminal in order to bring down important members of the mafia.

The series features Ken Wahl in the role of Vinnie Terranova, Jonathan Banks in the role of FBI agent Roger Lococco, Jim Byrnes in the role of the informant of Vinnie, "Lifeguard", and Kevin Spacey in the role From Mel Profitt, a wealthy drug dealer. The series was acclaimed by criticism for its solid performance and its intelligent realization, and has won numerous prizes, including a Primetime Emmy Award for the best artistic direction for a television series.

The main character in the series, Vinnie Terranova, is an infiltrated agent of the Criminal Intelligence Division which is responsible for bringing criminals by pretending to be one of them. Vinnie is an intelligent and courageous man, but he is often confronted with difficult choices and moral dilemmas because of his double life. Despite the risks he takes, he is determined to do justice and put an end to the criminal activities of mafia organizations.

During the series, Vinnie is responsible for infiltrating different criminal groups, including mafia, street gangs, terrorist groups and drug cartels. He often works in close collaboration with his CID colleagues, as well as with FBI agents and other police. He must also navigate the troubled waters of criminal life, avoiding traps and betrayals while maintaining his cover.

A cop in the mafia is an entertaining and intense series that offers a fascinating overview of criminal activities and police investigations. The series was praised for its remarkable performance and its quality realization, and remains one of the most popular television programs of its time.

The Actors

Ken Wahl - Vinnie Terranova

Ken Wahl

(Vinnie Terranova)

Jonathan Banks - Frank McPike

Jonathan Banks

(Frank McPike)

Jim Byrnes - Daniel Benjamin Burroughs

Jim Byrnes

(Daniel Benjamin Burroughs)

Kevin Spacey - Mel Profitt

Kevin Spacey

(Mel Profitt)


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In the episode "New Blood", Sonny unintentionally causes an explosion, and then says, "Did I do that?" - Steve Urkle's line from "Family Matters" (1989) every time he breaks something.

In the episode "To Die in Bettendorf", Sid works in shoe store. He insults overweight customer who can't find shoes in her size - exactly as Al Bundey does many times in "Married... with Children" (1987).


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