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Wiseguy

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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Synopsis

Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer. The segments, which ran several shows each, included in-depth and empathetic characterizations of the players on both sides of the law. Scenarios include the underbelly of the recording industry (Deborah Harrie guest-stars), protection rackets, international arms dealing (Kevin Spacey is the billionaire kingpin), foiling white supremacist plotters, uncovering a government conspiracy to set up a compliant new head of state in a third-world country, and Vinnie's final reconciliation with his Italian mother and her new husband, the purely legendary Mafia figure Don Aiupo.

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)

Photos

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Trivia

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).

Filming

Filming locations:

DVD


Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by misou

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