The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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The Strong, Silent Type 

In the midst of suspicions that he killed Ralph, Tony tries to intervene to get Chris clean and sober.

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Terence Winter (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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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
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto (voice)
Elias Koteas ... Dominic Palladino
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Storyline

Christopher's heroin addiction is now completely out of control. After he accidentally sits on Adriana's dog killing it, she freaks out. Her FBI contact tells her of the need to convince him to get help. Tony is also concerned and when Christopher is car-jacked and beaten up trying to buy heroin - Christopher's reaction when he gets home and Adriana suggests rehab is to slap her around - he decides it's time for him to intervene. Needless to say, not everyone seems to understand how an intervention is supposed to work. Everyone is wondering what's happened to Ralph but some begin to suspect Tony of getting rid of him. Johnny Sack wants a piece of some of Tony's recent scores but Tony won't share. Tony starts a rumor that Johnny Sack may be the one responsible for Ralph Cifarello's disappearance. Furio returns from Italy, his feelings for Carmela still unresolved. She too is still attracted to him and starts finding reasons to stop by his house. Tony opens up about his loss to Dr. ... Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The jacket that Eddie is wearing when he takes Christopher home is the same one Richie Aprile gave to Tony (who later gave it to his housekeeper's husband) in The Sopranos: Full Leather Jacket (2000). See more »

Goofs

Dominic says an intervention is a non-judge mental confrontation, Whatever was said or done by the participants during the intervention that is considered judge mental is not a goof because as they stated earlier in the episode none of them has ever participated in a intervention. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [after Christopher is harshly beaten] Does it hurt?
Christopher Moltisanti: They gave me some aspirin.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Well enjoy it, cause it's the last fucking drug you're ever gonna take.
Christopher Moltisanti: I'm sorry, T.
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Shut the fuck up and listen to me. You're my nephew, Christopher, and I love you. And that's the only reason you're alive right now. If it had been anybody else, anybody, they would have had that fuckin' intervention right through the back of their head. You and me, we're close. We've done a lot of things for eachother.
Christopher Moltisanti: A cop shot my...
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Features Bear Shooters (1930) See more »

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Life Is A Bullet
Written by Jacoby Shaddix and Tobin Esperance
Performed by Papa Roach
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for the parents.
16 October 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing. It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way. Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 04

This fourth act is more professional and business than personal and yet it is more emotionally competent, if not among the best. But with new additions of characters and expected threat, it has got the right amount of crispiness as much as it is husky.

The Strong, Silent Types

Just as the title, it is mellow not on the methods nor the repercussions, but its ideology and that factors in effectively to the characters talking further steps in here, and addition to that the execution is pure brilliance.


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