Wiseguy 4 Seasons 1987
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1. Pilot Street-wise undercover Federal agent Vinnie Ternanova is released from prison after serving a false rap to establish his cover, and infiltrates the organized-crime Syndicate in Atlantic City--where, with one slip of his cover, he could end up a dead man.
2. New Blood In an attempt to take over Sonny Steelgrave's business, mob head Paul Patrice frames Sonny for several murder attempts he makes on the life of the special prosecutor investigating Sonny.
3. Loose Cannon A psychopathic murderer posing as Sonny's nephew double-crosses Sonny and holds Vinnie's girlfriend Gina hostage.
4. Birthday Surprise When Vinnie's young cousin, a boxer, is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, Vinnie jeopardizes his cover by going to "legals" -- the coroner, the homicide cops -- to get them moving on what he knows was a murder.
5. One on One When the local cops put the heat on Sonny Steelgrave and bust up several of his secret deals, he smells a rat in the inner circle and Vinnie finds himself the number one suspect.
6. The Prodigal Son After his mother is mugged in Brooklyn, an enraged Vinnie sets out to find the punk who did it, but when he visits his mother in the hospital, it breaks his heart that she still won't forgive him for his life of "crime."
7. A Deal's, A Deal Sonny's cruel punishment of a lounge singer who wants out of his contract triggers a cascade of events that leads to Vinnie's being photographed with McPike -- a photo that is to be delivered to Sonny.
8. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Sonny's impending marriage to a syndicate boss' daughter begins a supposedly businesslike realignment of "families, " but Vinnie learns that the wedding is a pretext for a bloody gang war.
9. No One Get Out of Here Alive An outraged Sonny Steelgrave accuses Vinnie of betraying him to his arch-rival, then realizes the devastating truth -- that his paisan is an undercover Federal agent
10. Last Rites for Lucci In the aftermath of the Steelgrave case, Vinnie tries to vindicate himself of his lingering feelings of betrayal and disloyalty by risking his life to save an old friend from the Brooklyn neighborhood who has a contract out on him.
11. The Independent Operator Vinnie's assignment to check out a contract killer leads him into a huge global contraband syndicate -- an operation that far exceeds the scope of the Steelgrave family -- overlorded by brother and sister Mel and Susan Profitt.
12. Fascination for the Flame Vinnie, now a bodyguard for the Profitts, gets his first trial by fire when Mel Profitt, the brilliant but paranoid overlord of an international crime empire, disrupts the wedding of an associate, who retaliates by kidnapping Susan.
13. Smokey Mountain Requiem Vinnie tells Mel Profitt he is leaving to go hare to New Jersey, but Mel offers him the biggest cocaine distribution network in the country -- a plum that Vinnie feels is too juicy for any undercover cop to turn down.
14. Player to be Named Now When Mel's former girlfriend shows up, begging for readmission to the Inner circle, he humiliates her, using her as a sexual pawn in a power game with a rival, but for Vinnie, forced to watch it happen, the worst is yet to come.
15. The Merchant of Death Vinnie retrieves secret records that enable Mel Profitt to blackmail a French official into buying munitions.
16. Not for Nothing Small-time hood Aldo Baglia notices a photo of Vinnie in a newspaper, and tracks him down and shoots him for revenge.
17. The Squeeze When Mel Profitt's armaments deals go sour, he sends Vinnie back East to set up a narcotics import distribution deal with the mob.
18. Blood Dance After rejecting an offer to finance a coup d'etat in the Caribbean, Mel Profitt becomes obsessed with a supposed voodoo death curse, and Vinnie, horrified, can only watch as Mel's personality begins to disintegrate.
19. Phantom Pain After Susan is arrested for Mel's murder, Vinnie refuses McPike's order to pull out of the Profitt case, because Susan, who has seemingly lost her grip on reality, has told him she is pregnant with his child.
20. Dirty Little Wars With Mel and Susan Profitt undone, McPike begins dismantling their empire, but Vinnie demands to stay on the case to get to the bottom of Roger Lococco's ties to a rogue CIA operation to stage a Caribbean coup d'etat.
21. Date with an Angel Roger Loccoco in effect signs his own death warrant by testifying to a Senate comnittee about a cabal within the U.S. intelligence community, but to back him up he needs Vinnie to testify as an O.C.B. operative -- testimony that would end Vinnie's career as…
|Starring||Ray Sharkey, Adriana Baron|
|Supporting actors||David Berner, Alex Bruhanski, Gary Chalk, Peter Chapek, Ralph Cole, Alex Diakun, Sydney Filkow, Jack Ging, Tom Heaton, John M. Jackson, Dwight Koss, Robert Miranda, Alan C. Peterson, Leon Pownall, David Purdham, Mark Rolston, Gianni Russo, Jessica Steen, William S. Taylor, Frank C. Turner, John Wesley, Colleen Winton, Adam Yawrekno|
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|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
The good guys can sometimes be bad as well good.
The package is not complete (only 16 of the original 22 episodes), the sequence is not correct and the video/audio quality on some of the episodes is very bad.
I enjoyed watching this on t.v. and its good to have the dvd set so I can watch this whenever I want.
Loved it the first time around. Ken Wahl & Jonathan Banks' characters started out slow, but their chemistry got better and better as the season wore on. Read morePublished 1 month ago by joe shlobotnik
As with Season 1, I watched Season 2 of Wiseguy via Amazon Instant video. I was very disappointed to find that several key episodes are not available. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jack
Not nearly as good as I remembered it -- very stereotypical and un-PC.Published 3 months ago by wutmeworry
The closed caption which I use as I have hearing problems is not correct. It seems as if it is for other episodes. I was very disappointed.Published 7 months ago by DEBORAH HAVENS
If you want to so the performance that started America's romance with Kevin Spacey watch him as Mel Profit! Intense, energetic and tender all wrapped up into one man.Published 12 months ago by Gillian Io Lewis
Very enjoyable for the most part. But roughly eight episodes are missing. These are the episodes where Vinny goes undercover with Shakala Records, run by Isaac and Amber Twine... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jim Rufer
If you watch this show, you see the influence that it MUST have had on the more recent 24. Compared to that, it is VERY slow moving, but for those that didn't grow UP on 24, I... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sir John