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On the 20th anniversary of its debut, “The Sopranos” holds an exalted place in television history. A new film coming next year will continue the story of America’s favorite mob family
By Marshall Fine | From The Sopranos | 20th Anniversary, March/April 2019
First Family
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Sure, it’s been two decades—but it’s not like people can just suddenly fuhgeddaboudit. “It’s impossible to stop talking about ‘The Sopranos,’ ” says Vincent Curatola, who played mob boss Johnny “Sack” Sacrimoni on the legendary TV show. “It’s like trying to stop talking about your life. It was a phenomenon, like an out-of-body experience.” The HBO series came out of nowhere in January 1999, with a cast of actors no one really knew, and set the television world on fire, creating its own niche in television history. A dozen years after it aired its controversial final episode, “The Sopranos” remains one of the most influential and honored shows of all time, setting the …
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