First Family
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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
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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