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A Hit Is a Hit
Season 1, Episode 10 #10
Air date March 14, 1999
Written by Joe Bosso
Frank Renzulli
Directed by Matthew Penn
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"A Hit Is a Hit" is the 10th episode of Season 1 of the HBO original series The Sopranos. It is the 10th overall episode of the series. It was written by Joe Bosso and Frank Renzulli, directed by Matthew Penn and originally aired on March 14, 1999.

Episode cast Edit

  • James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
  • Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
  • Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano
  • Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti
  • Dominic Chianese as Corrado Soprano, Jr. *
  • Vincent Pastore as Pussy Bonpensiero
  • Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante
  • Tony Sirico as Paulie Gualtieri
  • Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jr. *
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano
  • and Nancy Marchand as Livia Soprano *

* = credit only

Guest starring Edit

  • Jerry Adler as Hesh Rabkin
  • Drea de Matteo as Adriana
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Massive Genius

Also guest Starring Edit

  • Oksana Lada as Irina Peltsin
  • Bryan Hicks as Orange J
  • Nick Fowler as Richie Santini
  • Gregg Wattenberg as Vito
  • Chris Gibson as Bass Player
  • Ned Stroh as Drummer
  • Bray Poor as Squid
  • Robert LuPone as Dr. Bruce Cusamano
  • Jim Demarse as Jack Krim
  • James Weston as Randy Wagner
  • Phil Coccioletti as Eric
  • Terumi Matthews as Rita
  • Dan Morse as Mullethead
  • Alexandra Neil as Wendy Krim
  • Ken Prymus as Manager
  • Saundra Santiago as Jean Cusamano
  • Jessy Terrero as Gallegos
  • Elizabeth Ann Townsend as Barb Wagner
  • Cedric Turner as Police Officer

Plot Edit

Tony tries to make friends outside his blood family (or his Mafia family) and is glad when Dr. Cusamano invites him for a round of golf at the country club. Prior to this, he had denounced the Cusamanos as "Wonder Bread Wops", or people who forget their Italian bloodlines in order to ingratiate themselves with non-Italians. However, at the club, all the country club members want to hear is Mafia anecdotes, which is largely due to the idea that what is seen on TV must be real, a stereotype. In therapy, Tony thinks it is spiritual revenge for his teasing of other kids in his younger years. Tony gets his comeuppance when Dr. Cusamano says the club is not accepting new members. Tony says he is fine with the rejection and, as a form of revenge, gives Cusamano a package full of sand to safeguard while implying it contains something more sinister.

Subplot Edit

Christopher is continuing his foray into the entertainment business, although this time with Adriana.