- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 7 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Long before Donnie Brasco brought similar drama to the big screen, Ken Wahl brought similar charisma, credibility, and chutzpah to his small-screen role as Vincent Terranova, a handsome undercover 30-year-old agent with the FBI's Organized Crime Bureau.
Conceived by co-creators Stephen Cannell ("The Rockford Files" and "The A-Team") and Frank Lupo, this special collection features the first 10 episodes from the Emmy nominated first season, including the groundbreaking pilot episode and the "Sonny Steelgrave" story-arc. Guest stars include Joe Dallesandro, Dan Lauria and Annette Benning.
Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer. The segments, which ran several shows each, included in-depth and empathetic characterizations of the players on both sides of the law. Scenarios include the underbelly of the recording industry, protection rackets, international arms dealing, foiling white supremacist plotters, uncovering a government conspiracy to set up a compliant new head of state in a third-world country, and Vinnie's final reconciliation with his Italian mother and her new husband, the purely legendary Mafia figure Don Aiupo.