History Series / Wiseguy

27th Mar '16 7:24:08 AM JackG
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* ConfessInConfidence: Vinnie's brother Pete, a Catholic priest, is the only one with whom he can break his cover because of the seal of the confessional. [[spoiler: Later Vinnie is able to bring his mother in as well.]]

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* ConfessInConfidence: Vinnie's brother Pete, a Catholic priest, is the only one with whom he can break his cover because of the seal of the confessional. [[spoiler: Later Vinnie is able to bring his mother in as well.]]]] The priest-hears-of-an-impending-murder plot also gets used.
18th Feb '16 8:31:15 AM RaiderDuck
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* EmptyCopThreat: During the Sonny Steelgrave arc, [=McPike=] is the recipient of an implied one from a rival law enforcement agency also investigating Steelgrave. [=McPike=] responds with a real threat as hilarity ensues.
--->'''Frank:''' Interfere with my investigation again, and your next job will be night watchman at the Meadlowlands.
--->'''Rival Supervisor:''' ''(Pulls a tape recorder from his desk}'' You just made an on-the-record threat towards a law enforcement official.
--->'''Frank:''' No, that wasn't a threat. But if you keep this up, I'll make sure even the Meadowlands won't hire you. Now THAT'S a threat. ''(walks out)''
3rd Feb '16 7:54:12 AM GnomeTitan
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* TheCastShowoff: [[{{Music/Blondie}} Deborah Harry]], [[{{Music/Eagles}} Glenn Frey]], and Creator/TimCurry all get opportunities to show off their musical talents during the Dead Dog Records arc.



* DawsonCasting: Eddie Tempest is repeatedly referred to as a "teenage rock star." His actor, Billy Wirth, was 27 at the time he appeared.



* FakeNationality: Austrian actor Maximillian Schell as the ''very'' Cuban Amado Guzman.



* StarMakingRole: The Mel Profitt arc put Creator/KevinSpacey on the map.
8th Nov '15 2:30:06 PM FF32
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* BiggerBad: Martinez-Gacha, head of TheCartel, in the Miami arc.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Martinez-Gacha, head of TheCartel, in the Miami arc.
22nd Oct '15 9:43:59 AM Snarf
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* ConfessInConfidence: Vinnie's brother Pete, a Catholic priest, is the only one with whom he can break his cover because of the seal of the confessional. [[spoiler: Later Vinnie is able to bring his mother in as well.]]
31st Dec '14 10:39:12 PM nombretomado
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* StarMakingRole: The Mel Profitt arc put KevinSpacey on the map.

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* StarMakingRole: The Mel Profitt arc put KevinSpacey Creator/KevinSpacey on the map.
23rd Oct '14 12:03:23 AM Odon
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Sonny Steelgrave]], [[spoiler:Mel Profitt]] (although he gets someone else to do the deed), [[spoiler:Herb Ketcher]], Johnny Coke Bottles, and Kay Gallagher (although she fails).

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Sonny Steelgrave]], [[spoiler:Mel Profitt]] (although he gets someone else to do the deed), [[spoiler:Herb Ketcher]], [[TheMobBossISScarier Johnny Coke Bottles, Bottles]], and Kay Gallagher (although she fails).
15th May '14 2:04:21 PM Craverguy
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* DiabolicalMastermind: Mel Profitt. According to story editor Eric Blakeney, he was conceived as "a Film/JamesBond villain."
6th May '14 4:39:53 PM Craverguy
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* [[HouseboatHero Houseboat Villain]]: Mel Profitt lives on a mega-yacht with its own helipad.


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* WealthyYachtOwner: Mel Profitt lives on a mega-yacht with its own helipad.
26th Mar '14 9:04:40 AM SharleeD
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* BetterToDieThanToBeKilled: [[spoiler: Sonny's]] demise, when confronted by the prospect of a humiliating death by lethal injection.

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* BetterToDieThanToBeKilled: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Sonny's]] demise, when confronted by the prospect of a humiliating death by lethal injection.
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