Paul Sorvino

Paul Anthony Sorvino (/sɔːrˈviːnoʊ/, Italian: [sorˈviːno]; April 13, 1939 – July 25, 2022) was an American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor. He often portrayed authority figures on both sides of the law and was known for his roles as Paulie Cicero (based on Paul Vario) in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, and NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the TV series Law & Order. He took on supporting roles in A Touch of Class, Reds, The Rocketeer, Nixon, and Romeo + Juliet. He was the father of actors Mira Sorvino and Michael Sorvino. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Sorvino, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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GoodFellas (1990)

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The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Pesci  •  Lorraine Bracco

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Pesci  •  Lorraine Bracco

A Fine Mess (1986)

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Howie Mandel  •  Richard Mulligan  •  Stuart Margolin

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Howie Mandel  •  Richard Mulligan  •  Stuart Margolin

American Perfekt (1997)

Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick up her flunked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Chart
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Fairuza Balk  •  Paul Sorvino

Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick up her flunked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Chart
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Fairuza Balk  •  Paul Sorvino

Cruising (1980)

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S&M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as a decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Richard Cox

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S&M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as a decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Richard Cox

Dick Tracy (1990)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

I, the Jury (1982)

Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat Chambers. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Laurene Landon  •  Alan King

Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat Chambers. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Laurene Landon  •  Alan King

Longshot (2001)

Teen Alex Taylor and his older brother Jack live in L.A. where Jack is a personal fitness trainer. Jack had an affair with Mitzi Price, a very powerful business man's wife. Her husband, Laszlo Price, then blackmails Jack into going to New York City to get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lionel C. Martin
CAST:  Tony DeCamillis  •  Hunter Tylo  •  Joey Sculthorpe  •  Paul Sorvino

Teen Alex Taylor and his older brother Jack live in L.A. where Jack is a personal fitness trainer. Jack had an affair with Mitzi Price, a very powerful business man's wife. Her husband, Laszlo Price, then blackmails Jack into going to New York City to get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lionel C. Martin
CAST:  Tony DeCamillis  •  Hunter Tylo  •  Joey Sculthorpe  •  Paul Sorvino

Lost and Found (1979)

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg. In between numerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Hollis McLaren

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg. In between numerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Hollis McLaren

Money Talks (1997)

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Heather Locklear  •  Paul Sorvino

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Heather Locklear  •  Paul Sorvino

Nixon (1995)

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

Oh, God! (1977)

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  John Denver  •  George Burns  •  Teri Garr  •  Donald Pleasence

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  John Denver  •  George Burns  •  Teri Garr  •  Donald Pleasence

Reds (1981)

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

See Spot Run (2001)

A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Whitesell
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  David Arquette  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Joe Viterelli

A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Whitesell
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  David Arquette  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Joe Viterelli

That Championship Season (1982)

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Miller
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Stacy Keach  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Martin Sheen

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Miller
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Stacy Keach  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Martin Sheen

That Championship Season (1999)

Four best friends and their basketball coach celebrate their championship twenty years ago. But their reunion turns violent when a dark secret comes to light.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sorvino
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Terry Kinney  •  Carol Lawrence  •  Jerri Manthey

Four best friends and their basketball coach celebrate their championship twenty years ago. But their reunion turns violent when a dark secret comes to light.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sorvino
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Terry Kinney  •  Carol Lawrence  •  Jerri Manthey

The Cooler (2003)

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Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Maria Bello  •  Shawn Hatosy

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Maria Bello  •  Shawn Hatosy

The Firm (1993)

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Gene Hackman  •  Hal Holbrook

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Gene Hackman  •  Hal Holbrook

The Gambler (1974)

New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  James Caan  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Morris Carnovsky

New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  James Caan  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Morris Carnovsky

The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

A stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Kitty Winn  •  Alan Vint  •  Richard Bright

A stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Kitty Winn  •  Alan Vint  •  Richard Bright

The Rocketeer (1991)

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A stunt pilot comes across a prototype jetpack that gives him the ability to fly. However, evil forces of the world also want this jetpack at any cost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Billy Campbell  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Alan Arkin  •  Timothy Dalton

A stunt pilot comes across a prototype jetpack that gives him the ability to fly. However, evil forces of the world also want this jetpack at any cost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Billy Campbell  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Alan Arkin  •  Timothy Dalton
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