Falcone (TV series)

American TV series

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Based onCharacters from
Donnie Brasco
by Joseph D. Pistone
with Richard Woodley
Developed byBobby Moresco
Ken Solarz
StarringSonny Marinelli
P. R. Paul
Allan Steele
Jason Gedrick
ComposersJay Gruska
Ross Levinson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Executive producersJohn Lee Hancock
Mark Johnson
Barry Levinson
Robert Moresco
Robert Singer
Ken Solarz
ProducersNan L. Bernstein
Elizabeth Cantillon
Louis DiGiaimo
Dan Leigh
Chris Long
Joseph D. Murphy
Lawrence E. Neiman
Lynn Raynor
Production locationsNew York City, New York Port Credit,(Mississauga) Ontario, Canada
CinematographySteve Danyluk
Adam Holender
EditorsNeil Felder
Armen Minasian
Anthony Pinker
John Showalter
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesJohnson/Hancock Productions
Mandalay Television
Lionsgate Television
December 3rd Productions
CBS Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 4 (2000-04-04) –
April 12, 2000 (2000-04-12)
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Falcone is an American crime drama television series that ran for one season on CBS from April 4 until April 12, 2000. The story follows Joseph D. Pistone (Jason Gedrick), an FBI agent who goes undercover to bring down the American Mafia. The events depicted were based on a true story, which was also portrayed in the film Donnie Brasco, which was originally based on the autobiographical book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone and Richard Woodley.[1]



The series had been expected to air on CBS in fall 1999, but it was initially left off the 1999–2000 television schedule. The pilot episode had been screened for CBS executives a week after the Columbine High School massacre, and CBS Television president Les Moonves thought its violent content was inappropriate to air so soon after the massacre.[2]

The pilot was filmed in New York City, but after it was picked up for a series, the other eight episodes were filmed in Toronto for budgetary reasons.[3]


No.TitleDirected by [4]Written by [5]Original air date
1"Pilot"Gary FlederBobby Moresco & Ken SolarzApril 4, 2000 (2000-04-04)
2"Tightrope"Robert SingerBobby Moresco & Ken SolarzApril 4, 2000 (2000-04-04)
3"Windows"David GrossmanBobby Moresco & Ken SolarzApril 5, 2000 (2000-04-05)
4"Double Exposure"Chris LongStory by : Tom Benson
Teleplay by : Tom Benson and Bobby Moresco & Ken Solarz
April 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)
5"Lealta"Richard J. LewisTony SpiridakisApril 7, 2000 (2000-04-07)
6"That's Amore"Rick RosenthalStory by : Douglas Stark
Teleplay by : Bobby Moresco & Ken Solarz and Douglas Stark
April 8, 2000 (2000-04-08)
7"But Not Forgotten"John Lee HancockJohn Lee HancockApril 10, 2000 (2000-04-10)
8"You Can't Always Get What You Want"Chris LongStory by : Bobby Moresco & Ken Solarz and Joseph D. Murphy
Teleplay by : Bobby Moresco & Ken Solarz
April 11, 2000 (2000-04-11)
9"Paying the Piper"Robert SingerBobby Moresco & Ken SolarzApril 12, 2000 (2000-04-12)


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 385. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  2. ^ Adalian, Josef (May 20, 1999). "CBS 'Falcone' on hold". Variety. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Moore, Frazier (April 3, 2000). "'Falcone' gets rare tryout on CBS". Racine Journal Times. Associated Press. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  4. ^ From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Falcone"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  5. ^ "Falcone". Writers Guild of America West. February 24, 2000. Retrieved October 29, 2020.

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