In the show, FBI agent Harris states that the gas station is situated in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
In the series finale, the Lupertazzi boss pulls into this gas station with his wife Patty and their two grandchildren.
After getting out of the vehicle, Phil tells his wife that he is going to make a phone call and that he will meet her at the drug store.
While he is speaking to Patty through the passengers side window, New Jersey soldier Walden Belfiore walks up to him from the side and shoots him point-blank in the head.
As Phil is lying dead on the floor, Belfiore fires another round into his chest and then leaves.
When Patty jumps out to help her husband, she is so panicked by the shooting that she forgets to put the car into “Park”. As a result, the Ford Expedition slowly rolls over Phil and crushes his head.
As this is happening, onlookers at the gas station recoil in horror. One teenager even starts to vomit.
This is one of the most satisfying scenes in “The Sopranos”. Not because of the brutal nature of his death, but because Phil finally paid the price for starting the “War of 2007”.
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The gas station sits on the western side of the intersection between New Jersey Route 10 and Littleton Road. It is located close to the Kohls department store in Morris Plains.
Agent Harris tells Tony about Phil’s whereabouts.
Episode 21, Season 6 – Made in America
In this scene, FBI agent Dwight Harris calls Tony and informs him that they have traced Phil Leotardos location back to Oyster Bay, Long Island.
When Tony asks for an exact location, Harris tells him that he is probably using a payphone at a gas station. In his opinion, Phil might be unable to get his hands on a clean burner phone.
After receiving this information, Tony immediately orders his associates to start scoping out gas stations in Oyster Bay.
In this scene, “Little Paulie” impersonates a police detective and shows Phils photograph to a gas station employee.
During the conversation, he learns that most stations in the area dont have payphones anymore.
Phils silver Ford Expedition pulls into the Raceway gas station.
Vincent’s Sopranos character Phil Leotardo appeared in more than 30 episodes and was a rival of Tony Soprano’s throughout the series, eventually getting whacked by Tony’s men in the series finale. (Phil’s death was actually the final murder depicted on the show.) Vincent played a Mafia member in many movies as well, including Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, where his character Billy Batts famously told Joe Pesci’s character, “Go home and get your f–king shine box!”
Vincent passed away following complications from heart surgery in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to a report from TMZ. Vincent reportedly suffered a heart attack last week and had to undergo open-heart surgery as a result, but died during the procedure.
In addition to The Sopranos, Vincent made small-screen appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NYPD Blue and Walker, Texas Ranger. His other movie roles included Scorsese’s Raging Bull and Casino along with Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing.
Frank Vincent, who played mob boss Phil Leotardo on HBO’s The Sopranos, has died at the age of 78.
Leotardo rejected Sopranos offer of compromise on an asbestos removal project, and Leotardo went to war with Soprano after he beat one of his men for threatening his daughter. Leotardo and his “war council” instructed that hits be made on Soprano, his consigliere Silvio Dante, and his underboss Bobby Baccalieri. Baccalieri was killed and Dante was wounded so badly that he fell into a coma. However, Soprano survived, and Leotardo responded by threatening DeConcini during a phone call. DeConcini was now willing to meet with Soprano to end the war; Carmine Lupertazzi Jr. arranged a meeeting between Soprano and Paulie Gualtieri of the DiMeos and DeConcini and Cianflone of the Lupertazzis to bring an end to the conflict. DeConcini did not know where Leotardo was hiding, but he gave the DiMeos permission to whack his old boss.
Phil Leotardo was born in New York City, New York On April 15 1941 to a family of Sicilian ancestry. His family name was changed from “Leonardo” to “Leotardo” by Ellis Island officials. Leotardo was the older brother of Billy Leotardo, the two of them joined the Lupertazzi crime family of the American Mafia. Leotardo became a captain in the family after committing 27 hits to his credit, and he acquired a percentage in a midget car racetrack. In early 1984, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and he was released in March 2004.
Philip “Phil” Leotardo (15 April 1941 – December 2007) was acting boss of the Lupertazzi crime family from 2004 to 2006 (succeeding Johnny Sacrimoni and preceding Faustino Santoro) and boss in mid 2007, succeeding Santoro and preceding Butch DeConcini. Leotardo was a ruthless leader who consolidated his power through bloodshed, taking control of the family by having his predecessor Santoro killed, and attempting to increase his familys power by waging war against the DiMeo crime family in 2007. After failing to whack the DiMeo family leadership, Leotardo was betrayed by his own family, which no longer supported his leadership. He was murdered by DiMeo hitman Walden Belfiore at a Raceway gas station in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
Leotardo created further bad blood with the DiMeos after whacking DiMeo captain Vito Spatafore for his homosexuality in Late November 2006; he had Gerry Torciano and Dominic Gamiello beat Spatafore to death in his hotel room as Leotardo sat on the bed and watched. Sacrimonis decision to turn states against the family led to Leotardo becoming the acting boss of the Lupertazzi family, and he had to deal with a near-war with the DiMeos when his Sheepshead Bay wire room was blown up in retaliation for DiMeeos murder, when Gamiello was murdered for claiming that Carlo Gervasi was gay, and when his Ukrainian mistress and her father were murdered by Neapolitan hitmen Italo and Salvatore. In mid December of 2006, before Leotardo could respond to these threats, he suffered a late-night heart attack and was hospitalized. He was moved to tears when Soprano visited the hospital and asked Leotardo for peace, and he hoped to retire from the Mafia to spend time with his blood family.
When Leotardo recovered and left the hospital, he decided to step down as boss and make his protege Gerry Torciano the new boss. However, the Lupertazzi underboss Faustino Santoro made his own bid for power by having Torciano murdered, and Leotardo decided to get back in the game. After Santoros arrogance got too much to handle, Leotardo had Santoro murdered by men sent by Butch DeConcini, who Leotardo made his new underboss. As Sacrimoni was dead from Cancer, Leotardo was now able to become full boss of the family, with DeConcini as underboss and Albie Cianflone as consigliere.
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