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In I The Jury, he executes the villain, but in My Gun Is Quick, he passes judgment on a police stoolie, whose life he spares.
And if the characters in those other films were too aggressively or ruthlessly tough - really, the best relationship we have toward those made men is icy admiration - Chase made us love Tony Soprano (the wryly sleepy-eyed, smarter-than-he-lets-on James Gandolfini), even as he tightened a wire around the gasping throat of a stoolie.
When Wexler angrily called Kazan "a stoolie," Schickel replied with equal vehemence that he applauded Kazan's naming of names: "I've never seen anything particularly immoral about it.
He doesn't care if others call him a stoolie and a snitch.