The Sopranos, 1999-2007 —
When Tony and Ralph's racehorse, Pie-O-My dies in a stable fire, which was deemed as accidental by the fire department, Gandolfini's gangster character investigates the act. Believing that Ralph (Joe Pantoliano) intentionally set the fire to collect on the $200,000 insurance policy, he theorizes that Ralph did it and had no remorse about doing it. Becoming enraged in the process, Tony (Gandolfini) punches Ralph, knocking him across the kitchen. The two scuffle briefly with the fight culminating with Tony shouting at Ralph as he strangles him and bashes his head against the kitchen floor until he finally dies.