By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 19, 1998 12:00 AM
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Despite pouring rains that have drenched New York the past two days, last night’s Manhattan movie premiere of “The Opportunists,” starring Christopher Walken and Cyndi Lauper, attracted a mob crowd. A real Mob crowd, that is — given the number of cast members from “The Sopranos” onhand. Among those spotted: Aida Turturro (who plays Janice Soprano), Michael Rispoli (Jackie Aprile), Drea de Matteo (Christopher’s fiancé Adrianna) and Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco). While “The Opportunists” focuses on a slice of life in a blue-collar New York neighborhood, talk of the “The Sopranos” did manage to infiltrate the party after the screening, especially in light of last weekend’s New Jersey audition that brought out about 14,000 aspirants for the HBO show. “I didn’t think that many people would come,” Turturro told PEOPLE. “I’m sorry it turned out so badly (for the people who were turned away).” The weekend tryouts left de Matteo “crying hysterically. I read about it the next day, and I couldn’t believe it. I cried because I feel so lucky I’m on the show.” And how was her emotional reaction received? “My mother and father looked at me like I was nuts.”