Based in Melbourne, Australia in the 1980s, a true story about a group of men desperate for money who plan one of the greatest heists in Australian history. Bigger then any of their ... See full summary »
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Catherine Wilkin ...
 Carol Power
Gary Day ...
Bruno Lawrence ...
 Cracka Park
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 Tony Loft
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 Jaffa Davis
Denis Moore ...
 Russ Lockhart
Paul Sonkkila ...
 Merv Temple
Ray Meagher ...
Candy Raymond ...
 Sonya Reynolds
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Scott Burgess ...
 Robbo Robbins
Margie McCrae ...
 Wendy Lott
Feon Keane ...
 David Power
Dennis Miller ...
 Detective Edwards
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Based in Melbourne, Australia in the 1980s, a true story about a group of men desperate for money who plan one of the greatest heists in Australian history. Bigger then any of their previous jobs this one is a lot harder then ever thought of but evading police and staying low is a much bigger task. Written by mickygee-63415

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15 November 1986 (Australia)  »

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Det stora påskrånet  »

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Quotes

Robbo Robbins: Ready fellas?
Bank Manager: How much is it?
Bank Worker: Forty two thousand, five hundred.
Bank Manager: Well May Nichols will here shortly so seal it up, will you?
Robbo Robbins: Hats on.
Jaffa Davis: We're not out yet.
Robbo Robbins: Do it!
Jaffa Davis: Hold it, hold it, look.
Robbo Robbins: What the hell! For Christ's sake, they're early. Get us out of here.
Cracka Park: No, let's do it.
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Referenced in O videoklabas (1987) See more »

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Armed Robbery has never felt so good
3 March 2006 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Well here we have it, the way Australian drama should be done today. This mini-series is a true Australian gem, showcasing the many wide and varied talents available to modern-day writers and directors to use.

The city of Melbourne is its own character here and it really shines. The acting is top notch as is the writing. In the same way that Kubrick's The Killing was often noted as a very tight, suspenseful thriller, The Great Bookie Robbery is a very nicely structured and scripted drama experience.

It is a shame that the Australian industry don't make them like they used to. This is a great example of what has been lost over the past 20 years since it was made.

One of Australia's best drama mini-series.


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