The Great Bookie Robbery (1986)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Wilkin ...
 Carol Power
Gary Day ...
Bruno Lawrence ...
 Cracka Park
 Tony Loft
 Jaffa Davis
Denis Moore ...
 Russ Lockhart
Paul Sonkkila ...
 Merv Temple
Ray Meagher ...
Candy Raymond ...
 Sonya Reynolds
Scott Burgess ...
 Robbo Robbins
Margie McCrae ...
 Wendy Lott
Feon Keane ...
 David Power
Dennis Miller ...
 Detective Edwards


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)  »

Also Known As:

Det stora påskrånet  »

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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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15 years ahead of its time
19 March 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was the fore-runner of the great and gritty modern Australian mini-series. Out went the costume dramas and in came "reality TV", 15 years ahead of its time.

The shots of the city from South Melbourne and other locations (The Loaded Dog pub before becoming apartments, before the crappy renovations), are stunning. The acting, even more brilliant. But the star is the story.

This is based on the very true story of the crooks and their associates that staged a daring daylight city robbery of bookmakers takings from race day. These guys got away with the crime, and then managed to start killing each other off. The police close in ...

The only better Australian mini-series is Janus - so this is high praise indeed. This was the kick-start to Mark Joffe's career - its not light like his comedies, but it is equally enjoyable to watch.

If you are lucky enough to find a copy somewhere, do yourself a favour and watch it!

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