The Great Bookie Robbery (1986)

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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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15 November 1986 (Australia)  »

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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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Great Australian Crime Mini Series
28 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This rather forgotten 1986 mini series of 270 minutes length approaches the subject matter rather differently to the more recent Underbelly and even Blue Murder. There isn't a huge amount of blood and gore, and even less nudity. It concentrates more on the lead up events and meticulous planning of the event, and its aftermath. In this way it is much more of a drama/thriller. The characters are very well developed, the frustration of the women of the criminals is especially well portrayed.

The robbery itself took place in April, 1976, however by using non-real names, the makers of this series were able to depict events in a contemporary setting. Hence you will see a News of the World (an English paper in Melbourne?) from June 1985, being read by a character in a VK Commodore (1984-5 model).

This show is highly recommended, but rather difficult to find these days.


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