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 Roger Rogerson (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Arthur 'Neddy' Smith (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Michael Drury (2 episodes, 1995)
Gary Day ...
 Bill Crofton (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Mal Rivers (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Abo Henry (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Alan Williams (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Warren Lanfranchi (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Angus McDonald (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Christopher Dale Flannery (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Chester Porter QC (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Bobby Chapman (2 episodes, 1995)
Stephen Eley ...
 Duty Sergeant (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Lyail Chandler (2 episodes, 1995)
Joy Smithers ...
 Debra Smith (2 episodes, 1995)
Eleni Batley ...
 Jaime Smith (2 episodes, 1995)
Dion Mihajlovski ...
 Darrin Smith (2 episodes, 1995)
Bruce Barry ...
 Commissioner Abbott (2 episodes, 1995)
Bogdan Koca ...
 Lewis Roussos (2 episodes, 1995)
Loene Carmen ...
 Sallie-Anne Huckstepp (2 episodes, 1995)
Ray Martin ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995)
Anthony Cogin ...
 Steve Paully (2 episodes, 1995)
Phillip Hinton ...
 Ian Barker QC (2 episodes, 1995)
Nicole Pottinger ...
 Melinda Rogerson (2 episodes, 1995)
Brigitte Lawson ...
 Gillian Rogerson (2 episodes, 1995)
Kris Bidenko ...
 Joy Rogerson (2 episodes, 1995)
Jim Holt ...
 Brian Alexander (2 episodes, 1995)
Jeffrey Rhoe ...
 Detective on boat 1 (2 episodes, 1995)
Jack Mayers ...
 Detective on boat 2 (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Jack Richardson (2 episodes, 1995)
Graham Rouse ...
 Frank Avery (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Pam Drury (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Brian Hansen (2 episodes, 1995)
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 David Mennie (2 episodes, 1995)
Peter Sommerfeld ...
 Assistant Commissioner (2 episodes, 1995)
Brendan Higgins ...
 John Weel (2 episodes, 1995)
Tom Appleton ...
 Victorian Patrolman (2 episodes, 1995)
David Baldwin ...
 Phil Dunn (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Jim Brazel (2 episodes, 1995)
Paul Sonkkila ...
 Noel Morey (2 episodes, 1995)
Terrie Bowie ...
 Stripper (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Kath Flannery (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Bobby Williams (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Tony Eustace (2 episodes, 1995)
Erin Smith ...
 Belinda Drury (2 episodes, 1995)
Jake Blundell ...
 Constable (2 episodes, 1995)
John McNeill ...
 Ron Daly (2 episodes, 1995)
Vincent Ball ...
 Dr. Cumberland (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael O'Neill ...
 Bruce Lyons (2 episodes, 1995)
John Sheerin ...
 Dave Perrin (2 episodes, 1995)
Stephen O'Rourke ...
 Jim Wallis (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Les Knox (2 episodes, 1995)
Kristoffer Greaves ...
 Ken Bowditch (2 episodes, 1995)
Sascha Huckstepp ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1995)
Stephen Leeder ...
 Ron Stephenson (2 episodes, 1995)
Ron Graham ...
 Senior Officer (2 episodes, 1995)
Les Dayman ...
 Commissioner Avery (2 episodes, 1995)
John Walton ...
 Jim Loomes (2 episodes, 1995)
Dennis Miller ...
 Bruce Kerrison (2 episodes, 1995)
Bryan Marshall ...
 Task Force Officer (2 episodes, 1995)
Neil Moora ...
 Detective (2 episodes, 1995)
Mervyn Drake ...
 Jack Hiatt QC (2 episodes, 1995)
Barry Donnelly ...
 Judge Staunton (2 episodes, 1995)
Ricky Noble ...
 Huckstepp's Advisor (2 episodes, 1995)
Damian Monk ...
 Warren Richards (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Glen Flack (2 episodes, 1995)
Ken Radley ...
 Doug Kelly (2 episodes, 1995)

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Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance with violent underworld figures like Neddy Smith who got police protection in exchange for tips and money. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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One of the most shocking chapters in the history of Australian Law Enforcement! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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1995 (USA)  »

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Corrupção E Morte  »

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The broadcast of this film in New South Wales was delayed for six years due to Neddy Smith's appeal against his life sentence. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arthur "Neddy" Smith: Something's up mate.
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Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.7 (2009) See more »

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Corruption in the Land of Oz

Faultlessly researched, this gripping true story of police corruption is an engrossing TV experience. I was only able to see this miniseries this year as the trials of the real-life people were still continuing in New South Wales. It gives the real view of police culture in N.S.W. as it was in the 1980's (and still is now, as shown in a recent 4 Corners episode- "tackle" is police code for a small skim or bribe): the mateship with criminals; the shakedowns; the endless drinking sessions etc. Richard Roxburgh is amazing as Det. Roger Rogerson - so amazing that Rogerson himself remarked on the accuracy of his portrayal! He is played as matey and charming.. until crossed, whereas Tony Martin as the criminal Neddy Smith is frightening. This series stands up alongside the film "Chopper" & the series "Scales of Justice" as landmark Australian Noir.


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