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Ian David (written by)
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Release Date:
14 September 1995 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
One of the most shocking chapters in the history of Australian Law Enforcement! See more »
Plot:
Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Quite simply the best Australian television ever produced. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Roxburgh ... Roger Rogerson

Tony Martin ... Arthur "Neddy" Smith

Steve Bastoni ... Michael Drury
Gary Day ... Bill Crofton

Steve Jacobs ... Mal Rivers
Peter Phelps ... Abo Henry

Marcus Graham ... Alan Williams

Alex Dimitriades ... Warren Lanfranchi

Bill Hunter ... Angus McDonald

Gary Sweet ... Christopher Dale Flannery
John Hargreaves ... Chester Porter QC

Ian Bliss ... Bobby Chapman
Stephen Eley ... Duty Sergeant

Richard Carter ... Lyail Chandler
Joy Smithers ... Debra Smith
Eleni Batley ... Jaime Smith
Dion Mihajlovski ... Darrin Smith (as Dion Mihajlovsky)
Bruce Barry ... Commissioner Abbott
Bogdan Koca ... Lewis Roussos

Loene Carmen ... Sallie-Anne Huckstepp
Ray Martin ... Himself
Anthony Cogin ... Steve Paully
Phillip Hinton ... Ian Barker QC
Nicole Pottinger ... Melinda Rogerson
Brigitte Lawson ... Gillian Rogerson
Kris Bidenko ... Joy Rogerson (as Kristina Bidenko)
Jim Holt ... Brian Alexander
Jeffrey Rhoe ... Detective on boat 1
Jack Mayers ... Detective on boat 2

John Jarratt ... Jack Richardson
Graham Rouse ... Frank Avery
Laurie Foell ... Pam Drury (as Laurie Foel)

Robert Morgan ... Brian Hansen

Frank Violi ... David Mennie
Peter Sommerfeld ... Assistant Commissioner
Brendan Higgins ... John Weel
Tom Appleton ... Victorian Patrolman
David Baldwin ... Phil Dunn
Warwick Moss ... Jim Brazel
Paul Sonkkila ... Noel Morey
Terrie Bowie ... Stripper
Skye Wansey ... Kath Flannery

Aaron Jeffery ... Bobby Williams

Marshall Napier ... Tony Eustace
Erin Smith ... Belinda Drury
Jake Blundell ... Constable
John McNeill ... Ron Daly
Vincent Ball ... Dr. Cumberland
Michael O'Neill ... Bruce Lyons
John Sheerin ... Dave Perrin
Stephen O'Rourke ... Jim Wallis

Geoff Morrell ... Les Knox
Kristoffer Greaves ... Ken Bowditch
Sascha Huckstepp ... Nurse
Stephen Leeder ... Ron Stephenson
Ron Graham ... Senior Officer
Les Dayman ... Commissioner Avery
John Walton ... Jim Loomes
Dennis Miller ... Bruce Kerrison
Bryan Marshall ... Task Force Officer
Neil Moora ... Detective
Mervyn Drake ... Jack Hiatt QC
Barry Donnelly ... Judge Staunton
Ricky Noble ... Huckstepp's Advisor (as Richard Noble)
Damian Monk ... Warren Richards

David Franklin ... Glen Flack
Ken Radley ... Doug Kelly

Directed by
Michael Jenkins 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ian David  written by

Produced by
Rod Allan .... producer
Wayne Barry .... associate producer
Penny Chapman .... executive producer
Errol Sullivan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Best 
 
Cinematography by
Martin McGrath 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Russo 
 
Casting by
Alison Barrett 
 
Production Design by
Murray Picknett 
 
Art Direction by
Karen Land 
 
Costume Design by
David Rowe 
 
Makeup Department
Ian Loughnan .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Campbell .... second assistant director
P.J. Voeten .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Andrew Belletty .... boom operator (as Andrew Biletty)
Catherine Gross .... boom operator
Nicholas Wood .... sound recordist (as Nick Wood)
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunts
Nash Edgerton .... stunts
Tony Lynch .... stunt performer
Glenn Suter .... stunts
Peter West .... stunt driver
Peter West .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Zoe Bunton .... clapper loader
Steve Byron .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Hunter .... electrician
David Parkinson .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Trish McAskill .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amanda Craze .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Simon Klaebe .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Hans Engstrom .... composer: additional music (2005)
 
Other crew
Royce Dunn .... continuity
John Haas .... police advisor
Susanne Pearce .... production secretary
Phillip Roope .... location manager
 

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198 min
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Trivia:
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 »
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[first lines]
Arthur "Neddy" Smith:Something's up mate.
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Quite simply the best Australian television ever produced., 1 August 2001
Author: tiggyr from Canberra, Australia

Blue Murder is far and away the best piece of television I have ever seen.

Never in my life have I seen a more well acted presentation. Every actor here is in top form, every scene works. This is not TV that tries to emotionally lead the viewer, it shows these brutal and truthful events as they occurred, and thats what makes it so engrossing, and so watchable, never once do we feel patronised by the makers.

Tony Martin is fantastic on every level as Neddy Smith, the seedy Sydney underworld character, portraying him to a tee. Steve Bastoni gives a totally believable performance as Micheal Drury. As Drury he gives Australian television possibly its most powerful scene ever after being shot in the kitchen of his family home. I can honestly say that this scene, where he tries to maintain control of himself while bleeding to death and trying to protect his family is the most anguishing scene of a mans life slipping away that I have ever witnessed.

However, the rest of the production is stolen by one man, Richard Roxburgh as the corrupt policeman Roger Rogerson. Roxburgh is a standout here, his is embued with that tough smoke and beer stained swagger that one associates with the 'old school' style of policing in the 70's and 80's in New South Wales. He and his police mates impeccably re-create the seedy and corrupt feel of tones of that plagued the NSW police through the 80's and 90's, complete with boozey lunches, prostitutes and revenge killings.

Blue Murder was not shown in my home state until 6 years after its production. It was considered too powerful, too close to the truth. It was feared it may influence several court cases that were proceding at the time along with the Corruption Commission set up to investigate such activities. With this in mind it is mind blowing to finally see what the rest of Australia has been privy to for the last 6 years.

Though 6 years old when first screened here, there's no doubt that Blue Murder is a landmark in Australian television. Its just such a shame that our best work seems to sprout from our darkest moments...

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