Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,339 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 2 critic

When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Oz-nz TV co-pro rounds out cast
| IF.com.au
Vale Caterina de Nave
| IF.com.au

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 Oct 2013
 
TV
a list of 31 titles
created 11 Oct 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

Outrageous Fortune (2005– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Outrageous Fortune.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005  
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Blue Rose (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A contemporary, smart investigative drama in which the lowly back-room office staff join forces to fight for justice in a corrupt corporate world. This will involve bending of office ... See full summary »

Stars: Antonia Prebble, Siobhan Marshall, Matt Minto
Lowdown (TV Series 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The turbulent life of a hapless newspaper journalist.

Stars: Adam Zwar, Paul Denny, Beth Buchanan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances they refuse to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote
Step Dave (2014–2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Dave, a 24-year-old ordinary kiwi slacker, finds his life turned upside down when he meets the girl of his dreams Cara - and her three kids... See full synopsis »

Stars: Jono Kenyon, Sia Trokenheim, Rawiri Jobe
The Almighty Johnsons (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Almighty Johnsons is a new South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. ... See full summary »

Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman
Banshee Origins (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An ex con takes over the mantel of a dead sheriff in a town where his ex wife lives. She is on the run from her father after stealing diamonds from him.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen
Rush (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rush follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that ... See full summary »

Stars: Rodger Corser, Callan Mulvey, Nicole da Silva
Maddigan's Quest (TV Series 2006)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After the Great Chaos in the time of the Remaking a Travelling Fantasia are set on a Quest to save their home from ruin and their future from evil. They are joined in their quest by two ... See full summary »

Stars: Rose McIver, Jordan Metcalfe, Zac Fox
Westside (TV Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Tales of crime and passion in Auckland, New Zealand, spanning from 1974 through to 1979.

Stars: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Daniel Musgrove
Tricky Business (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Gigi Edgley, Antony Starr, Lincoln Lewis
Mercy Peak (2001–2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Disenchanted with life in the city Dr Nicky Sommervile comes to the rural town of Bassett to work at a small country hospital.

Stars: Sara Wiseman, Timothy Balme, Renato Bartolomei
Nothing Trivial (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A wonderful series based on a group of friends who attend a weekly trivia competition. Their lives, their loves, their dramas. The writers who wrote this series are the same writers who created Outrageous Fortune.

Stars: Aaron Ward, Will Hall, Blair Strang
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Cheryl West (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
...
 Jethro West / ... (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
...
 Pascalle West (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
...
 Loretta West (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
Frank Whitten ...
 'Grandpa' Ted West / ... (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
Kirk Torrance ...
 Judd / ... (100 episodes, 2005-2010)
Tammy Davis ...
 Munter (100 episodes, 2005-2010)
Nicole Whippy ...
 Kasey Mason / ... (85 episodes, 2005-2010)
David Fane ...
 Falani (58 episodes, 2005-2010)
Shane Cortese ...
 Hayden Peters (55 episodes, 2006-2010)
...
 Wolfgang West (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
Roz Turnbull ...
 Rochelle / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2010)
Stella King ...
 Jane West (51 episodes, 2008-2010)
Edit

Storyline

When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 2005 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Do diabla z kryminalem  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Police vehicles used within the show are outdated versions of current NZ Police vehicles. The EL Ford Falcon was used by the NZ Police from 1998-2001 and phased out by early 2002. See more »

Goofs

In series 1, 2 and 3 - there are many vehicles used by the actors for many story lines. In all of the first 3 seasons, several vehicles have been used with the same plate number BKW906. Series one - the blue Mazda that Loretta steals from the teachers car park at her speech evening. Series two - Again the plates were used on a blue Mazda, although this car belonged the Wests family friend Filane in series 2. In this series the plates were also used on Jethros lime green Holden - and in one episode the plates on this vehicle change from BKW906 in one scene to different plates several scenes later. Series three - In the episode where Van is befriended by Aaron Spiller and is out on the prowl to steal and 'chop' cars, the grey Mitsubishi Galant that them and Filane battle with to steal when it is hooked up to the tow truck, later having its rear axle ripped off with the tug of war also displays the plates BKW906. Again to series one - Cheryls Marroon Holden displays the plates ACTXXX....and in the subsequent series always displays the plates BSE177. Note - from series one and two the number plates on Vans Nissan Skyline change also. The only vehicles that remain with the same plates through out all series are Munters Mazda Bongo Van, Pascalles Nissan TRX and Wayne Judds four wheel drive. See more »

Quotes

Munter: It must be hard. Trying to remember the truth when it's not actually the truth. It'd be easier if you could just lie, eh?
See more »

Connections

Remade as Scoundrels (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How can you NOT love this show?
1 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe there are people out there who don't appreciate this avant garde show. I doubt they got past a few episodes - if they had they would know that it is just about the best series I have seen in a LONG time. Maybe it's the accent, the copious amount of sex and profanity that puts people off - I don't know. I do know I avoided it for a while myself as the previews and clips absolutely do not do it any justice, but I recently borrowed the series from a friend after much nagging, and have been watching it almost 24/7 since.

Highlights for me are: The character development is sensational. Anthony Starr's acting is beyond reproach, and Robyn Malcolm, Antonia Prebble and Frank Whitten are almost as excellent. The other thing that amazes me is how you can be crying real tears one moment then laughing to the point of crying moments later.

The whole show is just a roller-coaster of entertainment. Plot lines are on the whole plausible and engaging. Sometimes you have to suspend belief, of course, with some of the characters like Falani and Sparky being even more over the top than the others, but they absolutely add to the show.

There's no real way to describe this show because it IS unique. About the only similar show we have in Australia is Packed to the Rafters, which I enjoy, but it's really not a patch on OF. I can't think of a single US show that comes remotely close - but then anyone who has read any of my reviews would know that I am no fan of US television on the whole. Trying to think of a UK series that compares, but can't off the top of my head - I have a feeling some of the ones on my "to watch" list will be great, though.

Just do yourself a favour and get this series even if you have to beg for borrow or steal it!


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Recommendations for other Kiwi/Aussie shows? Parks
New Zeland's language limits JL_VA_2000
Grant Bowler's NZ accent? hot_curry1
A copy of Shameless peter-1197
Season Finale: OMG! goingbananas
Does anyone think? girlydreams74
Discuss Outrageous Fortune (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page