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 Jacqui James / ... (56 episodes, 2008-2013)
Gary Bennett ...
 Warden (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
Marcus Shultz ...
 Gang member / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Dennis Kelly (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Jim Egan (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
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Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law. As each new season unfolds you are in a different time period and City with new Crime Bosses and the Police that try to bring them to justice. Written by Ed Jones

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The Purana Taskforce, as presented in series 1, is not a portrayal of the real Taskforce, as laws in Victoria do not allow real police officers, including those who previously served and were not sacked, to be portrayed by actors in the media. See more »

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Modern cars and license plates feature in some of the first episodes that were set in the mid-1990s. See more »

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Brilliant blend of drama, comedy and realism
10 June 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is no easy subject to film and is still restricted in its distribution in Australia due to possible legal issues. I found it excellent. The cast is necessarily large and the acting exceptional. The gangsters really look evil and the blend of drugs, excessive sex and violence gives a chilling insight into this nether world of gangland culture. It is shot on location in Melbourne. The case is well known locally and despite it being a dramatization it runs more like a real life fly-on-the-wall documentary. For me it out Sopranoed the Sopranos and is one of the best gangster films Australia has ever produced. See it if you can. I watched all 13 episodes straight through!!


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