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Underbelly: Season 4: Episode 13 -- Phil "The Jew" Jeffs is back in town. He shows off his flash new Darlo nightclub to Kate Leigh, vowing to destroy her and her paltry sly grog shops for putting three bullets into him years before!
Underbelly: Season 4: Episode 12 -- Thankfully only the outraged Tilly’s pride is injured, but Big Jim Devine is arrested for her attempted murder. "This time," a gleeful Bill Mackay rejoices with his men, "this time we’ve got him for sure."
Underbelly: Season 4: Episode 11 -- Bill Mackay, Tom Wickham and the police generally are delighted when the state parliament adds an extremely potent "consorting" clause to the Vagrancy Act. Finally it gives them a powerful weapon in their war against the gangsters.
Underbelly: Season 4: Episode 10 -- Charged with Barney Dalton’s murder, Frank Green enters Long Bay Gaol to find rival Guido Calletti serving time as well, and the traditional fisticuffs over Nellie Cameron ensue.
Underbelly: Season 4: Episode 9 -- With the Wall Street crash making paupers out of millionaires overnight, Kate Leigh puts a bounty on the heads of Big Jim Devine and Frank Green as payback for the murder of Greg Gaffney and the razor attack on Bruce Higgs.

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Cast

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Caroline Craig ... Jacqui James / ... (55 episodes, 2008-2013)
Marcus Shultz ... Gang member / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2011)

Paul Tassone ... Dennis Kelly (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Daniel Roberts ... Jim Egan (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
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Series Directed by
Tony Tilse (24 episodes, 2008-2012)
Shawn Seet (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
David Caesar (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Grant Brown (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Peter Andrikidis (4 episodes, 2008)
Geoff Bennett (2 episodes, 2008)
Ken Cameron (2 episodes, 2009)
Mat King (2 episodes, 2011)
Cherie Nowlan (2 episodes, 2011)
Ian Watson (2 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Prowse (2 episodes, 2013)
Karl Zwicky (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Felicity Packard (18 episodes, 2008-2013)
Peter Gawler (17 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kris Mrksa (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jeff Truman (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Greg Haddrick (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Michaeley O'Brien (3 episodes, 2011)
Niki Aken (2 episodes, 2012)
Adam Todd (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Produced by
Elisa Argenzio .... line producer / producer / ... (30 episodes, 2008-2013)
Greg Haddrick .... executive producer / producer (30 episodes, 2008-2013)
Des Monaghan .... executive producer (30 episodes, 2008-2013)
Brenda Pam .... producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Peter Gawler .... producer / series producer (17 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jo Horsburgh .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2008-2010)
Morgan Christie .... development producer (13 episodes, 2011)
Jo Rooney .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2013)
Andy Ryan .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Burkhard von Dallwitz (68 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Joseph Pickering (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mark Wareham (12 episodes, 2011)
John Brawley (8 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stephen Evans (8 episodes, 2008-2010)
Deborah Peart (7 episodes, 2008-2013)
Peter Carrodus (4 episodes, 2008)
Nicholas Holmes (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Ann Robinson (68 episodes, 2008-2013)
Nathan Lloyd (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Paddy Reardon (20 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Scott Bird (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ben Morieson (13 episodes, 2008)
Kerrie Van Lambaart (8 episodes, 2012)
Michael Rumpf (8 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Zlatko Kasumovic (1 episode, 2008)
Hannah Knowlton (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Louise Wakefield (53 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Brydie Stone .... hair stylist / makeup artist (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Helen Magelaki .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist / ... (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
Tess Natoli .... makeup and hair designer (13 episodes, 2009)
Beth Halsted .... assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2011)
Marie Kealy .... hair stylist / special makeup effects artist (8 episodes, 2013)
Angela Conte .... makeup designer / hair designer / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
Carol Cameron .... makeup artist/hair stylist: daily (4 episodes, 2010)
Lara Jade Birch .... hair stylist & makeup artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Selena Pertzel .... additional hairdresser / additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2013)

Liz Harper .... makeup department head (unknown episodes, 2008)
Glenda Mann .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2008)
Kellie Griffin .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Sam Thompson .... production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Caroline Scott .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2008)
Vanessa Brown .... production manager (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Smillie .... second assistant director (23 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jon Attenborough .... third assistant director (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Todd Embling .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 2008)
Renata Blaich .... third assistant director (10 episodes, 2008)
Chris Odgers .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Faranda .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Emma Jamvold .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Brendan Campbell .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Seamus Flint .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Marshall Crosby .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2013)
Andrew Power .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Mika Tran .... additional assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Mark Harman .... buyer/dresser (34 episodes, 2009-2012)
Alice Lanagan .... art department coordinator / art department co-ordinator (21 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nicole Coulston .... art department coordinator (13 episodes, 2011)
Ben Bauer .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2008)
Mark Dawson .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2010)
Troy Henman .... props (5 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Coville .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2008)
Matt Boug .... props (4 episodes, 2010)
Ali Graham .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2010)
Kirsten O'Loughlin .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2008)
Ken Lau .... props (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Tom Lowndes .... sound re-recording mixer / sound designer / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lloyd Carrick .... sound recordist (13 episodes, 2008)
Brendan Croxon .... foley editor: foley recordist (13 episodes, 2008)
Doron Kipen .... sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2008)
Mark Cornish .... sound recordist (13 episodes, 2009)
Aron Dyer .... sound assistant (13 episodes, 2010)
Craig Butters .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2011)
Danielle Wiessner .... foley recording engineer / foley recordist (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jed Palmer .... sound effects editor (8 episodes, 2008)
Nigel Christensen .... sound effects editor (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Francis Byrne .... boom operator (8 episodes, 2012)
Liam Price .... sound effects editor (8 episodes, 2012)
Chris Goodes .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 2013)
Emma Bortignon .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2008)
James Andrews .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Ramage .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2013)
Stuart Waller .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2010)
Scott Bruce .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Special Effects by
Aaron Beaucaire .... special effects (13 episodes, 2008)
Dave Everett .... armourer (13 episodes, 2010)
Peter Stubbs .... special effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Bryn Farrelly .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 2011)
Evan Shipard .... digital matte artist: Cartel Artists (13 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Stunts
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator (17 episodes, 2008-2013)
Philip Partridge .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt performer (15 episodes, 2008-2011)
Brett Sheerin .... stunts / stunt performer (14 episodes, 2008-2011)
Ashley Fairfield .... stunt performer / stunt double (6 episodes, 2009)
Neal Horton .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael M. Foster .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
Matthew Campbell .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2008)
Warwick Sadler .... stunt driver (2 episodes, 2008)
Andrea Berchtold .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sebastian Dickins .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Duncan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Mike Duncan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Kim Fardy .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Judd Wild .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)

Joss Gower .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Campbell .... first assistant camera / focus puller (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Robert Abboud .... lighting (13 episodes, 2008)
Lachlan French .... video assist (13 episodes, 2009)
Adam Hunter .... gaffer (13 episodes, 2009)
Brie Walsh .... second assistant camera (13 episodes, 2009)
Jason Ewart .... a-camera / steadicam operator (13 episodes, 2010)
Dimitri Zaunders .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2011)
Francisco Vicuna .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2012)
Craig Dusting .... key grip (8 episodes, 2013)
Jake Hill .... third grip (8 episodes, 2013)
Leigh Nemeth .... best boy / gaffer: second unit (8 episodes, 2013)
Daniel von Czarnecki .... fourth grip (8 episodes, 2013)
Keith Bryant .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
Adam Kuiper .... key grip (7 episodes, 2009)
Toby Watson .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Robinson .... best boy grip (6 episodes, 2013)
Bella Kenworthy .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ashley Koek .... video assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
James Puli .... additional clapper loader (2 episodes, 2008)
Anna Dalton .... camera attachment (2 episodes, 2011)
Nicholas Turner .... video split operator (2 episodes, 2013)

Paul Sullivan .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting Department
Emma Dockery .... casting associate (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alexis Johns .... casting associate (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Fiona McMaster .... extras casting (13 episodes, 2008)
Danielle Tigas .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jade Sims .... costume buyer / assistant to costume designer / ... (47 episodes, 2009-2012)
Bernadette Croft .... costume assistant / key costumer / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dannielle Alexander .... costume buyer (13 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Nichols .... costume maker (13 episodes, 2011)
Kate Seeley .... costume supervisor (11 episodes, 2008)
Sarah McKinley .... costume maker (8 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Enders .... key costumer (8 episodes, 2012)
Peter O'Halloran .... extras coordinator (8 episodes, 2012)
Lauren Widdicombe .... costume stand-by assistant (8 episodes, 2012)
Tami Holton .... costume assistant (8 episodes, 2013)
Amanda Irving .... costume coordinator / costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2010)
Sonia Nourry .... standby costume (4 episodes, 2010)
Robyn Elliott .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Daniel Le .... assembly editor/senior assistant / first assistant editor (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rebecca Ridding .... assistant editor (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sasha Dylan Bell .... post-production assistant / editing attachment (13 episodes, 2009)
Bec Blomberg .... first assistant editor (13 episodes, 2011)
Rachel McKellar-Harding .... post-production producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Paul Rowe .... editing attachment / post-production assistant (11 episodes, 2008)
Belinda Fithie .... post production supervisor (8 episodes, 2013)
Kathy Freeman .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2013)
John Binstead .... first assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Jess Moore .... music supervisor (48 episodes, 2008-2011)
Bernard Galbally and Jane Jacob Mana Music .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 2012)
Michael Letho .... music mixer/engineer / music mixing engineer / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Transportation Department
Stephen Short .... vehicle coordinator (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Niki Aken .... researcher / script assistant / ... (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
Carl Wood .... location manager (33 episodes, 2009-2012)
Scott Warwick .... armorer (29 episodes, 2008-2013)
Kate Cooper .... production coordinator / producers asssistant (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
Clare McGrath .... researcher (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
David Singleton .... location scout (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ma'ara Bobby Romia .... script office attachment / script coordinator / ... (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
Melinda Mutton .... location coordinator (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jason Mack .... hot set security (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pamela Otto .... script coordinator / script co-ordinator (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christine Hutchins .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008)
Luke Mulhall .... production secretary (13 episodes, 2009)
Adam Signorelli .... production runner (13 episodes, 2009)
Barbara McFarlane .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Rohr .... production runner (13 episodes, 2010)
Michael Clarkin .... assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2010)
Ted Green .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2008)
Kira Bohn .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Cath Collins .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 2009)
Mary Barltrop .... location manager (9 episodes, 2011)
Amy Barclay .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Elaine Boyd .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2012)
Amanda Hood .... producers office assistant (8 episodes, 2012)
Matt Pearson .... assistant production coordinator (8 episodes, 2013)
Rita Siomos .... payroll accountant (8 episodes, 2013)
Sophie Siomos .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2013)
Bec Sutherland .... production runner (8 episodes, 2013)
Jane Forbes .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nathan Hart .... runner (6 episodes, 2008)
David Leadbetter .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer White .... dialect coach: Lieschen Pogue (6 episodes, 2010)
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tony Garland .... armourer senior (5 episodes, 2010)
Angela Miller .... assistant to producers (5 episodes, 2010)
Joe Petty .... production assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
Lily Rolfe .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2010)
Annette Smith .... unit publicist (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Benedict Paxton-Crick .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Ben Mizzi .... directors attachment (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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Also Known As:
"Underbelly: The Mr Asia Story" - New Zealand (English title) (second season title)
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Australia:60 min | USA:60 min
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Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 (Season 2) | New Zealand:R16 (season 1) | UK:18

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Trivia:
Just days before its debut, a judge ordered the first series not be aired in the Australian state of Victoria, saying it would likely influence potential Melbourne jurors in Evangelos Goussis' trial over the murder of Lewis Moran. The DVDs of the series were released on May 8, 2008 (the day after the last episode aired) and were not allowed to be sold in Victoria for the same reason. Though Goussis' trial ended on May 30, 2008, Tony Mokbel has returned to Australia and faces trial on several charges, so the ban continues in Victoria. In September 2008, Channel 9 was allowed to air only the first five episodes of the series in Victoria, but blurred the face of Tony Mokbel's character, suppressed his name, and edited several scenes related to the character and crimes. The full first series and its DVDs will likely not be released in Victoria until Mokbel's trial is complete. This has not stopped Victorians from ordering DVDs of the show from other states. After the end of Mokbel's trial, the suppression order was lifted in May 2011, allowing Channel 9 to screen the series in Victoria in May-June 2011, although the final two episodes, aired on 21 June 2011, had some edits made to them.See more »
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Anachronisms: 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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Featured in "Getaway: Episode #17.1" (2008)See more »

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49 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Reality imitating art imitating reality, 9 March 2008
Author: ruhi-yaman from Australia

It is called the Australian Sopranos. There are two problems with this tag: Underbelly is not as good as Sopranos and, unlike Sopranos, it is all too real.

I am a Melburnian. I have worked in Carlton for seven years. Most of the members of the Carlton Crew were familiar to me, although I have never met any of them. Alphonse Gangitano was often referred to as the Robert de Niro of the Lygon Street – not after the actor, whatever his real personality is, but after the characters he played in films like Goodfellas and Godfather Part 2. It was obvious to all that have known him that Gangitano was imitating art and this was true for the rest of the so called "crew". On the other side of the non-existent proverbial fence were the suburban kids that had not known a life without violence – Dino, Benji, Carl… Melbourne has been mentioned more than once in the past decade as the 'most livable city in the world. It cannot be too far from the truth. It has the most of the charms of the best cities of the globe – from New York to Paris to Barcelona – without their accompanying woes. It also has a dark side, as dark as anything that you would find in Detroit, Marseilles, or Bangkok. Between 1994 and 2005, this alter ego of the city crept into surface of the cultured, intellectual and tolerant Melbourne. True to the title of Bugsy Siegel's biography 'they only killed their own' (mostly) but they did in broad daylight, in front of children, suburban mothers and 'more than innocent'bystanders. One of the safest cities in the world was suddenly in the spotlight as one of the most violent until the forces of the light (played by the detectives of Purana task force) put a stop to it.

What we know is that most of these hard men who lived as if there was no law, no rules, no morals and no tomorrow, also lived life as if they were actors in a movie. The news footage of the funerals (and there were more than two dozen of them) could as well have been taken from the episodes of Sopranos. They idolized the likes of the fictional characters in films such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Godfather trilogy, and Sopranos, because this is what drug dealers, bank robbers and career killers do between 'jobs', workouts and fornication: They watch films. It was life imitating art imitating life. Those, like me, who watched the whole scene unfolding in front of them (I used to live in the apartment building that was 200 metres from the club where Lewis Moran met his end) with a fascination bordering on the perverse, wondered about the price of real freedom. Were these men really evil or were they simply more courageous than the rest of us? Perhaps, they were both… My middle-class friends looked at me with expressions ranging from surprise to disgust when I posed the question to them, only half joking.

Underbelly is a flawed series in a number of ways. Producers' insistence on choosing actors both with local popularity and a striking resemblance to their real-life counterparts takes its toll on the quality of the acting. It is, to say the least, uneven. So are the scripts… Way too much emphasis on fornication, after the point is well made, and too much pondering on the popular taste formed by our, now world-famous, serials: Neighbours and Home and Away.

Let me assure the viewers foreign to the current affairs of fair Melbourne: All the public incidents in these series have really happened and their recreation is eerily similar to reality.

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