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Series cast summary:
...  Pierre Gauthier 11 episodes, 1996
...  François Pelletier 11 episodes, 1996
...  Giuseppe Scarfo 11 episodes, 1996
...  Georges Lemire 11 episodes, 1996
Brigitte Paquette ...  Gabrielle Provost 11 episodes, 1996
...  Michèle Vallieres 11 episodes, 1996
Vittorio Rossi ...  Tom Celano 11 episodes, 1996
John Dunn-Hill ...  Marco D'Ascola 11 episodes, 1996
Manuel Tadros ...  Frank Vastelli 11 episodes, 1996
Glenn Astles ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Daniel Richard Giverin ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Hubert Le Messurier ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Pierre Mercier ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
André Querton ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
...  Gilbert Tanguay 10 episodes, 1996
...  Roger Perreault 10 episodes, 1996
...  Denise Deslonchamps 9 episodes, 1996
Dominico Caputo ...  Bernardo Longo 8 episodes, 1996
...  Terry O'Neill 8 episodes, 1996
...  Guy Boisvert 7 episodes, 1996
...  Vincenzo Spadollinni 7 episodes, 1996
...  Jérome Couture 7 episodes, 1996
...  Angelo Bogliozzi 6 episodes, 1996
Claude Lemieux ...  Bertrand Fournel 6 episodes, 1996
...  Gino Favara 5 episodes, 1996
...  Ronnie Dante 5 episodes, 1996
...  Hélène Provost 5 episodes, 1996
...  Marc Larose 5 episodes, 1996
Ninon Lévesque ...  Mado 5 episodes, 1996
Pierre Powers ...  Benoît Landry 5 episodes, 1996
...  Diane 5 episodes, 1996
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Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and the other, François Pelletier, is going to go undercover. Written by Martin Ouellet <elmarto@total.net>

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Absolutely brilliant
20 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Omerta trilogy is the best series I have ever seen on television. It centers around the RCMP's attempts to take down the head of the Montreal mafia. It is hard-hitting, violent, realistic, and incredibly intense. It is one of the rare shows where I had to keep watching each episode in the DVD set one after the other, hoping I could keep fitting one more in before I had to go to bed.

There are 3 stories in the Omerta series; Omerta 1, 2, and 3. Omerta 1 and 2 are sequential in terms of the story, and should be watched in order. Omerta 3 introduces a new character, and follows his rise in the mafia. What is interesting is that the time-line in Omerta 3 covers both before and after the action in the first two, characters which had been killed off earlier can make appearances without causing plot holes. It was an effective way of creating a full series using many of the same actors.

I would have to say that of the 3 series, each became more polished until you arrive at Omerta 3, which is truly fantastic. There are 11 episodes in series 1, 14 in series 2, and 13 in series 3. I would highly recommend you watch them in order, although you can watch series 3 independently of the first 2 and still follow the storyline. All 3 are in French, and a very heavily accented Montreal French at that. Also, in the DVD sets that I watched, there was no English audio track nor any subtitles. If you can understand the language, I strongly urge you to check out this unique series which preceded the Sopranos by a number of years. You will not be disappointed.

R.


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