When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.
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Series cast summary:
Greg Saunders Greg Saunders ...  Ron Moore 3 episodes, 2002
Roz Hammond ...  Tricia Moore 3 episodes, 2002
Rhondda Findleton ...  Carol Hunter 3 episodes, 2002
Ian Bliss ...  Darius Crowe 3 episodes, 2002
David Roberts ...  Martin Burrows 3 episodes, 2002
Damien Bodie ...  Frankie Crawley 3 episodes, 2002
Heli Simpson Heli Simpson ...  Myrtle Jackson 3 episodes, 2002
Aljin Abella ...  Dave Hoosan 3 episodes, 2002
Rodney Afif ...  Sweeping man 3 episodes, 2002
Sean Barker ...  Trooper 3 episodes, 2002
Daniel Bliss Daniel Bliss ...  Information Film Boy 3 episodes, 2002
Darcy Bonser Darcy Bonser ...  Ben (2002) 3 episodes, 2002
Frank Bren Frank Bren ...  Shopkeeper 3 episodes, 2002
Chris Broadstock Chris Broadstock ...  Trooper 3 episodes, 2002
Christopher Bunworth Christopher Bunworth ...  TV studio director 3 episodes, 2002
Rick Burchill Rick Burchill ...  Defence secretary 3 episodes, 2002
Marco Chiappi Marco Chiappi ...  Mr. Feely 3 episodes, 2002
Janelle Da Silva Janelle Da Silva ...  Television presenter 3 episodes, 2002
Daniel Daperis Daniel Daperis ...  Derek Crawley 3 episodes, 2002
Cherise Donovan Cherise Donovan ...  Tracey 3 episodes, 2002
Paul English ...  Mr. Jackson 3 episodes, 2002
Steven Geller Steven Geller ...  Mike 'Huntley' Hunter 3 episodes, 2002
Anthony Hammer Anthony Hammer ...  Jason 'Smudger' Moore 3 episodes, 2002
Martin Jarvis ...  Mr. Blades 3 episodes, 2002
Gemma Jones ...  Mrs. Bubby 3 episodes, 2002
Flynn Jungwirth Flynn Jungwirth ...  Trooper 3 episodes, 2002
Terry Kenwrick Terry Kenwrick ...  Committee member 3 episodes, 2002
Bruce Kerr Bruce Kerr ...  Chancellor 3 episodes, 2002
Lachlan Macdonald Lachlan Macdonald ...  Trooper 3 episodes, 2002
Rhys McConnochie ...  Mr. Farmer 3 episodes, 2002
Sally McLean Sally McLean ...  Angie Powers 3 episodes, 2002
Esme Melville Esme Melville ...  Old Lady 3 episodes, 2002
Stephanie Millar Stephanie Millar ...  TV Newscaster 3 episodes, 2002
Paul Moder ...  Estate Agent 3 episodes, 2002
Denis Moore Denis Moore ...  Wolfgang Puckl 3 episodes, 2002
Alfred Nicdao Alfred Nicdao ...  Kenny Yap 3 episodes, 2002
Eddie Perfect Eddie Perfect ...  TV studio floor manager 3 episodes, 2002
Andrew Peters Andrew Peters ...  Treatment officer 3 episodes, 2002
Taysha Rankin Taysha Rankin ...  School Girl 3 episodes, 2002
Tony Rickards ...  Fishy Brian 3 episodes, 2002
Giles Rittman Giles Rittman ...  Information Film Boy 3 episodes, 2002
Tim Robertson Tim Robertson ...  Prime Minister Tom Turner 3 episodes, 2002
Keir Saltmarsh Keir Saltmarsh ...  TV shop owner 3 episodes, 2002
Ian Scott Ian Scott ...  Crowe's Assistant 3 episodes, 2002
Louise Siversen Louise Siversen ...  Mrs. Spring 3 episodes, 2002
Richael Tanner Richael Tanner ...  Kylie Moore 3 episodes, 2002
Scott Terrill Scott Terrill ...  Chewing gum man 3 episodes, 2002
Paul Upchurch Paul Upchurch ...  Seedy Man 3 episodes, 2002
Cam Van Steel Cam Van Steel ...  Trooper 3 episodes, 2002
Leah Vandenberg ...  Wendy 3 episodes, 2002
Richard Vette Richard Vette ...  Trooper 3 episodes, 2002
Danica Wild Danica Wild ...  Chloe Feely 3 episodes, 2002
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When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.

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Drama | Family

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UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Laitonta suklaata See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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(3 parts)

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Color
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Trivia

The greeting in the novel is quite different than the one used in the movie where they'd say "Good for You". In the book they would say "Crunchy apples to you comrade" another would respond with "Juicy oranges to you" and the first person would return with "Have a banana". See more »

Goofs

Australian (Victorian) number plates are clearly visible. See more »

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Remade as Chokorêto andâguraundo (2008) See more »

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A tongue-in-cheek take on Orwell's '1984'
15 December 2002 | by micppSee all my reviews

I have only seen the first two episodes of this series so far, but one thing that has stuck in my mind is the similarities between this miniseries and the book '1984' by George Orwell. Since I enjoyed that book, I have found myself greatly enjoying this series.

The way I see it, the Good for You party (great name by the way) is like INGSOC in 1984, and the methods used against people who like chocolate are very much like the methods used by the Thought Police and the Ministry of Love. The preview shown for the third episode seems to confirm this.

However, Bootleg seems to be a lot more optimistic than 1984, although this may change later.

One thing that lets this series down is that it is supposed to be set in England, as shown by the use of pounds for money, but it is quite clearly filmed in Melbourne, Australia, and makes use of many Australian actors with obvious accents. This is really my only serious problem with this series.

Overall, this is a good series, and well worth a look if you have read 1984. If you enjoyed this series, I recommend obtaining a copy of the book 1984, so you can see where the writers got their ideas.

8/10


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