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Outrageous Fortune 

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?
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robyn Malcolm ...  Cheryl West 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Antony Starr ...  Jethro West / ... 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Siobhan Marshall ...  Pascalle West 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Antonia Prebble ...  Loretta West 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Frank Whitten ...  'Grandpa' Ted West / ... 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Kirk Torrance ...  Judd / ... 100 episodes, 2005-2010
Tammy Davis 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
Grant Bowler ...  Wolfgang West 54 episodes, 2005-2009
Roz Turnbull ...  Rochelle / ... 52 episodes, 2005-2010
Stella King Stella King ...  Jane West 51 episodes, 2008-2010
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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?

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Official Sites:

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New Zealand

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English

Release Date:

June 2005 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Do diabla z kryminalem See more »

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Trivia

According to Rita's character profile on the official link=tt4113078] website, she met Ted when she was 16. In Series 2 Episode 5, set in 1981, they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. This places her year of birth 36 years prior to 1981, in 1945. However, by Vern Gardiner's account to Loretta in Outrageous Fortune (2005), he was 14 and Rita was 18 when they first met, meaning she was 4 years older. Vern said he was 23 when he last saw her, which we see takes place in 1974 in Westside. This means Rita was 27 in 1974, placing her year of birth in or close to 1947. See more »

Goofs

In several of the first two series of 'OF', studio space can be seen above where the house ceiling should be. Mosty wide up-facing shots, but also in some scenes where the camera pans fast. 'OE' is filmed on a sound stage, not in the actual house shown as the exterior. See more »

Quotes

Munter: Is texting someone eighteen times and getting nothing back - is that stalking?
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Connections

Remade as Good Behavior (2008) See more »

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Heck of a ride...
10 November 2010 | by gohmifuneSee all my reviews

So, just watched the series finale. As an American it was experience. Not much in the ways of culture shock, there was a bit, but the ride itself, with the characters and their lives and loves, was amazing.

There are highs and lows, both emotionally and regards to quality, but all said and done, it was worth it. You love these characters. You love these actors. You feel what they go through. It was something I have looked forward to every week for all these years, and looking beyond what it can do to you personally, it really is a good show.

It is a worthy show.

Best hours of television for me in such a long time. I'm glad I saw it, it gave back to its audience. The show was choice, and let me leave it at that.


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