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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroline Craig ...  Jacqui James / ... 56 episodes, 2008-2013
Gary Bennett Gary Bennett ...  Warden 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Marcus Shultz Marcus Shultz ...  Gang member / ... 26 episodes, 2008-2011
Paul Tassone ...  Dennis Kelly 25 episodes, 2009-2010
Daniel Roberts Daniel Roberts ...  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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Australia

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English

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13 February 2008 (Australia) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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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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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Spin-off Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud (2011) See more »

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Dare I say it? Yes! The Australian Sopranos.
24 February 2008 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

The connection between Sopranos and this series is not far-fetched. Like that show it shows a life of crime and how these gangsters deal with their family. After having seen five episodes more depth is shown and it gets real clear that things will get very nasty indeed. The acting by the cast is superb. And it was good to see Calvan Mulvey (Heartbreak High) return in a much more mature role. What I liked especially in this show that it doesn't exactly choose sides. It is not just about the police getting the bad guys. They also show that even the gangsters have their morals and aren't entirely evil as most people would have us believe. But it doesn't glamorize the life of crime either. When necessary it does show the impact of the crimes committed. Excellent show!


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