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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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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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Series are set in Melbourne, Victoria. Victorian Number plates have three letters followed by three numbers, all cars in Underbelly have QLD variation of number plates where numbers are followed by letters. See more »

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Fantastic series. Couldn't be better.
14 November 2008 | by sagaranand-erSee all my reviews

I loved watching every episode of the underbelly series. The moment you finish one episode, you cant help yourself but to start the next one. Amongst all the characters being played my favorite was Alphonse Gangitano played by Vince Colismo. He was too good. The series picks up momentum again with the introduction of Benji. I loved performance of Gyton Grantley throughout the series portraying Carl Williams. I recommend watching this to all. In all it is a great fun.The series is like a ticking time bomb and gets you involved with every episode. Though a lot of characters were in and out at short intervals, my personal opinion is the characters of Alphonse Gangitano, Jason Moran, Carl Williams, Roberta Williams, Benji were portrayed very well.


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