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Rake 

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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.
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2018   2016   2014   2012   2011  
8 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Roxburgh ...  Cleaver Greene 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Matt Day ...  David Potter 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Kate Box ...  Nicole 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Caroline Brazier ...  Wendy Greene / ... 39 episodes, 2010-2018
Adrienne Pickering ...  Melissa Partridge 36 episodes, 2010-2018
Keegan Joyce ...  Fuzz Greene / ... 33 episodes, 2010-2018
Russell Dykstra ...  Barney Meagher 32 episodes, 2010-2016
Damien Garvey ...  Cal McGregor 32 episodes, 2012-2018
Danielle Cormack ...  Scarlet Meagher / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2016
Tom Poulton ...  Max Meagher 19 episodes, 2010-2016
Madeline Towns Madeline Towns ...  Zoe Meagher 18 episodes, 2010-2016
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On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him 'unreliable', his son will call him 'a mate'. To his learned friends at the bar table he is 'a real wag', to his jurors he is 'hilarious', and to most judges he is 'an outrage'. To the Tax Office, he is 'a defendant', to a certain brothel owner 'a legend', and to his former cocaine dealer 'a tragic loss'.

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The Bar Has Been Lowered (season 1) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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In 2011 the series won the Equity Award in the Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Rake S3-4 (2017) See more »

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Great people can be dysfunctional
5 September 2012 | by TesaRantsSee all my reviews

This TV series tries not to lecture too much in order to recognize that people who are good at their jobs can have many other flaws. In other words, this series is very engaging because it has characters who are not wooden or black and white. Most characters in the show are somewhat dysfunctional and yet they have decent core values. And the most dysfunction is the main character who happens to be an excellent lawyer dealing with very difficult to defend cases or sometimes guilty people.

The acting and the dialog is superb. Every single episode that I have seen has been well written and that is not always the case even for many great TV shows. This show also manages to incorporate comedy, drama and suspense very well.

I love it and I wish that there were more episodes.


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Australia

Language:

English | Polish | Indonesian | Turkish

Release Date:

13 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rake See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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