Set among the turquoise waters of Australia's Torres Strait, The Straits follows the life of a criminal family as they smuggle drugs into Australia and exotic wildlife out through blood ties in the Torres Strait Islands.

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Louis Nowra
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Series cast summary:
Brian Cox ...  Harry Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Rena Owen ...  Kitty Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Aaron Fa'aoso ...  Noel Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Jimi Bani Jimi Bani ...  Marou Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Firass Dirani ...  Gary Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Suzannah Bayes-Morton ...  Sissi Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Emma Lung ...  Lola Montebello 10 episodes, 2012
Andy Anderson ...  Vince 10 episodes, 2012
Kate Jenkinson ...  Antoinette Montebello 9 episodes, 2012
Cramer Cain ...  Eddie 8 episodes, 2012
Rachael Blake ...  Natasha 7 episodes, 2012
Tasia Zalar ...  Bridget 7 episodes, 2012
Chris Thiesfield Chris Thiesfield ...  Frank the Pilot 7 episodes, 2012
Jasper Bagg ...  Two Stroke 7 episodes, 2012
James Mackay ...  Joel Thomson 5 episodes, 2012
Chum Ehelepola ...  Joseph 5 episodes, 2012
Malcolm Kennard ...  Inspector Sutherland 5 episodes, 2012
Mele-Ana Fa'aoso Mele-Ana Fa'aoso ...  Dylina 5 episodes, 2012
Finn George Newman Finn George Newman ...  Andrew 5 episodes, 2012
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The Montebello Family are not your average Australian family; modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs into Australia, and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands. Written by Anonymous

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Beautiful One Day. Deadly The Next.

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Crime | Drama

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EXCELLENT and Compelling Drama
25 February 2016 | by Man99204See all my reviews

I saw this program listed on Netflix. I knew nothing about it. Brian Cox was the only actor in the series I had ever heard of.

I have watched the first ten episodes - and was mesmerized.

It is one of most well scripted series I have seen in longer than I can remember.In this type of program, the script drives everything else - and it is very well done.

The ensemble cast is totally believable from start to finish. They sell the script in a completely convincing way.

Another great perk is that this series is filmed in Queensland Australia,. Each episode is brim full of incredibly beautiful scenery and the local flavor and culture.


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2012 (Australia) See more »

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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