Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility in central Australia, the spy-thriller Pine Gap delves into the famously strong alliance between the two countries.
A story of family, loyalty, deceit, power, greed, and ultimately revenge. Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto is a criminal anomaly. Determined to bring peace to the disparate wings of the Montreal crime world of the day, Rizzuto successfully unifies them, serving as a de facto CEO while ensuring a lucrative payday for all. When Rizzuto is suddenly arrested and extradited to Colorado's Supermax Prison for the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family members, the powerful empire he built begins to crumble. Rizzuto watches helplessly until his release from prison in October 2012, when a Shakespearean tale of revenge begins to unfold.
Ok so loads of Goodfellas parallel, based on actual characters, first person narration etc. This is solid TV. Some reviews say it's mediocre or typical, but every episode ends with you feeling it ended too soon. Kim Coates is one of my favorite working actors, he's awesome. There's something about the way this is shot though, it's kind of dark and a little overly noir in its look. It loses a little something. Still for all its faults it's compelling t.v. that ends far too fast.
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