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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 ... See full summary »
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2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
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Caroline Craig 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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Craig Hall (Bill Mackay) & Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Dolly Green) also worked together on A Place to Call Home (2013) as Jack Duncan & Olivia/Samantha Bligh respectively. 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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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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