Underbelly 3 Seasons 2008

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Season 1
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Alphonse Gangitano might have got away with murder but police officer Steve Owen is determined he'll pay for starting a riot in a nightclub where many innocent people are hurt.

Starring:
Rodger Corser, Caroline Craig
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
February 13, 2008

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Tony Tilse
Starring Rodger Corser, Caroline Craig
Supporting actors Gyton Grantley, Kat Stewart, Vince Colosimo, Les Hill, Rohan Nichol, Beatrice Bradley, Portia Bradley, Danielle Carter, Lauren Clair, Eliza Szonert, Ian Rooney, Robert Mammone, Caroline Gillmer, Callan Mulvey, Petra Kalive, Kevin Harrington, Sam Berkery, Fiona Bricknell
Season year 2008
Network Koch Entertainment Distribution
Producers Elisa Argenzio, Greg Haddrick, Jo Horsburgh, Des Monaghan, Brenda Pam
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 22, 2012
The fascinating television import "Underbelly" finally gets a U.S. distribution, and it's about time! I first became aware of "Underbelly" when I read that it was Australia's answer to "The Sopranos." Since that first comparison, I've heard the same point made countless times. To be frank, other than the fact that they are two adult series set in the criminal underworld, I don't think that generalized statement is very apt or has much bearing on whether or not you'll enjoy this show. If you are expecting a rich "Sopranos" type narrative and continuing storyline, this isn't quite going to fulfill your expectations. But that doesn't make it any less intriguing. The general tone of "Underbelly" is a bit more lurid. The show itself has much more of a docudrama feel, recreating significant true events in Australia's criminal history complete with plenty of gratuitous nudity and violence. With edgy camera work, quick cut editing, and a propulsive soundtrack--this is a show that aims at getting in your face. And for the most part, it succeeds. One of my favorite elements of the show is that each season is its own unique entity with new characters and charting a new story. Heck, it's become somewhat of a franchise with four complete 13 episode seasons and a series of TV movies.

War on the Streets (2008) 5 stars: This series picked up Australian Film Institute awards for Best Television Drama, Best Director, Best Lead Actor (Gyton Grantley), and Best Lead Actress (Kat Stewart). This story arc concerns the rise and fall of Carl Williams, an ambitious hood who rose to great heights within Melbourne's criminal underworld. Grantley is captivating as Williams who is seduced further and further to the darkside and becomes embroiled in a gangland war lasting ten years between 1995 and 2004.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amiram Burg on March 12, 2013
Australian TV doesn't get much hype but this gritty crime drama is just as good as anything coming from the US or the UK.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Film Critic on October 20, 2012
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Buy it! You will love it. I have seen them all. One of my favorite shows of recent memory. Just as good as The Wire or Boardwalk Empire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BAC RN on February 25, 2014
I haven't been this riveted in ages! Amazon made its money back on this big time! Just make sure you have blocks of time set aside.
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By gretel1006 on February 15, 2014
My favorite types of tv shows are darker and gritty and tend to revolve around crime and mystery. I also like watching flicks from other countries. For the most part when watching foreign items I have stuck to watching films (besides a few BBC shows like Luther). I saw a review for this that was compelling and so have watched the first season so far. I thought it was fantastic! The fact that it is based on a true story is all the more appealing. Of course I had to google some of the real people that were portrayed in this film - they chose actors who looked similar to the real folks. The first season revolves around a "gang war" from around 1995 to around 2005 in Australia. One of the newspaper articles I read had interviewed a police office on the task force and the officer said something to the effect that what happened between these two gangs couldn't have been more over-the-top.
If you like shows like Sopranos, The Wire, and Luther you'll enjoy this one too.
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I first saw this in Australia when I was there on vacation. I liked it so much that I bought the whole series on Amazon.
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