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Underbelly is another complete load of crap from the Nine Network (commercial tv) in Australia. The only reason I'm posting a link to it here is because some who wish to see it are unable to because it has been banned in the state of Victoria.


--- Quote ---Underbelly is an Australian television drama series, based on the real events of the 19952004 gang war in Melbourne. The series began screening on 13 February 2008 on the Nine Network (and affiliates) in all states and territories except Victoria, due to a court injunction. Underbelly is a 13-part mini-series, based on the book Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld, by Age journalists John Silvester and Andrew Rule.

The key players in Melbourne's criminal underworld, including the Moran family and their rival, the maverick Carl Williams, are featured using their real names.

The major factions, as presented in the story, are the Morans, including Lewis, Mark, and Jason Moran, the "Carlton Crew", which included Alphonse Gangitano, Domenic "Mick" Gatto, his lawyer George Defteros and Mario Condello, "the Russians", led by Nik "The Russian" Radev, and the Williams family, which included Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel, Andrew "Benji" Veniamin and, at different times, Victor Brincat and Dino Dibra.

The police investigators, Steve Owen and Jacqui James, are fictional, but based on amalgamations of several officers who worked on the Purana Task Force, which was charged with investigating the gangland war and halting the killing.

According to its marketing, the series "uses the framework of the murderous war between the two gangs, and the bigger moral war between the gangs and the Purana Task Force, to explore a complex array of individual stories and relationships - some touching, some incredible, all breathtaking - it is a mini-series that examines the kaleidoscopic nature of loyalty, love, revenge and pride when the normal and identifiable emotions of human attachment are moved from the context of social decency to social indecency.

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Underbelly is good to watch if you have some time to spare and need to zone out in front of the jewtube. But it being a true story...far from it. There are some elements of truth in it, and its mostly a tv series of what is widely known to have happened Melbourne during the 12 years and what has been written in the papers and police reports. It is true that the Carlton Crew have been wiped out, except Mic Gatto. But the Mafia that is in Melbourne right now that have stepped in the place of the Carlton Crew is 10 times stronger. Its mostly Russians and Albanians that hold the crime scene now. What are the cops doing about them ? Absolutely nothing. Its much easier to put on tv a tv show of the good cops arresting the bad guys who are portrait as tragic figures and victims of their own criminality (please  ::) ...cry me a river ! They were all scum) than to actually fight the crime thats happening now. 

If anyone is interested, they can download it off


--- Quote from: zogdestroyer on 24 February 2009 at 05:38 ---did any one see last night underbelly 23/2/09

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Yes. What about it ?

If you missed it, you can download it and other episodes from .


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