Fat Tony And Co (Channel 9 2014 with Robert Mammone and Vince Colosimo)

Fat Tony And Co (Channel 9 2014 with Robert Mammone and Vince Colosimo)

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Australia / Channel 9 – Screentime / 9×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 23 February – 6 April 2014

Writers: Peter Gawler, Adam Todd, Jeff Truman, Michaeley O’Brien / Executive Producers: Des Monaghan, Greg Haddrick, Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan / Producers: Peter Gawler, Elisa Argenzio / Directors: Peter Andrikidis, Andrew Prowse, Karl Zwicky

Crime drama series, part of the Underbelly franchise and which focuses on Tony Mokbel who in the 2000’s was Australia’s most wanted man. What followed as the police attempted to bring him to justice was an intense manhunt that lasted 18 months and dismantled a drug empire.

A miraculous tip-off to the Australian police revealed that Mokbel was living in Athens, Greece under a false name and documents. But how do you find one man in a population of four million? FAT TONY & CO follows Mokbel from his early beginnings in Melbourne’s underworld to his eventual discovery and arrest in a café in Athens.

Mokbel featured in the original Underbelly series but as Screentime Exec Des Monaghan says “When we first introduced Tony Mokbel, legal constraints greatly inhibited how much we could show. This time there are no such constraints – FAT TONY & CO is complete and unabridged.”

cast
Robert Mammone as Tony Mokbel
Vince Colosimo as Alphonse Gangitano
Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams
Les Hill as Jason Moran
Madeleine West as Danielle McGuire
Simon Westaway as Mick Gatto
Gerard Kennedy as Graham Kinniburgh
Kevin Harrington as Lewis Moran
Shane Jacobson as Jim O’Brien
Stephen Curry as Jim Coughlan
Debra Byrne as Judy Moran
Steve Bastoni
Richard Cawthorne as Jarrod Ragg
Simone Kessell
Nicholas Bishop
Hollie Andrew