Dead Famous

Dead Famous
Jason is murdered
Sentencing
Jason shoots Carl
The fall of Andrew
Collatoral damage
Carl
Bugged and caught
Boxing
Alphonse's murder
All the answers are out there

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Documentary (2009) – ABC1
dir. Terry Carlyon | prod. Terry Carlyon | edit. Terry Carlyon | narr. John Silvester and Andrew Rule
Carlyon – Miller Productions

Dead Famous lifts the lid on the slaughter that resulted when two underworld tribes went to war over drug profits during Melbourne’s infamous gangland killings.

What the Critics have said...

“Handsomely made documentary. While there’s a faint taste of The Night Stalker in the moody shots of Melbourne’s mean streets and the gritty voice-overs, Rule and Sylvester look suitably grizzled and unglamorous and do their best to strip the romance from this oft-told tale.” – Melinda Houston, The Age, 1 October 2009

“A compelling documentary…” – Steve Meacham, Sydney Morning Herald Online, 5th October 2009

“This documentary strips away the dramatisation to give a realistic account of Melbourne’s underworld war. With interviews from members of the police force (who at the time were under investigation for corruption), lawyers and associates of the key figures of the time, Dead Famous is a gripping and intriguing glimpse into this world of crime, even without the Hollywood script.” – Kashmir Brummel, Citysearch, October 2009

“Terrific doco that manages to make the well-worn material feel fresh again.” “…this amounts to a stylish, compelling summation of Melbourne’s underworld ugliness” – M Magazine, Sunday Age, 4 October 2009

“Dead Famous is in many respects a necessary and timely corrective to how the leading figures have made their way into the public’s consciousness…that peels back the veneer of glamorous gangsters as well as a police force that was above corruption within its own ranks” – Paul Kalina, Green Guide, 8 October 2009