Underbelly Files


Underbelly Files: Infiltration

Monday, February 14, 2011
Ratings: 1.114 million viewers (6th)
Produced by Peter Gawler, Elisa Argenzio
Written by Graeme Koetsveld
Directed by Grant Brown

Recounts the story of Victorian detective Colin McLaren who posed as a shady art dealer and infiltrated the Australian branch of the Calabrian Mafia. It would prove to be the most dangerous, exhausting and confronting 18 months of his life. But it was also the most thrilling time he ever knew and resulted in the biggest win of his career — seeing 11 of Australia's most villainous Mafiosi sent to prison.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Roy Billing as Aussie Bob
  • Buddy Dannoun as Rosario Torcaso
  • Valentino del Toro as Antonio Russo
  • Matthew Green as The Murder Victim
  • Al Vila as Carlo Ricci
  • Glenda Linscott as Sandra
  • Sullivan Stapleton as Colin McLaren
  • Henry Nixon as Leigh
  • Alfredo Malabello as Vito
  • Jessica Napier as Jude Gleeson / Narrator
  • Donna Matthews as Bubbles
  • Richard Piper as Roger
  • Emma de Clario as Maria Russo
  • Fantine Banulski as Louise Russo
  • Luke Christopoulos as Little Tony Russo
  • Ange Arabatzis as Nico
  • Brian Gore as Melbourne Associate
  • Serge Vercion as Calabrian Farmer
  • Mirko Grillini as Rocci Russo
  • Stephen Lopez as Dominic Torcaso
  • Tottie Goldsmith as Sara Herlihy
  • Josh Price as Tiny
  • Arthur Angel as Vinnie Messina
  • Kassandra Clementi as Chelsea McLaren
  • Meisha Lowe as Kim
  • Natalie Pantou as Elise Messina
  • Melissa Howard as Chelsea's Friend
  • Susan Davidson as Monica
  • Rheanna Duff as Prostitute
  • Madeleine Harding as Rachel
  • Rai Fazio as Massimo Falzetta
  • Steve Hayden as Geoffrey Bowen
  • Alex Borg as Peter Wallis
  • Kevin Stewart as Police Commissioner
  • Doug Bowles as Ziggy
  • Adam Williams as S.E.R.T.
  • Mark Goodrem as Clerk
  • John Higginson as Defense Barrister
  • Darran Scott as Magistrate
  • Charbel Asmar as Stunt Actor
  • Joss Gower as Stunt Actor
  • Terry Carter as Stunt Actor