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Outrageous Fortune 

When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robyn Malcolm ...  Cheryl West 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Antony Starr ...  Jethro West / ... 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Siobhan Marshall ...  Pascalle West 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Antonia Prebble ...  Loretta West 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Frank Whitten ...  'Grandpa' Ted West / ... 107 episodes, 2005-2010
Kirk Torrance ...  Judd / ... 100 episodes, 2005-2010
Tammy Davis Tammy Davis ...  Munter 100 episodes, 2005-2010
Nicole Whippy ...  Kasey Mason / ... 85 episodes, 2005-2010
David Fane ...  Falani 58 episodes, 2005-2010
Shane Cortese ...  Hayden Peters 55 episodes, 2006-2010
Grant Bowler ...  Wolfgang West 54 episodes, 2005-2009
Roz Turnbull ...  Rochelle / ... 52 episodes, 2005-2010
Stella King Stella King ...  Jane West 51 episodes, 2008-2010
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When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

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Official Sites:

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New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2005 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Do diabla z kryminalem See more »

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South Pacific Pictures See more »
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Trivia

Todd Emerson, who portrayed Bilkey in Westside (2015), also appeared in episode 3.4, Outrageous Fortune: Contagious Blastments (2007), of Outrageous Fortune (2005) as Wayne Judd (Kirk Torrance)'s lawyer Martin. See more »

Goofs

In several of the first two series of 'OF', studio space can be seen above where the house ceiling should be. Mosty wide up-facing shots, but also in some scenes where the camera pans fast. 'OE' is filmed on a sound stage, not in the actual house shown as the exterior. See more »

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Munter: Do Men of the Minge buy their clothes in Ponsonby?
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Remade as Honest (2008) See more »

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Funny and authentic
4 August 2019 | by danodiving69See all my reviews

This is a series worth watching. Filmed in NZ with a NZ cast. Well written, funny and good acting.


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