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Catching Milat 

Follows the life of Ivan Milat, the backpack killer.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Cawthorne ...  Detective Paul Gordon 2 episodes, 2015
Geoff Morrell ...  Superintendent Clive Small 2 episodes, 2015
Malcolm Kennard ...  Ivan Milat 2 episodes, 2015
David Field ...  Detective Neil Birse 2 episodes, 2015
Salvatore Coco ...  Detective Mark Camenzuli 2 episodes, 2015
Luke Ford ...  Inspector Bob Godden 2 episodes, 2015
Craig Hall ...  Inspector Rod Lynch 2 episodes, 2015
Alan Lovell Alan Lovell ...  Detective O'Connor 2 episodes, 2015
Richard Sutherland ...  Detective Royce Gorman 2 episodes, 2015
Steve Vella Steve Vella ...  Sergeant Gerard Dutton 2 episodes, 2015
Leigh Scully ...  Sergeant Trichter 2 episodes, 2015
Coralie Bradbery Coralie Bradbery ...  Constable Callaghan 2 episodes, 2015
Carole Skinner Carole Skinner ...  Margaret Milat 2 episodes, 2015
Alan Flower ...  Alex Milat 2 episodes, 2015
Leeanna Walsman ...  Shirley Soire 2 episodes, 2015
Daniel Krige ...  Wally Milat 2 episodes, 2015
Fletcher Humphrys ...  Richard Milat 2 episodes, 2015
Zoe Houghton Zoe Houghton ...  Joan Milat 2 episodes, 2015
Ben Geurens ...  David 'Bodge' Milat 2 episodes, 2015
Leah Vandenberg ...  Chalinda Hughes 2 episodes, 2015
Lizzie Schebesta ...  Ruth Kilmarten 2 episodes, 2015
Anita Hegh ...  Alison Small 2 episodes, 2015
Alex Williams ...  Paul Onions 2 episodes, 2015
Lucy Bell ...  Jill Walters 2 episodes, 2015
Mark Kilmurry Mark Kilmurry ...  Ray Walters 2 episodes, 2015
Cecelia Peters ...  Joanne Walters 2 episodes, 2015
Mavournee Hazel Mavournee Hazel ...  Caroline Clarke 2 episodes, 2015
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller ...  Deborah Evereist 2 episodes, 2015
Brendan Merdzan Brendan Merdzan ...  James Gibson 2 episodes, 2015
Natalia Ladyko ...  Simone Schmidl 2 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Chimes ...  Anja Habschied 2 episodes, 2015
Milan Pulvermacher Milan Pulvermacher ...  Gabor Neugebauer 2 episodes, 2015
Julian Pulvermacher Julian Pulvermacher ...  Manfred Neugebauer 2 episodes, 2015
Anja Raith ...  Anke Neugebauer 2 episodes, 2015
John Brumpton ...  Artie Bigman 2 episodes, 2015
Hugh Cann Hugh Cann ...  Man 2 episodes, 2015
Michael Elbridge Michael Elbridge ...  Journo 2 2 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Friels Elizabeth Friels ...  Mother 2 episodes, 2015
Anthony Martin Anthony Martin ...  Minister 2 episodes, 2015
David McLean David McLean ...  London Interviewer 2 episodes, 2015
David Ritchie David Ritchie ...  David Gill 2 episodes, 2015
Catherine Ross Catherine Ross ...  Journo 1 2 episodes, 2015
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Follows the life of Ivan Milat, the backpack killer.

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

May 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Охота на Милата See more »

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Shine Australia See more »
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The actor, who plays the serial killer Ivan Milat (Malcolm Kennard) has revealed he had been hitchhiking along the Hume Highway in the late 1980s and early 90s when Milat murdered seven backpackers and is suspected of killing more. See more »

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Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?
Written by Rick Brewster (uncredited), Doc Neeson (uncredited) and John Brewster (uncredited)
Performed by The Angels
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Not the best catch, but quite a good one

Here's one show that didn't build up to the expectations, that I hoped for, especially with part one. The second part was much better, where the story now moves along. Kennard's chilling performance will stay etched in your mind for a while to come, it's hard to believe this was that rebel punk in that 1991 movie Secrets, while also being a heart throb earlier in E street. Ivan Milat was a despicable serial killer who murdered 7 teenagers over a course of a few years. Of course, not all the show is fact, but that's expected. What I expected was much more screen time into Ivan's background, and his family, Carole Skinner as Ivan's mum, you hardly see. What this show's decided to do, instead, is really work it from the cop's angle, where trying to convict this guy, and get solid evidence on him, was a bastard, where a lot of man hours, went into it. Richard Cawthorne, who joins the squad, while taking a lot of flack, from the senior "hard as nails" detective (the great impressive Morell) seems to be the only one, entirely convinced, Milat's their guy, where a few others, come around to that hypothesis, the least of all, Morell, who likes to do things by the book. I really liked Cawthorne, and his character, where I must say, the whole cast delivers. They're great, and that includes the ones, playing the grieving parents of the late victims. But there's no getting over Kennard's ferocious and "grab by the horn's" performances, a score of accolades must sure follow. To give the show a little more realism, we have some small footage, some of in the after of Milat's arrest. I can't help but feel a little of disappointed with this one. I expected a little more, but got a little less, mainly from the first one, where the second, really pulls it's socks up. Having to resort to seeing it from the cop's side, is quite engrossing, as seeing how what they went through to nail this bastard, finally succeeding on that May 22 day in 94, where too, after his incarceration, it still became a battle to ensure his imprisonment, where we fast forward to that 96 day, court case, where justice was served.


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