Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here
|Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here|
|Written by||Peter Gawler|
|Directed by||Shawn Seet|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Followed by||Underbelly Files: Infiltration|
Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here is an Australian made-for-television movie that aired on 7 February 2011 on the Nine Network. It is the first of four television movies in the Underbelly Files series, the other three being Infiltration, The Man Who Got Away, and Chopper.
Tell Them Lucifer was Here tells the true story of the cold-blooded murders of Police Officers Silk and Miller, who were gunned down in the line of duty in 1998, and the massive police manhunt to catch their killers. The story centres on the investigation of the brutal murders under the direction of Detective Inspector Paul Sheridan and the Lorimer Taskforce. Tracking down the killers proved all but impossible, and it was only through outstanding detective work, dogged persistence, and sheer faith that the killers were brought to justice.
Late in 2010, the telemovie hit a legal snag as part of a pending court case in the New South Wales (NSW) law courts, which resulted in a slightly altered version of Tell Them Lucifer was Here being broadcast in Sydney and NSW on Monday 7 February. The version screened in NSW omitted one particular scene and changed the names of a number of individuals in the case (for example, "Bandali Debs" was changed to "Patrici Fabro"). However, in an oversight, the subtitles were not edited, and showed the original names. When the DVD of the "Underbelly Files" telemovies were released Tell Them Lucifer Was Here was omitted from the release in NSW only. Like the first series of Underbelly in Victoria releases of the DVD that contained Tell Them Lucifer Was Here had a warning sticker banning the exhibition of the telemovie in NSW.
- Daniel Whyte as Sgt. Gary Silk
- Paul O'Brien as Snr. Cnst. Rodney Miller
- Brett Climo as Det. Insp. Paul Sheridan
- Jane Allsop as Carmel Arthur
- Jeremy Kewley as Det. Sgt. Graeme Collins
- Todd Lasance as Det. Sgt. Dean Thomas
- Ditch Davey as Det. Sgt. Mick Ritchie
- Christopher Bunworth as Det. Sgt. Mark Butterworth
- James Taylor as Det. Sgt. Steve Beanland
- Marshall Napier as Chief Comm. Neil Comrie
- Robert Taylor as Dpty. Comm. Graham Sinclair
- Greg Stone as Bandali Debs
- Dimitri Baveas as Jason Roberts
- Annie Jones as Dorothy Debs
- Brigid Gallacher as Nicole Debs
- Melissa Bergland as Joanne Debs
- Lee Cormie as Joseph Debs
- Don Hany as Nik "The Russian" Radev
- Robert Ratti as Greaseball
- Jasmine Dare as Kristy Harty
- Saara Lamberg as Sabrina (German backpacker)
Tell Them Lucifer was Here aired on 7 February 2011 at 8:30 pm and pulled in an audience of 1.377 million viewers, which made it the #1 rating show for that night. However 1.377 million viewers was somewhat down from previous Underbelly premieres.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
- "Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here". Australian Television Information Archive.
- David Knox (28 January 2011). "Airdate: Underbelly Files: Lucifer / Infiltration / Man Who Got Away". tvtonight.com.au.
- David Knox (8 February 2011). "1.37m for Underbelly". tvtonight.com.au.