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The Tony Special

Episode 1.01
Sunday, February 23, 2014 (8:40)
Ratings: 1.379 million viewers (3rd)
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

Fat Tony & Co tells the story of Australia's most successful drug baron, from the day he quit cooking pizza in favour of cooking drugs, to the heyday of his $140 million dollar drug empire, all the way through to his arrest in an Athens café and his whopping 22-year sentence in Victoria's maximum security prison.

Tony's story begins in the mid '90s in a pizza bar in the suburbs of Melbourne where he is pursuing the twin but at times conflicting dreams of becoming a restaurant and property tycoon and building a drug empire. Somehow managing to maintain an uneasy truce with Melbourne's criminal royalty, the Carlton Crew, and with the help of a few bent cops, his rise is irresistible. But his friendship with fellow drug dealer and sworn enemy of the Carlton Crew, Carl Williams, jeopardises it all. And when the Drug Squad turns his right-hand man Billy Fischer against him, Tony looks to be living on borrowed time.

Cast: (in order of appearance)

  • Vince Colosimo as Alphonse Gangitano
  • Robert Mammone as Tony Mokbel
  • Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams
  • Tom Wren as Willie Thompson
  • Les Hill as Jason Moran
  • Jake Ryan as Mark Moran
  • Gerard Kennedy as Graham 'the Munster' Kinniburgh
  • Frank Sweet as Billy Fischer
  • Ravi Chand as Security Van Driver
  • Paul Wildemoth as Security Guard #1
  • Graham Jahne as Security Guard #2
  • Paul Denny as Hippy Paul
  • Alex Tsitsopoulos as Milad Mokbel
  • Shane Jacobson as Jim O'Brien
  • Stephen Curry as Jim Coghlan
  • Nick Farnell as Wayne Strawhorn
  • Louisa Mignone as Maria Tomasetti
  • Odette Joannidis as Carmel Mokbel
  • Louise Mandylor as Lora 'Mama' Mokbel
  • Tasha Jones as Nurse
  • Nick Simpson-Deeks as Bruno Rich
  • Kate Northover as Redhead Girl
  • Jeremy Kewley as Desmond 'Tuppence' Moran
  • Vince Poletto as Horty Mokbel
  • Simon Westaway as Mick Gatto
  • Sunday Barca Irving as Felicity
  • Debra Byrne as Judy Moran
  • Kevin Harrington as Lewis Moran
  • Tessa William as Thai Masseuse #1
  • Emma Shen as Thai Masseuse #2
  • Madeleine West as Danielle McGuire
  • Chris Weir as Uniformed Policeman
  • Emily Coatman as Voluptuous Waitress
  • Nick Mitchell as SOG Commander
  • Hollie Andrew as Roberta Williams
  • Eddie Baroo as Scrooge
  • Brian Emerson as Sonny Schmidt
  • Samantha Tolj as Renae Mokbel
  • Kym Ozalp as Zaharoula Mokbel
  • Antonio Lancuba as Kabalan Mokbel
  • Georgyia Tino as Anita Mokbel
  • Brian Vriends as Malcolm Rosenes
  • Anthony West as Steve Paton
  • Robin Brown as Billy's Girlfriend
  • Ben Palma as Tony's Younger Son
  • Thomas Vlamis as Tony's Older Son
  • Michael M Foster as Stunt Actor
  • Graham Jahne as Stunt Actor
  • Chris Weir as Stunt Actor