Underbelly - A Tale of Two Cities: episode guide

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A Tale of Two Hitmen

Episode 2.05
March 02, 2009
Ratings: 2.233 million viewers (1st)
Written by Kris Mrksa
Directed by Tony Tilse

Sharing an exercise yard with a freshly de-eared Mark "Chopper" Read may not be everybody's idea of a good time, but for Ray Chuck, prison is a safe haven compared to what's waiting for him on the outside. Brian Kane, looking to avenge the death of his brother Les, is on a warpath — and Ray Chuck knows it.

After Ray, Laurie Prendergast and Vinnie Mikkelsen are acquitted of Les Kane's death, it seems luck is on Ray's side when he is re-arrested for a previous crime. But Brian Kane has friends in high places. Ray Chuck can hide, but he can't run…

Meanwhile, in Sydney, Terry Clark and Allison Dine continue to reap the rewards of their heroin smuggling operation. It would seem all is rosy, but for their colleagues' increasing dependence on the drug they are smuggling. For Terry, this problem is a liability that must be eradicated. Quickly.


  • Kate Ritchie as Judi Kane
  • Asher Keddie as Liz Cruickshank
  • Tim McCunn as Brian Kane
  • Teo Gebert as Laurie Prendergast
  • Wayne Bradley as Vinnie Mikkelsen
  • Nathan Page as Ray Chuck
  • Martin Dingle Wall as Les Kane
  • Charlie Rose MacLennan as Martine Kane
  • Harry Ikimis Healey as Justin Kane
  • Marcello Fabrizi as TV Reporter
  • Estelle Chown as Young Jacqui Cruickshank
  • Dustin Clare as Chris Flannery
  • Renato Fabretti as Chopper Read
  • Anna Hutchison as Allison Dine
  • Matthew Newton as Terry Clark
  • Simone Kessell as Isabel Wilson
  • Gareth Reeves as Doug Wilson
  • Jake Lindesay as Wayne Robb
  • Scott Burgess as Jim Bazley
  • Elan Zavelsky as Young Alphonse
  • Leon Gulaptus as Collingwood Barman
  • David Roberts as Angus Campbell
  • Kiana Schembri as Chris Flannery's Daughter
  • Maurizio Degliesposti as Proprietor of Gambling Den
  • Craig Morrison as Ringer
  • Ron Haddrick as Bertie
  • Peter Phelps as Joe Messina
  • Candice Leigh as Chris Flannery's Girlfriend #1
  • Jenna Driscoll as Chris Flannery's Girlfriend #2
  • Hugo Banks as Ray Chuck's Wife
  • Melissa Cook as Ray Chuck's
  • Peter O'Brien as George Freeman
  • Roy Billing as Bob Trimbole
  • Ian Roberts as Barry
  • Wadih Dona as Nick Paltos
  • Damon Gameau as Andy Maher
  • Daniel Roberts as Jim Egan
  • Paul Tassone as Dennis Kelly
  • Cale Morgan as Uniform Melb Cop
  • Neal Horton as Ray Chuck Stunt Double
  • Jenna Lind as Maria Muhary
  • Cooper Gibson as Jarrod Clark
  • Suzannah McDonald as Ann-Marie Presland
  • Jonny Pasvolsky as Dave Priest
  • Patricia Centenera as Filipino Hooker
  • Caroline Craig as Jacqui James / Narrator


  • "Mud & Stars" performed by Dawn Landes
  • "The Final Prayer" performed by Breed 77
  • "Bad Streets, Good People" performed by Balkanizer
  • "Rock'n Roll & Cha Cha Cha" performed by Giorgio Conte
  • "Happiness" performed by Jonathan Jeremiah
  • "It's Alright" performed by Little Red
  • "Kings of the World" performed by Mississippi