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The Great Mint Swindle (2012)

TV Movie | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

It's the beginning of the 1980s boom in Western Australia. Larrikin brothers Ray, Brian and Peter Mickelberg spend their days abalone fishing, flying planes, looking for adventure and developing new ways of making money. Their most bizarre...See moreIt's the beginning of the 1980s boom in Western Australia. Larrikin brothers Ray, Brian and Peter Mickelberg spend their days abalone fishing, flying planes, looking for adventure and developing new ways of making money. Their most bizarre venture? Selling a huge fake gold nugget "The Yellow Rose of Texas" to tycoon Alan Bond. A tale about two innocent men who become embroiled in one of the most famous heists in Australia's history. It is a mysterious twenty-year saga about their fight to clear their names over a crime that has never been solved. Written by Channel 9 See less
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Mar 11, 2012 (Australia)

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64 cast members
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Grant Bowler
Ray Mickelberg Ray Mickelberg   See fewer
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Todd Lasance
Peter Mickelberg Peter Mickelberg   See fewer
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Josh Quong Tart
Brian Mickelberg Brian Mickelberg   See fewer
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Shane Bourne
Don Hancock Don Hancock   See fewer
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John Batchelor
Tony Lewandowski Tony Lewandowski   See fewer
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Maya Stange
Sheryl Mickelberg Sheryl Mickelberg   See fewer
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Caroline McKenzie
Peg Mickelberg Peg Mickelberg   See fewer
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Abby Earl
Diana (as Abbey Earl) Diana (as Abbey Earl)   See fewer
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Talei Howell-Price
Fay Mickelberg Fay Mickelberg   See fewer
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Phil Bennett
Detective Slipper Detective Slipper   See fewer
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Adam Booth
Detective Burke Detective Burke   See fewer
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Troy Coward
Eddie Jones Eddie Jones   See fewer
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Jenny Davis
Mrs. Lewandowski Mrs. Lewandowski   See fewer
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Rhoda Lopez
Alison Fan Alison Fan   See fewer
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Andrew Hale
Malcolm McCusker Malcolm McCusker   See fewer
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Igor Sas
Baxendale Baxendale   See fewer
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James Hagan
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David Meadows
Alan Bond Alan Bond   See fewer
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Jeremy Levi
Peter Duvnjak Peter Duvnjak   See fewer
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Rosie Sprenkels
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Sarah McKellar
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Greg McNeill
Lou Lewis Lou Lewis   See fewer
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Rob Frizzeli
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Hannah Outtrim
Hancock's Daughter Hancock's Daughter   See fewer
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Prisoner Prisoner   See fewer
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Julia Hern
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Cory Jones
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Simon Lockwood
Prisoner Prisoner   See fewer
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Chantelle Morgan
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Anne Paterson
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Adam T Perkins
Prisoner Prisoner   See fewer
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Christopher Peters
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Shane Walsh
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Jessica Waters
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Jessica Hegarty
Mickelberg daughter (uncredited) Mickelberg daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lizzy Kay
Bank Girl (uncredited) Bank Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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River Lockwood
Ross Mickelberg - 4 (uncredited) Ross Mickelberg - 4 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bikie (uncredited) Bikie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angry Prisoner (uncredited) Angry Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boat Owner (uncredited) Boat Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Ray
Lyn Mickelberg - 8 (uncredited) Lyn Mickelberg - 8 (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 174 votes