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Lawless Television – 1999 Crime Action

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Lawless saw Kevin Smith in one of his biggest roles: as undercover cop turned private investigator John Lawless. The character's career arc was told across three tele-movies. In this self-titled debut, Lawless struggles with divided loyalties while working for a dodgy drug lord (Joel Tobeck). Next thing, a robbery leaves Lawless framed by the good guys. This stylish Kiwi take on American crime shows won good reviews and a stash of awards, including gongs for Tobeck, co-star Angela Dotchin, director Chris Martin-Jones and best drama programme.

Availability

Available on DVD from South Pacific Pictures.

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by South Pacific Pictures.

Acknowledgements

This programme was made with funding from NZ On Air.

Music

Music composed by Peter Blake. Opening theme by Peter Blake by Rob Winch. Party music by Greg Johnson and Paul Casserly