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Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2005


This first episode of NZ's most popular and critically acclaimed drama series revolves around Wolf West being sentenced to four years in prison — and his wife, Cheryl, deciding it's time for her and her children to get out of the "family business". Wolf and the local police are dubious. But even this early in proceedings, it would be foolish to underestimate Cheryl. Whether she can take her daughters (ditzy wannabe-model Pascalle and the cunning Loretta) and sons (yin and yang twins Van and Jethro) with her is another matter altogether. And so begins a dynasty.  

This family will be the death of me.
– Cheryl West (Robyn Malcolm)


Made with funding from NZ On Air




Opening credits song: 'Gutter Black' composed by Dave McArtney, performed by Hello Sailor

Original music composed by Liquid Studios

Soundtrack compilations from the show: Westside Forever (released October  2007) and Repeat Offenders (released October 2008)