Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away

Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away is an Australian made-for-television movie that aired on 21 February 2011 on the Nine Network. It is the third of four television movies in the Underbelly Files series, the other three being Tell Them Lucifer was Here, Infiltration,[1] and Chopper. It recounts the true story of British-Australian drug smuggler David McMillan, the only man ever to escape from Bangkok's Klong Prem prison.

Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away
GenreCrime drama
Written byKris Mrksa
Directed byCherie Nowlan
Starring
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
Producers
  • Peter Gawler
  • Elisa Argenzio
Running time1 hour 28 minutes
Production companyScreentime
Release
Original networkNine Network
Original release
  • 21 February 2011 (2011-02-21)
Chronology
Preceded byUnderbelly Files: Infiltration
Followed byUnderbelly Files: Chopper

SynopsisEdit

The Man Who Got Away tells the true story of British-Australian drug smuggler David McMillan. McMillan came from a privileged background, but chose a life of crime, which put him on Interpol's Top Ten Most Wanted list. The love of his life was also his partner in crime, Clelia Vigano. Together McMillan and Vigano were an unstoppable force, or so they thought.

CastEdit

RatingsEdit

The Man Who Got Away aired on 21 February 2011 at 8:30pm and attracted an audience of 1.015 million viewers which ranked it the #9 rating show for that night.[3] However it was down from the previous two Underbelly telemovies and is the lowest figure for a Underbelly telemovie or episode of the shows franchise.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Channel nine - section long". channelnine.ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Toby Wallace" (PDF). Catherine Poulton Management. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  3. ^ TV Tonight-Week 9 "9 Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away". Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. ^ TV Tonight (22 February 2011) Bones beats Underbelly. Retrieved 14 March 2015.