Acropolis Now (1989)

Acropolis Now was an Australian sitcom set in a Greek cafe in Melbourne of the same name that ran for 63 episodes from 1989 to 1992 on the Seven Network. It was created by Nick Giannopoulos, George Kapiniaris and Simon Palomares, who also starred in the series. They were already quite well known for their comedy stage show, Wogs out of Work. The title is a play on the film Apocalypse Now. Each episode was 30 minutes in length and filmed in front of a live audience.

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Photos of the Acropolis Now cast, first billed only.

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The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne. (source:


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Full cast list for the tv show Acropolis Now.
Nick Giannopoulos
Jim Stephanidis

Memo Hatzidimitropoulos

Effie Stephanidis

Tracey Callander
Elizabeth 'Liz' Wilson

Nicky Wendt
Suzanna Martin

Simon Palomares
Ricardo 'Ricky' Martinez

Simon Thorpe
Gavin 'Skip' Farrell

Nick Carrafa

George Vidalis

Simon Wilton
Lars Larson

Despina Hatzipapadopoulos

Sheryl Munks

Christine Kaman

Katerina Kotsonis

Di Adams

Evdokia Katahanas
Aphrodite 'Afro' Hatzidimitropoulos 

John Hindle

Kris Karahisarlis
Harry the Bouncer

Yuri Worontschak
Jani the organist

Vince D'Amico
Don Santo


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List of Acropolis Now quotes.

Jim: There must be at least fifteen people waiting out there.
Ricky: It's the bus stop Jim.

Manolis: Why did she leave me?

Jim: When I was a kid at school, I use to watch all the kids whose parents were Australian and wish I had what they had.
Liz Wilson: Blonde hair and blue eyes?
Jim: No, two eyebrows.

TV Show StatusSeries Complete
Filming LocationsFitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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