The Bad Penny (Uc Kurus)
The story begins in the neighborhood of the gypsies and the serial murders marked with 3 coins.
Kartal is the leader of the gypsies, and the policeman, Kartal’s sister Leila, and the police are at loggerheads.
Original Title: Uc Kurus
English Title: The Bad Penny
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Episodes: 11+ (each episode is 120-150 minutes)
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: 1 November 2021 – Present
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Sinan Ozturk
Screen Writer: Damla Serim, Murat Uyurkulak, Eset Akcilad
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
Efe (Ekin Koc) is an idealist police captain who works at organized crime branch in Istanbul. He is fearless, reckless and lawless. He does anything to arrest culprits and secure the justice.
Efe is very successful at work. He has been working to arrest a mafia leader Kartal (Uraz Kaygilaroglu) for the last 6 months but cannot find enough evidence to put him behind bars.
Kartal lives in a Romani neighborhood called Cingirakli. He is a gypsy crime boss who is responsible for protecting that neighborhood. He has night clubs, runs illegal casinos and operates online gambling websites.
Kartal is fearless and aims to make his business bigger. He not only takes attention of the police but also of other mafia leaders in Istanbul.
Even though Efe knows what kinds of illegal activities that Kartal engages in, he does not have enough evidence to arrest him.
Out of pure coincidence, a series of murders bring these two opposing characters together: a hardboiled police captain Efe and a gypsy crime boss Kartal.
When a series of murder is committed in Romani neighborhood, Efe and Kartal team up and work together to bring the killer to justice.
Kartal’s authority has been shaken by these murders. At first, he assumes that these murders are committed by his opponents. However, soon after, he is also attacked by a serial killer Irfan (Diren Polatogullari).
Irfan is a mysterious man who seems to be silent and introverted. He works as a saz player at traditional night clubs. He starts to commit murders in order to take his revenge. After each murder, he leaves three pennies at the murder scene.
In order to find a serial killer, Kartal has nothing to do but to work together with his biggest enemy Efe. He needs to find a serial killer in order to restore his authority in the neighborhood.
The Bad Penny (Uc Kurus) tv series story is about a gypsy crime boss in a Romani neighborhood and an idealist police captain at organized crime branch. Will Efe eventually enough evidence to arrest Kartal? Will Efe and Kartal manage to work successfully and find the serial killer? Will Kartal make his business bigger? Will Kartal manage to protect the people in the Romani neighborhood?
The Bad Penny (Uc Kurus) Tv Series Cast
Uraz Kaygilaroglu as Kartal
Ekin Koc as Efe
Diren Polatogullari as Irfan
Nesrin Cavadzade as Bahar
Aslihan Malbora as Leyla
Nursel Kose as Neriman
Civan Canova as Oktay
Ercan Kesal as Halit
Mustafa Kirantepe as Rusen
Ugur Yildiran as Sesu
Umutcan Utebay as Sahin
Damla Makar as Halide
Additional Cast Members
Zafer Algoz as Nezih
Melissa Yildirimer as Nesrin
Aytac Usun as Batuhan
Sureyya Kilimci as Semiha
Cenk Kangoz as Mesut
Alisan Ugur as Konyali
Burak Altay as Bulent
Muttalip Mujdeci as Sahir
Asena Girisken as Perihan
Tugce Yolcu as Hazal
Emrullah Cakay as Atilla
Aylin Engor as Nese
Volkan Kiran as Kamil
Cuneyt Yalaz as Adnan
Goncagul Sunar as Aysel
Canan Atalay as Yesim
Kartal (Uraz Kaygilaroglu): He is a gypsy crime boss who is responsible for protecting a Romani neighborhood called Cingirakli. He has night clubs, runs illegal casinos and operates online gambling websites. He can do anything to protect the people of Romani neighborhood. He is tough, different, and clever. When a series of murder is committed in his neighborhood, his authority has been shaken. Thus, he has nothing to do but to work together with his biggest enemy Efe in order to find a serial killer.
Efe (Ekin Koc): He is an idealist police captain who works at organized crime branch in Istanbul. He is fearless, reckless, rebellious and lawless. He does anything to arrest culprits and secure the justice. He has been working to arrest Kartal for the last 6 months but cannot find enough evidence. In order to find a serial killer, he has to cooperate with Kartal involuntarily.
Leyla (Aslihan Malbora): She is Kartal’s sister. She is crazy, headstrong, high-energy, cool and attractive. She lives freely as she wishes. Even though she hates police officers, she slowly is drawn to Efe.
Irfan (Diren Polatogullari): He is a serial killer. He has a dark past related to Kartal and starts to take his revenge.
Bahar (Nesrin Cavadzade): She is the daughter of a mafia leader Nezih. She is smart, cold and beautiful. After meeting Kartal, she starts to develop some feelings towards him.
Neriman (Nursel Kose): She is Kartal’s aunt who lives together with him in Romani neighborhood. She has never got married.
Oktay (Civan Canova): He is Kartal’s father. He used to be a popular clarinet player with a nickname of Roman Delon. After his left arm is disabled, he loses his hope and gives up everything.
Halit (Ercan Kesal): He is an experienced police captain who works together with Efe and Batuhan. He is the mentor of Efe.
Batuhan (Aytac Usun): He is a police officer who works together with Efe. He loves and admires Efe amd does anything whatever Efe says.
Bulent (Burak Altay): He is a police captain at organized crime branch. He opposes with Efe after the start of a series of murders.
Rusen (Mustafa Kirantepe): He is Kartal’s right-hand man. He is a religious person who knows the rules and norms of the dark world.
Sesu (Ugur Yildiran): He is Kartal’s right-hand man. He is fond of money, women, alcohol and fun. He loves Perihan who is a local dancer in the pavilion.
Sahin (Umutcan Utebay): He is Kartal’s brother. He is fond of gambling and wants to be the leader just like his brother.
Halide (Damla Akar): She is Kartal’s cousin. She is a beautiful and attractive girl. She has big goals in life.