The Rat Patrol (1966–1968)

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The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.

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Season:

2 | 1

Year:

1968 | 1967 | 1966
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Sgt. Sam Troy / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Sgt. Jack Moffitt / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Capt. Hans Dietrich / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lawrence P. Casey ...
 Pvt. Mark Hitchcock / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Justin Tarr ...
 Pvt. Tully Pettigrew / ... (54 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Set in North Africa during World War II, this series chronicles the adventures of a 4-man team of commandos within the Long Range Desert Group. (In utter defiance of historical accuracy, the team consists of three Americans and one Brit.) Armed with jeeps equipped with .50-caliber machine guns--and endless chutzpah--they wage a highly irregular war against Rommel's Afrika Korps. Their most common nemesis is Hauptmann Dietrich, though Dietrich and the Rats join forces from time to time against a common enemy. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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4:3
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Trivia

On January 4th, 1967, while filming a chase scene on the set of "The Rat Patrol", Christopher George's jeep flipped over, pinning the actor underneath the vehicle. George sustained a cardiac contusion, which never properly healed, and scar tissue subsequently developed. A fatal heart attack he suffered on November 28th, 1983 was attributed to this mishap. He was buried in Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park, in Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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Sgt. Sam Troy: Let's shake it!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) See more »

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Love the Rat Patrol!
6 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hate it when people take a show like Rat Patrol, and try to show how smart they are when it comes to being a critic. It wasn't intended to win awards, or be a dramatic masterpiece. One of these reviews used the term escapism, like that single fact makes this show a disgrace. Well, that happens to be why I love this show, and many others from the the 50's, 60's, and 70's. This was before the loosely used term "reality TV", was even close to being thought of. I like to turn on the TV and be entertained by a simple show, that knows it's there to entertain me and take me away for awhile.As a kid I used to stay up until mid-night in the late 70's to watch Rat Patrol. I grew up in the D/FW(Texas) area, and this used to come on after the local Saturday Night Wrestling. And I had a little 13in. black&white TV. I loved it. And now I have both sets of DVD's and I'm over joyed that it's in color! So long live the Rat Patrol!!!


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