Water Rats (1996–2001)

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Series cast summary:
Brett Partridge ...
 Senior Constable Gavin 'Sykesy' Sykes / ... (177 episodes, 1996-2001)
Peter Bensley ...
 Chief Inspector Jeff Hawker / ... (177 episodes, 1996-2001)
Toni Scanlan ...
 Senior Sergeant Helen Blakemore / ... (177 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Senior Constable Tommy Tavita (151 episodes, 1996-2001)
Scott Burgess ...
 Senior Sergeant Dave McCall (132 episodes, 1996-2000)
Catherine McClements ...
 Detective Senior Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein / ... (117 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Detective Senior Constable Frank Holloway (114 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Senior Emma 'Woodsy' Woods / ... (114 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Det. Sgt. Jack Christey / ... (97 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Constable Tayler Johnson (89 episodes, 1997-1999)
Aaron Pedersen ...
 Detective Senior Constable Michael Reilly / ... (86 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years of suicides, accidents and murders. That's the world of the WATER RATS, and elite bunch of 70 brave men and women guarding the harbour against all the elements that threaten to foul the blue waters. With the breathtaking actions stunts, thrilling races against time, chases across both waves and wharves, intrigue mystery, triumphs, heartbreak, love, lust and laughter, WATER RATS is a compelling drama from Southern Star and the Nine Network. Written by Rayne Constatine

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12 February 1996 (Australia)  »

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Brigade des mers  »

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1.33 : 1
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While underwater filming usually takes place in special tanks, all the exteriors for the series were filmed in the port of Sydney and also off-shore. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: What do you think they'll do? Move Michael on maybe? Get someone who wants a cushy pre-retirement job?
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: The bloke will be in for a bit of a shock.
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Yeah, I'll tell ya ... I suppose one of us could leave. Let the other one ...
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: That's a great idea. I'll toss you for it ... Heads you go, tails I stay.
[flips coin]
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: Oh, heads it is!
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Hang on, I didn't see it.
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: Yeah, double-headed coin! ... Nah, to hell with it Rachel. We'll both stay. It's not our problem.
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24 September 1998 | by (Oslo,Norway) – See all my reviews

Whenever I watch an "action-series", I always end up thinking;-Is this the way it really is? Is this how it happens? Well, probably not, but it`s entertaining, so I keep watching. "Water Rats", however is different. The events are "real", the characters are "real". I think it`s quite easy to identify yourself with the everyday problems the detectives have to deal with. I`d watch "Water Rats" rather than "NYPD Blue" anyday. I love it! It`s just GREAT!!


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