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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 / ... (116 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Senior Emma 'Woodsy' Woods / ... (114 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Detective Senior Constable Frank Holloway (109 episodes, 1996-1999)
Steve Bisley ...
 Det. Sgt. Jack Christey / ... (97 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Constable Tayler Johnson (89 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 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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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 »

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Sr. Sgt. Helen Blakemore: What did you think?
Det Sgt Jack Christey: [thinking of breasts] They were big.
Sr. Sgt. Helen Blakemore: I was talking about the fall.
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Great show!
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I know that "Water Rats" was over a while ago now in Australia, but it's playing here at the moment and I'm completely hooked to it. It's entertaining, the stories are usually well written and keep the interest until the final credits, and the characters seem and act like real people not just some stereotypes you throw in to make an action-police show. My favorite is Rachel Goldstein. I like the personal stories of all the characters too.

I have to admit that another reason why I love this show so much is the beautiful sceneries of Sydney. I've heard that one of the aims was to attract more tourists to Sydney, and I wasn't surprised to hear that it worked.


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