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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)
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 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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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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Riveting TV series about the lives of people in the Sydney Water Police in NSW, Australia.
16 January 2005 | by (Sonoma, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I missed the first 2 seasons, but I got to see the re-runs of the first 2 and the rest of the TV series until it was finished. I found it quite a good show with strong storyline formats. It gave me an idea of what the Sydney Water Police does on a daily basis. (Of course, some a bit over dramatic with personal issues and the sorts, still overall great!) It was saddening when a main character was murdered 2 years before it was taken off the air. Upon the death of Goldie, I watched the ratings plummet a bit as Water Rats fumbled without Goldie/Catherine McClements. Dee Smart did her best to fill in the huge shoes McClements left behind, but it wasn't enough to keep it buoyed any longer.


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