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 Lawson Blake (70 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Brendan 'Josh' Joshua (70 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Stella Dagostino (70 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Michael Sandrelli (70 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Leon Broznic (70 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Kerry Vincent (70 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Shannon Henry (57 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Dominic Wales (41 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Christian Tapu (35 episodes, 2010-2011)
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Rush follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that fills the operational gap between general duties police and the SWAT-like Special Operations Group. The team is seen responding to violent incidents such as carjackings, suicides and armed offences. Rush focuses on the TR officers, their intelligence officer, Leon Broznic and Superindendent Kerry Vincent, head of the TR administration. It explores both the working and personal lives of the team. Written by Chazzy B

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The show was originally scheduled to appear in 2004, entitled "Rapid Response". The pilot was shot, based on an episode of "Police Rescue" and starring Matthew Le Nevez, Paul Pantano, Libby Tanner and comedienne Corrine Grant in a dramatic part. It was not until the US writer's strike put a halt to Ten's US content that the show was resurrected (along with a revamped Good News Week), with a new cast (two of whom had just experienced success in another Melbourne-based crime drama on Channel Nine, "Underbelly"), edgier style and original script. See more »

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Follows the drama of a Melbourne-based police tactical squad.
8 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Rush is a high-energy, dramatic police drama filmed in Melbourne, Australia, that follows the jobs of a tactical response group made up of various individuals. Each episode has self-contained stories while ongoing character development and personal drama for each individual unfolds throughout the series.

It isn't afraid to show that the members of the group are only human and can make bad decisions, with repercussions. By 2010, the writers have appeared to have dropped the various "office relationships" that seemed to plague the show in its early stages, although the two young guys seem to have some awkward moments still.

The overly shaky camera work can be a bit annoying to some, but you can get used to it, however the music is modern, diverse and works well with most scenes. It often draws comparisons to City Homicide, but they are two very different animals.

It often feels like each character is going to have their downfall and you never know when or how it's going to happen, and I think that's what draws me to watch the series.

Try not to think too much about the silliness of the actions or dialogue by some of the "professional police officers" in Rush and you'll be rewarded with some good, if sometimes a little anticipated, action sequences by a good group of television stars.


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