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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)
Samuel Johnson ...
 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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Channel Ten has approved a second series, to consist of 22 episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal (2009) See more »

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Thoroughly enjoyable at all levels
27 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loathe most American shows of this broad genre (Bones and CSIs spring to mind) because the characters are often so stereotyped, plastic and generally uninteresting that I want to puke. (Most HBO shows stand excepted.) Aussie shows often get slammed for various reasons I honestly can't fathom - Rush, City Homicide, Wildside and East West 101, to name a few, are all excellent shows. They were/are all populated by real people with personality and flaws galore, so that the viewer readily becomes involved with and can easily empathise (or not) with them. In Rush, the dialog is entertaining and natural, the relationships are complex and believable.

I have taken off one star for the weapons handling as commented on elsewhere by someone who says he knows about these things. However, for me, this is a minor detail because my knowledge of procedures and weapons is superficial and what I see (99% of the time) is plausible enough for me as a general viewer. I am more than happy to suspend belief in those areas - I just want to watch a show with the right mix of drama, action, characterisation and dialog. I LOVE all those aspects of Rush. And needless to say the acting is of the usual extremely high Australian standard - Catherine McClements is a standout in a generally superb lineup of talent.


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