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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
...  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
...  Senior Emma 'Woodsy' Woods / ... 114 episodes, 1998-2001
...  Detective Senior Constable Frank Holloway 109 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Det. Sgt. Jack Christey / ... 97 episodes, 1998-2001
...  Constable Tayler Johnson 89 episodes, 1997-1999
...  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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Peter Phelps and Brett Partridge once entered an onion eating contest at the mallollabah tavhn. Phelps won the competition while Partridge came third. See more »

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Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: Is there a big pond outside or something? I'm with the Water Police. Why am I here? In fact, what are you doing here?
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Awesome
18 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

One word can describe this series... Awesome! I really like the show esp from Season 1-4 when Friels and McClements is still in... But even after that it's good too... Too bad it'd been axed...


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