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Series cast summary:
Brett Partridge Brett Partridge ...  Senior Constable Gavin 'Sykesy' Sykes / ... 177 episodes, 1996-2001
Peter Bensley Peter Bensley ...  Chief Inspector Jeff Hawker 177 episodes, 1996-2001
Toni Scanlan Toni Scanlan ...  Senior Sergeant Helen Blakemore / ... 177 episodes, 1996-2001
Jay Laga'aia ...  Senior Constable Tommy Tavita 151 episodes, 1996-2001
Scott Burgess Scott Burgess ...  Senior Sergeant Dave McCall 132 episodes, 1996-2000
Catherine McClements Catherine McClements ...  Detective Senior Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein / ... 116 episodes, 1996-2000
Allison Cratchley ...  Senior Emma 'Woodsy' Woods / ... 114 episodes, 1998-2001
Colin Friels ...  Detective Senior Constable Frank Holloway 109 episodes, 1996-1999
Steve Bisley ...  Det. Sgt. Jack Christey / ... 97 episodes, 1998-2001
Raelee Hill ...  Constable Tayler Johnson 89 episodes, 1997-1999
Aaron Pedersen ...  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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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1996 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigade des mers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(177 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Det Sgt Jack Christey: I mean, you know, it's a simple request. I ask them to find a yacht in Sydney Harbour and they can't do it. I mean, how hard is that? A yacht is a very, very large object.
[as he walks away, Tommy mutters]
Sr. Constable Tommy Tavita: Yeah, there are tens of thousands of them on the Harbour you moron.
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wonderful sea water police soap
13 March 2003 | by benglesonSee all my reviews

"Water Rats" has been one of my small guilty viewing pleasures these past few years. It plays at 1500 hrs each weekday, a time I am rarely home. I don't tape it, prefering to accidentally stumble across it on the few occasions I might be home in the afternoon. Aside from the great characters and the magnificent Sydney harbour, what I most enjoy is the view, hopefully reflective of the lives of Australians, of the city, the lives of the people, and the similarity to what I imagine many Canadian lives are like. Well, without the amazing amount of crime they seem to have. This has been a very satisfying show to occasionally glimpse. Like many, the sudden passing of the Rachel Goldstein character a couple of years ago was a challenge to this soap opera patron's emotional equilibrium. As a final note, I would like to suggest that this show would do well in Canuck prime time.


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