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Cast

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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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 »

Quotes

Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: What do you think they'll do? Move Michael on maybe? Get someone who wants a cushy pre-retirement job?
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: The bloke will be in for a bit of a shock.
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Yeah, I'll tell ya ... I suppose one of us could leave. Let the other one ...
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: That's a great idea. I'll toss you for it ... Heads you go, tails I stay.
[flips coin]
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: Oh, heads it is!
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Hang on, I didn't see it.
Det. Sr. Constable Frank Holloway: Yeah, double-headed coin! ... Nah, to hell with it Rachel. We'll both stay. It's not our problem.
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Riveting TV series about the lives of people in the Sydney Water Police in NSW, Australia.
16 January 2005 | by catorose13See 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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