Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, 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.
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Series cast summary:
Brett Partridge 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
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 ...  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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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 Sgt Jack Christey: Your ex-husband was a lawyer, wasn't he?
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Yeah, he was.
Det Sgt Jack Christey: Remind me never to get involved with you.
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Ah too late! You're hooked! You're hooked on!
Det Sgt Jack Christey: Plenty more fish in the sea.
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Ah right.
Det Sgt Jack Christey: Plenty, plenty!
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Big wide ocean out there!
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Finally A Cop Show That Is Down To Earth
25 March 1999 | by Flatfoot77See all my reviews

Hooked since day one and hope that one of our national carriers completes the series. A great import that can hold its head high. This is a series that catches your attention and doesn't need a pile of special effects to keep your interests alive. The characters are believeable and admirable. Long live the "RATS".


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1996 (Australia) See more »

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Water Rats See more »

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Runtime:

(177 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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