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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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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

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: 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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GREAT
24 September 1998 | by phoebs-2See all my reviews

Whenever I watch an "action-series", I always end up thinking;-Is this the way it really is? Is this how it happens? Well, probably not, but it`s entertaining, so I keep watching. "Water Rats", however is different. The events are "real", the characters are "real". I think it`s quite easy to identify yourself with the everyday problems the detectives have to deal with. I`d watch "Water Rats" rather than "NYPD Blue" anyday. I love it! It`s just GREAT!!


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