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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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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 Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: [Michael wants Rachel to go undercover with him at a swingers party] What, you're joking? Hawker went for it?
Det Snr Cst Michael Reilly: Well, if it's a problem, I'm sure I could get Suzi to wear a wire, and she'll come with me, but I'd prefer it if you did.
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Look, let's just get one this straight alright Michael? I am not taking my clothes off for anyone, alright?
Det Snr Cst Michael Reilly: Trust me.
Det. Sr. Constable Rachel 'Goldie' Goldstein: Why?
Det Snr Cst Michael Reilly: Because I need you there.
Sr. Sgt. Helen Blakemore: Right, you all set then? ... Okay you'll have Jack and McCall standing by on the Harpy, and the Nemesis for backup should you...
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Of its time...
17 June 2005 | by lympogSee all my reviews

I must say, I loved this show - it was very much an Australian show of its time. Everything from its stories that would always build up to end-of-season climaxes to the dodgy eighties-alike guitar music, let's not forget any 'love' scenes with Colin Friels where the turned blue... But if you have to admire some great stories and some excellent performances from Colin Friels, Catherine McClements and later on Steve Bisley in the leads roles of Frank Holloway, Rachel Goldstein and Jack Christie respectively. In Ireland it is currently being repeated and is bringing back a lot of good memories and I just hope it gets released on DVD other here soon.

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12 February 1996 (Australia) See more »

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