The Rat Patrol

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ABC (ended 1968)

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The Rat Patrol was an ABC television series that aired for two seasons from 1966 to 1968. The show was loosely inspired by the Long Range Desert Group's actions against Axis forces in the North African Campaign of World War II, and followed the adventures of four Allied soldiers: Sergeant Sam Troy (Christopher George), Sergeant Jack Moffit (Gary Raymond), Private Mark T. Hitchcock (Lawrence Casey) and Private Tully Pettigrew (Justin Tarr). The show's first season was very successful, finishing as the 23rd highest rated TV show in 1966-67, and spawning numerous tie-ins such as boardgames, toys, models, and a feature-length film. The series is also notable for giving Eric Braeden (credited as Hans Gudegast) his first recurring TV role as The Rat Patrol's nemesis, Captain Hans Dietrich of the Afrika Korps.

  • THE THIRD SEASON OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HBO WESTERN, DEADWOOD, STARTS THE ROUNDUP WITH A BANG THIS WEEK. THE HITS KEEP COMING WITH THE RELEASE OF VOLUME ONE OF THE PRACTICE. WE FINISH OFF WITH A FEW CLASSIC COMEDY FAVORITES LIKE WELCOME BACK, KOTTER AND WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW!

    June 12, 2007 DVD Releases

  • Christopher George

    Christopher George

    Sgt. Sam Troy

    Eric Braeden

    Eric Braeden

    Capt. Hans Dietrich

    Gary Raymond

    Gary Raymond

    Sgt. Jack Moffitt

    Lawrence Casey

    Lawrence Casey

    Pvt. Mark Hitchcock

    Justin Tarr

    Justin Tarr

    Pvt. Tully Pettigrew

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