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The Rat Patrol: The Complete Series Re-Release from Shout

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Darby67, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Producer

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    If anything, it should be the whole of CHiPs for the $80, and Rat Patrol for much less than that-- after all, CHiPs was a 6-season (1977-83) hour series on NBC, and Rat Patrol was a two-season (1966-68) half-hour series on ABC.
     
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    Flashgear

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    Photo of the Rat Patrol boys at rest, at least most of them...Justin Tarr jumping off the hood of a more modern Jeep...and over the heads of Lawrence Casey, Christopher George and Hans Gudegast...the guy must have been quite the joker...
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    The cast having fun with it...the girl is purportedly the fashion model wife of Lawrence Casey...
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  3. Message #23 of 27 Aug 23, 2018
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    The boys goofing around with guest star Claudine Longet in Spain...
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    With Walter Mirisch and other production executives...
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    Great pics! This is one series I had intended to pick up on my trip home this past month, but never got around to. It's on the "coming soon" list...

    Figured there had to be comics, but didn't know there were Rat Patrol toys:

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    2889697300_c82aace651s.

    Above is Robert Forster as Sam Troy in THE NEW RAT PATROL, which was being pitched for syndication by MGM TV in late 1986 along with THE NEW SEA HUNT with Ron Ely.

    Now, THE NEW SEA HUNT actually made it to air, but I don't know if THE NEW RAT PATROL even had a pilot. Over the years I've seen a couple of other publicity photos of just Forster standing in the Troy outfit, by the jeep.

    If you bought the original RAT PATROL Season 2 you better check them. My Season 2 was in those cases where the plastic was touching the discs and a gunky film formed on them. I washed the discs and changed the cases. All episodes played. That was a year or two ago and I should probably check them again.

    I am glad to know there is a new edition, if I need it.
     
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    MartinP.

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    In the early part of this thread I had asked you guys your opinion about this show (post #2). Well, it took me quite awhile to take the advice I was given, but I recently purchased this and have seen a dozen episodes so far and am quite enjoying it.

    I guess they gave each of the Rat Patrol boys a different hat so we could distinguish them quite quickly in all that sand, but does anyone know of any significance to the red hat Lawrence Casey wears, like in the toy jeep photo a couple posts above, or these TV Guide covers?

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    Bob Gu

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    The original concept was for the four Rat Patrol members to be, Australian, French, British, and American. But the powers that be decided the U.S. audience wouldn't accept a show with the American character being the minority. But they kept the hats. Casey's hat is French, possibly Foreign Legion.

    Flashgear can probably give us the actual history of the Long Range Desert Group, in WWII. The show was banned in the UK because U.S. forces were not involved in the LRDG.

    The WWII movies, BITTER VICTORY-1957 and SEA OF SAND-1958 feature the LRDG.
     

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