|Time for a trip down to the video store. It's . . .|
|RAT PATROL Filmographies|
We'll be tracking down still photos from as many of these films and shows as possible. If you have any information to contribute, please let us know. Yes, we are committed to watching each and every appearance of the Rat Patrol actors. You can save us from ourselves by contributing your own reviews and commentary. . . .|
The sources for some of the quotes below have been misplaced -- but thank you all!
|Christopher George||Gary Raymond||Justin Tarr|
|Hans Gudegast (Eric Braeden)||Lawrence Casey|
Biographical Information from the HQ: Born in Royal Oak, Michigan. Feb 25, 1929. Died Nov 29, 1983. Family: His father was a salesman, and the family traveled with him to Ohio, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. The brood finally settled in Miami, the city Chris called home. He spoke Greek before he did English. Brother: Nick George (a high-fashion photographer and movie director.) Religion: Greek Orthodox; his family wanted him to be a priest. Graduated from Miami High. After a hitch in the Marines, where he became an expert marksman, he returned home to enter the University of Miami, where he received his BA in finance. Physical stats: 5'11", dark brown hair, blue eyes. Married early and divorced. Married next to Lynda Day; two children from their marriage.
|Mortuary||1984||film||Hank Andrews||This one appears to be about a creepy undertaker. [we ought to be able to get a few images from this and other films]|
|The Exterminator||1980||film||Detective James Dalton||"I also saw him in a really bad and gross movie as a Vietnam vet chasing down a serial killer. The serial killer liked to let the punishment fit the crime, so for example he killed a mob boss who ran the meatpacking industry by putting him through an industrial-sized grinder.... Gave me the willies."|
|Paura nella citta' dei morti viventi||1980||film||Peter Bell||aka City of the Living Dead aka Fear in the City of the Living Dead aka The Fear aka Gates of Hell aka Twilight of the Dead . . .|
|Cruise Into Terror||1978||TV film|
|Questo si' che e' amore||1978||film|
|Wonder Woman||1970s||TV Series||Rochek||The 1940s-setting incarnation of the Lynda Carter series.|
Lynda Day plays the main villain in this episode, an evil
fraulein who sets out to kidnap the mighty amazon and turn her over to
Hitler. Wonder Woman wins the villainess over to the side of Truth,
Justice, and star-spangled bloomers through use of a brief feminist
Lynda Day does an accent that makes her sound exactly like Zsa Zsa Gabor. Chris George does a bad German accent. Possibly a bad Russian accent. I can't tell -- it's bad. So's his moustache.
"Oss long oss ze Fazerland gets zee credit, ve can accomplish our obchectiffs mit zee golden lasso!"
I used to take this show utterly seriously, mind you.
Actually, the show is rather surprisingly refreshing, especially when Wonder Woman starts talking about how male domination prevents women from reaching their full potential, and how it's through the purity of the all-female society of Paradise Island that she developed her skills, not through any special powers not inherent in every woman. The show is kinda subversive. So is Lynda Carter's WonderBra.
|Day of the Animals||1977||film||Steve Buckner||aka Something Is Out There|
|Dixie Dynamite||1976||film||Sheriff Phil Marsh|
|Grizzly||1976||film||Kelly||aka Killer Grizzly|
|Mayday at 40,000 Feet!||1976||TV film||Stan Burkhart|
|Midway||1976||film||Lt. Commander C. Wade McClusky||aka The Battle of Midway|
|The Shootist||1976||film||Books' victim in flashback|
|The Last Survivors||1975||TV film|
|Bravo||in the episodes "Death Carrier" (4/28/75) and "Deadly Tide" (Parts 1 and 2: 9/13 & 20/75)|
|I Escaped from Devil's Island||1973||film||Davert|
|The Train Robbers||1973||film||Calhoun||With John Wayne. CG has a fairly large role.|
|The Heist||1972||TV film||Joe Craddock|
|Mission: Impossible||1972||TV series
|Wendal Hoyos||in the episode "Nerves"|
|Dead Men Tell No Tales||1971||TV film|
|The Delta Factor||1971||film||Morgan|
|Escape||1971||TV film||Cameron Steele|
|Man on a String||1971||TV|
|Vincent, a suave bad guy with crude edges||Just caught this one on cable. Also starring Dennis Weaver and guest-starring Lynda Day George. CG has a relatively small role as a the strong-arm for a loan shark, yet manages to fit such a range of expression into a few short scenes that the viewer gains insight into the character's entire background. Pretty impressive for a 70s cop show.|
|Chisum||1970||film||Dan Nodeen||With John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, and Chris Mitchum, with Chris George as the bad guy and Linda Day as the wife of the shop keep.|
|The House on Greenapple Road||1970||TV||Dan August||House on Greenapple Road was the pilot for a Dan August series. The series lead went to Burt Reynolds. The details, from Bill Brisko: "I know this one for sure.... It did star Chris George, and he did play Dan August.... It later became a Quinn Martin Production starring Burt Reynolds and Norman Fell, and it ran for two years. The series was based, and the movie entirely based, on the short novel 'The House on Greenapple Road' by Dan Daniels, who I believe was a cop who took to bookwriting. The movie is pretty much based on the book. In fact, I even had the book in hardcover at one time. I was a Dan August junkie. They cancelled the show when he started bringing in Congressmen, Senators, etc. You know how Reynolds and Quinn Martin thought of Politicians, especially around the end of Vietnam and just before Watergate!!! I watched the pilot House on Greenapple Road on ABC, it was on a couple of times. In fact, I even remember the plot.... I think one can still get the book at the library."|
|Massacre Harbour||1969||TV movie||Sgt. Sam Troy||This alleges to be a movie version of The Rat Patrol, a recut version of "The Last Harbor Raid"|
|The Immortal||1969, 1970||TV series||Ben Richards|
|The Devil's 8||1969||film||Ray Faulkner|
|The Thousand Plane Raid||1969||film||Col. Greg Brandon||"It's amazing what movies Chris George has been in. I enjoyed the 1,000 Plane Raid, though it wasn't very good; he was basically playing Troy in a plane instead of a jeep." -- Anne Collins Smith|
|Project X||1968||film||Hagen Arnold||This one hasn't gotten any good reviews yet: "Taped Project X(1968) off the Sci Fi channel couple of weeks ago. It is an excellent candidate for MST3000. Bad editing, bad story, bad Jonny Quest cartoon inserts (really), bad special effects. The only reason to do that movie had to be to pay the rent. But I saved it for some sentimental reason."|
|Tiger by the Tail||1968||film|
|El Dorado||1967||film||Nelse McLeod|
|Enter the Ninja||[to come]||film||[to come]||"He was hilarious as the bad guy in Enter the Ninja, in which he was definitely not playing Troy! He even had an English sidekick, and a huge office with a swimming pool full of synchronized swimmers. Honest." -- Anne Collins Smith|
|The Rat Patrol||1966-1968||TV series||Sgt. Sam Troy||yadda yadda yadda, you know what this is about, and if you don't, report immediately to the briefing room for indoctrination|
|In Harm's Way||1965||film||(uncredited)||A bit part. From Dave: "In the scene from the last battle, a sailor (CG) calls John Wayne to tell him that the main bridge has been hit and all the officers are dead." A host of actors appear, uncredited, in this film.|
|Bewitched||1964||TV series||George the warlock||Endora tries to break up the Samantha's marriage by arranging for an old boyfriend to sweep Sam off her feet again. CG turns the charm way up, and George the warlock ends up wooing and winning the Stevens' pretty new next-door neighbour. (episode 30)|
return to the briefing room by jeep
return to the briefing room by tank
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