LC: The character was a private school graduate who wanted to prove himself. Probably could have gone to Officers Candidate School but chose to start as a private.
LC: Hitch was me and I was Hitch. I was 23 years old when we started and assumed Hitch was the same age. I was recently discharged from the Army at the time and understood the military life.
LC: If there were any disagreements during the shooting of Rat Patrol, it was after we came back to the States. We all wanted to maintain the "look" and "feel" of the Spanish shows. It was quickly apparent that the quality of scripts was disappointing and we tried to get them back to where we felt they should be. We weren't as successful as we would have liked.
LC: No problems. Tarr and I were there as supporting actors to Chris and Gary. We didn't have much to do. And in a half-hour show there isn't the time to develop deep characterizations.
LC: That idea was from Tom Gries, the producer, writer and director of the pilot. I loved it because it gave Hitch his own identity without being too distracting from the story.
LC: If there was a third season I had hoped that we would learn where all of the individual Rats came from and what motivated them to do the things that they did. The film"Saving Private Ryan" gave you that in spades.
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