Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982–1983)
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Tales of the Gold Monkey: Part 1 

Story of a ex-Flying Tiger pilot, and his mechanic and their Grumman Goose as they fight the Japanese, before World War II.



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Episode credited cast:
Jake Cutter
Sarah Stickney White
Princess Kogi
Reverend Willie Tenboom
Bon Chance Louie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loyita Chapel ...
Sparks (as Gregory Elliot)
Kurt (as Bill Forsythe)
Les Jankey ...
Waiter - Bartender (as Les H. Jankey)
Elizabeth Lindsey ...


This TV movie is an introduction to the characters that starred in the TV series with the same name. We meet Jake Cutter, a freelance pilot who lives at the Marivellas islands a few years before the beginning of World War II. Jake and his best friend Corky meet Sarah, a woman working on a mission against the Nazis and decide to help her. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

22 September 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Many aspects of this show were duplicated in the animated series TaleSpin (1990). Baloo is a bush pilot in the South Pacific (even wearing the same outfit), and flying a similar plane. Baloo has a friend named Louie who runs a bar, a slow mechanic and a female lead, who's his boss. Only the time period has changed. See more »


This program was set in the late 1930s, yet pilot Jake Cutter is supposed to be a former Flying Tiger who occasionally tangles with Japan's Mitsubishi Zero fighters in his new South Pacific home. Two problems: 1) the Flying Tigers weren't even in existence at this time, and 2) neither were Zero fighters. See more »


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4 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

1982 was a good year for TV. Magnum, Fall Guy, and The Golden Monkey. The Golden Monkey was a well crafted hour.... something you just can't find on the tube nowadays other than syndicated re-runs. Magnum was tops but The Monkey was special and I was stumped when the next year came and it didn't. Perhaps I'm old school and like the simplicity of family view type shows. They just don't do the Magnums and Monkeys like they used to. Foolsihly lost in nostalgia is where I belong as my little children that used to watch these old shows are now watching what I used to. They also agree that the best stuff to watch is the old stuff. Now where's that cold beer and chili dog... Magnums on at 7:00 and maybe just maybe, The Golden Monkey will pop up.

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