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Tales of the Gold Monkey 

The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions.
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1983   1982  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Collins ...  Jake Cutter 22 episodes, 1982-1983
Jeff MacKay ...  Corky 22 episodes, 1982-1983
Marta DuBois ...  Princess Koji / ... 22 episodes, 1982-1983
John Calvin ...  Reverend Willie Tenboom 22 episodes, 1982-1983
John Fujioka ...  Todo 22 episodes, 1982-1983
Caitlin O'Heaney ...  Sarah Stickney White 21 episodes, 1982-1983
Leo the Dog Leo the Dog ...  Jack 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Roddy McDowall ...  Bon Chance Louie 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Les Jankey Les Jankey ...  Gushie the Waiter / ... 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Ahmed Kalane Ahmed Kalane ...  Bartender / ... 11 episodes, 1982-1983
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Storyline

Jake Cutter is a pilot and adventurer in Boragora, the port in the Marivella Islands in 1938. He flies his Grumman Goose amphibian on inter-island flights and finds adventure every week. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Jake Cutter flies Cutter's Goose which is a Grumman Goose G-21 painted red and white. See more »

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The series takes place in 1938 with some flashbacks to 1937 and 1936, and repeated references are made to the fact that Jake flew with the American Volunteer Group or "Flying Tigers" prior to his adventures in the show. The only problem is that the AVG did not see its first combat action until December 20th 1941 (that's three years after the events in the series are supposed to have taken place). We also see at least one flashback of Jake as a Tiger, fighting Japanese "Zeros". The Mitsubishi A6M. or "Zero" never fought against the AVG. Japan sent 15 Zeros to China in 1939, before the Tigers existed, two were shot down and the remaining 13 were recalled prior to that attack on Pearl Harbour, two weeks before the AVG saw its first combat action. The AVG only fought Ki-27 "Nates" and Ki-43 "Oscars". They shot down 290 of them. See more »

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The Gold Monkey . . .
31 May 2005 | by dmeyer6858See all my reviews

. . . was an absolutely fantastic show. I was only twelve when it aired, and given my age it holds the same place in my heart that movies like "Indiana Jones" hold (and yes, I know the former did not derive from the latter). It was fantastic in the true sense of the word. At the same time, it was light-hearted and fun and adventurous. I have ever since wanted to visit Boragora, and was disappointed to find that the place didn't exist.

I searched for hours on-line looking for the name of this show. For whatever reason, the image of it popped into my head a few months back, and I could not for the life of me remember it. Hours on-line cured that.

For all you Gold Monkey fans out there, you can now purchase the season on DVD.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales of the Brass Monkey See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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