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

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Cast

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 21 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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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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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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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Faye Grant married actor Stephen Collins in April 1985 in New York City. They have a daughter, Kate (born in 1989). Grant met Collins during production of Episode 17: "Last Chance Louie" on Tales of the Gold Monkey. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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Great Show
6 August 2005 | by mailrefugeSee all my reviews

I remember watching this show as a 10 year old. It was my favorite show. I was crushed when it got cancelled after only 1 season. I couldn't believe such a great show got cancelled while lousy Knight Rider ran on. How could a kid not like the adventure, the exotic locales, the Cutter's Goose? I looked for the show a few years ago online and couldn't find anything. I recently found a site doing a Google search. I purchase the DVD collection for old time sake, trying to relive the past. I figured it would never live up to my childhood memories.

So far I've gone through about 8 episodes and wow!!! I find myself enjoying it as much as ever. Who would have thought that after more than 20 years.

The casting as top notch, not like today where a pretty face is all that is required. Jake, Corky, Sara, Louie, Princess Koji, Jack and the Reverend were perfect. The chemistry between them is flawless. You can't help but like all the characters. The story lines are very 80's, simplistic but very enjoyable. The show has a subtle sense of humor I probably didn't appreciate as a youngster.

Give me a beaten old seaplane over Kitt any day of the week.

Drinks at the Monkey Bar are on me :)


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