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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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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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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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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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Trivia

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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A Great Show Cancelled Before Its Time
23 December 1998 | by RedRavenSee all my reviews

"Tales of the Gold Monkey" was a fun romp of a show. Rather than being a rip-off of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," it was a show inspired by classic movies, such as "Only Angels Have Wings," with a great cast including Stephen Collins, Caitlin O'Heaney, Jeff MacKay, and the late Roddy McDowell. Running only one season, the show never made it into syndication, although the USA Network ran it in the late 80's.


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