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Jack of All Trades 

Jack Stiles, American spy stationed on a South Pacific island in the early 19th century, teams up with no nonsense British agent Emilia Rothschild to stop Napoleon's colonizing efforts. Jack's alter ego is the Zorro-esque Daring Dragoon.

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Eric Morris
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2000  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bruce Campbell ...  Daring Dragoon / ... 22 episodes, 2000
Angela Marie Dotchin ...  Mrs. Emilia Smythe Rothschild 22 episodes, 2000
Stuart Devenie ...  Governor Croque / ... 22 episodes, 2000
Stephen Papps Stephen Papps ...  Captain Brogard 22 episodes, 2000
Shemp Wooley Shemp Wooley ...  Voice of Jean-Claude 13 episodes, 2000
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Storyline

American spy/adventurer Jack Stiles is sent by Thomas Jefferson to the tiny South Pacific island of Polau Polau to work with British spy Emilia Rothschild to stop the advances of the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte in his bid for world conquest. Written by <thehand@teleport.com>

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Trivia

In Bruce Campbell's book "Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor" he says that the horse Nutcracker wasn't a very high quality animal, but was the only one production could secure since most horses in NZ at the time were being used in the Lord of the Rings films. See more »

Quotes

Jack Stiles: [after crashing through a stone wall] I would have knocked, but my fists had other plans.
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Alternate Versions

Originally broadcast as one-hour double-feature called "Back2Back Action". The second show was "Cleopatra 2525" (2000). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.6 (2005) See more »

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A show worthy of Bruce Campbell's talents!
30 January 2000 | by JeffG.See all my reviews

Bruce Campbell shines in this action series set in the early 1800's. Bruce plays an American spy named Jack who is assigned to an island to keep Napoleon at bay. Not wanting the U.S. to become a French-speaking country, Jack agrees. Once there, Jack finds himself with a beautiful British woman assigned as his partner. Over the course of his adventures, Jack finds himself having to occasionally assume the role of a swashbuckling local folk hero named the Daring Dragoon.

Bruce Campbell is very entertaining to watch in this show, playing his Jack character as sort of a cross between Zorro and Ash. A must-see for any Bruce fan. The only drawback is that it's only 30 minutes long. So just as things are starting to take off, the show suddenly ends. I guess we can hope that the awful "Cleopatra 2525" gets cancelled and the show gets expanded to an hour.


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Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack of All Trades See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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