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.


Ray Austin


Donald P. Bellisario (created by)


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Episode credited cast:
Stephen Collins ... Jake Cutter
Jeff MacKay ... Corky
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Sarah Stickney White
Marta DuBois ... Princess Kogi
John Calvin ... Reverend Willie Tenboom
John Fujioka ... Todo
Ron Moody ... Bon Chance Louie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conrad Bachmann ... Commander
Loyita Chapel Loyita Chapel ... Bobbi
Greg Elliot ... Sparks (as Gregory Elliot)
William Forsythe ... Kurt (as Bill Forsythe)
John Hillerman ... Monocle
Les Jankey Les Jankey ... Waiter - Bartender (as Les H. Jankey)
Gilles Kohler
Elizabeth Lindsey Elizabeth Lindsey ... Tiki


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) See more »

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Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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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We loved this as kids
24 June 2005 | by craig-brown-1See all my reviews

I remember my buddy Mike in particular hooked me and my buddies onto this series. And of course we were all instantly hooked. What's not to love about an adventure series with a flying plan, a dog with an eye-patch, and a bunch of evil Nazis. Did I mention the beautiful women and the sly Frenchman? Mike already had a fixation with planes and this set him off as a fan of those old flying boats (or was it floating plane?) This was a great movie at a great time. Computer games were a wonderous and exciting things (Defender and and Battlezone were at the local pub we had the occasional Saturday night dinner at.) Indiana Jones was thrilling us. Our local town cinema was even running the 20's (30s?) version of Buck Rogers on Saturday afternoons as a preview to the feature movie.

This TV series was a classic example of the innocence of those times and the adventures we dreamed about.

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