Jack Of All Trades - 2000 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2000
Year of DVD Release: 2006
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 487 minutes
Format(s): DVD (3 discs)
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

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From Back Cover:

American spy Jack Stiles is sent by Thomas Jefferson to the tiny East Indies island of Palau Palau, where he teams up with British agent and inventor Emilia Rothschild to thwart the efforts of Napoleon and France in that region of the world. While acting as Emilia's man servant, Jack dons the masked garb of the legendary Daring Dragoon and fights the local French governor as well as thwarting various other schemes against America.

Episode Summary:

Season 1, Episode 1: "Return of the Dragoon"
The adventure begins when Jack Stiles is sent by Thomas Jefferson to a tiny island in the East Indies where he teams up a beautiful British inventor and secret agent to take on Napoleon Bonaparte.

Season 1, Episode 2: "Sex and the Single Spy"
Jack tutors Emilia in the art of seduction, and she then tests her skills on an eminent French spy from whom she must retrieve a secret code.

Season 1, Episode 3: "The Floundering Father"
Benjamin Franklin is kidnapped while journeying to France to build a weapon of mass destruction for Napoleon, and Jack and Emilia must come to his rescue.

Season 1, Episode 4: "Once You Go Jack..."
Kentucky Sue, Jack's former partner and old flame, returns with guns blazing - literally - and proposing marriage.

Season 1, Episode 5: "The People's Dragoon"
Emilia and Jack, who is disguised as the Dragoon, work together to retrieve a shipment of American gold that has been intercepted by the corrupt Governor Croque.

Season 1, Episode 6: "Raging Bully"
The stakes are high when Jack must beat Napoleon in a game of poker to win Louisiana back from the French - and save his own life.

Season 1, Episode 7: "Daddy Dearest"
It's all in the family when Emilia's father, who also happens to be Britain's most decorated spy, comes to Pulau Pulau to supervise a mission.

Season 1, Episode 8: "One Wedding and an Execution"
Jack is determined to save Emilia from saying "I do" after she agrees to marry Napoleon in an attempt to save England from a French invasion.

Season 1, Episode 9: "Croque for a Day"
When Napoleon sends an inspector to evaluate Croque, Jack and Emilia scheme to keep the benign governor in office rather than have him replaced by someone who will bring real damage.

Season 1, Episode 10: "Dead Woman Walking"
When the Dragoon is blamed for the desecration of a cemetary, Emilia plays dead in an effort to clear his name.

Season 1, Episode 11: "Love Potion No. 10"
Hoping to keep the peace on the island, Jack and Emilia help Croque satisfy his young wife's demanding libido.

Season 1, Episode 12: "Up the Creek"
The famed explorers Lewis and Clark, two men who really should just ask for directions, think their deserted island is actually Oregon and can't fathom the idea that the Revolutionary War is over.

Season 1, Episode 13: "X Marquis the Spot"
It's a little bit of pleasure and a whole lot of pain when Jack and Emilia are sent to the Marquis de Sade's island of torture and participate in a leather-clad triathalon in order to retrieve King George's stolen crown.

Season 1, Episode 14: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Opera"
It's not over until the fat lady sings when Jack and Emilia are assigned to protect the unstable King George from a staged assasination attempt.

Season 2, Episode 1: "A Horse of a Different Color"
Someone's horsing around with the safety of the island when Katherine the Great threatens to destroy Pulau Pulau unless her champion horse is returned within 24 hours.

Season 2, Episode 2: "Shark Bait"
It's all hands onbaord when Jack and Emilia enlist the help of the legendary pirate Blackbeard to thwart Leonardo Da Vinci's great, great, great, great grandson from destroying the annual Found Father/Son cruise.

Season 2, Episode 3: "Monkey Business"
A priceless silver moneky by the WallWalla Bing Bang tribe has Emilia and Jack ape mad at each other when they're both ordered to send it to their respective countries.

Season 2, Episode 4: "The Morning After"
There's a lot of bitter grapes going around when Jack and Emilia wake up in bed together after drinking the "special" wine that Napoleon plans to send to every world leader.

Season 2, Episode 5: "Croquey in the Pokey"
When the governor is jailed for a planned assassination attempt on Napoleon, it's a battle behind the bars as Jack gets himself sent to prison so he can protect Croque from every thug he's ever sentenced.

Season 2, Episode 6: "One, Two, Three, Give Me Lady Liberty"
Napoleon seems to be turning over a new leaf when he has a special statue sculpted to give to America, but Emilia and Jack soon learn that behind the stone beauty lies a beast.

Season 2, Episode 7: "Hamnesia"
Emilia goes hog wild when an accident erases her memory, including the location of a priceless land deed, and Jack convinces her that she's really an uninhibited party animal.

Season 2, Episode 8: "Seventy Brides for One Brother"
Emilia finds herself one woman among many when she is kidnapped and placed in a sultan's harem, but the longer she stays, the more she refuses to leave without the other "wives."

My Comments:

As with nearly anything starring Bruce Campbell, Jack Of All Trades is completely over-the-top and is as funny as it is ridiculous. Also, as with nearly anything starring Bruce Campbell, it made absolutely no money, was considered a flop, and yet has a bit of a cult following.

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