The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage

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The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage

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This action adventure series was a joint effort from Disney and Steven J. Cannell productions. AKA: Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage ========================== Summary 1: The story goes that Black Jack Savage a 17th century pirate was hung in the courtyard of his castle for his treacherous deeds, in order for him to escape hell he must save a life for every one he's taken. Now in modern day NY surfaces another Pirate of sorts "Barry Tarberry", he's been bad, swindiling the IRS out of funds and they want him, now to escape his purgatory Barry flies out of the country to a little island that will grant him immunity called San Pietro. He buys an estate, sight unseen that just happened to belong to Black Jack Savage. The ghost wants to strike a deal with Barry, for every life saved Barry can have half credit toward his own impending fate- the agreement sealed the 2 pirates start trying to save lives on this small carribean island. ====================== Summary 2: Long ago the evil pirate Black Jack Savage ruled over the sea. However, he was finally captured and was hanged for his crimes in the courtyard of his own castle. Years later Barry Tarberry, a world famous millionaire and ruthless man has been charged with stock market fraud. To escape his crime he comes to a small island paradise. Only to soon discover he's trapped with all his accounts seized by the government. He now has only an old castle the locals believe is haunted. To Barry's dismay, the owner of the castle is the only one able to see Black Jack Savage, who is living on another spiritual plain until he saves 100 lives for those he killed. Jack tells Barry that he is heading for the same fate unless he too saves lives with Jack. Barry and Jack work together keeping the secret from the entire island, who now believe he is crazy. In the process Barry falls in love with Danielle, who cares more for her people than a love sick man. Also there is Logan "FX" Murphy, the local inventor, who once worked for the government. He wants only to be payed but Barry strings him along for the ride. Barry and Jack bring the bad in and make the island safe for all again ========================== Filming Location: Florida, USA ========================== The Disney production THE 100 LIVES OF BLACK JACK SAVAGE/NBC/1991 told the tale of Black Jack Savage (Steven Williams), the ghost of a legendary 17th century Caribbean pirate who was teamed with Barry Tarberry (Daniel Hugh-Kelly), a crooked Wall Street wheeler-dealer who both needed to save 100 souls to compensate for the damage done by their sinful life. Unfortunately, once Black Jack left the safety of his castle haunt on San Pietro Island, he was fair game for the Snarks (who could transport Jack back to Hell through an entrance at the base the tree where he was originally hung). To battle the Snarks both Black Jack and his human counterpart Tarberry teamed up to defeat these hellish spirits so they could get about saving souls and thus win their way into salvation. Aiding them in their mission was inventor Logan "F.X." Murphy (Steve Hytner) who fashioned a "snark buster" (resembling a vacuum cleaner) to ward off these sniveling, soul snatching netherworld nuisances. Logan called the machine a "Proton Ion Positive Negative Field Adjuster." A con-artist millionaire to salvage souls of others in exchange for their own redemption from perdition. ====================== The Blackbird - The high-tech speedboat on the fantasy adventure THE 100 LIVES OF BLACK JACK SAVAGE/NBC/1991. The Blackbird was built by scientist inventor Logan "FX" Murphy (Steve Hytner) from the body of a SR71 spy plane to help his friend Barry Tarberry (Daniel Hugh-Kelly) battle crime around the Caribbean islands. The Blackbird moored at a secret dock at Blackbird Castle on San Pietro Island. The speedboat took its name from a pirate ship once captained by a 17th century buccaneer named Black Jack Savage (now a ghost who joined forces with Barry to win his way into heaven). =============== Production Companies * Stephen J. Cannell Productions * Walt Disney Television Distributors * Buena Vista Television * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Other Companies * Studio Sea marine coordination ------------------------------------------- Release dates USA -- 31 March 1991 ------------------------------------------- CREW: Directed by Tucker Gates Bruce Kessler Kim Manners Jorge Montesi David Nutter James Whitmore Jr. Original Music by Mike Post (also theme) Set Decoration by William D. McLane Makeup Department Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist Mark Wittenberg .... makeup artist (uncredited) Sound Department Bernie Blynder .... sound mixer Jeff Blynder .... boom operator Kevin Cerchiai .... utility sound William Hooper .... sound editor Special Effects by Mark Rappaport .... special effects supervisor Stunts Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts Shane Le Mar .... stunt double: Napolean Bird (pilot episode) Other crew Fabio M. Arber .... location manager Jeffrey T. Barabe .... production assistant Ingrid K. Behrens .... production assistant C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator

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    1.8
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  • A pretty good period piece.

    7.7
    This was a pretty good television series. As is normal with good television shows, this one did not last long enough. This is a show that I would suggest watching if you get the chance. Check the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, the online movies sites (Amazon.com and such) and all of the cable channels that run old shows. Nick at Nite and TV Land are great for theses kind of shows. They will even do a week long spot for shows that only had 6 or so episodes. Then you have your super stations. They run a bunch of old shows too. All in all a pretty good show that did not get a good enough chance. Sometimes it is a simple as the show it is up against. Look at Law & Order. It is one of the longest running shows on TV. They moved it to go up against Lost. After about 2 weeks of getting pounded in the ratings it was moved back to it's original time slot. Shows like this should be given more of an opportunity.moreless
  • Ahead of its Time?
    With the popularity of the Pirates of the Carribbean movies now, I wonder if this show wouldn't have benefitted from waiting a cou...
    09/15/08
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