Sword of Justice

Affluent playboy Jack Cole, released from prison a changed man after serving three years on an embezzling frame up, vows to even the score with the white-collar crooks responsible while maintaining his former easy-going facade. Dack Rambo stars in this new action series; Bert Rosario and Alex Courtney co-star.

"In the tradition of such literary classics as The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Count of Monte Cristo and Zorro, MCA TV's Sword of Justice explores the desperation of a man wrongly accused of a crime, dedicated to revenge." So the blurb glowingly describes this American series which begins with a special two-hour episode. Dack Rambo plays Jack Cole, whose main similarity with past heroes is his habit of leaving cryptic messages behind him — notably playing cards, the clincher, the three of clubs or "sword of justice". Jack Cole was a playboy who spent his father's money until daddy died and he found himself wrongly imprisoned for embezzlement. This gives him the chance to say things, like: "You don't know how rotten the top can look until you see it from the bottom." But prison life — the School of Hard Knocks — is useful because it teaches him how to suffer, and how to be a slick crook.

Once out of prison (after three years) he outwardly resumes the playboy life, but inwardly plots revenge against the meanies in the big business world.

Show Info

Airs on: United States NBC (1978 - 1979)
Schedule: Saturdays at 10:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Crime

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Episode 1x09; Jul 11, 1979

Jack Cole is out to break a corrupt casino. To do this he embarks on a series of James Bond-styled feats. At one point he is playing blackjack with special cards, embossed with microscopic computer circuits, later he avoids the clutches of both gangs

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x09: BlackjackJul 11, 1979
1x08: Deadly FashionDec 31, 1978
1x07: Port of EntryDec 24, 1978
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