Wild-animal tracker Frank Buck clashes with exotic villains in pre-WWII Singapore. This tongue-in-cheek series was one of several Saturday matinee-style adventures (ABC's `Tales of the Gold Monkey' was another) launched in the 1980s following the big-screen success of `Raiders of the Lost Ark.'
Buck escapes being murdered aboard a ship, then is forced to wait out a storm with his shipmates, one of whom is the would-be killer. Bruce Boxleitner. Kate: Barbra Horan. Martha: Marla Adams. Miklos: Al Ruscio. Ali: Clyde Kusatsu.
Buck and H.H. help an American agent free her secret contact from Kampoon prison---an Asian version of Devil's Island. Bruce Boxleitner, Ron O'Neal. Terri Yoshida: Lydia Lei. Warden Pike: Richard Lynch.
Buck fights his way through the jungle and past a Japanese unit to warn the U.S. Consulate about an Axis spy. Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan. Tanako: Mako. Tara: Karen Mayo-Chandler. Somerset: Earl Robinson.
A count needs a jungle cat, which pits Buck against a hunter whose methods he despises; while at the Raffles Hotel, another breed of cat burglarizes the guests. Count Markoff: Alejandro Rey. Buck: Bruce Boxleitner. Dingo: Don Knight.
Conclusion. When Buck learns of H.H.'s kidnaping, he mounts a rescue that uncovers an Axis plot to topple the Singapore government. Bruce Boxleitner, Ron O'Neal. Nakamoto: Sab Shimono. Major Anthony: John David Carson.
Buck reluctantly agrees to guide an American diplomat to a downed aircraft containing secret documents. First of two parts. Ali: Clyde Kusatsu. Ridley-Jones: Roger Newman. Bhundi: Harvey Jason. H.H.: Ron O'Neal.