Sword of Justice (1978–1979)
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Union funds have been embezzled to finance a Casino. By the time the Feds can have the Union books audited, the Casino will have been able to repay the money from its operations, so Cole's solution? Bankrupt the Casino before it can repay.


Daniel Haller


Glen A. Larson (created by), Michael Gleason (creator) | 2 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Dack Rambo ... Jack Cole
Bert Rosario ... Hector Ramirez
Alex Courtney ... Arthur Woods
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teresa Mary Albers Teresa Mary Albers ... 1st Blackjack Dealer
Virginia Sue Bentley Virginia Sue Bentley ... 2nd Blackjack Dealer
Colby Chester ... Buckner
Suzanne Copeland Suzanne Copeland ... Lady
Cynthia Criswell Cynthia Criswell ... Mindy
Sam DeFazio Sam DeFazio ... 1st Man
Lee Delano ... Alfred
Don Eitner ... Giles
Ned Glass ... Richard Gallagher
George Hamilton ... Paul Franks
John Karlen ... Jerry Lombardi
David Matthau David Matthau ... Officer


Jack Cole learns that the mob has embezzled millions of dollars from a union and invested it in a casino, kidnapping the union's financial manager in the bargain. His friend Woods is heading a Federal task force investigating the union's finances. The mob knows about this and plans to pump the casino's profits back into the union books, at least temporarily. Jack decides to bankrupt the casino and leave its bosses hung out to dry. He goes to a computer company and has it manufacture microchips which say the name and denomination of all 52 cards in a playing deck. Then he goes to the company which manufactures the cards (in huge sheets) and has workers affix the microchips to the backs of all of the cards in the next shipment of decks. Then he obtains a listening device which can be implanted in his eyeglasses (and when the mobsters smash them suspecting him of being a card reader, he switches to contact lenses, with no indication of how he now hears the voice). Then he goes into the ... Written by Peter Harris

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Release Date:

11 July 1979 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Dack Rambo Plays to Win
7 April 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In the short-lived series' two hour concluding episode, Jack Cole (Dack Rambo) finds action in Las Vegas as he outwits mobsters running a crooked casino. There is no way to shuffle the deck against our handsome hero playing "Blackjack" to win back $10 million taken from a pension fund. It's fun to see suave "Special Guest Star" George Hamilton (as Paul Franks) go down. Also watch for two "Dark Shadows" (1967-1971) stars in meaty parts; distressed John Karlen (as Jerry Lombardi) acts up a firestorm from the start, and Lara Parker (as Dory) later appears as a steadfast seductress. No wonder companion Bert Rosario (as Hector Ramirez) has to remind Rambo, "You're not a vampire, a little sun's not going to hurt you."

***** Blackjack (1/29/79) Daniel Haller ~ Dack Rambo, George Hamilton, John Karlen, Lara Parker

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