Sword of Justice

Sword of Justice

A diamond suit bids full your cup- with wealth and earthly things, The heart sign speaks of lasting joy that loves own magic brings, The club is the sword of justice-it counts no man as friend, The spade marks final judgment-its trumpet sounds the end.
Adopting the above poem as his secret anthem, Jack Cole baffles his adversaries by leaving cryptic playing cards behind as his own "calling card" during his nightly derring-do in NBC-TV's new action adventure series, "Sword of Justice." The special significance of each of the four suits is explained in the poem's eight lines, which Cole uses to his advantage. The three-of-diamonds left in plain sight indicates money and affluence; the hearts promise love and emotion; spades portent judgment and inevitable retribution; while clubs is the fulfillment of the cycle, the actual meting out of justice denied — or — the "Sword of Justice."
Cole selects the number three card in each suit to illustrate the three years he lost in prison on an embezzling frameup. The satisfaction he gleans from his enemies' perplexed reactions is a highly personal one, the origin of which remains a mystery to all but Jack Cole.
Dack Rambo stars as Cole, a wealthy playboy, who, following his release from prison, seeks vengeance on the white-collar criminals who set him up.
Bert Rosario and Alex Courtney are series regulars.
Following his release from prison, Jack hires his ex-cellmate, Hector (Rosario), an amiable, wisecracking Puerto Rican, and begins living a double-life. By day, he's a tennis-playing charmer trying to recover from his three-year nightmare. But at night he discards this glamorous life for clandestine maneuvers and gathers evidence to convict the same unscrupulous hoods who are now trying to muscle in on a family winery. Capitalizing on Hector's street-smarts and his own prison "education," Jack intends to frustrate the takeover and avenge his disgrace.

Episode Info

Final: 1x09 -- Blackjack (Jul/11/1979) [Special Airtime: 08:30 pm, 90 Min. long]

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 gangsters and federal agents, playing both ends against the middle and winning.
Dack RamboDack Rambo
As Jack Cole
Dack RamboDack Rambo
As Jack Cole
Bert RosarioBert Rosario
As Hector Ramirez
Bert RosarioBert Rosario
As Hector Ramirez
Alex CourtneyAlex Courtney
As Agent Arthur Woods
Alex CourtneyAlex Courtney
As Agent Arthur Woods

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1x9: Blackjack recap: In Cincinnati Jack Cole is working on a federal task force on organized crime. He goes after "union boss" Vincent Conti, who illegally put S10 million of union funds into a Las Vegas casino, then retrieved the money in winnings at the blackjack table. Conti is audited and found out. The head of the federal task force is killed in an explosion, and another union officer, Jerry Lombardi, planning to testify against Conti is running for his life as Jack rescues him and traps Conti and the mobsters in their Las Vegas scam. Jack must face the cunning casino owner, Paul Franks, and his henchmen... read more.

1x8: Deadly Fashion recap: When Hector and his girlfriend, Maria, are abducted by an apparel milllonaire-turned-syndicate chieftain who steals exclusive tashlon designs to copy and mass-produce, Jack Cole designs a custom-made plan of his own to free his friends and got the goods on the culprit on "Sword of Justice".
When Hector's cousin stumbles upon the design heist, he is slain by a corrupt police lieutenant. Hector and Jack pose as fashion buyers to learn more about the venal mobster, Lubich and his operation. When Lubich discovers that Hector is the cousin of the slain man, he kidnaps Hector and Maria.
Jack learns of another impending mob job in the garment district and alerts G-man Arthur Woods, also warning him about the crooked cops who protect Lubich. Slipping into his own "black cat" jumpsuit, Jack gets set to sew things up by freeing his friends from Lubich's fortified estate... read more.

Creator: Herman Groves, Glen A. Larson, Michael Gleason
Executive Producer: Glen A. Larson
Supervising Producer: Michael Sloan
Producer: Herman Groves, Christopher Crowe, Joe Boston
Co-Producer: Andrew Mirisch
Associate Producer: Michael Sloan, Gil Bettman

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Recurring Guests

Colby Chester as Agent Buckner (4 eps)
Carmine Caridi as Karl Burson (2 eps)
John Karlen as Jerry Lombardi (2 eps)
George Cheung as Frankie Kim (2 eps)
Paul Picerni as Jimmy Burcella (2 eps)
Belinda Montgomery as Julie Lang (2 eps)
Buddy Hackett as The comedian (2 eps)
Larry Levine as Crawford (2 eps)
Nehemiah Persoff as Carlos (2 eps)
George Hamilton as Paul Franks (2 eps)

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Network: NBC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 10, 1978
Ended: July 11, 1979
• La Espada de la Justicia (Used In Colombia)
• Le Signe de Justice (Used In France)
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