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Tales of the Gold Monkey
Tales of the Gold Monkey is part Indiana Jones adventure mixed with part covert spy story lines and even a little hint of Casablanca. It is set in the South Pacific in 1938, even though it kind of resembles the windward side of Oahu in some places and Kauai in others...  There are German soldiers as well as a wide mix of local and colorful characters -- including Japanese Samurai. It only ran for one season even though it was nominated for an Emmy. Norbert appears as Hanus in the pilot episode very briefly. He is one of two German officers posing as Dutch artists who are on the trail of a Gold Monkey -- rumored to be a gold icon 100 feet tall that was made of such strong gold and other metal that it withstood the heat of an erupting volcano. The Germans want to learn how to make this metal so they can build strong rockets.
In shades of the film Congo, the cave where this gold icon is supposed to be located, is guarded by large cannibalistic and killer monkeys. The man traveling with Hanus shoots at one of the monkeys when it acts aggressively towards them. It takes several shots to kill it, but its body eventually drops into a stream and floats away. At that point, several more of the large-toothed, killer monkeys appear and attack the two men, tossing their mutilated bodies into the same stream. As gory as it sounds, there really isn’t anything gruesome about these scenes -- there is no blood to speak of and the violence is more implied than visual.
Hanus and his partner realize they are in serious trouble when several monkeys show up to avenge the death of the first monkey. When his partner asks him what they should do, Hanus replies, “I think we die.”
The killer monkeys attack viciously ripping one of the men apart and killing Hanus as they throw him into the stream, claw at him and drown him.
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