The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
The series followed the story of Black Jack Savage, the ghost of a legendary 17th-century Caribbean pirate who teams up with Barry Tarberry, a crooked Wall Street con artist who has escaped trial by coming to the Caribbean. Facing eternal damnation, both of them discover that they need to save 100 lives to compensate for the damage done by their sinful lives, and thus save their own souls.
Any time Black Jack tries to leave the safety of his castle haunt on San Pietro Island, he is fair game for the "snarks". They are entities that can transport Jack to Hell through an entrance at the base of the tree where he was originally hanged. Tarberry has his own difficulties dodging the government agents sent to extradite him back to the United States to stand trial for his crimes. Other characters on San Pietro include the corrupt governor-general, Abel Vasquez (played by Bert Rosario), with whom Tarberry is able to make another deal, and island activist Danielle, who is constantly trying to help protect the locals from the effects of Vasquez's corruption and is not above enlisting Tarberry's help in doing so.
The show follows the misadventures of both Black Jack and his human counterpart as they team up to dodge the law, both supernatural and secular, to make their 100 soul quota and thus win their way to salvation. Each episode ended with a graphic telling the viewers "??? Lives To Go..."
|Daniel Hugh Kelly||Barry Tarberry||1|
|Steven Williams||Black Jack Savage1||1|
|Bert Rosario||President Abel Vasquez||1|
|Steve Hytner||Logan "FX" Murphy||1|
1 played by Stoney Jackson in the pilot movie
|Season One||April 5, 1991||May 26, 1991||6 + 1|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series