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The Buck Stops Here/For Bettor or Worse/Bet on It 

This cruise is a charity gambling cruise to benefit the Flanders Hospital. Merrill (Gavin MacLeod) was the best man at Florence Flanders' (Celeste Holm) wedding. Florence's never-do-well ... See full summary »

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Richard Kinon
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Episode cast overview:
Gavin MacLeod ... Captain Merrill Stubing
Bernie Kopell ... Doctor Adam Bricker
Fred Grandy ... Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
Ted Lange ... Bartender Isaac Washington
Jill Whelan ... Vicki Stubing
Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy
Leah Ayres ... Nancy Sidon
Shea Farrell ... Stewart Sidon
Celeste Holm ... Florence Flanders
Richard Jaeckel ... Frank Bannon
Jo Ann Pflug ... Sally
McLean Stevenson ... Michael Borden
Antony Ponzini ... Al Dixon
Gil Mandelik Gil Mandelik ... Croupier
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This cruise is a charity gambling cruise to benefit the Flanders Hospital. Merrill (Gavin MacLeod) was the best man at Florence Flanders' (Celeste Holm) wedding. Florence's never-do-well brother, Frank Bannon (Richard Jaeckel), is addicted to gambling and owes ten thousand dollars to shady Al Dixon (Antony Ponzini). So Frank hires Dixon to run the gambling tables, to Florence's dismay. Newlyweds Nancy and Stewart Sidon (Leah Ayres and Shea Farrell) are considering moving in with his parents for a few years and saving some money before buying their own home and starting a family. But gambling fever gets the best of Nancy and she loses all their wedding check money at the tables. High school teacher Michael Borden (McLean Stevenson) owns an invaluable antique silver dollar, which he plans to sell to a collector in Acapulco, until his girlfriend Sally (Jo Ann Pflug) accidentally drops it into one of the slot machines and accidentally brings out the greedy beast in him. Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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