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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series 1992–1993) Poster

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Filmed in twenty-three different countries, traveling over one hundred sixty-five thousand miles (aproximately six times around the world). Cast and crew shot for one hundred fifty-two weeks, making this the longest location shoot in history at that time. The series featured over fifteen hundred speaking parts, fifty thousand extras, for whom over one hundred twenty thousand meals were served. Enough 16-millimeter film was shot, to go from New York City to Phoenix.
Harrison Ford was offered the role of the older Indiana Jones, but he turned it down, since he thought television had nothing to offer his career. However, Ford appeared as a middle-aged Indy in season two, episode five, "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues", where he recalled one of his early adventures.
George Lucas wrote an extensive timeline, detailing the life of Indiana Jones, assembling the elements for about seventy episodes of this show, starting in 1905, and leading all the way up to the feature films. Each outline, included the place, date, and the historical people Indy would meet in that episode, and would then be turned over to one the the series writers. When the series came to an end, twenty-eight of the seventy stories had been filmed.
River Phoenix, who played Young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), was offered the title role, but turned it down, since he didn't want to return to television.
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Though difficult to see, Sean Patrick Flanery wears a prosthetic scar based on Harrison Ford's actual one in all his scenes.
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Had the series been renewed for a third season, Young Indy would have been introduced to younger versions of characters from, or mentioned in, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): Abner Ravenwood ("Jerusalem, June 1909") and René Belloq ("Honduras, December 1920"). Other episodes would have filled in the blanks between existing ones ("Le Havre, June 1916", "Berlin, Late August, 1916"), and there would even have been some adventures starring a five-year-old Indy (Including "Princeton, May 1905").
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In the series opener, "The Curse of the Jackal", the old Indy reveals when and where he was born: July 1, 1899 in New Jersey.
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For one of his brief appearances as the middle-aged Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford sports a beard. This is because he was filming The Fugitive (1993) at the time his scenes were shot, and he didn't have time to shave it off.
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Lloyd Owen, who played Indy's father, is in one year younger than Sean Patrick Flanery.
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George Lucas based ninety-three-year-old Indiana Jones' (George Hall's) look (an eye patch with a pair of glasses over it) on Director John Ford.
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One episode, depicting the charge at Beersheba during the First World War, features footage from The Lighthorsemen (1987).
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Stephen Dorff was offered the role of Indiana Jones.
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This series is the first program on which Skywalker Sound did digital sound editing.
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Daniel Craig and Jeffery Wright appeared in Casino Royale (2006), The Invasion (2007), and Quantum of Solace (2008).
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