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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert (1999)

Indiana Jones helps British and Australian soldiers take the town of Beersheba during the Great War.

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Indiana Jones (archive footage)
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Maya (archive footage) (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
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Richard Meinertzhagen (archive footage)
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Jack Anders (archive footage)
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Working with a beautiful lady spy, Indiana Jones is assigned to assist the British forces in their attack on the Turkish-occupied town of Beersheba. With a regiment of the Australian Lighthorsemen approaching, Indy must defuse the explosives the Turks have placed throughout the town. Written by Alexander Lum

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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard once during the opening battle and again when a soldier falls of his horse as one of the wells is blown up. See more »

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Greasy man: We are merciful men. You may go.
Indiana Jones: [posing as a traveling salesman] Oh, praise be from Allah, lord.
Greasy man: But you must pay for the water.
Indiana Jones: Yes lord, anything
Greasy man: We will take one camel.
Indiana Jones: One camel, lord, I am honored.
Greasy man: And the woman.
Indiana Jones: And the woman?
Greasy man: Now go!
Indiana Jones: [stuttering] Lord, lord, no, I, I she is lazy. She is the worst of our kind. She is good for nothing. Lord, she brings my life nothing but misery.
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Edited from The Lighthorsemen (1987) See more »

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Boys Own Adventures
17 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable hokum and a throwback to the days of Saturday morning serials at the local cinema. A young hero, evil baddies and a dastardly plot that must be foiled! If you like the old type Boys Own adventures, this will be lots of fun. Just don't expect all the nuances of today's modern film making. This is all action, seat of your pants stuff for almost 80 minutes.

I felt transported back to my youth and can recommend this series of films, some are better than others and others are worse, but they all have a sense of fun.

Also nice to spot all the faces from British television, one actor from long running UK soap, Coronation Street, plays a German World War 1 officer. Quite a change of pace!

A young Catherine Zeta Jones plays a Mati Hari spy before she went on to Hollywood blockbusters and marriage or vice versa....

As young Indy, Sean Patrick Flanery makes an engaging hero and like the rest of the cast in this, looks to be enjoying himself.

Although not big budget, this betrays it's straight to video origins and plays like a good Hollywood blockbuster and I've seen far worse films with much more money spent on them.


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