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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom (1999)

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November, 1916. Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin have managed to get a transfer from the European trenches to the plains of Africa. On arrival they both receive a promotion to the rank of ... See full summary »

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Indiana Jones (archive footage)
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Remy Baudouin (archive footage)
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Margaret Trappe (archive footage)
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Col. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (archive footage)
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Donald Parks (archive footage)
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Frederick Selous (archive footage)
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Birdy (archive footage)
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Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts (archive footage)
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Richard Meinertzhagen (archive footage)
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Big Mac (archive footage)
Abdulla Sunado ...
Mr. Golo (archive footage) (as Abdullah Sonado)
Perry Davey ...
Zoltan (archive footage)
Graeme Crowther ...
Harper (archive footage)
Roger Haller ...
Belgian Troop Major (archive footage)
Frederique Lemaire ...
Belgian Captain (archive footage)
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November, 1916. Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin have managed to get a transfer from the European trenches to the plains of Africa. On arrival they both receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant in the Belgian Army. When they take the wrong train they end up in Moshi. Desprerate to join their unit in Lake Victoria, the two men bump into the 25th Royal Fusiliers, a unit of cranky old men led by Indy's old acquaintance Frederick Selous. Indy's passing knowledge of trains and fluent German comes in handy for the Fusiliers, who are about to go on a mission to find and destroy a Phantom Train that carries an enormous German artillery gun. After accomplishing their goal, Selous tricks Indy and Remy into joining his unit for another caper involving the capture of the German military strategist Colonel Von Lettow-Vorbeck. Written by Il Tesoro

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When Big Mac calls Indy 'Mr. Train Expert' a snippet of the train music from John Williams's score for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) can be heard. See more »

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Their is only one black German solider on the train and he is seen to be shot and killed 3 times on the train and and again off of it during the hijacking sequence. See more »

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[Indy un-hitches the train to get away before the rear cars explode]
Selous: Next time, wait for my orders!
Indiana Jones: Sorry.
[the explosives go off, destroying the shells, but the cannon is left intact]
Selous: Blast!
Indiana Jones: We have to go back!
Selous: What?
Indiana Jones: Go back and get it! We can't let the Germans keep that gun!
[he reverses the locomotive]
Selous: Are you just making this up as you go along?
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Splendid
18 October 2011 | by (Stalybridge, England) – See all my reviews

Yound Indy in East Africa

Excellent film about one of the most forgotten and extraordinary parts of the Great War. Some of the special effects may look fake but otherwise everything's sound; good script, acting, filming, costumes and story.

I have only gave it nine instead of ten out of ten because of the few bad special effects moments in the film. Its well worth watching for the entertainment, humour, action and the interesting historical people involved

Worthy of an award.


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