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Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series 1982–1983) Poster

(1982–1983)

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Frank Buck's compound was recreated from original photographs of the real Frank Buck's Katong headquarters and featured pictures of his actual parents hanging on the wall, as well as the flag of his home state, Texas.
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Shot mostly on the back-lot of Columbia Picture Television's Burbank Studios, The famous Raffles Hotel was built on the studio's 'New York Street'. The bar and lobby was constructed on Stage 22 and featured lamps on the tables that were used in Casablanca (1942). So called 'Annie Street', built for the at that time just completed film Annie (1982) was redressed to become the bustling main street in Singapore. Scenes that required an actual jungle as background were filmed in Hawaii and the Los Angeles Arboretum.
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Bruce Boxleitner's jodhpurs and pith helmet actually dated back to the 1920s, while the boots he wore in the pilot episode went back all the way to 1918.
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As H.H., Ron O'Neal drives several expensive cars, including a one of a kind 1934 Phantom II Rolls Royce (Chasis No. 15-RY). This vehicle was especially deigned for the Maharaja Jodhpur as a hunting car. The license plate reads BUNDI, not to be confused by the character of Bhundi played by Harvey Jason.
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The real Frank Buck starred in the Columbia Pictures serial Jungle Menace (1937).
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Ron O'Neal's character H.H. is based on His Royal Highness, Ibrahim, Sultan of Johore, who was also a noted international playboy. In the series. "H.H." stands for "His Highness".
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The real Raffles Hotel was built in 1886 and took it's name from Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. The famed Singapore Sling drink was created in the hotel bar in 1915.
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The show was inspired by the success of the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
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The character of Bhundi was originally killed off at the conclusion of the pilot, but the producers liked Harvey Jason's performance so much that they decided to make him a regular.
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