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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 

The adventures of the archaeological treasure hunter in his youth as related by an elderly Indiana Jones.

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George Lucas
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Saturday, August 21, 1993

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1993   1992  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sean Patrick Flanery ...  Indiana Jones 22 episodes, 1992-1993
George Hall ...  Old Indy 22 episodes, 1992-1993
Ronny Coutteure Ronny Coutteure ...  Remy Baudouin 9 episodes, 1992-1993
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Storyline

The now legendary, almost mythical character of Indiana Jones once had a childhood. Every episode starts out with the elderly man that he is in the 1990's getting into a specific situation where he has to tell a story from his past. The stories go back to when he was ten years old and on a world tour with his father, and to his late-teens when he fought in World War I. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Before the world discovered Indiana, Indiana discovered the world.


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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Indiana Jones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The episode in which Indy encounters the vampire Vlad Dracula in his castle bears similarities to the opening sequence in Chris Columbus's abandoned script for the fourth Indiana Jones feature. This prologue was also set in a haunted house and featured a macabre scene around a dinner table. See more »

Goofs

In close up shots of 9-year-old Henry Jr., you can clearly see that his actor, Corey Carrier, has deep brown eyes instead of Harrison Ford's trademark greenish-hazel eyes, or Sean Patrick Flannery's bright blue eyes. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Remy: My poor Suzette! She will never see me again!
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Alternate Versions

For the DVD box set release of the series, the framing sequences (starring George Hall as the extremely aged present day Indiana Jones) were removed and the title and credits changed to "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones". See more »

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The best thing on TV in its day
17 May 2009 | by Adrian SweeneySee all my reviews

In fact one of the best things on television ever. The production values! The world locations! The casts! The action sequences! The star directors involved! Did George Lucas personally spend half his vast fortune providing the budgets?

Indiana Jones, as a young man or child, has a series of adventures, highly entertaining ones as he gets older and takes part in various revolutions and the First World War, and on the way encounters many of the great or notorious figures (and important ideas) of the early twentieth century. He has romances with Mata Hari and a suffragette played by Elizabeth Hurley. His mum is chatted up by Puccini, his dad teaches him about democracy in Athens. He befriends Tolstoy, Schweitzer, Hemingway, Kafka, Erich von Stroheim and Lawrence of Arabia to name but some. Even as a reasonably educated grown-up I learned a lot, in particular about lesser-known fronts of WWI; but all in the form of thrilling Boy's Own adventures - some of the war episodes especially are as good as any film.

Amid uniformly excellent casts Sean Patrick Flanery as the university-aged Indiana and Lloyd Owen as his father must be singled out. But almost every role is filled by someone great, usually a stalwart British character actor. (To give some idea of the expense and trouble that must have been gone to, Harry Enfield, then already a huge star here, appears in one episode as a chauffeur who if I remember rightly doesn't even talk.)

Really this is the best thing George Lucas has ever done. (I hope at some point he does something similar for other periods of history - I would love him to get the rights to the Flashman books, for example.) Tremendously entertaining, and a good thing to get hold of for a youngster you'd like to learn a bit of history.


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