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

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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Peter MacDonald

Writer:

Frank Darabont
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Indiana Jones (archive footage)
Ronny Coutteure Ronny Coutteure ... Remy Baudouin (archive footage)
Lynsey Baxter ... Margaret Trappe (archive footage)
Tom Bell ... Col. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (archive footage)
Ronald Fraser ... Donald Parks (archive footage)
Paul Freeman ... Frederick Selous (archive footage)
Freddie Jones ... Birdy (archive footage)
Norman Rodway ... Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts (archive footage)
Julian Firth ... Richard Meinertzhagen (archive footage)
Mac McDonald ... Big Mac (archive footage)
Abdulla Sunado Abdulla Sunado ... Mr. Golo (archive footage) (as Abdullah Sonado)
Perry Davey Perry Davey ... Zoltan (archive footage)
Graeme Crowther Graeme Crowther ... Harper (archive footage)
Roger Haller Roger Haller ... Belgian Troop Major (archive footage)
Frederique Lemaire 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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Adventure | War

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Official Sites:

Lucasfilm

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom Train of Doom See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The German commander, Colonel (later General) Lettow-Vorbeck (played by Tom Bell), kept his army intact and fought a guerrilla campaign for the duration of the Great War. His achievement became the stuff of legend, though in military terms, his epic campaign had only the smallest impact on the course of the Great War. Lettow-Vorbeck's small army agreed to a cease-fire at the Chambeshi River on November 14, 1918, after given a telegram informing them that Germany had given up fighting on November 11. The formal surrender took place on November 23, 1918 at Abercorn. It is said that Lettow-Vorbeck's army was never defeated in battle, though it had retreated from many engagements. See more »

Goofs

When only a few explosives go of they go of right at the back of the train, yet later when they stopped because of the advancing German army their are considerably more carriages behind the destroyed one. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The UK video release was cut by three seconds. All cuts were waived for the DVD release. See more »

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Splendid
18 October 2011 | by raiseduserSee 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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