The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992): S01E01 – Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal


The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from 04 March 1992 to 24 July 1993.

Filming took place in various locations around the world, with “Old Indy” bookend segments filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The series was an Amblin Television/Lucasfilm production in association with Paramount Network Television.

The series explores the childhood and youth of the fictional character Indiana Jones and primarily stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as the title character, with George Hall playing an elderly version of Jones for the bookends of most episodes, though Harrison Ford bookended one episode.


Indiana Jones describes to two truant boys his early life with his family and his dog. In Oxford 1908, Indy meets Helen Seymour, whom Henry requests to teach him on their voyage to Egypt.

After an expedition to the pyramids, T. E. Lawrence invites Indy to the excavation of Ka’s tomb, where he meets his friend Rashid, assistant to archeologist Howard Carter. The next day, Rashid is found murdered and the jackal headpiece stolen. Dimitrius, the chief blaster of the excavation, is revealed to be behind this, but he flees.

In Mexico 1916, Indy is captured by Mexican revolutionaries, but is rescued by a Belgian called Remy. As Indy gets involved in the war, he recognises Dimitrius, who is collaborating with the US. After hearing how hypocritically the revolutionaries act, Indy and Remy decide to leave but not before Indy fights and defeats Dimitrius, to recover the jackal.

Indiana Jones Series

You can find a full index and overview of the Indiana Jones franchise here.

You can find a full index and overview of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles here.

You can find a full index of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Series 01 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): George Hall.
  • Director(s): Jim O’Brien and Carl Schultz.
  • Story: George Lucas and Jonathan Hales.
  • Release Date: 04 March 1992.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-G.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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