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Prague, August 1917 

Working as a Belgian spy during World War One, young Indiana Jones is reassigned to Prague where he is to receive an important phone call. Unfortunately his hotel room turns out to be ... See full summary »

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Robert Young

Writer:

Gavin Scott
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Indiana Jones
Tim McInnerny ... Franz Kafka
Michael McShane ... Anton Dvorak
Timothy Spall ... Cunningham - Masseur
Nickolas Grace ... The Prague Spy (as Nicholas Grace)
John Clive ... Very Thin Man
Charles McKeown ... Charles
Colin Jeavons ... Shifty man
Jan Kuzelka Jan Kuzelka ... Fat man
Bernard Bresslaw ... Very Big Man - Ministry of Telephones
Jirina Chlumská Jirina Chlumská ... Tram Woman
Andrew McCulloch ... Sergeant
Milan Hein ... Constable
Ninka Scott Ninka Scott ... Cleaning Woman
Peter Armitage ... Small man
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Working as a Belgian spy during World War One, young Indiana Jones is reassigned to Prague where he is to receive an important phone call. Unfortunately his hotel room turns out to be unequipped with a phone. Indy heads for the Ministry of Telephones, where he learns that having to confront Czech bureaucracy can be quite a trial. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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In 1999 Lucasfilm announced "Prague, August 1917" to be the second half of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades (2000), the first half being The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Barcelona, May 1917 (1992). This Chapter was finally released on disc 7 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume Two on December 18, 2007. See more »

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Indiana Jones: Mr. Kafka, I'll never forget this.
Franz Kafka: Oh, you can even make bureaucracy interesting, if you have a little imagination.
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Kafka can be funny
5 March 2010 | by JerseyJim77See all my reviews

One of the more interesting, humorous and bizarre Young Indy episodes. Indy must receive a critical phone call in his Prague hotel room. Unfortunately there is no phone and Indy is thrown into a Kafkaesque nightmare trying to get one installed in time. Indeed, Franz Kafka himself is one of the clerks in the phone office. The bureaucratic labyrinth, arbitrary policies and uncaring sadism of the "system" Indy faces will be familiar to anyone who had ever dealt with government agencies. This episode takes a comedic and satirical approach to our fear of being a rat in a bureaucratic maze. Tim McInnerny is outstandingly creepy as Kafka.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

5 December 1993 (Sweden) See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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1.33 : 1
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