Young Indy has a spirited encounter in India with a youthful Jiddu Krishnamurti (Hemanth Rao); and in China, he becomes ill with typhoid fever and is saved by ancient medical practices. Leadbeater: John Wood. Annie Besant: Dorothy Tutin.
The plans for an electric-car battery are stolen from Thomas Edison's lab, which sparks Indy and his prom date to conduct an investigation. Then Indy heads out to New Mexico to visit his aunt and gets caught up in the Mexican Revolution when Pancho Villa kidnaps him. Nancy Stratemeyer: Robin Lively. Prof. Thompson: Mark L. Taylor. Pancho Villa: Mike Moroff.
Old Indy (George Hall) recalls his boyhood visit to Egypt, where an expedition with T.E. Lawrence ends in a murder and a theft. Helen: Margaret Tyzack. Pancho Villa: Mike Moroff. Prof. Jones: Lloyd Owen.
Indy and his parents join Teddy Roosevelt's safari in Africa, where Indy's determined to find a rare antelope; and, in 1908 Paris, he meets a youthful Norman Rockwell (Lukas Haas) and they have a brush with Picasso and Degas. Picasso: Danny Webb. Degas: Jean Pierre Aumont. Braque: Eric Viellard. Selous: Paul Freeman. Medlicot: Edward Tudor-Pole.
Indy goes to Los Angeles and takes a shot at the motion-picture business, both from behind and in front of the camera. Claire: Allison Smith. Erich von Stroheim: Dana Gladstone. John Ford: Stephen Caffrey. Irving Thalberg: Bill Cusack. Harry Carey: J.D. Hinton. Carl Laemmle: David Margulies. Directed by Michael Schultz.
In 1920 New York, Indy is involved with a Broadway-bound singer, a bohemian poet and a socialite all at once, while he works on a revue composed by George Gershwin (Tom Beckett). Peggy: Jennifer Stevens. Kate: Anne Heche. Gloria: Alexandra Powers. George White: Christopher John Fields.
Harrison Ford appears as Indy, recalling his adventures in 1920 Chicago investigating a murder with young reporter “Ernie” Hemingway and junior G-man Eliot Ness. Sidney Bechet: Jeffrey Wright. Hemingway: Jay Underwood. Ness: Frederick Weller. Colosimo: Ray Serra.
Indy sees the roots of many 20th-century conflicts planted at the 1919 WWI Paris Peace Conference. Later, back home in Princeton, N.J., Indy witnesses bigotry affecting a childhood friend of his. Nguyen: Alec Mapa. Woodrow Wilson: Josef Sommer.
Indy engages in a quest for a legendary diamond that sends him from London to the South Seas, where he battles with Chinese pirates. Eventually, Indy finds himself marooned on a remote island. E.M. Forster: William Osborne. Malinowski: Tom Courtenay.
On a spy mission for the French in Istanbul, Indy uncovers a Turkish plot to assassinate French secret agents. Then Indy heads to Transylvania and engages in mortal combat with Vlad the Impaler, who has an army of the undead backing him up.
In 1917 Barcelona, Indy's in cahoots with spies trying to turn Spain against Germany; and in Prague, he meets Franz Kafka. Nadia: Amanda Ooms. Picasso: Daniel Webb. Cunningham: Timothy Spall. Charles: Charles McKeown. Col. Schmidt: Kenneth Cranham. Diaghilev: William Hootkins.
Indy is undercover as a spy in World War I Austria, where he escorts a pair of royal Bourbon-Parma brothers on a secret mission; those duties as an Allied spy collide with his comradeship with young Bolsheviks in 1917 Petrograd. Sergei: Ravil Isyanov. Irena: Beata Pozniak. Sixtus: Benedict Taylor. Xavier: Matthew Wait. Count Czernin: Christopher Lee. Emperor Karl: Patrick Ryecart.
Indy is assigned to the Lafayette Escadrille flying squadron and encounters the notorious German ace known as the Red Baron (Marc Warren). Then he goes undercover in enemy territory and uncovers a secret weapon the Germans possess. Francois: Anthony Daniels. Anthony Fokker: Craig Kelly. Nungesser: Patrick Toomey.
While on a mission in 1916 Africa, Indy discovers a village that's been wiped out by disease and is able to save one child. This rescue complicates things and Indy has a crisis of conscious until he meets Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who has a hospital in the jungle. Albert Schweitzer: Friedrich von Thun.
In 1916, Indy is a runner for the Belgian Army on the front line in France at the bloody Battle of Verdun; and while on leave, Paris brings out the passion in Indy, who has a fling with the most infamous figure of the day---Mata Hari (Domiziana Giordano). Nivelle: Igor De Savitch. Petain: Jean Rougerie. War Minister: Kenneth Haigh. Prof. Levi: Ian McDiarmid. Annabelle: Jacqueline Pearce.
On the eve of the Easter Rebellion in 1916, Indy meets some of Ireland's revolutionaries. Later in London, he enlists in the Belgian Army, but before shipping out, he's swept away by a British suffragette. Sean Lemass: Darragh Kelly. Sean O'Casey: John Lynch. W.B. Yeats: Shane Connaughton. Lady Prentiss: Vanessa Redgrave. Vicky: Elizabeth Hurley. Churchill: Julian Fellowes.
During the Battle of the Somme in 1916, Indy is under the command of a heroic French lieutenant and in the trenches with a contemptible compatriot. Then he is taken as a POW by the Germans and has only one mission in mind---escape. Charles de Gaulle: Herve Pauchon. Emile: Jason Flemyng. Benet: Yves Beneyton. Yuri: James Nesbitt. Jacques: Jonathan Phillips. Lt. Moreau: Paul Rattigan.
Indy seeks help from Sigmund Freud when he develops a crush on the Archduke Ferdinand's pretty daughter, and meets composer Giacomo Puccini in Florence. Freud: Max von Sydow. Sophie: Amalie Alstrup. Puccini: George Corraface. Mrs. Jones: Ruth de Sosa.
While in Russia, young Indy runs away from home and meets up with novelist Leo Tolstoy. Eventually getting homesick, he rejoins his parents and goes on a trip to Greece with his father (Lloyd Owen). Tolstoy: Michael Gough. Anna Jones: Ruth DeSosa. Kazantzakis: George Jackos.