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* TheRedStapler: * The NiceHat worn by Dr. Jones has been pretty much consistently popular since [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the first movie]] was released and is still being sold in costume shops as well as hat stores. The exact model is a high-crowned [[http://www.indygear.com/igfedora.html Herbert Johnson fedora]], if you're interested. Australian hatmakers Akubra (of the eponymous slouch hat) also have a replica model they refer to as “The Adventurer”.

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The NiceHat worn by Dr. Jones has been pretty much consistently popular since [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the first movie]] was released and is still being sold in costume shops as well as hat stores. The exact model is a high-crowned [[http://www.indygear.com/igfedora.html Herbert Johnson fedora]], if you're interested. Australian hatmakers Akubra (of the eponymous slouch hat) also have a replica model they refer to as “The Adventurer”.

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* TheRedStapler: * The NiceHat worn by Dr. Jones has been pretty much consistently popular since [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the first movie]] was released and is still being sold in costume shops as well as hat stores. The exact model is a high-crowned [[http://www.indygear.com/igfedora.html Herbert Johnson fedora]], if you're interested. Australian hatmakers Akubra (of the eponymous slouch hat) also have a replica model they refer to as “The Adventurer”.
** Similarly, the boots worn by the character for the movies, made by Alden, received their own popularity bump, to the point that they now market their Model 405 work boot as the “Indy Boot”. (Oddly enough, the character was originally meant to wear Red Wing boots, but either they couldn’t get ahold of the right ones, or Harrison Ford wouldn’t wear them. Red Wing themselves offer a similar model as the “Girard” or the “1930s Sport Boot”, but only sporadically and usually as an Asian-market exclusive.)

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/ParamountNetwork absolutely loves the series, frequently airing all four installments multiple times in daylong blocks, particularly on weekends.


* RefittedForSequel: Lucas is notorious for just not. letting. go. whatever he has decided should be in the Indy continuity. If money or pacing prevents it from showing up in an installment, it sure will appear in the next.

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* RefittedForSequel: Lucas is notorious for just not. letting. not letting go. whatever he has decided should be in the Indy continuity. If money or pacing prevents it from showing up in an installment, it sure will appear in the next.



** Sean Patrick Flannery, teenage Indy in the TV series, cameos as a patient in a mental asylum in ''Skull''.

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** Sean Patrick Flannery, Flanery, teenage Indy in the TV series, cameos as a patient in a mental asylum in ''Skull''.


** Kevork Malikyan would have played Sallah had a traffic jam not delayed his meeting with Creator/StevenSpielberg. He would eventually play Kazim in ''The Last Crusade''.


* CastTheRunnerUp:
** Creator/MichaelSheard auditioned for Major Arnold Toht in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', but lost out to Ronald Lacey. He would up playing the U-Boat Captain.
** Creator/JulianGlover auditioned for Col. Vogel in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' before being cast as the main villain Walter Donovan.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Had Creator/SeanConnery declined to appear in ''The Last Crusade'', Creator/GregoryPeck was Spielberg's second choice to star as Henry Sr.
** Creator/TomSelleck was Spielberg's original pick as Indy, but Selleck was unable to get out of his contract to ''Series/MagnumPI.'', thus paving the way for Creator/HarrisonFord. Take a look at ''High Road To China'' (1983) to get an idea of what Selleck might have been like. We dodged a bullet there. Not to mention Ford's acting career might have ended with ''Franchise/StarWars'' just like most of his costars if Creator/GeorgeLucas hadn't gotten him a second iconic role.
*** The DVD features include a screen test of Selleck, where he certainly doesn't display the charming badassery Ford brought to the role.
** There were loads of unfilmed scripts written for ''Young Indy'' episodes before the series was canceled. One involved Indy meeting a young Rene Belloq and unearthing a crystal skull in South America, an idea Lucas reused (obviously) for the MacGuffin of ''Crystal Skull''.
** If Wiki/TheOtherWiki is to be believed about the production history of the fourth movie, we could've gotten it some fifteen years earlier with a very different plot if Lucas had not insisted on it involving extraterrestrials.
** Also, at one point during the development of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', Indiana Jones was originally envisioned to have a relationship with Marion when she was a small girl, and the idea was pitched by Lucas. It's probably for the best that they didn't go through with it, as it being kept would have led to implications that Jones was a pedophile.
** The opening of the Ark and Nazi face-melting scene was originally much longer, which many felt was lacking in power. Everyone credits Lucas for personally re-editing the scene to be much snappier and memorable, so much that audiences knew they had to go back to see it again.
** Creator/JohnHurt's character in ''Skull'' was originally meant to be (an aged, slightly off kilter) Henry Jones Sr., but Hurt himself didn't like the idea of "stealing" Creator/SeanConnery's character, and he was re-written as Oxley. Of note is that virtually ''nothing'' was changed, they just name swapped him.


** The first drafts of the third movie had Indy getting in a haunted castle in Scotland. The castle (moved to Austria), the revolving door and even Indy speaking with a poor Scottish accent made it into the final film, but Spielberg didn't want to do another haunted house after ''{{Poltergeist}}''. The haunted castle finally showed up in a [[Series/YoungIndianaJones Young Indy]] TV episode, ''Transylvania, January 1918''.

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** The first drafts of the third movie had Indy getting in a haunted castle in Scotland. The castle (moved to Austria), the revolving door and even Indy speaking with a poor Scottish accent made it into the final film, but Spielberg didn't want to do another haunted house after ''{{Poltergeist}}''. The haunted castle finally showed up in a [[Series/YoungIndianaJones Young Indy]] TV ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' episode, ''Transylvania, "Transylvania, January 1918''.1918".


* ''Trivia/YoungIndianaJones''

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* ''Trivia/YoungIndianaJones''''Trivia/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles''


* CreatorBacklash: Not the films as a whole, but Steven Spielberg regrets using ThoseWackyNazis as the villains in the original set of films. After making ''Film/SchindlersList'' and facing the full reality of the atrocities committed by the Nazis, he feels that it was inappropriate to use them as villains in pulpy adventure movies.

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* CreatorBacklash: Not the films as a whole, but Steven Spielberg regrets using ThoseWackyNazis as the villains in the original set of films. After making ''Film/SchindlersList'' and facing the full reality of the atrocities committed by the Nazis, he feels came to feel that it was inappropriate to use them as villains in pulpy adventure movies.

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* CreatorBacklash: Not the films as a whole, but Steven Spielberg regrets using ThoseWackyNazis as the villains in the original set of films. After making ''Film/SchindlersList'' and facing the full reality of the atrocities committed by the Nazis, he feels that it was inappropriate to use them as villains in pulpy adventure movies.

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* CastTheRunnerUp:
** Creator/MichaelSheard auditioned for Major Arnold Toht in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', but lost out to Ronald Lacey. He would up playing the U-Boat Captain.
** Creator/JulianGlover auditioned for Col. Vogel in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' before being cast as the main villain Walter Donovan.
** Kevork Malikyan would have played Sallah had a traffic jam not delayed his meeting with Creator/StevenSpielberg. He would eventually play Kazim in ''The Last Crusade''.

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* DevelopmentHell: A slight case with the fifth ''Indiana Jones'' film, which was pushed back two years and went through a handful of creative teams.


** Had Sean Connery declined to appear in ''The Last Crusade'', Gregory Peck was Spielberg's second choice to star as Henry Sr.
** Tom Selleck was Spielberg's original pick as Indy, but Selleck was unable to get out of his contract to ''Series/MagnumPI.'', thus paving the way for Harrison Ford. Take a look at ''High Road To China'' (1983) to get an idea of what Selleck might have been like. We dodged a bullet there. Not to mention Ford's acting career might have ended with ''StarWars'' just like most of his costars if George Lucas hadn't gotten him a second iconic role.

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** Had Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery declined to appear in ''The Last Crusade'', Gregory Peck Creator/GregoryPeck was Spielberg's second choice to star as Henry Sr.
** Tom Selleck Creator/TomSelleck was Spielberg's original pick as Indy, but Selleck was unable to get out of his contract to ''Series/MagnumPI.'', thus paving the way for Harrison Ford.Creator/HarrisonFord. Take a look at ''High Road To China'' (1983) to get an idea of what Selleck might have been like. We dodged a bullet there. Not to mention Ford's acting career might have ended with ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' just like most of his costars if George Lucas Creator/GeorgeLucas hadn't gotten him a second iconic role.



** John Hurt's character in ''Skull'' was originally meant to be (an aged, slightly off kilter) Henry Jones Sr., but Hurt himself didn't like the idea of "stealing" Sean Connery's character, and he was re-written as Oxley. Of note is that virtually ''nothing'' was changed, they just name swapped him.

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** John Hurt's Creator/JohnHurt's character in ''Skull'' was originally meant to be (an aged, slightly off kilter) Henry Jones Sr., but Hurt himself didn't like the idea of "stealing" Sean Connery's Creator/SeanConnery's character, and he was re-written as Oxley. Of note is that virtually ''nothing'' was changed, they just name swapped him.


* TheCastShowoff: Denholm Elliott was an accomplished equestrian and so was able to safely nearly-fall-off-the-horse in the third movie.

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* TheCastShowoff: Denholm Elliott Creator/DenholmElliott was an accomplished equestrian and so was able to safely nearly-fall-off-the-horse in the third movie.


* YouLookFamiliar: ''Every'' foe Indy fights that is larger than usual, except for Dovchenko in ''Skull'', was played by the late British wrestler and stuntman Pat Roach. That makes the "giant sherpa" and the second German mechanic in ''Raiders'', the Thuggee overseer in ''Doom'' and a German UsefulNotes/WorldWarI pilot in a deleted scene of ''Crusade''. You may know him also as General Kael, TheDragon from another Lucasfilm production, ''Film/{{Willow}}.''

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* YouLookFamiliar: ''Every'' foe Indy fights that is larger than usual, except for Dovchenko in ''Skull'', was played by the late British wrestler and stuntman Pat Roach.Creator/PatRoach. That makes the "giant sherpa" and the second German mechanic in ''Raiders'', the Thuggee overseer in ''Doom'' and a German UsefulNotes/WorldWarI pilot in a deleted scene of ''Crusade''. You may know him also as General Kael, TheDragon from another Lucasfilm production, ''Film/{{Willow}}.''

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