Amazon (1999 TV series)

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Amazon
Peter Benchley's Amazon.PNG
Also known as Amazonas - Gefangene des Dschungels
Written by Alison Lea Bingeman
Paul Aitken
Directed by Milan Cheylov
T.W. Peacocke
Starring C. Thomas Howell
Carol Alt
Chris William Martin
Fabiana Udenio
Tyler Hynes
Rob Stewart
Country of origin Canada
Germany
Original language(s) English
German
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Production
Executive producer(s) Peter Benchley
Producer(s) Jan Peter Meyboom
Running time 44 minutes
Broadcast
Original run 25 September 1999 – 20 May 2000

Amazon was a syndicated television show created by Peter Benchley. It was developed by Canadian production companies Alliance Atlantis Communications & WIC Entertainment and German company Beta Film GmbH. The 22 episodes of the series were in first-run syndication between 1999 and 2000.

The drama series focused on the six survivors of a crashed airline flight in the Brazilian Amazon jungle. The group soon comes into contact with a Native American tribe (The Fierce Ones), and relations are anything but friendly. The group is taken in by a mysterious tribe (The Chosen), who descended from 16th century British colonists who were lost in Amazon. Relations with the Chosen are tenuous at best. Most of the group escapes the Chosen only to stir up a hornets nest with a tribe of cannibals (The Jaguar People), led by an insane American woman bent on domination of all the local tribes. The first season ended in a cliff-hanger, and a second season was never produced. The series retained sufficient interest that it was released on DVD in 2011.

A novelization of the 2-hour pilot was written by Rob MacGregor, and a mass-market paperback was released by Harper (publisher) on 8 Aug 2000.[1]

The German title was Amazonas - Gefangene des Dschungels (Amazon - Prisoners of the Jungle).

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1
1 Fallen Angels (25 Sep 1999)
2 Nightfall (2 Oct 1999)
3 Suffer the Little Children (9 Oct 1999)
4 The Fierce Ones (aka Exodus) (16 Oct 1999)
5 The Chosen (23 Oct 1999)
6 The End of the World (30 Oct 1999)
7 The Lost Words (6 Nov 1999)
8 Resurrection (13 Nov 1999)
9 The Blood Angel (20 Nov 1999)
10 War (27 Nov 1999)
11 Eyes in the Dark (22 Jan 2000)
12 The First Stone (29 Jan 2000)
13 The Devil's Army (5 Feb 2000)
14 The Finding (12 Feb 2000)
15 Escape (19 Feb 2000)
16 Home (26 Feb 2000)
17 The Pale Horseman (15 Apr 2000)
18 The White Witch (22 Apr 2000)
19 Circle of Fire (29 Apr 2000)
20 Babel (6 May 2000)
21 Wild Child (13 May 2000)
22 A Bible and a Gun (20 May 2000)

DVD release[edit]

Alliance Home Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Canada only on 22 February 2011.[2] This was soon followed by the release to the rest of the North American market.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob MacGregor. "Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Ghost Tribe". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  2. ^ Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series. "Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  3. ^ Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series. "Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

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