Amazon (1999 TV series)
|Also known as||Amazonas – Gefangene des Dschungels|
|Written by||Alison Lea Bingeman
|Directed by||Milan Cheylov
|Starring||C. Thomas Howell
Chris William Martin
|Country of origin||Canada
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Executive producer(s)||Peter Benchley|
|Producer(s)||Jan Peter Meyboom|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Original release||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 the 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 Canadian 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.
The German title was Amazonas – Gefangene des Dschungels (Amazon – Prisoners of the Jungle).
- C. Thomas Howell – Dr. Alex Kennedy
- Carol Alt – Karen Oldham
- Fabiana Udenio – Pia Claire
- Chris Martin – Jimmy Stack
- Rob Stewart – Andrew Talbott
- Tyler Hynes – Will Bauer
- Fallen Angels (25 Sep 1999)
- Nightfall (2 Oct 1999)
- Suffer the Little Children (9 Oct 1999)
- The Fierce Ones (aka Exodus) (16 Oct 1999)
- The Chosen (23 Oct 1999)
- The End of the World (30 Oct 1999)
- The Lost Words (6 Nov 1999)
- Resurrection (13 Nov 1999)
- The Blood Angel (20 Nov 1999)
- War (27 Nov 1999)
- Eyes in the Dark (22 Jan 2000)
- The First Stone (29 Jan 2000)
- The Devil's Army (5 Feb 2000)
- The Finding (12 Feb 2000)
- Escape (19 Feb 2000)
- Home (26 Feb 2000)
- The Pale Horseman (15 Apr 2000)
- The White Witch (22 Apr 2000)
- Circle of Fire (29 Apr 2000)
- Babel (6 May 2000)
- Wild Child (13 May 2000)
- A Bible and a Gun (20 May 2000)
- Rob MacGregor. "Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Ghost Tribe". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
- Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series. "Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
- Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series. "Peter Benchley's Amazon: The Complete Series". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
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