Relic Hunter: Season 2
Fireworks Entertainment (2000)
Adventure, Action
In Collection
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IMDB   6.5
960 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 4   M
Tia Carrere Sydney Fox
Christien Anholt Nigel Bailey
Lindy Booth Claudia
Tanja Reichert Karen Petrusky
Juan Carlos Velis The Voice
Louis Mandylor Derek Lloyd
Tony Rosato Stewie Harper
Elias Zarou Edward Patel
Carlo Rota Lagenfeld
Yan Feldman Policeman #1
Michael A. Miranda Captain Sanz
Ho Chow Avery Ko
Simon MacCorkindale Fabrice De Viega
Nancy Anne Sakovich Cate Hemphill
Thomas Kretschmann Kurt Reiner
Director
Paolo Barzman
Ian Toynton
Producer John Ryan
Rob Gilmer
Writer Leonard Dick
Rob Gilmer
Cinematography Bill Wong
Kevin Rudge
Musician Donald Quan

Relic Hunter follows the globe-trotting adventures of unorthodox American archaeologist Sydney Fox (Carrere) and her more reserved British assistant Nigel Bailey (Anholt). They are assisted at their 'home base,' a generic American university identified only as Trinity College, by ditzy student secretary Claudia (Booth), the spoiled and fashion-conscious daughter of one of the college's major donors. The character of Claudia was replaced in the third season by Karen Petrushky (Reichert), who is closer to the standard 'sexy secretary' stereotype but with an impressive facility for predicaments of a bureaucratic nature. Some fans have interpreted this as a network attempt to enhance the sex appeal of the series which instead contributed to its ultimate cancellation at the close of the third season. At the start of each episode, we see a short flashback in which a relic or artifact is used or abused in its original time before being lost, stolen, or hidden. We then cut to Trinity College in the present day, where Sydney and Nigel are asked to find the relic by some person or agency such as a museum, private collector, or government. Most episodes feature the duo travelling around the globe, hunting for clues in order to find the artifact. Complications abound, often with rival relic hunters getting involved, generally giving Sydney a chance to show off her martial arts prowess. It is then up to Sydney and Nigel to seize the relic and ensure it ends up in the proper hands (such as the rightful owners or a suitable museum). Each episode ends with a scene at Trinity College explaining what has happened to the relic.
Episodes
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    23/09/2000  1.  The Put Back
Event: KUBA, AFRICA 100 AD Sydney and Nigel go to Africa, after answering the call of fellow Relic Hunter Ross Crawford. They must return a treasure to its original place, instead of hunting down one. Ross began degenerating at an alarming clip, after he liberated an idol from the Temple of Woot, an African god of regeneration. Sydney and Nigel will have to locate the Temple and put back the idol before the Winter Solstice or risk unleashing a curse.
Director:  Ian Toynton  Writer:  Jeff F. King 
Guest starring:  Neil Dainard, Paul Essiembre, Blu Mankuma, Phillip Jarrett, Arnold Pinnock, George Seremba
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    30/09/2000  2.  Dagger of Death
Event: TEMPLE OF KALI INDIA 500 AD After he bludgeons his assistant beyond recognition, anthropologist Fredrick Terrace is convinced that the dagger of Kali, the Indian goddess of destruction, made him do it. Sydney and Nigel head for Calcutta to recover its jeweled scabbard, believing that sheathing the blade will harness its mesmerizing power. In India, they'll have to infiltrate the deadly cult of Kali to ensure the blade never strikes again.
Director:  Ian Toynton  Writer:  Jurgen Wolff 
Guest starring:  Elias Zarou, Martin Doyle, Robert Joy, Suresh John, Graham Harley, Wayne Robson, Nicola Kelly, Sugith Varughese, Conrad Burgschneider, Sean Hakim, Earl Nanhu, Benjamin Rouse
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    7/10/2000  3.  Last of the Mochicas
Event: SOUTH AMERICA 662 AD After recovering a vessel believed to contain the Great Warrior Spirit of the Mochicas and hopping a flight to Lima, Sydney and Nigel assume their adventure is complete. Their plane goes down and motley crew of passengers is beset by headhunters, rebels and internal strife. Forget getting the last of the Mochicas safely to the Lima Museum, Sydney and Nigel will be lucky to get themselves out of the jungle alive.
Director:  John Bell (XI)  Writer:  Ron Levinson 
Guest starring:  Nancy Anne Sakovich, Colin Fox, Christopher Shyer, Richard Eden, Jody Racicot, Markus Parilo, Michael A. Miranda, Ray Paisley, Duke Redbird, Christopher Lee Clements
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    14/10/2000  4.  The Legend of the Lost
Event: VANUATU ISLANDS 4800 B.C. Government agent Derek Lloyd, who tricked Sydney and Nigel into a mission once before, lures Sydney to New Guinea by kidnapping Nigel. Sydney and Nigel don't believe that the spy is on a goodwill mission, but are seduced by the possibility of rediscovering a lost civilization, the Kai Nomata, an ancient tribe believed to have been destroyed by a volcano thousands of years ago. When the need-to-know details are revealed, Sydney and Nigel don't know who or what to believe.
Director:  John Bell (XI)  Writer:  Leonard Dick 
Guest starring:  Jeff Wincott,  Louis Mandylor, Demore Barnes, Philip Akin, Malcolm Xerxes
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    21/10/2000  5.  Fertile Ground
Event: HAWAII 1779 At the reunion, Sydney is surprised that her high school sweetheart Tony has more on his mind than before. He's on the trail of Hawaii's Idol of Lono, stolen by Captain Cook's men in 1779. The trail leads to Madagascar, where Sydney will have to outwit a rival, if they hope to get the national treasure back.
Director:  Terry Ingram  Writer:  Michelle Lovretta 
Guest starring:  Steven Bauer, Richard Yearwood, Steven McCarthy, Jack Wetherall, Miguel Fernandes, Lisa Langlois
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    28/10/2000  6.  Gypsy Jigsaw
Event: ROMANIA 1830 Sydney receives a mysterious package after her old friend, Garrett Burke, is killed in Bucharest, sent before his death. Burke was hunting an ancient gypsy treasure, the Crown of Roma, when a Relic Hunter's worst nightmare, the Vulture, fatally intervened. With authentic Tarot cards and Claudia's expertise on the subject, Sydney, Nigel and Claudia go to Romania to ensure that Burke didn't die for nothing.
Director:  Larry McLean  Writer:  Becky Southwell 
Guest starring:  Roman Podhora, Noam Jenkins, Inga Cadranel, Nicholas Kilbertus, Ker Wells
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    4/11/2000  7.  Three Rivers to Cross
Event: THREE RIVERS, CHINA 1245 AD Randal Fox, Sydney's father and a hydrodam-building engineer, beckons his daughter to China so that he can keep his word to monks. The holy men refuse to abandon Three Rivers for the dam's opening, believing their long-lost statue, the Jade Empress, is hidden in the valley. Sydney, Nigel, Randall and his young fiancée Jenny follow a trail over 700-years-old, knowing that failure means a watery death.
Director:  Terry Ingram  Writer:  Jeff F. King 
Guest starring:  Fred Dryer, Jennifer Hill, Steven Vincent Leigh, Henry Chan, Frank Crudele, Tony Ning, Albert Chung, Denis Akitama, David Sparrow, Ola Sturik
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    11/11/2000  8.  Roman Holiday
Event: ROME 44 BC Sydney's colleague Professor Penrose has a lead on Caesar's breastplate, believed to render the wearer invincible, and heads for Rome to have an ancient text translated. Claudia rushes to the airport to deliver pages he left behind, and follows a stranger carrying the professor's document tube all the way to Italy. Sydney and Nigel try to catch her, believing Claudia is in mortal danger.
Director:  Milan Cheylov  Writer:  Jurgen Wolff 
Guest starring:  Domenico Fiore, Jason Cadieux, Alex Karzis, Michael Caruana, Jan Filips, William Pappas, Ari Cohen, Paul Rapovski, Allegra Fulton, Guy Sanvido, Plato Fouuntidakis
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    18/11/2000  9.  Cross of Voodoo
Event: HAITI LATE 18TH CENTURY Two graduate students on the trail of the Haitian Cross of Utu disappear in New Orleans and Sydney and Nigel go down on the bayou to find them. Sydney and Nigel uncover more than they ever wanted to know about voodoo, when picking up the young scholars' trail, including a modern day Utu cult hell-bent on keeping its prized black pearl talisman with its amazing powers a secret.
Director:  George Mendeluk  Writer:  Charles Heit 
Guest starring:  Megan Fahlenboch, Cameron Graham, Peter Mensah, Nigel Bennett, Andrew Gillies
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    25/11/2000  10.  Lost Contact
Event: BURMA THE BRITISH-BURMESE WAR 1824 To rescue a relic-hunting team hired by billionaire entrepreneur Rod Thorson to locate an ancient sacrificial bowl, Sydney, Nigel and Thorson parachute into the Myanmar jungle. The crew's last video transmission of a figure ravaging the campsite does not bode well. Hoping to find the crew alive, as well as the world's oldest recorded religious artifact, they uncover a living link to man's savage ancestor, homo heidelbergensis.
Director:  Milan Cheylov  Writer:  Leonard Dick 
Guest starring:  Danielle Brett, John Novak, Billy Khoury, Theo Caldwell, Aaron Poole
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    13/01/2001  11.  The Real Thing
Event: EGYPT 1516 BC Sydney and Nigel discover relics of Egyptian Pharaoh Amun the Second, whose treasure-laden burial chamber was thought to have never been found, while serving as technical advisors on a movie. But why are the priceless artifacts he wanted to take into the afterlife on a film set in England? Sydney and Nigel must unravel the mystery of a decades-old double-cross and theft.
Director:  John Bell (XI)  Writer:  Martin Brossollet 
Guest starring:  Ellen Dubin, John Gilbert, Landy Cannon, Steven Gaetjen, Richard Curnock
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    20/01/2001  12.  M.I.A.
Event: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 1886 Sydney knows she's putting her life on the line, when she agrees to a sting operation orchestrated by Interpol agent Cate Hemphill. But before the sting begins, she's snatched by an unseen assailant, and it's up to Cate, Nigel and Claudia to pinpoint a suspect. Between rival Relic Hunters and enemies made on Sydney's adventures, the three have to rescue her before it's too late.
Director:  Julian Grant  Writer:  Gil Grant 
Guest starring:  Nancy Anne Sakovich, Elias Zarou, Rothaford Gray, Vijay Mehta, Joseph Scoren, Rena Mero, Ed Stoppard
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    3/02/2001  13.  Out of the Past
Event: EGYPT 30 B.C. Sydney and Nigel laugh it off when Claudia claims to have known Cleopatra in a past life. They begin to listen when her claims reveal a secret compartment in the Egyptian queen's golden jewelry box. Claudia's memories lead to Alexandria, and they begin to hunt for a 50-carat diamond necklace given to Cleopatra by Marc Antony. Back at the university, Nigel has to face down University Auditor Maxine Schneider with unexpected results.
Director:  Paolo Barzman  Writer:  Edwina Follows 
Guest starring:  Danielle Nicholas, Gerry Mendicino, Yan Feldman, Will Corno, Madhuri Bhatia, Melissa DiMarco
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    10/02/2001  14.  Eyes of Toklamanee
Event: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 1605 Sydney's graduate student Adam Grant unearths a lead on the never found but most famous of all Native American artifacts: the legendary Eyes of Toklamanee. Adam's research takes him and Sydney to St. Louis, Missouri, and to the construction site of the city's newest subway line. With a archeologist to verify that construction won't destroy anything of historical significance, it looks like the lead is a dead end.
Director:  John Bell (XI)  Writer:  Larry Mollin 
Guest starring:  Ryan Black, Kate Trotter, Michael Rhoades, Beau Starr, Philip Craig, James Bulliard, Tim Hill, Richard Quesnel, Barry Minshull, Cliff le Jeune, Plato Fountidakis
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    17/02/2001  15.  Run Sydney Run
Event: URAL STEPPES, RUSSIA 339 B.C. Sydney, Nigel and their Army escorts are ambushed by rebel forces, while in Russia recovering an ancient blade, known as the Sword of Ateas, lost over 2000 years ago. When Sydney regains consciousness two weeks later, she's being held against her will at a hunting lodge in the woods. Unbeknownst to Sydney, her captor has given up hunting animals and now stalks only the most dangerous game - humans.
Director:  Paolo Barzman  Writer:  Jeff F. King 
Guest starring:  Joseph Zeigler, Peter Stebbings, Kevin Rushton, Kelley Grando
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    24/02/2001  16.  French Connection
Event: CHURCH OF CORDIERS SALON, FRANCE 1600 Sydney and Nigel are thrown into an international intrigue, when one of Nostradamus' prophecies predicts that a Fox will stop a royal assassination. Sydney and Nigel must crack the prophet's cryptic code to identify the assassin in time, armed only with need to know information and a 16th century riddle.
Director:  Paolo Barzman  Writer:  Peter Mohan 
Guest starring:  Philippe Germain, Alexander Hanson, William Chubb, Delphine Malassard des Reyssiers, Jonathan Aris, Oliver Fox, Jean Barney, Dominic Jephcott, Saul Jephcott, Remy Roubakha
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    16/04/2001  17.  Don't Go Into the Woods
Event: CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS 1711 A.D. Author and conspiracy theorist Vladimir Bugos contacts Sydney and Nigel to locate the Golden Falcon of Maribor, a relic last seen the night Crown Princess Natasha, its owner, disappeared about 400 years ago. Not impressed by Bugos' reputation, they are swayed by a map he has discovered, and they head into the Carpathian Mountains despite of werewolves to bag the Falcon.
Director:  Ian Toynton  Writer:  Elizabeth Baxter 
Guest starring:  John Blakey, Breffni McKenna, Beatriz Batarda, Paul Pavel, Dominique Hulin, Lizzie Brochere, Natasha Cashman, Richard Leaf
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    23/04/2001  18.  Midnight Flight
Event: GERMANIA CIRCA 400 A.D. Sydney's old friend from the Louvre Museum begs to join the hunt for a ruby-encrusted scepter once wielded by Gunther the Brave. They discover afterwards that this ""friend"" has quit his job and sold the recovered relic for a profit. It is up to Sydney and Nigel to recover the scepter before the buyer takes a midnight flight under the cover of diplomatic immunity.
Director:  Ian Toynton  Writer:  Charles Heit 
Guest starring:  Michel Albertini, Sam James, Alain Barbier, Carim Messalti, Fadila Belkebla, Less Clack, Jean-Charles Fonti, Alain Goldberg, Sophie Rynkowska, Patrick Medioni
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    30/04/2001  19.  The Executioner's Mask
Event: BOURG, FRANCE 1789 Sydney and Nigel link the incident to French folklore, when an antique bronze mask disfigures a supermodel. An Executioner, who was born horribly disfigured, was believed to have put a curse upon his mask during the French Revolution. Until the mask is returned to the remains of this Executioner, its curse will be handed down to wearer.
Director:  Paolo Barzman  Writer:  Maria Jacquemetton  / André Jacquemetton 
Guest starring:  Christina Kumlin, Alex Reid, Thierry Ashanti, Malcolm Sinclair, Timothy Bateson, Tony Vanaria
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    7/05/2001  20.  The Royal Ring
Event: TOWER OF LONDON 1536 Nigel's older brother and a curator at the British Museum, Preston, uncovers a riddle by Henry VIII that may lead to the wedding ring of Anne Boleyn. Preston re-ignites a sibling rivalry with Nigel, when he calls Sydney for help. The brothers' competition becomes deadly serious and Nigel discovers that his former lover, Amanda, is also on the hunt and romantically involved with Preston.
Director:  John Bell (XI)  / Ron Levinson  Writer:  Jurgen Wolff 
Guest starring:  Crispin Bonham Carter, Rachel Pickup, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jurgen Zwingel, Laura Rogers, Robert Getter, Patrick Albenque, Michael Hofland, Sarah Pratt, Paul Barrett, Jessica Sutton,  Stephen Billington
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    14/05/2001  21.  Set in Stone
Event: BALATON, HUNGARY 1595 Nigel makes contact with a Hungarian monk who could help him prove that St. Gabriel and his magical sword once existed. But, when Nigel and Sydney arrive at the remote monastery, the Abbot denies any knowledge of Nigel's contact. However, they soon discover that this centuries-old monastic order is hiding a horrible secret about the legendary demon Belial.
Director:  Paolo Barzman  Writer:  David Wolkove 
Guest starring:  Joe Sheridan, Bruce Myers, Oliver Haden, Lionel Vitrant, George Birt, Jean-Marc Bellu, Jean-Claude Braquet, Rochelle Redfield, Ben.B
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    21/05/2001  22.  Deadline
Event: JERUSALEM 1099 A.D. THE FIRST CRUSADE Allan has been blackmailed by a collector into finding the world's first Christian cross. It is believed to grant its possessor eternal salvation. The collector has also infected Allan with a deadly virus using the antidote as an extra incentive. Sydney and Nigel must help Allan find and deliver the Cross of Tau and get him the antidote in twelve hours.
Director:  John Bell (XI)  Writer:  Jeff F. King 
Guest starring:  Peter O'Brien, Matthew Delamere, Tony Amoni, Waguih Takla, Robert Barr
Edition Details
Series Relic Hunter
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
No. of Disks/Tapes 5