"The airline works for me."―Pirate of Wall Street[src]
The Pirate of Wall Street was a American businessman in the 1990s. He was given his nickname by the media, who featured the tycoon in cover stories. As an acquisition specialist, he bought up an inefficient airline company, hoping to break it up and sell it piecemeal.
While flying aboard that airline in 1992, he started a conversation with the elderly passenger sitting next to him, Indiana Jones, after the Stewardess requested that Jones buckle up. After mentioning that the airline worked for him, Jones recognized him as the Pirate of Wall Street. When the acquisition specialist told Jones his plan for the airline, Jones asked about the fate of the employees, and the businessman responded that he wasn't running an employment agency. Jones began to tell a story of another time when he had encountered those who had similarly only been interested in figures, and not in the people's lives - at the Battle of Verdun. Finishing his tale of how he had spared the lives of 10,000 French soldiers, Jones mentioned the fates of Robert Nivelle and Henri Philippe Pétain, and hoped that the acquisition specialist had learned the problem of not seeing how consequences play out for the little guy. Unfortunately for Jones, the businessman had fallen asleep sometime during the story.
Behind the scenesEdit
J. Michael Hunter played the role of the Pirate, credited as Businessman on Plane in the episode "Verdun, September 1916" of the The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. His scenes were removed from the episode's edit for Demons of Deception.