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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 24 May 1989 (USA)
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In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

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Steven Spielberg

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Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), George Lucas (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Indiana Jones
Sean Connery ... Professor Henry Jones
Denholm Elliott ... Marcus Brody
Alison Doody ... Elsa
John Rhys-Davies ... Sallah
Julian Glover ... Walter Donovan
River Phoenix ... Young Indy
Michael Byrne ... Vogel
Kevork Malikyan ... Kazim
Robert Eddison ... Grail Knight
Richard Young ... Fedora
Alexei Sayle ... Sultan
Alex Hyde-White ... Young Henry
Paul Maxwell ... Panama Hat
Isla Blair ... Mrs. Donovan (as Mrs. Glover)
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Storyline

An art collector appeals to Indiana Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure of heart. Written by Jwelch5742

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He's back in an all new adventure. Memorial Day 1989. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Greek | Arabic

Release Date:

24 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indiana Jones 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,355,021, 28 May 1989

Gross USA:

$197,171,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$474,310,887
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Columbus wrote a couple of drafts. His first draft, dated May 3, 1985, was tentatively called "Indiana Jones and the Monkey King", and revolved around the Garden of Immortal Peaches as the main plot device. It begins in 1937, with Indiana on vacation in Scotland, where he battles the murderous ghost of Baron Seamus Seagrove III. Indiana then travels to Mozambique to aid Dr. Clare Clarke (a Katharine Hepburn-type, according to George Lucas), who has found a two hundred-year-old pygmy named Tyki Tyki. The pygmy possesses a scroll with directions to the lost city of the Monkey King, Sun Wu Kung. The Monkey King's orchard reportedly grows fruit that grants eternal life, so the Nazis, led by a hulking officer called Lieutenant Werner Von Mephisto, are also interested to find this city. On the way over by boat, the pygmy is kidnapped by the Nazis lead by Mephisto's subordinate, Sergeant Helmut Gutterburg, who has a machine gun for an arm and escapes in a three-story-tall tank. Indiana, Clare and Scraggy Brier (an old native friend of Indiana) travel up the Zambezi river and rescue him. When they arrive at the gates of the lost city, they find it defended by gorilla guardians, but Tyki is able to reason with them before they can harm anyone. When the Nazis arrive, a large battle ensues between them and the gorillas, in which the gorillas commandeer a tank and Indiana attacks while riding a large rhinoceros. Indiana is shot dead in the climactic battle by Mephisto, who gets knocked into a pit of tigers, and Indiana is saved by the Monkey King (a skeletal being, half man and half monkey) through a piece of fruit from his garden. Indiana finally leaves with Dr. Clarke and a shape-shifting staff he received from the Monkey King. Other characters include a cannibalistic African tribe; Betsy, a stowaway student who is suicidally in love with Indiana; and a band of pirates led by Kezure (described as a Toshirô Mifune-type), who dies eating a peach because he is not pure of heart. Columbus' second draft, dated August 6, 1985, removed Betsy and featured Dash, an expatriate bar owner for whom the Nazis work, and the Monkey King as villains. The Monkey King forces Indiana and Dash to play chess with real people, and disintegrates each person who is captured. Indiana subsequently battles the undead, destroys the Monkey King's rod, and marries Clare. Location scouting commenced in Africa, but Steven Spielberg and Lucas ultimately abandoned "Monkey King", because of its negative depiction of African natives, and because the script was too unrealistic. Spielberg acknowledged that it made him "feel very old, too old to direct it." However, the tank chase sequence in this movie was taken from one of his drafts, as well as the theme of an object that grants eternal life. Members of the Chicago-based podcast Alcohollywood began periodically releasing an early draft of the script as an episodic audio play at the beginning of 2017. See more »

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Unlike Rome, Italy, there are no catacombs beneath the city of Venice. If there were, they would certainly be below the water table and very likely flooded. Furthermore, there is no rock beneath Venice in which catacombs could exist. Venice is built on mud flats with hundreds of meters of poorly consolidated sands, silts, and clays below that. The foundations of the buildings are wooden pilings driven into the mud. See more »

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Probably The Best Movie Of The Trilogy.
18 April 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade was, in my opinion, the best movie of the Indiana Jones trilogy. This movie featured the same type of humor we have become accustomed to from Jones, as well as another beautiful woman (also probably the best Indy girl) and lots of great action scenes! This movie starts off with a teenage Indy (River Phoenix) which gives us a look at an event that molds his life and character as well as his relationship with his father, Henry (Sean Connery). We also learn he is a "Junior" and that he hates to be called that.

Back as an adult, Indy's father is kidnapped and he must set out to find him. His only clues are his father's diary notes, which were mysteriously sent to him earlier that day. They lead him to Italy, where he meets the gorgeous blonde, Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody), who becomes an integral part of this story.

Once again, the grown up Indy (Harrison Ford) does battle with the Nazis. Apparently, Adolf Hitler is after the Holy Grail, which contains the blood of Christ. So Indiana and his father team up to get there first. Along the way, there is a great action scene where Jones fights a few Nazis on board a moving tank.

Overall, as I mentioned earlier, I believe this to be the best Indiana Jones movie of the three. This action movie was good long before movie studios learned to make the great CGI and special effects. It's effects were pretty good anyways but back in 1989, things just did not look as good as they can make them today. Still, highly recommended and worth your time. 9.5/10


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