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  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

TRIVIA


  Begins with a shot of a rock in Utah which is reminiscent of the Paramount Pictures logo. See also Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

  Director Steven Spielberg included the opening scenes as a tribute to his own experiences as a Boy Scout.

  River Phoenix, who plays Harrison Ford's younger self in this film, played his son in The Mosquito Coast.When describing how he prepared for playing the role of young Indiana Jones, he explained that he didn't really base his portrayal on the Indiana Jones character. Instead, he decided to do his rendition of actor Harrison Ford. So he observed Ford out of character before acting his part.

  Shows the origin of Indiana Jones' fear of snakes in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  Harrison Ford cut his chin in a car accident in Northern California when he was about 20. In the movie, this cut is explained by young Indiana Jones cutting his chin with a whip.

  The dog barking when young Indy passes with the cross in his hand is an Alaskan malamute, the same type of dog the Lucases owned in the late 1970s. That dog it's name was "Indiana".

  The character named "Fedora" (played by Richard Young) in the credits was, in the script, originally named Abner Ravenwood, Marion Ravenwood's father and Indiana's mentor who was mentioned in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

 

Walter Donovan was played by Julian Glover, and Donovan's wife was played by Glover's wife, Isla Blair.

Julian Glover, who appears as Walter Donovan, played General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), another Harrison Ford film.


  John Williams inserts the Ark of the Covenant's theme from Raiders when Indy and Elsa come across a representation of it on a wall in the catacombs below Venice.

 

Although Sean Connery is only 12 years older than Harrison Ford, he plays his father.

Having Sean Connery play Jones' father was an inside joke to James Bond being the father of Indiana Jones. Speilberg had always wanted to do a Bond film but did Indiana Jones as a James Bond type character.


  The deleted scene featuring Suzanne Roquette as the "Film Director" during the Nazi rally was intended as a reference to filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl and her propaganda documentary, Triumph of the Will. Both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have often quoted her films

 

Michael Sheard, who appears uncredited as Hitler, was Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back (another Harrison Ford film).

Actor Michael Sheard, appearing uncredited as Hitler, also appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark, again uncredited, as the U-Boat Captain.


  Actor Pat Roach appears as a thug in all three Indiana Jones movies. He's both the Giant Sherpa and a mechanic in Raiders of the Lost Ark, he's the Chief Guard (who gets crushed by the rock crusher) in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and he's a Gestapo officer in Last Crusade.

  The film stars a former James Bond (Sean Connery), a former Bond ally (John Rhys-Davies), a former Bond girl (Alison Doody), two former Bond commanding officers (Michael Byrne and Billy J. Mitchell), a former Bond nightclub owner (Vernon Dobtcheff), and three former Bond villains (Julian Glover, Stefan Kalipha and Pat Roach).

  In the movie the grail is located in the Republic of Hatay near the city of Alexandretta. There actually was a Republic of Hatay from 1938 to 1939, after the region was granted independence from French Syria and before it became a province of Turkey. The capital of Hatay was Alexandretta before 1939 when the city's name was changed to Iskenderun and the capital moved to Antioch. An early title indicates the movie's action takes place in 1938.

  Indiana Jones' horse also appeared in Rambo III (1988) as John Rambo's horse.

  The second film in which Byrne, Michael portrays a Nazi opposite Harrison Ford. The first was Force 10 from Navarone (1978).

  Just after watching Indiana wrestling with a Nazi, the soldier who looked through the periscope says something to his teammates in German. What he says translates as, "The American, he fights like a girl."

  While filming in Petra, Jordan, the Jordanian Royal Family (Queen Noor, Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashim and Princess Iman) visited the set.

  The temple right at the end of the movie exists, but not in Alexandretta. It is in Petra, in Jordan. However, there is no inside to it - the doorway that can be seen on screen leads to a very small room - about ten foot by ten foot. Similarly, they would be unable to get "lost" down the valley as the valley stretches for about a mile or so, and there is no other route but out.

  Unable to keep his hat on during the scene where he was chasing the tank on horseback despite trying glue, tape, and newspaper wedges, Harrison Ford pretended (in a "Making Of" special) to staple the hat to his head.

According to the address on the package he received from Italy, during The Last Crusade, Indy teaches at "Barnett College".

Chris Columbus wrote a rejected drafted in which Indy traveled to Africa and dueled a Monkey prince, but the script was also rejected because of too many negative African stereotypes

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