Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott

     
 

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The third installment in the widely beloved Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga begins with an introduction to a younger Indy (played by the late River Phoenix), who, through a fast-paced prologue, gives the audience insight into the roots of his taste for adventure, fear of snakes, and dogged determination to take historical artifacts out of the hands of badSee more details below

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The third installment in the widely beloved Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga begins with an introduction to a younger Indy (played by the late River Phoenix), who, through a fast-paced prologue, gives the audience insight into the roots of his taste for adventure, fear of snakes, and dogged determination to take historical artifacts out of the hands of bad guys and into the museums in which they belong. A grown-up Indy (Harrison Ford) reveals himself shortly afterward in a familiar classroom scene, teaching archeology to a disproportionate number of starry-eyed female college students in 1938. Once again, however, Mr. Jones is drawn away from his day job after an art collector (Julian Glover) approaches him with a proposition to find the much sought after Holy Grail. Circumstances reveal that there was another avid archeologist in search of the famed cup -- Indiana Jones' father, Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery) -- who had recently disappeared during his efforts. The junior and senior members of the Jones family find themselves in a series of tough situations in locales ranging from Venice to the most treacherous spots in the Middle East. Complicating the situation further is the presence of Elsa (Alison Doody), a beautiful and intelligent woman with one fatal flaw: she's an undercover Nazi agent. The search for the grail is a dangerous quest, and its discovery may prove fatal to those who seek it for personal gain. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade earned a then record-breaking $50 million in its first week of release. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, while perhaps lacking the impact of the original, is an invaluable addition to the acclaimed series. Steven Spielberg, seemingly aware of the mistakes made in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, utilized the formula of the first movie without making a duplicate by providing the audience with a pseudo-historical backdrop, offering a comedic and quite understandable explanation for the elder Indiana's fear of snakes, and the origins of his famous whip and hat. The late River Phoenix, looking every inch the young Indy, provides The Last Crusade with an exciting prologue, showcasing his then unsuccessful attempt across unsafe terrain and reptile-laden circus boxcars to wrestle a precious historical artifact away from those who wanted it for all the wrong reasons. Mixing a return to form with archaeological thrills, outrageous stunts, and deadpan comedy, The Last Crusade has all the charm of the first two films combined.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
UPC:
0097363185918
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
Sean Connery Dr. Henry Jones
Denholm Elliott Marcus Brody
Alison Doody Dr. Elsa Schneider
John Rhys-Davies Sallah
River Phoenix Young Indy
Julian Glover Walter Donovan
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
Maggie Cartier Actor
Vince Deadrick Rough Rider
Mike Fenton Actor
Nicolas Scott Female Officer at Castle
Judy Taylor Actor
Mrs. Glover Mrs. Donovan
Vernon Dobtcheff Butler
J.J. Hardy Herman
Bradley Gregg Roscoe
Jeff O'Haco Half Breed
Marc Miles Sheriff
Ted Grossman Deputy Sheriff
Tim Hiser Young Panama Hat
Larry Sanders Scout Master
Will Miles Scout
Dave Murray Scout
Frederick Jaeger World War One Ace
Jerry Harte Prof. Stanton
Billy Mitchell Dr. Mulbray
Martin Gordon Man at Hitler Rally
Paul Humpoletz German Officer at Hitler Rally
Tom Branch Hatay Soldier in Temple
Graeme Crowther Zeppelin Crewman
Luke Hanson Principal SS Officer at Castle
Chris Jenkinson Officer at Castle
Louis Sheldon Young Officer at Castle
Stefan Kalipha Hatay Tank Gunner
Peter Pacey Hatay Tank Driver
Pat Roach Gestapo
Suzanne Roquette Film Director
Eugene Lipinski G-Man
George Malpas Man on Zeppelin
Julie Eccles Irene
Nina Almond Flower Girl
Michael Sheard Adolf Hitler (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director
Vic Armstrong Stunts
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Richard G. Berger Art Director
Jeffrey Boam Screenwriter
Joan Bradshaw Production Designer
Ian Bryce Production Designer
Ben Burtt Sound/Sound Designer
Roy Button Production Designer,Production Manager
Maggie Cartier Casting
Chris Columbus Screenwriter
Mike Fenton Casting
Benjamin Fernandez Art Director
George Gibbs Special Effects
Fred Hole Art Director
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Joanna Johnston Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Alan S. Kaye Set Decoration/Design
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
George Lucas Executive Producer,Original Story
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Valorie Massalas Casting
Michael J. McAlister Special Effects
Menno Meyjes Original Story,Screenwriter
Anthony Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Repola Associate Producer
Peter Robb-King Makeup
Guido Salsilli Art Director
Elliot Scott Production Designer
Stephen Scott Art Director
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Judy Taylor Casting
David Tomblin Asst. Director
Robert Watts Producer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

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