Top 13 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade film message.

Indiana Jones tells his class that most of archaeology is done in the library and later goes to Venice where he explores the tomb of the First Crusade Knight underneath a library
Indiana Jones tells his class that most of archaeology is done in the library and later goes to Venice where he explores the tomb of the First Crusade Knight underneath a library

The pianist plays Imperial March as Donovan's wife tells him he's neglecting his guests. This signifies he shouldn't be trusted. Julian Glover, who played Donovan, also played General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back.

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Trivia

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  1. The gun that Walter Donovan (Julian Glover) shoots Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) with is a Walther PPK. The same gun used by James Bond (the character Sean Connery is arguably most famous for)

  2. Actor Richard Young's character is credited as "Fedora". An homage to the hat style worn by Indiana Jones and the fact that he was the one to give Indiana Jones his fedora.

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • The opening sequence shows a man finding an artifact named the Cross of Coronado. Later on, the man in possession of the cross has a ship also named the Coronado.

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Hidden Details

Henry Jones watches his son fly off a cliff while wearing a fake beard. 14 seconds later, overwhelmed with grief and stripped of his vanity, we find a changed Henry Jones - mind, spirit, and beard.

1 - During the airship scene, Henry Jones Sr., played by Sean Connery, is seen reading the German newspaper upside down
During the airship scene, Henry Jones Sr., played by Sean Connery, is seen reading the German newspaper upside down

The breath of God has a 2nd blade come out of the ground. This is to stop Muslims who prostrate themselves when kneeling before god.

There is a bit of dialogue early on between Indy and Walter Donovan that foreshadows the final task.

After Elsa hands Donovan the false Grail, she very subtly shakes her head "no" toward Indy. She also turns toward him twice, an apparent editing error.

1 - Indiana's real name is Henry Jones Junior... they named the dog Indiana.
Indiana's real name is Henry Jones Junior... they named the dog Indiana.
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade poster
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade poster

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure
Director Steven Spielberg
Stars Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody
IMDB score 8.2