Top 17 The Last Crusade Movie Details

While searching the internet for The Last Crusade movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Indy tells his students "70% of all Archeology is done in the library. Books, reading." In Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, when him and mutt crash in library on the motorcycle, he tells one his students "If you wanna be a good Archeologist, you gotta get out of the library"

The injuries on the side of Indy's face and his lip disappear after drinking from the Holy Grail
The injuries on the side of Indy's face and his lip disappear after drinking from the Holy Grail

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun The Last Crusade details are suitable for kids.

  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.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Sallah tries to use the same trick that allowed the Ark of the Covenant to hide, but unfortunately for Mr. Brody it has the opposite effect.

  • 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.

Hidden Details

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.

1 - Indiana borrows a jacket from a steward. The steward has a smaller frame, and on Indy the buttons on the jacket are nearly popping off.
Indiana borrows a jacket from a steward. The steward has a smaller frame, and on Indy the buttons on the jacket are nearly popping off.
1 - His father is reading the newspaper upside-down.
His father is reading the newspaper upside-down.

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.

I am pretty sure that you've watched The Last Crusade, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about The Last Crusade and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Short, Drama, History
Director George Ridgwell
Main Actors Malvina Longfellow, Reginald Fox, Cynthia Murtagh, Charles Ashton