History Trivia / IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade

9th Sep '16 8:01:28 AM dangerdan97
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** In the opening sequence, Indy is a Life Scout. Harrison Ford was a Boy Scout in his youth, and attained the level of Life Scout.

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** In the opening sequence, Indy is a Life Scout.Scout, the rank right below Eagle. Harrison Ford was a Boy Scout in his youth, and attained the level of Life Scout.
9th Sep '16 7:59:32 AM dangerdan97
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** Indy telling his father that he can fly a plane but can't land one is hilarious knowing that Harrison Ford is an accomplished private pilot in real life.

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** Indy telling his father that he can fly a plane but can't land one is hilarious knowing that Harrison Ford is an accomplished private pilot in real life. Well, for the most part (see FunnyAneurysmMoment).
7th Sep '16 8:29:18 AM KTera
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** Creator/GeorgeLucas initially suggested making the film "a haunted mansion movie", for which ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' writer Diane Thomas wrote a script. Spielberg rejected the idea because of the similarity to ''Film/Poltergeist'', which he had co-written and produced.

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** Creator/GeorgeLucas initially suggested making the film "a haunted mansion movie", for which ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' writer Diane Thomas wrote a script. Spielberg rejected the idea because of the similarity to ''Film/Poltergeist'', ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', which he had co-written and produced.
14th Aug '16 8:34:24 PM harryhenry
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** Creator/GeorgeLucas initially suggested making the film "a haunted mansion movie", for which ''Film/RomancingtheStone writer Diane Thomas wrote a script. Spielberg rejected the idea because of the similarity to ''Film/Poltergeist'', which he had co-written and produced.

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** Creator/GeorgeLucas initially suggested making the film "a haunted mansion movie", for which ''Film/RomancingtheStone ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' writer Diane Thomas wrote a script. Spielberg rejected the idea because of the similarity to ''Film/Poltergeist'', which he had co-written and produced.
5th Jul '16 6:09:15 PM TheBuddy26
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** Creator/ChrisColumbus—who had written the Spielberg-produced ''Film/Gremlins'', ''Film/The Goonies'', and Film/YoungSherlockHolmes—was hired to write the script. His first draft, dated May 3, 1985, changed the main plot device to a Garden of Immortal Peaches. It begins in 1937, with Indiana battling the murderous ghost of Baron Seamus Seagrove III in Scotland. Indiana travels to Mozambique to aid Dr. Clare Clarke (a Creator/KatharineHepburn type according to Lucas), who has found a 200-year-old pygmy. The pygmy is kidnapped by the Nazis during a boat chase, and Indiana, Clare and Scraggy Brier—an old friend of Indiana—travel up the Zambezi river to rescue him. Indiana is killed in the climactic battle but is resurrected by the Monkey King. Other characters include a cannibalistic African tribe; Nazi Sergeant Gutterbuhg, who has a mechanical arm; Betsy, a stowaway student who is suicidally in love with Indiana; and a pirate leader named Kezure (described as a Creator/ToshiroMifune type), who dies eating a peach because he is not pure of heart.

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** Creator/ChrisColumbus—who had written the Spielberg-produced ''Film/Gremlins'', ''Film/The Goonies'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', and Film/YoungSherlockHolmes—was hired to write the script. His first draft, dated May 3, 1985, changed the main plot device to a Garden of Immortal Peaches. It begins in 1937, with Indiana battling the murderous ghost of Baron Seamus Seagrove III in Scotland. Indiana travels to Mozambique to aid Dr. Clare Clarke (a Creator/KatharineHepburn type according to Lucas), who has found a 200-year-old pygmy. The pygmy is kidnapped by the Nazis during a boat chase, and Indiana, Clare and Scraggy Brier—an old friend of Indiana—travel up the Zambezi river to rescue him. Indiana is killed in the climactic battle but is resurrected by the Monkey King. Other characters include a cannibalistic African tribe; Nazi Sergeant Gutterbuhg, who has a mechanical arm; Betsy, a stowaway student who is suicidally in love with Indiana; and a pirate leader named Kezure (described as a Creator/ToshiroMifune type), who dies eating a peach because he is not pure of heart.
4th Jul '16 8:14:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Seemingly averted, for once, with SeanConnery, famous for not even bothering with the accent; as near as anyone can tell it is apparently canon that Indy's dad really is a Scotsman.

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** Seemingly averted, for once, with SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, famous for not even bothering with the accent; as near as anyone can tell it is apparently canon that Indy's dad really is a Scotsman.


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** Creator/LaurenceOlivier was offered the role of The Grail Knight.
** Creator/GeorgeLucas initially suggested making the film "a haunted mansion movie", for which ''Film/RomancingtheStone writer Diane Thomas wrote a script. Spielberg rejected the idea because of the similarity to ''Film/Poltergeist'', which he had co-written and produced.
** Creator/ChrisColumbus—who had written the Spielberg-produced ''Film/Gremlins'', ''Film/The Goonies'', and Film/YoungSherlockHolmes—was hired to write the script. His first draft, dated May 3, 1985, changed the main plot device to a Garden of Immortal Peaches. It begins in 1937, with Indiana battling the murderous ghost of Baron Seamus Seagrove III in Scotland. Indiana travels to Mozambique to aid Dr. Clare Clarke (a Creator/KatharineHepburn type according to Lucas), who has found a 200-year-old pygmy. The pygmy is kidnapped by the Nazis during a boat chase, and Indiana, Clare and Scraggy Brier—an old friend of Indiana—travel up the Zambezi river to rescue him. Indiana is killed in the climactic battle but is resurrected by the Monkey King. Other characters include a cannibalistic African tribe; Nazi Sergeant Gutterbuhg, who has a mechanical arm; Betsy, a stowaway student who is suicidally in love with Indiana; and a pirate leader named Kezure (described as a Creator/ToshiroMifune type), who dies eating a peach because he is not pure of heart.
** In the first draft, dated September 1987, the film is set in 1939. The prologue has adult Indiana retrieving an Aztec relic for a museum curator in Mexico and features the circus train. Henry and Elsa (who is described as having dark hair) were searching for the Grail on behalf of the Chandler Foundation, before Henry went missing. The character of Kazim is here named Kemal, and is an agent of the Republic of Hatay, which seeks the grail for its own. Kemal shoots Henry and dies drinking from the wrong chalice. The Grail Knight battles Indiana on horseback, while Vogel is crushed by a boulder when stealing the Grail.
5th Jun '16 3:20:52 PM eroock
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* ActorAllusion: Well, to Creator/HarrisonFord, anyway:
** In Indy's office there is a [[StarWars thousand-year-old falcon]], it means a lot to him.
** In one line of dialogue, Indy introduces himself as "[=Robert McFalfa=]", a nod to the Bob Falfa character played by Ford in ''AmericanGraffiti''.
7th Nov '15 6:56:54 PM Premonition45
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* CastingGag: Spielberg and Lucas have said that Indiana Jones was highly inspired by JamesBond. When they were casting the role of Henry Jones, Sr. they said, "what better man to play the father of Indiana Jones than [[SeanConnery James Bond himself]]?"

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* CastingGag: Creator/SeanConnery was cast because Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have said that Indiana Jones was highly inspired by JamesBond. When they were casting thought the role of Henry Jones, Sr. they said, "what better only man to who could play Indy's father was Film/JamesBond, and because the whole franchise was born out of Spielberg's desire to direct a [[Film/JamesBond James Bond movie]] -- so in every sense of the word, James Bond ''is'' the father of Indiana Jones than [[SeanConnery James Jones.
** Several actors in the film were in
Bond himself]]?"films before. Creator/JulianGlover (Donovan) was Bond villain Kristatos in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''; John-Rhys Davies (Sallah, who had been in the first film, granted) was [=KGB=] General Pushkin in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', and Alison Doody (Elsa) was Jenny Flex in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. Michael Byrne was cast much later in a small role in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' (the Navy commander).
** Not a gag, but Julian Glover (Donovan) and Michael Sheard (Hitler) were both in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (also Lucasfilm, of course). Glover was General Veers, commander of the ground forces assigned to Vader's Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'', who led the assault on Hoth. Sheard played Admiral "[[YouHaveFailedMe You Have Failed Me For The Last Time]]" Ozzel. The General tried to talk Vader out of killing him, so this is the second time that Glover had tried to prolong Sheard's life (well, save that Donovan wants the Grail for himself).
*** This isn't the first crusade that Julian Glover's character was involved in. He appeared in the Doctor Who episode aptly titled [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade "The Crusade"]]
23rd Sep '15 2:36:50 AM eroock
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* YouLookFamiliar: Ronald Lacey, who played Toht in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', appears uncredited as Heinrich Himmler at the book burning. Incidentally, Michael Sheard, who plays Hitler, was the runner-up to play Toht.
31st Aug '15 6:48:16 AM Arivne
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* WrittenInInfirmity: Creator/HarrisonFord's chin scar, originating from an auto accident, is explained as coming from Indy's first experience using a whip, slashing his chin accidentally.
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