Indiana Jones-Last Crusade (1989)
Chapter 25 in the Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones.
|Indy takes his bookish father on the adventure of a lifetime as they look for the holy grail and protect it from nazis.|
"...a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations. Mike Clark, USA Today
"...thundering thrills, spiritual inspiration and perfectly timed humor. Rob Blackwelder, SplicedWire
"The Harrison Ford-Sean Connery father-and-son team gives Last Crusade unexpected emotional depth... Variety
Editor's NoteSteven Spielberg's third action-packed entry in the Indiana Jones trilogy evokes the cliffhanger Saturday matinee serials of yesteryear. It's 1938 and Indy (Harrison Ford) receives word that his archaeologist dad, Professor Henry Jones (Sean Connery), has disappeared while on a quest for the Holy Grail. Indy embarks on a search for both his dad and the much-coveted artifact. THE LAST CRUSADE has a unique twist to the series' traditional opening-sequence cliffhanger. Actor River Phoenix plays an adolescent Indy who, while on a field trip with his Boy Scout troop, finds adventure on a circus train. Spielberg wanted to make the film about a father-and-son relationship, and Connery was his first choice to play Indy's dad. The selection was perfect, considering Spielberg and producer George Lucas first came up with the idea of the series as a rival to the James Bond movies in which Connery had starred. Before shooting THE LAST CRUSADE, Spielberg was planning on directing RAIN MAN with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise but gave up the project to fulfill his contractual obligation with Lucas to make a third Indiana Jones movie.
Cast & Crew
|Douglas Slocombe - Cinematographer|
|Elliot Scott - Production Designer|
|George Lucas - Editor|
|George Lucas - Executive Producer|
|George Lucas - Based On Story By|
|Jeffrey Boam - Screenplay|
|John Williams - Original Music By|
|Menno Meyjes - Based On Story By|
|Michael Kahn - Editor|
|Robert Watts - Producer|
|Stephen Scott - Art Director|
|Steven Spielberg - Director|
Plot SummaryWhen Indy's archaeologist dad, Prof. Henry Jones, embarks on a quest for the Holy Grail, he is kidnapped by the Nazis, who also desire the priceless chalice. Naturally, Indy comes to the rescue, joining his father in the search for the Grail. The audience is in for a wild ride "keeping up with the Joneses" as the two men battle enemies, trade insults, encounter rats, evade traps, become involved with the same woman, and meet Hitler. The film is a loose retelling of the Parsifal myth.
|British Academy Awards, Sean Connery, Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy Awards, Richard Hymns, et. al., Best Sound|
|British Academy Awards, George Gibbs, et. al., Best Special Effects|
|Golden Globe, Sean Connery, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Grammy, John Williams, Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television|
|Oscar, Ben Burtt, Richard Hymns, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing|
|Oscar, John Williams, Best Music, Original Score|
|Oscar, Ben Burtt, et. al., Best Sound|
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