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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 32. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

September 11, 2011

32. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade [DVD] (1989)

Plot: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) acquires a diary from his father, Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery); containing clues and a map to find the mysterious Holy Grail. Upon hearing from private collector Walter Donavan (Julian Glover), that the mission for the Holy Grail went astray with the disappearance of his father, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) travel to Italy in search of him. However, upon retrieving Dr. Henry Jones in Nazi territory, the rescue mission turns into a race to find the Holy Grail before the Nazis do.

The man with the hat is back. And this time, he’s bringing his Dad. (tagline)

Also Starring: Alison DoodyJohn Rhys-DaviesRiver PhoenixAlexei Sayle
Directed by: 
Steven Spielberg
Written by: Jeffrey Boam (screenplay) George LucasMenno Meyjes (story)
Length: 127 min
Budget: $48,000,000
Gross Revenue: $494,800,000 (Worldwide)

Favorite Quote: Indiana JonesNazis. I hate these guys.

Review: I’m a huge James Bond fan, but that doesn’t matter, this is my favorite Sean Connery movie.

The chemistry between him and Harrison Ford is magical and it was such a shame Sean Connery declined being in the fourth one Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, or I might have liked that one a bit more.

Oscar Count: 1 Win: Best Sound Effects Editing (Ben Burtt, Richard Hymns)
2 Nominations Best Music, Original Score (John Williams) Best Sound (Ben Burtt, Gary Summers, Shawn Murphy, Tony Dawe)

I mean, if I had to choose between Connery and Shia LaBeouf, Connery wins every time. How great wouldn’t it have been to see him battle Transformers? 

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: Denholm Elliott was diagnosed with AIDS before filming and was seriously ill on some days.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 33. Ghostbusters (1984)

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