Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 film and the third film in the Indiana Jones film series about archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones on the search to rescue his father and find the Holy Grail before the Nazis do.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Story by George Lucas and Menno Meyjes. Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam.
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Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.Edit

  • Mr. Havelock! Anybody! Everybody's lost, but me.
  • Archaeology is the search for fact- not truth. If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall.
  • 90% of an archaeologist's time is spent in the library. Myths can only be taken at face value. We do not follow maps to buried treasures and X never ever marks the spot.
  • [About his father] He's a teacher of medieval literature, the one the students hope they don't get.
  • [In Venice], looking for a set of Roman numerals and finds the missing number in the floor tile Ten. X marks the spot.
  • [After escaping from Brunwald] We don't need the diary, Dad. Marcus has the map.
  • [after machine-gunning a room full of Nazi guards] DON'T call me Junior!!
  • Nazis, I hate these guys.
  • This is an obsession, dad!
  • [To passengers, after tossing Colonel Vogel out of the zeppelin] No ticket! [Passengers nervously present tickets to show they are paying customers]
  • [About Marcus Brody] I made that up, Dad. You know Marcus; he got lost, once, in his own museum!

Henry Jones Sr.Edit

  • I misjudged you, Walter. I knew you would sell your mother for an Etruscan vase. But I didn't know you would sell out your country and your soul…to the slime of humanity.
  • Our situation has not improved.
  • [repeated line] This is intolerable!
  • [Upon arriving at a Nazi rally in Berlin] My boy, we are pilgrims in an unholy land.
  • [after making a German plane crash by frightening seagulls into the sky] I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. "Let my armies be the rocks and the trees…and the birds in the sky."
  • [after a Nazi colonel asks why his diary is so important] It tells me that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of BURNING them!
  • [telling Indy how he knew Elsa was a spy] She talks in her sleep.
  • [blows up a German truck full of soldiers to Marcus' shock] It's war!
  • [cheerfully] You call this archaeology?
  • Indiana. Indiana…let it go.

Grail KnightEdit

  • [To Indy, after the latter "defeats" him] You're strangely dressed, for a knight.
  • You must choose. But choose wisely, for as the true Grail will bring you life, a false one will take it from you.
  • [after Donovan drinks from the false Grail and perishes] He chose...poorly.
  • [after Indy drinks from the true Grail] You have chosen...wisely. But the Grail cannot pass beyond the great seal. That is the boundary, and the price of immortality.


  • [in Castle Brunwald, Indiana and Henry Jones inadvertently end up in a secret operations room. A female aide spots them. They smile to calm her]
    Aide: [smiles back, then her face contorts] ALAAAAARRRMM!!!
  • Tank Periscope Soldier: The Americans - they fight like broads!
literal translation of the spoken German text
  • [reacting to Indy, who is passing himself off as a Scottish nobleman and wants to see the castle tapestries]

Castle Brunwald Butler: This is a castle, and we have many tapestries. But if you are a Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse!


Castle Brunwald Butler: This is a castle, and we have many tapestries. But if you are a Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse!
Indiana Jones: How dare he! (punches him out)

[A teenage Indiana Jones has discovered Panama Hat and his gang taking the Cross of Coronado during a Boy Scout trip. They chase him to the Jones residence, where a fellow Boy Scout arrives with the local sheriff tooting a trumpet]:
Herman: I brought the sheriff!
Young Indiana Jones: You're just the man I wanted to see. There were 5 or 6 of them---
Sheriff: It's all right. You still got it?
Young Indiana Jones: Yes, sir, it's right here.
[Indy hands Cross of Coronado to sheriff]
Sheriff: I'm glad to see that... because the rightful owner of this cross won't press charges if you give it back. He's got witnesses, 5 or 6 of them.
[Indy looks in surprise at the Cross of Coronado being handed over to the Panama Hat. However, the leader of the gang, Fedora, admires Indy's gumption.]
Fedora: You lost today kid. But that doesn't mean you have to like it. [places his Fedora on Indy's head]

Elsa Schneider: [kisses Indiana Jones] That's how Austrians say goodbye.
Colonel Vogel: And this is how we say goodbye in Germany, Dr. Jones. [Punches Indiana Jones in the face, causing his head to smack back into Henry Jones's head.]
Indiana Jones: I liked the Austrian way better.
Henry Jones Sr.: So did I.

Panama Hat: Small world, Dr. Jones!
Indiana Jones: Too small for two of us!
Panama Hat finds the Cross of Coronado in Indiana's pocket
Panama Hat: This is the second time I've had to reclaim my property from you.
Indiana Jones: That belongs in a museum!
Panama Hat: So do you!

Nazi Commander: [to Indiana Jones] You have the diary in your pocket.
Henry Jones Sr.: [laughs] You dolt! Do you think my son would be that stupid? That he'd bring my diary all the way back here? ... [notices Indy's sheepish expression] You didn't, did you?... You didn't bring it, did you?
Indiana Jones: Well, uh...
Henry Jones Sr.: You did?!
Indiana Jones: Look, can we discuss this later?
Henry Jones Sr.: [looking furious] I should have mailed it to the Marx Brothers!
Indiana Jones: Will you take it easy?
Henry Jones Sr.: Take it easy?! Why do you think I sent it home in the first place?! So it wouldn't fall into their hands!
Indiana Jones: I came here to save you!
Henry Jones Sr.: Oh yeah?! And who's gonna come and save you, Junior?!
Indiana Jones: [loses his temper] I TOLD you...
[Indy grabs a machine gun from the Nazis and guns them down]
Indiana Jones: ... DON'T call me Junior!
Henry Jones Sr.: [shocked] Look what you did! I can't believe what you di-! [gets cut off as Indy grabs him by the arm and leads him out]

Walter Donovan: Where are these missing pages? We must have them back!
Elsa Schneider: You're wasting your breath. He won't tell us, and he doesn't have to. It's pretty obvious where the pages are... He's given them to Marcus Brody.
Henry Jones Sr.: Marcus!? You didn't bring him along, did you? He's not up for the challenge.
Walter Donovan: Brody sticks out like a sore thumb. We'll find him!
Indiana Jones: The hell you will! He's got a two-day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Brody's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan. He speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom. He'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the Grail already.
[Cut to Marcus in İskenderun]
Marcus Brody: Does anyone here speak English? Or even Ancient Greek?

Henry Jones Sr.: We're going the wrong way. We have to get to Berlin.
Indiana Jones: Brody's this way.
Henry Jones Sr.: My diary's in Berlin.
Indiana Jones: We don't need the diary, Dad. Marcus has the map!
Henry Jones Sr.: There is more in the diary than just the map.
Indiana Jones: Alright, Dad. Tell me.
Henry Jones Sr.: Well, he who finds the Grail, must face the final challenge.
Indiana Jones: What final challenge?
Henry Jones Sr.: Three devices of such lethal cunning.
Indiana Jones: Booby traps?
Henry Jones Sr.: Oh yes! But I found the clues that will safely take us through, in the chronicles of Saint Anselm.
Indiana Jones: Well, what are they?
[Henry Jones Sr. tries to recall]
Indiana Jones: Can't you remember?
Henry Jones Sr.: I wrote them down in my diary, so that I wouldn't have to remember them.
Indiana Jones: Half the German Army's on our tail, and you want me to go to Berlin? Into the lion's den?
Henry Jones Sr.: Yes! The only thing that matters, is the Grail.
Indiana Jones: What about Marcus?
Henry Jones Sr.: Marcus would AGREE with me.
Indiana Jones: Two selfless martyrs, Jesus Christ- [Henry Jones Sr. slaps Indy]
Henry Jones Sr.: That's for blasphemy! The quest for the Grail is not archaeology; it's a race against evil! If it is captured by the Nazis, the armies of darkness will march all over the face of the Earth! Do you understand me?
Indiana Jones: This is an obsession, Dad! I never understood it. Never! Neither did Mom.
Henry Jones Sr.: [clearly hurt] Oh yes she did. Only too well. Unfortunately, she kept her illness from me. Until all I could do was mourn her.

[After Indy reclaims the Grail diary from Schneider]
Elsa Schneider: You came back for the book?! Why?!
Indiana Jones: My father didn't want it incinerated!
Elsa Schenider: Is that what you think of me? I believe in the Grail, not the swastika!
Indiana Jones: You stood up to be counted with the enemy of everything the Grail stands for; who gives a DAMN what you think?!
Elsa Schenider: You do!
Indiana Jones: [grabs her throat] All I have to do is squeeze.
Elsa Schenider: All I have to do is scream.

Indiana Jones: Dad, you gonna have to use the machine gun! Get it ready! [notices an approaching fighter] Eleven o'clock!! Dad, eleven o'clock!!
Henry Jones Sr.: [looks at his pocket watch, clueless] What happens at eleven o'clock?
Indiana Jones: [frustrated; gestures firing positions] Twelve! Eleven! Ten! [indicates eleven o'clock] ELEVEN O'CLOCK! FIRE!!

Henry Jones Sr.: These people are trying to kill us!
Indiana Jones: I KNOW, DAD!
Henry Jones Sr.: ... Well... it's a new experience for me!
Indiana Jones: [angrily cinches his hat] Happens to me all the time!

Elsa Schneider: I never expected to see you again.
Indiana Jones: I'm like a bad penny. I always turn up.

Walter Donovan: What do you say, Jones? Ready to go down in history?
Indiana Jones: [contemptuous] As what? A faceless Nazi stooge like you?!
Walter Donovan: A Nazi? [chuckles] Is that the limitation of your view? The Nazis just want to write themselves into the Grail legend, take on the world. Well, they're welcome to it, but I want the Grail itself, the Cup that gives everlasting life. Hitler can have the world, but he can't take it with him. I'm going to be drinking my health when he's gone the way of the dodo. The Grail is mine, Dr. Jones, and you're going to get it for me.
Indiana Jones: Shooting me won't get you anywhere.
Walter Donovan: You know something, Doctor Jones? You're absolutely right. [shoots Henry Sr.]
Indiana Jones: Dad? Dad!
Henry Jones Sr.: Junior...
Elsa Schneider: No!
Walter Donovan: Get back! You can't save him when you're dead. The healing power of the Grail is the only thing that can save your father now. It's time to ask yourself what you believe.

[Elsa picks up the grail and heads towards the temple's exit.]
Elsa Schneider: We have got it, come on!
[Elsa steps on the edge of the Greal Seal.]
Indiana Jones: Elsa! Elsa, don't move.
Elsa Schneider: [Shaking the grail] It's ours, Indy, yours and mine.
Indiana Jones: Elsa, don't cross the seal. The knight warned us not to take the grail from here.
[The heel of Elsa's riding boot steps across the seal, which sets off an earthquake.]

[Elsa is hanging onto Indiana above a bottomless abyss. She sees the grail just below her.]
Indiana Jones: Elsa...
[She pulls her hand free to reach the grail.]
Indiana Jones: Elsa, don't, Elsa. Elsa... Give me your other hand honey. I can't hold you!
[Elsa's other hand starts to slip from its leather glove.]
Elsa Schneider: I can reach it. I can reach it...
Indiana Jones: Elsa, give me your hand. Give me your other hand!
[The leather glove slips off and Elsa falls to her death, screaming.]
Indiana Jones: ELSA!

[After the group escape the collapsing temple]
Henry: Elsa never really believed in the Grail. She thought she'd found a prize.
Indy: And what did you find, dad?
Henry: Me? Illumination. And what did you find, Junior?
Indy: [annoyed] Junior?! Dad...!
Sallah: Please, what does always mean, this-this "Junior"?
Henry: That's his name: Henry Jones, Jr.
Indy: I like "Indiana".
Henry : We named the dog Indiana.
Marcus: May we go home now, please?
Sallah: The dog? You are named after the dog?! [laughs]
Indy: I've got a lot of fond memories about that dog. Ready?
Henry: Ready.
Marcus: Indy! Henry! Follow me. I know the way. YAH!
[he nearly falls off his horse as it gallops away]
Henry: Got lost in his own museum once?
Indy: Uh-huh.
Henry: After you, Junior.
Indy: Yes, sir. HI-YAH!! [rides away]

[They are figuring out which is the grail]
Walter Donovan: Which one is it?
Grail Knight: You must choose. But choose wisely, for as the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.
Walter Donovan: I am no historian. I have no idea what it looks like. Which one is it?
Elsa Schneider: Let me choose.
Walter Donovan: Thank you doctor. [Elsa chooses a golden jeweled-encrusted grail] Oh yes. It's more beautiful than I ever imagined. This certainly is the cup of the king of kings. [Fills the cup with water and swigs it down] Eternal life. [Brief pause, before Donovan gasps; his skin wrinkles up and his face starts to shrink] What is happening to me? [He rapidly ages to death while holding Elsa who screams. Indiana grabs Elsa and kicks Donovan's skeleton towards the wall; it shatters and crumbles into dust].
Grail Knight: [Sympathetically] He chose...poorly.
Elsa: It would not be made out of gold.
Indiana Jones: That is the cup of a carpenter. [Motions towards a wooden cup]. Only one way to find out. [He fills the cup with water from the spring and chugs it down]
Grail Knight: [Impressed] You have chosen wisely. But the grail cannot pass beyond the great seal. That is the boundary-the price for immortality.

About Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeEdit

  • Julian Glover (Walter Donovan): My favourite memory is Sean making up that line, "She talks in her sleep." It was on the spot. Harrison said, "How did you know she's a Nazi?" and he said that, and they had to stop filming. Everybody just fell on the floor and Steven said, "Well, that's in."
Julian Gover: The Grail diary was unbelievably detailed, an extraordinary piece of work. Someone slaved away for months, I'm sure. I don't know what happened to it. Maybe it ended up in Harrison's museum.
  • Kathleen Kennedy: With Bond being the inspiration behind the whole series to begin with, it was just a great way to pull that all together. Connery: They had to be very sure what they were going for. A more academic-type casting would have been somebody like Gregory Peck, but you needed somebody that Harrison could bounce off. Henry had to be something pretty special to produce Indy. Also, he had to be something different. When Indy says, "You never talked to me," I say, "Well, you weren't interesting until you were 19." Which is right below the belt, but probably right on the nose.
  • George Lucas: With Last Crusade, we decided to go back to our roots. We came back to the Holy Grail - I call it the 'Chalice From The Palace' - which we had rejected a couple of times as being too ethereal. It had to have some power, so we invented qualities to make it important.
  • Steven Spielberg: We went back again to that whole storyline about the Monkey King from Chinese mythology. We had a really good ghost story set in a Scottish castle - it was going to be Indiana Jones and ghosts. We even had a story about Indiana Jones and Tibet. Then George came up with the idea that Indiana Jones goes after the Holy Grail. I immediately said, "Does that mean that jugular-biting white rabbits are going to come flying out of caves?" As far as I'm concerned, the Holy Grail remains defined by the Pythons. And George said, "This is going to be serious."

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