Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

How Indiana Jones, with his father help, discovers the Holy Grail

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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After the great success of the first movie, and the polemic that generated the second one, the director Steven Spielberg launches, in 1989, the third movie of the franchise. The screenplay was written sometimes, until it arrives in the hands of Barry Watson (nickname to Tom Stoppard), for your last version.

At the beginning of the movie, is shown Indiana Jones as a boy, realizing a performance of taking a cross of explorers that were digging  in an area of canyons. He gets it, and when he arrives home, he finds a distant father – and this is the intention, to show that their relation is distant.


Indiana Jones is older, and he is archeology professor already. The archeologist receives by mail one diary that contains a lot of information on how to find the Saint Grail, that is no less than the calyx that Jesus Christ used in the last supper and also the place that received your blood, after the crucifixion. This diary was written by none other than the professor Henry Jones, his father. Indiana knows that his father is in danger, and decides to go after him to save and help him to find his dream.

In this context that Jones travels to Veneza, Italy, to research about your father whereabout. In the same place, with the help of Dr. Elsa Schneider, that was helping his father, he finds more clues about the localization of the Grail. Indy fights some men, until he surrender one of them, that said that they were the protectors of the Grail, and gave also the localization of his father, in a castle in the border of Austria and German.

While arriving in the castle, Indiana and Dra. Elsa pretend to need shelter, and obtain a room. Jones finds his father in a room besides his, and when he arrives there to rescue him, both of them are surrender by a nazi officer, besides Dra Elsa, that is German and nazi – and steals the Grail`s diary. Even imprisoned, both father and son are able to escape. Now, even that they lied that was not relevant information in the diary, they have to go after Dra. Elsa, in the Nazi German, to retrieve the information book and be able to find the Saint Grail.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)


This was the second time that the franchise Indiana Jones used the nazi as the enemy of the story, as it was in the first one. This choice makes the movie popular by unanimity, once it is one of the most tragic movements of the humanity. Anyhow, the main theme is also usual, who would not want to find the Holy Grail? The bet in the resolution of the issue between father and son also yield in the story.

In this way, the producers hit the nail on the head in the story development, br George Lucas. In the box offices of the whole world, the movie was a financial success, and raised US$ 474 171 806. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is available on Netflix.

Do you like languages? Check out the Portuguese Version of this text, translated by the own author.

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