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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

PG-13 In Theaters 05/17/1989 , 126min.
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Plot & Details

The third installment in the widely beloved Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga begins with an introduction to a younger Indy (played by the late River Phoenix), who, through a fast-paced prologue, gives the audience insight into the roots of his taste for adventure, fear of snakes, and dogged determination to take historical artifacts out of the hands of bad guys and into the museums in which they belong. A grown-up Indy (Harrison Ford) reveals himself shortly afterward in a familiar classroom scene, teaching archeology to a disproportionate number of starry-eyed female college students in 1938. Once again, however, Mr. Jones is drawn away from his day job after an art collector (Julian Glover) approaches him with a proposition to find the much sought after Holy Grail. Circumstances reveal that there was another avid archeologist in search of the famed cup -- Indiana Jones' father, Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery) -- who had recently disappeared during his efforts. The junior and senior members of the Jones family find themselves in a series of tough situations in locales ranging from Venice to the most treacherous spots in the Middle East. Complicating the situation further is the presence of Elsa (Alison Doody), a beautiful and intelligent woman with one fatal flaw: she's an undercover Nazi agent. The search for the grail is a dangerous quest, and its discovery may prove fatal to those who seek it for personal gain. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade earned a then record-breaking $50 million in its first week of release.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score John Williams Nominated
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Tony Dawe Nominated
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Gary Summers Nominated
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Shawn Murphy Nominated
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Ben Burtt Nominated
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Effects Ben Burtt Won
1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Effects Richard Hymns Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1989 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Sean Connery Nominated

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