Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Release Date: May 17th, 1989

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2008

PG-13 |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

An art collector appeals to Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure in heart.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Michael Byrne

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Adventure , Action

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Rescue, Pursuit, Father, Escape, 1930s, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is just as well that Last Crusade will indeed be Indy's last film. It would be too sad to see the series grow old and thin, like the James Bond movies. show more

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations. [24 May 1989, Life, p.1D]

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. [24 May 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1]

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Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Sound
Winner Sound Effects Editing