Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
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Continuity mistake: When they are first looking over the cliff at the tank, Sean Connery's beard is quite full, and in a shot moments later, still looking off the cliff, it has been trimmed.

Continuity mistake: When Indiana pushes the Nazi colonel out of an open window, if you look carefully, the colonel fell a few metres out of the zeppelin before landing on a pile of suitcases, but when the colonel looks up, the zeppelin is several hundred metres above him, in too short a time to ascend that much.

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Continuity mistake: The back of the boat gets chewed up by the prop in the same place twice.

Continuity mistake: After Indy exits through the sewer with his hair all wet, he escapes Kazim's men. When he turns around a block his hair is nicely combed and loose, instead of sticky. Not too plausible when you're running for your life and your head is soaked in petrol.

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Continuity mistake: The distance between Indy's boat and the big red and white ship keeps increasing and decreasing randomly.

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Continuity mistake: In the zeppelin, after Indy says "no ticket", everyone searches for their tickets and waves it at Indy. When the angle changes, a frame later, the people are searching for their tickets, no one is showing one.

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Continuity mistake: The crater Indy's car falls into becomes bigger and way deeper between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the driver of the tank is shot and he changes the direction of where the tank is going, Indiana gets up, with his strap still stuck on the nozzle. However, in the next shot, he's become clear of being stuck. There's no way he could have gotten his strap undone so quickly.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end, in the "Leap of Faith" scene, Jones steps off the edge of the abyss and discovers an ingeniously-camouflaged stone bridge. The camera pans to show the camouflage effect from another angle, and it's obvious that the stone bridge is only about one foot thick from one end to the other. Relieved, Jones scampers across to the other side, and the camera cuts again to show that the bridge is now a full three feet thick.

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Continuity mistake: Before the propeller chops the boat, Elsa leaves and looks at Indy. Right then, the camera is reflected on her boat's windshield.

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Continuity mistake: On the ship near the beginning, after Indy drops the cross, water comes up and washes it towards the edge of the ship. It goes over a lip on the deck, inches away from falling over the side. However, when Indy goes to grab it, it's not over the lip. It's half on and half off.

Continuity mistake: When Elsa picks up the Holy Grail and tries to remove it from the Temple, Henry places his tie around the collar of his shirt, but in the next shot, he is now holding on the tie and places it around the collar a second time.

Continuity mistake: When Elsa says "How dare you kiss me!" and starts kissing Indy, her hand is under Indy's ear, but when the camera angle changes to behind her in the next shot, her hand is now pressing his ear.

Continuity mistake: During the boat chase in Venice, one of the boats blows up. A small piece of it with a motor comes flying out. In the next shot which is a wide shot, that piece of boat is gone.

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Continuity mistake: The tank turret is at a completely different angle when it shoots at Jones when riding his horse.

Continuity mistake: Indy brings the carbon copy to Markus who says "The name of the city is Alexandreta", and a close-up shows the paper with no hands on it; a shot later Marcus' hand is on the paper.

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Continuity mistake: The holes produced by the rhino's horn on the roof of the train carriage disappear in the wide shot when young Indy grabs onto the swinging pole.

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Continuity mistake: When young Indy fights a baddie, the rhino sticks his horn through the roof and the baddie is pushed to the right. When the angle changes he is falling on the opposite side.

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Continuity mistake: When Elsa's hand slips from its glove whilst Indy is holding on to her, Elsa falls and she is holding the glove in her right hand, but when she falls into the chasm, the glove has gone.

Continuity mistake: When young Indy confronts the lion, the way the whip is rolled changes between shots. The second time a small loop appears.

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Continuity mistake: In the library scene Indy discovers the "X" high up on the balcony. The X is green with a grey background. When he breaks the tile to find the tomb the X has become a faint outline on the floor. (00:27:40 - 00:28:45)

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Suggested correction: You still can see one "leg" of the X on the floor, it's only darker than viewed from above because the camera angle and illumination set used.

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Henry: Come on, Junior.
Indiana: Will you please stop calling me Junior?
Sallah: Please, what does this mean? Always with this Junior?
Henry: That's his name: Henry Jones, Junior.
Indiana: I like Indiana.
Henry: We named the dog Indiana.
Sallah: The dog? You are named after the dog.
Marcus: Can we go home please?
Indiana: I have a lot of fond memories of that dog.

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Trivia: Indiana Jones refers to a philosophy class taught down the hall by a Dr. Tyree. In real life, Dr. Tyree was Harrison Ford's college mentor as a philosophy major at Ripon College.

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