Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Continuity mistake: After Indy and Elsa exit the catacombs through a sewer and start to run away, a woman in pink turns her head to watch them leave and then turns around to see Kazim's men run after the couple. A frame later, from a new angle, the woman's head is turned 45° facing downwards.

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Continuity mistake: Sallah rescues Dr. Jones from the tank and stops by the cliff. On the next wide angle he's nowhere around.

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Continuity mistake: Indy stops his sidecar at a crossroad, meters ahead of a house. When the angle changes he is now several meters behind.

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Continuity mistake: During the crashes by the border control the road keeps swapping from sunny to shadowy back and forth in less than 3 seconds.

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Continuity mistake: When Marcus watches the carbon copy of the shield, his ice-bag is on the table, but when the angle changes he has it next to his head and seconds later he puts it on the table. Also, the ashtray moves backwards between shots.

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Continuity mistake: On the tank, Indy is punched and the gun falls inside. His hat also falls off, but a shot later it's back on, perfectly tucked in.

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Continuity mistake: After Dr. Jones fires at the jeep two soldiers fly towards the tank, but when the angle changes they're falling away from the tank.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the temple, when Indy is at the cliff, in the close-ups the rocks next to him are round shaped, but in the wide angle they are straight and stripped.

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Continuity mistake: By the cliff, Dr. Jones hugs Indy, whose jacket is down at waist level. When Dr. Jones leaves, Indy collapses on his knees and now the jacket is perfectly placed over his shoulders.

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Continuity mistake: By the border, when the German soldier's been knocked off by Indy and his bike rides alone, he suddenly disappears from the side of the road. (01:02:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Indy leaves the steering wheel to stop the baddie on his motorboat, he passes by a metal turret twice in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight on the tank, Indy punches a German who falls on the wheel and whose hat falls near the turret. When the angle changes the hat is in front of him, but when he falls off the tank the hat is gone.

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Continuity mistake: The plane explodes at the exit of the tunnel. A frame later the exit is clean and the small remains are scattered around.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Elsa encounter the rats, hundreds of them block the way, making Indy lift up his legs. However, a frame later, when Elsa starts to walk, those rats have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: After escaping from the turning blades, Indy's hat swaps from clean to filled with spiderwebs. Though there are 4 seconds in between, he didn't move from the previous spot, nor were there any webs around.

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Continuity mistake: While in the train station in Iskenderun, Marcus passes by the same spot and the same people twice (watch the man with the hen on the left).

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Continuity mistake: In the catacombs, Indy finds the tomb and blows dust away from the shield, cleaning the sides of the engraved cross, but leaving the rest very dusty. A frame later, the whole cross is spotless.

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Continuity mistake: While the propeller chops the boat, Indy grabs Kazim and lifts him up saying, "This is your last chance." But from the opposite angle Kazim is still seated.

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Continuity mistake: When young Indy discovers the thieves in the caves, the pot on the right swaps from laying horizontal on the ground to slanted and back to horizontal, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: Young Indy grabs the Coronado cross, but from the next angle his hand is away about to grab it, and also its position has changed.

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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.

I think it is meant to be an optical illusion.

The "X" is first shown as a dark green "X" on a beige background. Next, we are shown the same dark green "X" that is barely visible over a green background. I think we are meant to understand that the beige square tiles were lifted away in a cut scene.

I see no reason why they would replace the floor just for the higher shot, it's the same floor throughout the scene. When they enter it's the same floor we see later as they are going into the hole. It's probably not a real marble floor, so they can use a styrofoam or plywood tile that Harrison can lift, one that matches the surrounding tiles. They don't shine as much as the rest of the floor. In the shot up high there is different lighting, so that could explain it. It just appears to be different. Of course, sudden different light can be seen as a revealing mistake.

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Trivia: Harrison Ford was a Boy Scout in his youth, reaching the level of Life Scout. Steven Spielberg paid homage to this by making young Indy a Life Scout.

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Question: When Indy gets to where the Grail is and meets the Knight, the Knight says that he is one of many brothers chosen to protect the grail, but if being in that cave with the Grail grants him immortality, what happened to his previous brothers?

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Chosen answer: The other two brothers are the ones who left the tomb and traveled back to Europe. One of them is the knight Indy and Elsa find in the catacombs under Venice with the shield that has the second marker. The one left behind is the one the brothers determined to be the most worthy to guard the Grail.

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