Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Continuity mistake: During the escape from the Nazis the Jones boys pass through a boathouse and Indy sets a small boat loose with the engine running to distract them. When he releases the boat the motor (and boat) is turning to the starboard side (which would turn the boat straight back into the bank), but when the Nazis arrive, the boat is running perfectly straight down the river.

Factual error: When Indy and his father rotate into the control room, the eagle on the uniform of the woman who raises the alarm is on the wrong side, left instead of right.

Continuity mistake: When Indy and his father take the car from the old man, you can see that viewed from behind Henry is the driver and Indy is next to him. In the next shot, they have changed positions and Indy is now driving the car.

Audio problem: Just after young Indy escapes the bandits on the train, he finds the magic cart and says "Magic" to himself, but a close look will show his mouth doesn't move with the line.

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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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Audio problem: When the temple floor cracks, Indy holds Elsa from falling into the void and she gives a very loud cry, but her mouth is closed.

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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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[Over the deafening noise of ship engines.]
Indiana Jones: Are you crazy? Don't go between them!
Dr. Elsa Schneider: Go between them? Are you crazy?

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Trivia: When Indy asks his father how he knew Elsa was a Nazi, Henry replies, "She talks in her sleep". Sean Connery ad-libbed this line.

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Question: Are Indiana Jones and his father immortal at the end of the movie or does the grail's power become null and void when it crosses the seal? The knight said something like "The grail cannot cross the seal, that is the price of immortality." That makes it sound like they are not immortal at the end but I still want to check.

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Chosen answer: They're not, no. An individual doesn't become immortal after one drink - it requires them to drink regularly in order to remain alive. So neither Jones has been rendered immortal, merely healed of any wounds that they might have. But your surmise is basically correct - as the Grail cannot leave the shrine, any individual wishing to use it to prolong their life must stay there if they wish to enjoy its effects.

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Also, in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull, Henry Jones, Sr has passed away before the start of the story and therefore was not immortal.

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