Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Other mistake: In the motorbike chase scene there is a lot of flying road dust even in front of the bike in the lead. Probably from the camera vehicle.

Visible crew/equipment: When Indy Sr. is shot, two big stage lights are reflected on his glasses.

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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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Revealing mistake: In the temple, when Indy walks on air, he briefly becomes semi-invisible due to the matte effect.

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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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Other mistake: After Young Indy runs out of the cave with the Cross of Coronado, when he whistles for his horse and jumps down, note the horse's facial marking and leg marking. When Indy mounts the horse it's a different horse, note its markings, and as he rides toward the circus train the horse has changed again. (00:04:55)

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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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Revealing mistake: Just after Vogel is thrown out of the blimp, in the shot of him shouting towards it whilst it is taking off, it is apparent that the sky and blimp shown in the background behind him are a projection. (01:13:20)

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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: Young Indy escapes from the four diggers, and you can see them exit the cave after him as he pauses. He moves down to and jumps onto the horse (missing the first time). He gets on the horse and you see the diggers, starting running from the exact same place that they were. It's like they paused their pursuit while the camera was not on them. If they kept running, they would've easily caught up with him before he jumped down.

Continuity mistake: When the boat scene starts, Indy passes by an iron tower. Then he stands to fight the baddie and the boat passes by the tower again.

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Continuity mistake: When Henry surprises Marcus in the tank, there is nothing hanging out of the pocket on Marcus' suit. In the next shot, there is now a pendant hanging out of the pocket, but when Marcus shakes Henry's hand in the next shot, the pendant has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Indy shoots the 3 Nazis while rescuing his dad, one of them falls and breaks a bench and lands on his right side. When they leave the room, the bench is intact and he's on his left side.

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Factual error: When the Nazis are meeting with the Sultan of Hatay he remarks he wants their Rolls Royce Phantom II, he quips about the size of the engine being 4.5L engine with 30HP. In reality, the Phantom II had a 7.7L I-6 engine with 40-50HP. Also, the vehicle shown in the movie is a Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Barker Saloon, not a Phantom II. It also makes little sense that the Nazis would be driving a Rolls Royce since it is a British car. In the novel, the car is said to be a Daimler-Benz, which matches what the Nazis actually used in real life.

Continuity mistake: When Indy sees Elsa losing her grip on the tilted earth and then falling on the rising ground during the temple quake sequence towards the end of the film, he lets go of his father, but when the camera changes to behind Elsa in the next shot, Indy is back holding his father again.

Continuity mistake: After young Indy escapes from the lion, when he's on the rooftop of the carriage a bad guy aims a gun at him. A shot later his arm is already lowered.

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Factual error: The stamps on the mail at Sr. Jones house are Texas Statehood issued in 1945. A bit late for the scene. (00:24:15)

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.

[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: 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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