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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Harrison Ford returned in the title role, while his father is portrayed by Sean Connery. Other cast members featured include Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies. In the film, set largely in 1938, Indiana searches for his father, a Holy Grail scholar, who has been kidnapped and held hostage by the Nazis while on a journey to find the Holy Grail.

Plot

In 1912 Utah, a teenaged Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. encounters grave robbers while exploring caves. The robbers uncover the golden crucifix of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, which Indiana takes to ensure it is preserved in a museum. Indiana evades the pursuing robbers, but the sheriff forces Indiana to surrender the cross to their panama hat-wearing boss, as they claim Indiana stole the cross from its rightful owner. Impressed with his efforts, one of the robbers gifts his fedora to Indiana, telling him not to accept his loss. In 1938, Indiana confronts the boss on a ship during a storm, recovers the cross, and escapes before the vessel explodes, killing all aboard.

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