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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) gets lured away from his day job when a wealthy businessman, Walter Donovan (Julian Glover), shows him a portion of a stone carving pointing to the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. His quest leads to action, adventure, a beautiful woman (Alison Doody, his missing father (Sean Connery) and the Nazis. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 23 May 1989
Video Release: 21 Oct 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Many of the characters in this film are seeking immortality. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of living forever? According to this script, what is the price a person would have to pay to have immortality?

The Nazis instituted book burning during their reign. Why were literate citizens seen as a danger? What other regimes have used similar tactics with their people?

What does the Holy Grail signify to the various characters in this movie? What is the difference between an interest and an obsession? At what point does one lead to the other?

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