Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Returning to the feel-good spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade finds that Indy’s long-estranged father, Henry Jones, Sr. — the world’s foremost expert on the Holy Grail — is missing.

Indy sets out to find him and to stop the Grail from falling into the wrong hands, leading to an adventure that takes him from hidden catacombs in Venice to a Nazi stronghold in Berlin to ancient desert ruins.

Released May 24, 1989

A 10-minute chase scene in which a Nazi plane crashes through a tunnel combined live-action plate work and ILM blue-screen photography, models, pyro, and stop-motion.

The interior tunnel shots are actually taken from a 200-foot-long model, built in 10 sections with lighting included in its walls.

The "Donovan's Destruction" sequence was the first all-digital composite, and featured no cutaways.

Three separate Donovan puppets (showing the villain in various disintegrating states) were shot, scanned, and morphed.

Sound designer Ben Burtt amassed 800 new sounds for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade including the clucks of chickens, which were sped up to become the chatter of rats.

Returning to the feel-good spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade finds that Indy’s long-estranged father, Henry Jones, Sr. — the world’s foremost expert on the Holy Grail — is missing.

Indy sets out to find him and to stop the Grail from falling into the wrong hands, leading to an adventure that takes him from hidden catacombs in Venice to a Nazi stronghold in Berlin to ancient desert ruins.

Released May 24, 1989

A 10-minute chase scene in which a Nazi plane crashes through a tunnel combined live-action plate work and ILM blue-screen photography, models, pyro, and stop-motion.

The interior tunnel shots are actually taken from a 200-foot-long model, built in 10 sections with lighting included in its walls.

The "Donovan's Destruction" sequence was the first all-digital composite, and featured no cutaways.

Three separate Donovan puppets (showing the villain in various disintegrating states) were shot, scanned, and morphed.

Sound designer Ben Burtt amassed 800 new sounds for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade including the clucks of chickens, which were sped up to become the chatter of rats.