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Have you ever seen anyone's eyes sparkle? Somehow, it makes them look like a child anticipating Christmas morning, and that's precisely the look that crosses producer Frank Marshall's face upon the mention of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Returning once more as director and star, respectively, are Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, with Sean Connery as Indy's father.

"I haven't been on the set for a couple of weeks because I came back to finish up work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but the combination of Sean Connery and Harrison Ford is great," Marshall announces. "The chemistry is fantastic and it's all that we had hoped it would be. The actual idea of casting Connery was Steven Spielberg's. "Indy's father is much more of a serious archeologist," Marshall recalls, "while Indy is more of a rogue archeologist, so they're playing off of each other that way. But Sean is very much a part of the adventure. I would have to say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is much more like Raiders of the Lost Ark than Temple of Doom. It'll take place in 1939, after the other movies, because Harrison couldn't get any younger. He said, 'Don't do this to me. Don't make it 1930.' We've got a terrific supporting cast as well. John Rhys-Davies, who played Sallah, and Denholm Elliott [who played Dr. Marcus Brody] are back, and they've got much bigger roles than they had in the first film. We're having fun and Steven is having a great time too."

There is something final about this adventure. "We all signed up for three pictures in the beginning," explains Marshall. "This is it for Harrison. This is it for all of us. That's probably why we're calling it The Last Crusade."

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is schedule for a Memorial Day 1989 release. Earlier Indy III sequel scripts (both with different storylines) were written by Menno (The Color Purple) Meyjes and Chris (Gremlins) Columbus. Last Crusade was penned by Jeffrey Boam, whose previous credits include The Dead Zone, The Lost Boys and Innerspace.
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