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Small Details From The Indiana Jones Films That Fans Uncovered

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Throughout his long career, Harrison Ford has played some of the most iconic characters of the 20th century. If you had to choose the one that stands as his biggest (and you can't choose Han Solo for some reason), Indiana Jones would be the name just about every fan of his would say. As of 2020, Ford has starred as the character in four feature films, but that's not the only Indiana Jones out there.

In addition to the movies, there was a live-action TV series, a plethora of comics, video games, and just about everything else that could bear the name "Indiana Jones." As far as the films go, there are tons of interesting details spread throughout that refer to other movies in pop culture. Some fans have paid close attention and taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings.

The most interesting of those findings are listed below, so take a look and see if there's anything you didn't already know. If you see something that you weren't already aware of, go ahead and give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top!

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    Lapel Flowers Are Indicative Of People Who Want To Kill Indy

    Redditor u/CheeseburgerPoptart spotted a distinctive mark on any character from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade who wanted to kill Indy:

    In 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, anyone with a lapel flower tries to kill Indy. Indy even signals Elsa is bad by giving her a flower when they meet.

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    Harrison Ford's Chin Scar Got An Explanation In 'Crusade'

    The flashback in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade featured a canon explanation for Harrison Ford's scar, as pointed out by Redditor u/t33-retro

    In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade young Indy gets trapped with a lion and uses a whip, which cuts his chin. Later in the film, present-day Indy has a scar. Thought this was a pretty cool little detail.

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    Death Awaited Apostates And Infidels In 'Crusade'

    Redditor u/dmacdmacdmac noted that the presence of an additional blade had meaning:

    In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Indy kneels to avoid a blade from the wall since “only the penitent man will pass.” However, a second blade comes from the floor to kill anyone who knelt and bowed forward, as would a Muslim, whom the crusader guarding the Grail would’ve been fighting.

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    Indiana Jones Looked Like James Bond For A Reason

    As Redditor u/Jus10Sch noted, the costumes chosen in the second Indiana Jones movie weren't picked for no reason:

    Stephen Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film, but Eon studios said no. When he told George Lucas this, they decided to create Indiana Jones, and in this scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones is dressed as James Bond.

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