Small But Poignant Details Fans Of Indiana Jones Noticed About The Franchise

Voting Rules
Vote up the most interesting details you may not have noticed.

Archeologist, teacher, ophidiophobic...Indiana Jones is many things, but for almost four generations of film lovers, he is one thing above all else: a hero.

Fans of the franchise have taken to social media to point out small details, moving moments, and important points about their favorite fedora-wearing archeologist. Here is a small sampling of poignant details that will renew your love for the franchise. 

  • 1
    109 VOTES

    Find The Flower

    Find The Flower
    Photo: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade / Paramount Pictures

    Posted by Redditor u/CheeseburgerPoptart:

    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.

    109 votes
  • 2
    85 VOTES


    Photo: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade / Paramount Pictures

    Posted by Redditor u/HectorScout:

    In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, early in the film while Henry is illustrating his grail diary he says "Let He who illuminated this, illuminate me."

    At the end of the film (decades later) when Indy asks what Henry "found" on the adventure, he states "Illumination."

    85 votes
  • 3
    90 VOTES

    Short Round's Theme Music

    Posted by Redditor u/Joescranium:

    In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), John Williams gave Short Round his own hero theme music. Anytime he is in action, the theme plays, just like Indy’s.

    90 votes
  • 4
    66 VOTES

    Foreshadowing Conversation

    Posted by Redditor u//Karnas

    In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), there is a bit of dialogue early on between Indy and Walter Donovan that foreshadows the final task.

    66 votes
  • 5
    98 VOTES

    'No Ticket'

    Posted by Redditor u/wolfisone:

    In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in the scene where Indiana punches General Vogel off the zeppelin. Harris Ford yelled the improvised line "No ticket" in English as he didn't know how to say it in German. The people reaction was genuine so they decided to kept it as is.

    98 votes
  • 6
    98 VOTES

    A Good Look At The Map Room

    A Good Look At The Map Room
    Photo: Raiders of the Lost Ark / Paramount Pictures

    Posted by Redditor u/which_spartacus:

    In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the map room has a grid of holes. These represent the day of the year, and there are 365 holes (12*30 + 5).

    The hole Indiana uses two holes away from the ones the Nazis used two days earlier.  

    98 votes