Sunday, March 12, 2006

Marcus Brody


My apologies for the "colorful modifer" in the following script. This is, in my opinion, however, one of the funniest exchanges in any movie. It is in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".

ELSA (to Donovan) You're wasting your breath. He won't tell us. And he doesn't have to... it's perfectly obvious where the pages are... (looking at Indy) ... he's given them to Marcus Brody.

HENRY now wears a pained expression.

HENRY (to Indy) Marcus?! You didn't drag poor Marcus along, did you? He's not up to the challenge.

DONOVAN He sticks out like a sore thumb. We'll find him.

INDY The hell you will. He's got a two-day head-start on you, which is more than he needs. (beat) Brody's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan. He speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom. He'll blend in. Disappear. You'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the Grail already.

HENRY looks amazed and impressed.

EXT. TRAIN STATION - CITY OF ISKENDERUN - DAY
BRODY disembarks from the train along with the other PASSENGERS, a cross- section of ARABS and TURKS.


BRODY Does anyone here speak English? Or even ancient Greek?
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