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The 30 Reasons Why We Love Indy
We count down all the best things about the Indiana Jones films

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The 30 Reasons Why We Love Indy | 23. It's Full Of British TV Actors
23. It's Full Of British TV Actors

While this is most readily apparent in the upper echelons of the credits Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, Denholm Elliott it is also present in the parade of Brit TV actors filling out the minor parts. So take a bow George Harris (Walcott) as pirate Katanga, David Yip (The Chinese Detective) as Indy's waiter-friend Wu-Han, Kevork Malkyian (Mind Your Language) as Cruciform Sword cultist Kazim, Alexei Sayle (The Young Ones) as the Sultan of Hatay and, of course, the inimitable Michael Sheard (Mr. Bronson off Grange Hill) as Hitler. Yet the king of Indy cameos is Pat Roach. A wrestler on Saturday afternoon ITV turned actor as Bomber in Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Roach caught the eye in Raiders as the slaphead mechanic who gets sliced and diced by the Flying Wing following a brutal round of fisticuffs with Indy.

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1 RE: Bias
The 4th was not the best More

Posted by Lost4812162342 on Thursday October 18, 2012, 18:15

2 RE: Bias
And I never realised Helen had had the erm, 'operation'. More

Posted by matty_b on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 07:51

3 RE: Bias
L: Deanobeany The reason you love the indy films? every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40.ew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the greatest example of cinema. hat Kim Newman must've had a hard paper round. More

Posted by horribleives on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 06:36

4 RE: Bias
L: Deanobeany The reason you love the indy films? Because every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40. You grew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the t example of cinema. ]   They don't actually. Odd dates too. A 40yo would have barely been 10 when Raiders came out so for it to be as successful as it was (top 20 inflation adjusted box office of all time) it clearly had a much wider appeal than a bunch of 10yos.    Also - slightly sexist. Not all Empire reviewers are male. More

Posted by elab49 on Monday October 15, 2012, 12:50

5
Glad to see this article focuses mainly on the original trilogy and not on that bag of sh*te Skull. And what was that bit about Spielberg 'using practical effects and stuntmen wherever possible' on the 4th film?? Ants? Jeep swordfight? Waterfall? Aliens? Spaceships? Magnetic gunpowder? Fridges? Pyramids? MONKEYS!!!!!!! Christ it's difficult to think of a scene where Lucas.....sorry Spielberg DIDN'T use any CGI. Hang on....was Ray Winstone real or was he this film's Jar Jar Binks?....cos he was equally as annoying! More

Posted by Bobby TwoTimes on Monday October 15, 2012, 12:47

6 RE: Bias
L: Deanobeany The reason you love the indy films? Because every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40. You grew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the greatest example of cinema. iased against what? Against you? If you're so down on Empire, why the hell are you a member of the site? More

Posted by Whistler on Monday October 15, 2012, 12:33

7 Bias
The reason you love the indy films? Because every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40. You grew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the greatest example of cinema. More

Posted by Deanobeany on Sunday October 14, 2012, 17:43

8 @ yakface
No there are 3. The 4th film never happened you hear? It never happened!!!! More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes on Saturday October 13, 2012, 20:38

9 Marcus Brody?
I'm biased obviously but surely he deserves an entry here? And Pat Roach deserved his own entry! More

Posted by Marcus Brody on Saturday October 13, 2012, 20:05

10 Pat Roach
The late great Pat Roach kicking Indys arse in three different characters is the reason alone to love Indy trilogy. And the reason why Kindom of the Crystal Scum sucked so badly. No Pat equals no good Indy movie. More

Posted by Pelle on Saturday October 13, 2012, 14:55

11 all three (27 visual comedy)
there are four More

Posted by yakface on Friday October 12, 2012, 19:57


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