When Indiana Jones broke into Castle Brunwald to rescue his father, this SS officer and two guards burst into the room and demanded the Grail diary. Following an argument between father and son, Jones knocked the officer into the wall, took his gun, and shot all three men dead.
Behind the scenes
The SS officer was played by Luke Hanson.
Although the officer is visibly breathing when Indy and Henry run from the room after being knocked down in the film, the novelization of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade specifically has the officer being shot along with the guards. Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide also lists him as killed.
This officer has an action figure made by Hasbro, where he is referred to as a "German Officer."
His rank insignia would indicate that he is a Sturmbannführer (Major).
If you look closely in the movie, when Indiana Jones and his father go out of the room, the man`s chest rises and falls, so in truth, he was unconscious, not dead.
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (First appearance)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade novel
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade comic