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Rough Rider was a member of a grave robbing gang led by Fedora, which recovered the Cross of Coronado from a Utah canyon in 1912.


After Indiana Jones stole the Cross of Coronado, Rough Rider chased Indy and fought him on the circus train. During the fight, Rough Rider and Half Breed followed Indy into the reptile car and got momentarily trapped. Rough Rider used his pistol to unlock the train car door, and later pulled his gun on Indy after helping to hoist him out of the lion car.[1]

Rough Rider later appeared at the Joneses household when Garth reclaimed the Cross with police assistance.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Rough Rider was portrayed by the late Vince Deadrick Sr. in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.[1] The script and movie credits refer to the character as Rough Rider, though the character's actual name is not revealed. In Ryder Windham's junior novelization of the film, Fedora refers to one of his men as Alfred, though it's unclear whether he is talking to Rough Rider or Half Breed.[2]

During the development of the film's script, written by Jeffrey Boam, during the prologue sequence, Rough Rider was originally going to be attacked by a Bengal tiger which struck him from behind, ripping his jacket and causing him to fall from the circus train.[3]

When young Indy is pulled out of the lion car, Rough Rider has a gun pointed at him. The next scene quickly shifts and his gun is down, with Garth's hand on it.[1]

In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Rough Rider fills the role of Fedora's truck driver in the film.[4] With the whole Young Indy sequence omitted from the sequel, Rough Rider is absent.[5]


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