When the Nazis boarded the Bantu Wind, the Sergeant and two soldiers went into Captain Katanga's cabin searching for Indiana Jones. They found only Marion Ravenwood, who they took prisoner. Marion warned the sergeant not to touch her and prodded his chest with her finger for emphasis. He angrily responded by shoving her down the hall, and then he and his companions took her out on deck. Seeing Dietrich, she wrenched free from the three and moved to slap him, only to be seized and pulled aside by Katanga before she could do so.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the third draft of the film's original script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, the Sergeant had more participation than in the film, saying "Not a trace yet, sir!" after Colonel Shliemann (Herman Dietrich's original name in the script) asks him if the soldiers have found Jones, for which Captain Katanga answers that Jones was eliminated by him and his men. Although this line is preserved in the film, the Sergeant didn't say it. Another Nazi soldier says it.
Although Rees played the role of this Sergeant, some fans had mistaken him as the actor who portrayed the Tough Sergeant during The Desert Chase. However, this is false, as the late stuntman Sergio Mioni was the portrayer of that sergeant.