During the late '80s, Jeffrey Boam was among the most sought-after screenwriters in Hollywood. He specializes in action adventures and is most famous for penning the script for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). His other successful efforts include Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, and The Lost Boys (1987). He had a rare box-office flop when he scripted and produced The Phantom (1996). Before becoming a screenwriter, Boam earned an arts degree from Sacramento State University and a masters in arts from U.C.L.A.