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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  22 May 2008 (USA)
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Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.



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Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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22 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures  »

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$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,227,799 (UK) (23 May 2008)


$317,011,114 (USA) (10 October 2008)

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In 2008, when Shia LaBeouf hosted Saturday Night Live (1975), his opening monologue was interrupted by an Indiana Jones fan (played by Jason Sudeikis) who attempted to guess the plot of the new Indiana Jones movie. Of his wild predictions, one of them turned out to be correct-that Shia would play the son of Indiana Jones. See more »


The coastal tribes and cultures of Peru didn't use cerbatanas (or blowpipes) with poisoned darts. Those are the Amazon's jungle tribes, very far away from Nazca and in the other side of the Andes. See more »


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He still ROCKS my world - FOREVER FAN!
14 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

He's STILL got it - lucky Calista! I loved it. My husband and I don't go out to movies much anymore because of kids and the high prices. This was a must to see on the big screen for me being a LONG time Indy fan. I think so many of us were so impressed with the first ones because we were kids. Times have changed as have expectations of special effects and realism, but it was everything I wanted it to be in old-fashioned Indy style! Bugs, snakes, evil Russians. It was so perfect to me that I forgot it'd been almost 20 years since the last one. Sean Connery was missed though. Great bringing back Karen Allen too! Shia was a perfect fit! A

Thank you for another great movie!

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