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

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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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During the Cold War, Soviet agents watch Professor Henry Jones when a young man brings him a coded message from an aged, demented colleague, Harold Oxley. Led by the brilliant Irina Spalko, the Soviets tail Jones and the young man, Mutt, to Peru. With Oxley's code, they find a legendary skull made of a single piece of quartz. If Jones can deliver the skull to its rightful place, all may be well; but if Irina takes it to its origin, she'll gain powers that could endanger the West. Aging professor and young buck join forces with a woman from Jones' past to face the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures  »

Box Office


$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,227,799 (UK) (23 May 2008)


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

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Did You Know?


This is the only "Indiana Jones" film to be set entirely in the Western Hemisphere. See more »


During the jungle chase (jeep vs. amphibious vehicle), in one shot, the pursuing vehicle is accelerating towards the other, the following shot, it is very far away, and in the third shot, it hits the fore-running vehicle. See more »


Col. Dr. Irina Spalko: [to Mutt] You fight like a young man, eager to begin, quick to finish.
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Crazy Credits

Karen Allen is credited as Marion Ravenwood. Being a widow, her name is Marion Williams then when she marries Indy she becomes Marion Jones. See more »


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Arranged by Nicolai Malinow and Mischa Taschenkow
Performed by Balalaika-Ensemble Wolga
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions International Limited
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Fantastic "old fashioned" adventure movie!
22 May 2008 | by (Goettingen, Germany) – See all my reviews

I had the chance to watch the new Indiana Jones last night here in Germany as a preview. Much can be said about this movie, but it needs only four words to describe this film properly: INDIANA JONES IS BACK!!! Thank you Steven & George! When I watched the old Indiana Jones movies last week, I was a little frightened, because I thought the filmmakers would make the same mistakes as with "Star Wars" Episodes 1

  • 3. Fortunately they did not. "Indy 4" stands in a clean row with the

first three parts: Evil villains, breathtaking action, a marvelous Harrison Ford, a good amount of humur, John William's extraordinary music and a nice "old fashioned" flair - that's what was presented to the audience and that's what I expected! Although there are more CGI-effects in the movie than the makers would admit, the effects are PART of the story and NOT THE REASON for it. (A mistake which destroyed my love for Star Wars!) A great adventure movie for the summer which will hopefully be loved by all the old fans and even hopefully will bring on a totally new generation of fans!

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