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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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Storyline

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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,227,799 (UK) (23 May 2008)

Gross:

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

All three previous Indiana Jones movies featured a Bond-like, mini-adventure introductory sequence that bore little or no significance to the main plot. In this film, the main story begins immediately after the opening credits, which includes the introduction of all the main villains, along with the very secret to the crystal skull itself. See more »

Goofs

This movie is set in 1957. The gas masks used by the bio-hazard crew, while decontaminating Indy of radiation, are M-17 Gas Masks, which were not developed and used until 1959. Additionally, the M-17 mask is not designed for protection against radiation, making its use for radiation clean up incorrect, and dangerous. See more »

Quotes

Col. Dr. Irina Spalko: Clearly I have chosen the wrong pressure point. Perhaps I can find a more sensitive one.
Col. Dr. Irina Spalko: [to Russian soldiers] Prinesite yom!
Marion Ravenwood: [Struggling] Get your hands off me, you rotten Russki son of a bitch!
Marion Ravenwood: Indiana Jones.
Marion Ravenwood: [Indy shrugs and laughs] About time you showed up.
Mutt Williams: Mom!
Marion Ravenwood: Sweetheart.
[Runs over to Mutt and hug him]
Indiana Jones: "Mom"?
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Crazy Credits

The movie begins with the Lucasfilm logo, followed by the 1954 Paramount "VistaVision" logo (with the text "PARAMOUNT" instead of "A PARAMOUNT PICTURE" and "A Viacom Company" instead of "A Gulf+Western Company" below "PARAMOUNT"). Gulf+Western became Paramount Communications in 1989, then merged with Viacom in 1994. The Paramount logo then dissolves into a gopher mound. (The static version of the current Paramount logo is seen at the end of the movie.) See more »

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Referenced in The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.5 (2008) See more »

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Little Bitty Pretty One
Written by Bobby Day (as Robert Byrd)
Performed by Bobby Day
Courtesy of Lynn Adajian
By Arrangement with Nola Leone/Ace Music Services, LLC
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Loved the Movie
23 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the new Indy film last night and I thought it was awesome. Good special effects and of course Harrison Ford as Indy. Looking at the other reviews where certain people trashed the film and called it terrible I totally disagree. I knew what to expect when I saw it and that was escapism and adventure and some good one liners from the lead stars. I would definitely go and see it again and also get the DVD when it comes out. When the movie started last night the audience cheered and clapped and that is the first time I have ever seen that at the cinema. At the end the audience also clapped so I think it went down very well indeed.


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