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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  »

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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

Michelle Yeoh was rumored to be up for a role in this film and had discussed the possibility with an enthusiastic Steven Spielberg on the set of Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). See more »

Goofs

The rocket sled on which Indiana and the Russian soldier escape from the warehouse was used to see how many Gs the human body could survive. This was to see if man could live through the acceleration necessary for going into space. Depending on the test it accelerated at up to 8 Gs, then was slowed and finally stopped by hitting a pit filled with water. The G forces during deceleration could briefly be as high as 10 Gs. Indiana and the Russian are lying against the protective screen but behind the test subject's chair. Since they are not strapped down they should have been violently ejected from the front of the sled when it hit the braking pit. 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 »


Soundtracks

Maja Galobuschka
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Arranged by Ivan Nesterow, Nicolai Malinow, and Mischa Taschenkow
Performed by Balalaika-Ensemble Wolga
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions International Limited
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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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