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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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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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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

In the chase scene through the campus, Indy and Mutt crash land in the library where Indy is asked a question by one of his students regarding research. Indy responds by saying something to the effect of research being best obtained by getting out of the library and into the field. This seems to contradict Indy's advice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), when he tells his students that "70% of all archeology is done in the library. Research, reading. We cannot afford to take mythology at face value." However, in Crusade, his claim that "X never, ever marks the spot" was also disproved, so Indy may have found it necessary to change his advice since then. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of Mutt's motorcycle in Peru, there is a reflection of a camera and cameraman in the bike's reflective surface. See more »

Quotes

M.P. Sergeant: Sorry, gentlemen. This whole area is closed for weapons testing for the next 24 hours. That includes all on-base personnel.
[Dovchenko walks out]
M.P. Sergeant: Good afternoon, sir.
[Soldiers salute Dovchenko - Dovchenko salutes them]
M.P. Sergeant: I'm afraid that goes for you too, Colonel sir. The Pentagon has sent out revised...
[Russians shoot them]
M.P. Sergeant: [Dovchenko ties his shoe]
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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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Raiders March (Album Version)
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Written by John Williams
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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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