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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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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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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

Steven Spielberg originally wanted the film to be released exclusively in 35mm, but changed his mind and allowed a small digital release after being shown how this version would look. It was shown digitally at a theater if all of its projectors were digital, or if its 35mm projectors were only in smaller auditoriums. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Indiana Jones: Oh, that can't be good.
Speaker Voice: All personnel, it is now one minute to zero time. Put on goggles or turn away. Do not remove goggles or face burst until ten seconds after first light.
Indiana Jones: That can't be good at all.
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Soundtracks

Wake Up Little Susie
Written by Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant
Performed by The Everly Brothers
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Nola Leone/Ace Music Services, LLC
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Indy comes through again!
16 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll confess up-front that I wasn't expecting as much from this film as its three prequels. Harrison Ford is twenty years older, see, and I just couldn't imagine an Indy movie under those circumstances. But he did it, Indy did it, and the movie was an absolute wide-eyed riot! The action outdid itself in all its glory, all the humor of the chase scenes were fantastic, and overall Indy IV is one awesome come-back for Indy and Marion! See it ... you won't be disappointed. *I* wasn't, not in the least! :)

On the other hand, I saw this film with my sister and her husband (we're all 50-ish). My sister's opinion and rating would likely be a shrug of the shoulders. Her husband wasn't in the least impressed. Silly people! ;)

I've been an Indy action and humor fan from the beginning ... maybe that's a must to enjoy this movie? Hey, the action's killer and I laughed my butt off and rate this movie the perfect 10 it deserves! Enjoy it! :)


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