In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
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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
The film was delivered to theaters with a combination lock. The combination wasn't provided until the day of the first showing. Code names for the film were "Band Wagon" and "Turbo". See more »
In the opening scenes, the Russian soldier driver's feet have boots on in one scene where he touches the pedals and sneakers in the next scene. See more »
[Indy cuts Marion loose, and removes gag]
I'm sure I wasn't the only person to go on with my life. There must have been plenty of women for you over the years.
Yeah. There were a few, but they all had the same problem.
Yeah? What's that?
[Indy cuts through roof]
They weren't you, honey.
[Throws Mutt knife, and climbs out of truck. Marion smiles a big smile]
[Mutt smiles and laughs]
[Mutt and Marion get thrown around truck!]
[Indy throws Russian out of truck, and big action scene starts]
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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 »
After a long nineteen year wait, Indiana Jones is back on the big screen hamming it up and continuing his search for rare and wild artifacts that could seriously take someone's life away. This film has Jones in the late 1950s fighting against the Soviets in order to obtain a crystal skull found in Peru which they believe will give them absolute knowledge over all other countries. Without telling the spoilers, it is important to state right here and now that this is definitely the weakest written of the four films. It simply doesn't give the magic and suspense that Raiders was able to throughout the entire running time. Of course the acting is good with Harrison Ford looking as good as ever and Karen Allen and Shia Labeouf supporting him well. The directing by Steven Spielberg is solid as we get some nice chase scenes and the pace is just fine. Still, it's that script that is giving me winces of pain as I watch this film. Of course, you shouldn't go into this thinking it was going to be as good or better than Raiders or the Last Crusade. I didn't expect too much and that is exactly what I got; not too much but enough to recommend for all fans of the original three to see. Are the first three the best? Of course. Should they have made this fourth one? Probably not. Still, if you are a fan, it doesn't hurt too much to see Indy crack the whip one more time.
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