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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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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.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

David Koepp (screenplay), George Lucas (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Indiana Jones
Cate Blanchett ... Irina Spalko
Karen Allen ... Marion Ravenwood
Shia LaBeouf ... Mutt Williams
Ray Winstone ... 'Mac' George Michale
John Hurt ... Professor Oxley
Jim Broadbent ... Dean Charles Stanforth
Igor Jijikine ... Dovchenko
Dimitri Diatchenko ... Russian Suit
Ilia Volok ... Russian Suit
Emmanuel Todorov ... Russian Soldier
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Russian Soldier
Andrew Divoff ... Russian Soldier
Venya Manzyuk Venya Manzyuk ... Russian Soldier (as Veniamin Manzyuk)
Alan Dale ... General Ross
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Storyline

During the Cold War, Soviet Agents watch Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford), when a young man brings him a coded message from an aged, demented colleague, Professor Harold Oxley (Sir John Hurt). Led by the brilliant Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), the Soviets tail Jones and the young man, Mutt Williams (Shia LeBeouf), 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, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), to face the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The adventure continues . . . [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was not the first time Harrison Ford played the famous role since Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989). Ford donned the fedora and jacket for a brief appearance in 1993's The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues (1993), a story set seven years before this movie. See more »

Goofs

At various times during the movie, metal objects are seen sliding toward the skulls due to "magnetic" attraction. However, those objects never seem to actually finish their journey and reach the skull. This violates the laws of physics, because a large force is required to overcome the inertia of a body at rest. Once movement has begun, less force is required to maintain the movement, and the objects would accelerate toward the skull until they reach it. See more »

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Col. Dr. Irina Spalko: [Upon seeing alien body in box] Flying Saucer!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.155 (2009) See more »

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A Solas
Written by Gonzalo Curiel
Performed by Juan Arvizu
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, RCA Victor Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. and Sony BMG Music Entertainment Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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YES! Another Great Adventure From Indiana Jones
11 June 2008 | by greg-1083See all my reviews

YES this is another great adventure from Indiana Jones.

Harrison Ford is simple the greatest hero and leading man of the past 30 years and this movie cements that even at his age of 65, he still jumps, runs and punches with the same energy as the past three movies and he's joined by a new rising star in Shia LaBeouf as Mutt Williams who has some great action scenes as well and let me tell you the action is top notch and it's classic action with break neck set piece after set piece.

The plot is classic Indy with the mystery of the Crystal Skull but with a new twist that some may like and others will not but the simple fact is they don't make movies like this anymore so go see it in the cinema while you can because it will be the greatest adventure you will go on this year.


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Release Date:

22 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,137,835, 25 May 2008

Gross USA:

$317,101,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$790,653,942
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2.39 : 1
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