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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Indiana Jones
... Irina Spalko
... Marion Ravenwood
... Mutt Williams
... 'Mac' George Michale
... Professor Oxley
... Dean Charles Stanforth
... Dovchenko
... Russian Suit
... Russian Suit
... Russian Soldier
... Russian Soldier
... Russian Soldier
Venya Manzyuk ... Russian Soldier (as Veniamin Manzyuk)
... General Ross
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,917,373, 25 May 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$317,101,119, 16 June 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$786,636,033, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

The pictures of Marcus (Denholm Elliott) and Henry Jones, Sr. (Sir Sean Connery) shown prominently on Indiana's desk, are both from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). More difficult to spot is a photograph of Indiana and Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) on the fireplace mantel in Indiana's house. A picture of Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) can be seen in the background on a cupboard when Indiana is talking to Mutt. She is wearing her red stage dress from Club Obi-Wan. A doctored photograph of a young Sir Sean Connery and River Phoenix, briefly seen in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), is also visible on a small table as Dean Stanforth (Jim Broadbent) enters the room. See more »

Goofs

When Indy is about to grab the branch to hit the soldier, his hat keeps moving around between shots. See more »

Quotes

Indiana Jones: So what are you, a triple agent?
Mac: Nah, I just lied about being a double.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Uri Balki
Traditional
Arranged by Nicolai Malinow and Mischa Taschenkow
Performed by Balalaika-Ensemble Wolga
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions International Limited
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Indy comes through again!
16 June 2008 | by 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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