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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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Steven Spielberg

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David Koepp (screenplay), George Lucas (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

22 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures See more »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the atomic bomb test scene Indy opens the refrigerator and pulls out the shelves before he climbs in. There is a small freezer compartment visible inside. After the blast that propels him and the refrigerator out into the desert the fridge door opens and he rolls out. In the first shot of roll the freezer compartment is still there and the edge of it is visible for about eight frames before being obscured by Indy's body, but in the close-up it has gone. See more »

Quotes

Mutt Williams: One of the scorpions just stung me! Am I gonna die?
Indiana Jones: How big?
Mutt Williams: Huge!
Indiana Jones: Good.
Mutt Williams: Good?
Indiana Jones: When it comes to scorpions, the bigger the better. Small one bites you, don't keep it to yourself.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Little Bitty Pretty One
Written by Bobby Day (as Robert Byrd)
Performed by Bobby Day
Courtesy of Lynn Adajian
By Arrangement with Nola Leone/Ace Music Services, LLC
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Indiana Jones is an old fashioned hero, and that makes him great!!
8 September 2008 | by brownish33See all my reviews

i know the title of my review is strange, but personally i think that maybe the reason the movie is getting some negative reviews from younger users (yes, most IMDb users are usually teens/20 somethings) is because they want "badass" hero these days and not the triumphant wisecracking teacher hero like Indiana Jones. just look at how well "the dark knight" is doing and how good the reviews are. thats not just because the hype ( which is all it is for the most part) but because ppl these days seem to want darker more twisted hero's then any of this old fashioned more innocently made stuff. Indiana Jones is a hero of yesteryear, and todays audience isn't into that. lets admit, the 80's was the heyday of Indiana Jones, back when it was fresh and new and it brought a new kind of adventure and intrigue like a blast from the past and ppl were interested again. nowadays, in these post 9/11 days, what relevance does Indy have? well, the new batman movies are really banking off of the 9/11 catastrophe's with the way they are going for gritty realism and buildings exploding etc, but Indy is a movie that is written and feels like it was made in the 1950's, not a film you would expect to see in 2008. it doesn't have what most young ppl want these days: a hot babe, scary serial killing villain, blood/gore everywhere, dark and weird. its not like that at all, its just a fun, family friendly action adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously. yes ford is older but that is just one small little problem i can see people having, but it seems to me that young people of today are simply not interested in these kinda of movies. this new Indy film felt more like Spielberg's fantasy film Hook then it did anything else. critics i don't count, they were already going to bash the new Indy, but regular audience, i just think Indy did well because ppl were curious about it, but the negative reviews are IMO because Indy's time has passed and sadly, younger audiences want a hero or movies in general that are darker and more sinister and killer. sad but true. Indy is too "old" and "old fashioned" it seems for many of todays younger generation. tis why i usually don't agree or get along with ppl my age (I'm 21), they want to see all that gross weird crap that i for the most part am not interested in. we NEED more movies like this and need to get away a little bit from all that dark weird stuff and back to the lighter stuff (although Tim Burton, you can make all that stuff anytime you want cuz you are a genius lol).

i myself though, am not a huge scifi fan besides a few major blockbusters that were fun(star wars, ID4, Matrix, Predator 1), but i think the one change i still find myself having a problem with is the aliens. its just....not Indy at all, if you take the last 3 films into consideration. the last 3 had to do with supernatural elements, and that fit Indy perfectly. but then this one had things like aliens and area 51 and UFO's...i mean its not that i hated the film at all, but this still bugs me. i always kinda scoff at stuff like that cuz its so silly. i don't believe in aliens, but i do believe in the Bible. yes, i will not deny that this probably has something to do with my only problem with KOTCS. I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who feels this way. I'm also not saying that i believe everything the 2 "biblical" Indy films did. i don't believe that if the Ark was really found it would melt people like a microwave, or that the holy grail would have a lone knight guarding it for 700 years. that stuff is pure fantasy, but the films are based in reality and a Faith that is real to millions for thousands of years. then you switch that to something as silly as aliens and it just loses some of its magic or importance.

however I'm glad that most of the film felt and looked like classic Indy with the "scifi" parts like area 51 and the alien and the UFO at the end being only a few minutes long. however, it helps when you take into consideration that this film was not intended to be a clone of the other 3 films, which were homages to the 30's adventure films, but was supposed to be more like those silly 50's B movie scifi adventure's. i think looking at it like that makes it more acceptable for what it is


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