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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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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

It's mistakenly said that the jungle chase was filmed in front of a bluescreen. In fact, all of the sequence was filmed in a real jungle, CGI was used to add some plants and erasing areas of the ground. You can see this on the Disc 2 of the DVD. See more »

Goofs

At the diner, Mutt places the photo on his hat, yet it swaps from standing out to tucked inside, between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mac: You broke my nose!
Indiana Jones: I told you.
Col. Dr. Irina Spalko: Enough! You will speak to Oxley and lead us to Akator, yes?
Indiana Jones: Nyet.
Col. Dr. Irina Spalko: Take him outside.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) See more »

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Howdy Doody Theme
Written by Edward Kean & Bob Smith (as Robert Smith)
Courtesy of NBC Studios, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
average movie.. but not Indiana Jones quality
4 June 2008 | by the_aummySee all my reviews

it was a fine movie. Over-drawn as many people would seem to agree by CGI and a lack of making me feel like it was an Indiana Jones film. It was a fine movie, and thats all i have to say. It entertained me, but it could've done much better. Worst in the series, but i was satisfied and felt i had gotten my money's worth. It would've impressed me had the dialog done anywhere near to what it should have been at. It was like i was watching a training video for archaeologists at times. Entertaining, but lacked girth. Not much more than i can say. Shia lebouf didn't annoy the hell out of me, which was surprising, and Ford still made me laugh at times. In truth, go see this movie and judge for yourself.


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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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