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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

Writers:

David Koepp (screenplay), George Lucas (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 41 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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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During the truck argument scene, Marion Ravenwood, portrayed by Karen Allen, is tied up, as are Indiana and Mutt. Frustrated by their arguing, Dovchenko Igor Jijikine takes some rags and fashions a gag, which he ties around Marion's mouth (despite this, she attempts to keep speaking). In Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Marion was famously left in a tent similarly tied up with a knotted handkerchief gagging her mouth. This means Karen Allen was bound and gagged in both of the "Indiana Jones" movies that she appeared in. See more »

Goofs

When the gang arrive at Akator, and Indy pulls the first rock from the wall and sand starts pouring out, Mutt runs out from that shot to find himself a rock but in the next shot, when Indy says to Mac, "Go get your own!(rock)", Mutt is suddenly back in the shot and runs off to find a rock, again. See more »

Quotes

Mutt Williams: [Landing in duck boat after retrieving skull from Irina, looks at Indy] Whoa.
Indiana Jones: [Smiles back at mutt] Whoa.
[Looks ahead]
Indiana Jones: WHOA!
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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

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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I must be in the minority.....I loved it!
1 September 2008 | by MEEdmo42See all my reviews

Have not read all the comments (there are certainly a lot!), but just the first bunch makes me feel like I saw a different movie from the rest of the viewers. I went with the expectation that Indy is now much older and things wouldn't be quite as quickly paced. I found that both Indy and Marion look great for their ages. The bits of gray hair and wrinkles make them seem more real and I was in great admiration for their acting skills which I enjoyed as I did with the other three. There were so many little moments of fun and enjoyment, as well as lots of action and that splendid music, that I liked it enough to see it more than once. I guess I was not expecting perfection, or doubting that the characters, after all these years, would be older and a little slower. Granted, the adventures of the other three were perhaps a bit more exciting.......but I loved the premise of Indy having a son he didn't know about, of him still being in love with Marion even after all these years, and having the answers for getting out of the tight spots which was learned through years of adventures, while his new-found son learned from him. I liked all the characters pretty much, except for the role Cate Blanchett played. She was interesting, but not very threatening. Since it was the 50's, it had to be Russian, not German, so that was appropriate. I, for one will be looking forward to getting a copy of it to watch again as I have the others. I was not disappointed.

Mary Goshen,IN


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