Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 35 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Come on, let's go! Let's go!

Hey! Hey, guys!


Hey, what you got under there?

- Hey, you want to race?

- Oh, please.

- Come on!

- Come on, let's go!

Come on!

- Please?

- Come on! Let's go! Come on!

Come on. Let's go.

Go faster! Faster!

Sorry, gentlemen.

This whole area is closed for

weapons testing for the next 24 hours.

That includes all on-base personnel.

Good afternoon, sir.

I'm afraid that goes for you, too,

Colonel, sir.

The Pentagon sent out revised...


This ain't gonna be easy.

Not as easy as it used to be.

- Well, we've been through worse.

- Yeah? When?

Flensburg. There was twice as many.

- We were younger.

- I still am young!

We had guns.

Put your hands down, will you?

You're embarrassing us.

Bet you 500 bucks

we can get out of this.

Let's call it 100.

You recognize building, yes?

Drop dead.

I'm sorry.

I meant drop dead, comrade.

- Where was he found?

- In Mexico.

They were digging in the dirt,

looking for this stuff.

You're not from around here, are you?

Where is it you would imagine

I am from, Dr. Jones?

Well, the way you're sinking your teeth

into those wubble-u's,

I should think maybe Eastern Ukraine.

Highest marks.

Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko.

Three times

I have received Order of Lenin.

Also medal as Hero of Socialist Labor.

And why?

Because I know things.

I know them before anyone else.

And what I do not know, I find out.

Now, what I need to know now

is in here.

- You are a hard man to read, Dr. Jones.

- Ouch.

So, we will do this,

what is expression, old-fashioned way.

You will tell us.

You will help us find what we seek.

This warehouse

is where you and your government

have hidden all of your secrets, yes?

This is a military warehouse.

I've never been here before in my life.

Object we seek,

rectangular storage container,

dimensions 2 meters by 0.5 meter

by 66 centimeters.

Contents of box, mummified remains.

This is no doubt familiar to you.

What makes you think I've got any idea

what box you're talking about?

Because 10 years ago

you were part of the team

that examined it.


Even if I

knew what you were talking about...

You will help us find it.

Compass. I need a compass.

You know, north, south, east...


No compass?

I need your bullets.

The contents of that box

are highly magnetized.

I need gunpowder.

You want my help or not?

Don't toy with me, Dr. Jones.

What is the point of all this?

If it's still magnetic,

the metal in this gunpowder

should point the way.

Shells. Give me some shotgun shells.


Drop the guns,

or Colonel Dr. Spalko is dead.

Why, Mac?

Well, what can I say, Jonesey?

I'm a capitalist, and they pay.

After all those years

we spent spying on the Reds?

I thought we were friends, Mac.

I've had a run of bad luck

with the cards lately, mate.

Awful. Bloody awful.

I can't go home empty-handed again.

No defiant last words, Dr. Jones?

I like lke.

Put down gun.

You got it, pal.

Damn, I thought that was closer.

Come on. Come on.

He's not to get out of here alive!

Block the exits!

Don't get clever, Boris.

You don't know him.

Know him. Know him.

You don't know him!

You don't know him!

You don't know him! You don't know...

You did well.

Hello? Hello?


Hey. I knocked. You guys got a...

Wait a minute.

Come on, gang!

Oh, that can't be good.

All personnel,

it is now one minute to zero time.

Put on goggles or turn away.

Do not remove goggles or face burst

until 10 seconds after first light.

That can't be good at all.

Wait! Wait! Wait, wait, wait! Wait!

Sure! Great! Don't wait for me!

Minus 15 seconds.

Minus 10 seconds.

Niner, eight, seven, six,

fiver, four,

three, two, one, zero.

I had no reason to believe

that Mac was a spy.

He was Ml6 when I was in OSS.

We did 20, 30 missions together

in Europe and the Pacific.

Don't wave your war record

in our face, Colonel Jones.

We all served.

No kidding? What side were you on?

I don't think you recognize

the gravity of your situation.

You aided and abetted KGB agents

who broke into

a top-secret military installation

in the middle of the

United States of America, my country.

What was in the steel box they took?

You tell us. You've seen it before.

You mean that Air Force fiasco in '47.

I was tossed into a bus

with blacked-out windows

and 20 people

I wasn't allowed to speak to.

Hauled out in the middle of the night

in the middle of nowhere

on some urgent recovery project

and shown what?

Pieces of wreckage

and an intensely magnetic shroud

covering mutilated remains?

None of us

was ever given the full picture.

And we were threatened with treason

if we ever talked about it.

So, you tell me, what was in the box?

Indy, thank God.

Don't you know it's dangerous

to climb into a refrigerator?

Those things can be deathtraps!

Good to see you, too, Bob.

Relax, boys. I can vouch for Dr. Jones.

What the hell is going on?

KGB on American soil?

Who is that woman?

Describe her.

Tall, thin, mid-30s,

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David Koepp is an American screenwriter and director. Koepp is the fifth most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of U.S. box office receipts with a total gross of over $2.3 billion. more…

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