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

Directed by Stephen Spielberg

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Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Filmed in 2007 in Los Angeles, CA and New Haven, CT. The Glory Motorworks team was brought in to design and build 5 matching “hero” and “stunt” bikes. The stunt work was quite intensive with all motorcycle sequence being shot at full speed. The base bikes were 2007 Harley-Davidson Springer Soft Tails that were supplied by H-D. The bikes were modified quite extensively with the needed fabrication of exhausts, suspensions and fuel delivery systems, as well as cosmetic alterations. Leading UK stunt performer Lee Morrison expertly rode all of the stunt bikes on camera with spectacular results. The majority of the 2nd Unit stunt sequences involving the motorcycles were shot on the Yale University campus with the exception of the diner fight scene which was shot at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The diner scene called in 15 high-end vintage machines that were also supplied by Glory Motorworks. The vintage machines used were a mixture of post war American and British bikes. Being able to be part of this historic motion picture franchise was an honor.

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