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A college student emits a Wilhelm in the fourth Indiana Jones film.

The Wilhelm scream is a stock sound effect first recorded in 1951 for Raoul Wash's film Distant Drums.

It has been featured in hundreds of movies since including the Indiana Jones movies and television episodes, as well as fellow Lucasfilm Ltd. franchise Star Wars.

On February 21, 2018, Lucasfilm sound editor Matthew Wood revealed that the Wilhelm scream would no longer be used in any of their upcoming Star Wars films following the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, being retired in favor of a new stock sound effect.[1]

Indiana Jones scenes employing the Wilhelm scream[]

Raiders of the Lost Ark:

  • A Nazi soldier falls from the back of the truck carrying the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Another Nazi falls off the side of the truck.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:

Trenches of Hell

  • A Belgian soldier got hit by a German mortar bomb.
  • A German soldier gets stabbed by a charging Belgian soldier in the trench.
  • A Belgian soldier is set on fire by German flamethrowers.

Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom

  • Abbreviated Wilhelm screams can be heard when several soldiers are killed.

Attack of the Hawkmen

  • A truck and its driver crashes into a pile of hay after the engine got hit by machine gun fire from a German biplane.

Daredevils of the Desert

  • An Australian soldier gets hit by a Turkish mortar bomb.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (PS2/Wii versions)

  • A German Desert Commando screams a Wilhelm when Jones ploughs through the wooden foundations of his watch tower in a truck in Sudan.
  • A tram conductor in the Chinatown cable car chase screams a slightly cut-off Wilhelm as he jumps off his trolley.
  • A German Soldier (He is meant to be a German Snow Patrol but has a regular German uniform) in Suya Desh during the battle of the city screams a Wilhelm when Jones kicks into him after using his whip on a line as a zip line.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (PS3/Xbox 360/PC versions)

  • A Pillager was going to scream a Wilhelm when he tries to kick Jones. He grabs his foot and pushes him off scaffolding into rushing water below them.[2]

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

  • A Nazi guard screams a Wilhelm when Indy boards the 528079 and pulls him off the train.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

  • An enemy soldier screams a Wilhelm when Indy snags him with his bullwhip and knocks him off a wooden bridge in an underground excavation.

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