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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | | Action, Adventure | 23 May 1984 (USA)
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

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Short Round (as Ke Huy Quan)
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Chattar Lal (as Rushan Seth)
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Storyline

Set in 1935, a professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action in his newest adventure. But this time he teams up with a night club singer named Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old boy named Short Round. They end up in an Indian small distressed village, where the people believe that evil spirits have taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen! They also discovered the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom! Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world! Now, it's all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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The hero is back! See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Indiana Jones 2  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$179,870,271 (USA)
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Trivia

Ernie Fosselius, Director of Hardware Wars (1978), provided the voices of the two Chinese pilots for the biplane scene. Sound Designer Ben Burtt had Fosselius record a gag line as a prank on Steven Spielberg. During a screening, which Fosselius attended, Spielberg was surprised and bemused when, at the ending, Indiana Jones delivers the stone to the Shaman who then exclaimed "Wait a minute! You brought back the wrong stone!" Spielberg leapt to his feet and demanded an explanation, which made Fosselius very fearful, until it was explained to be a joke. Spielberg began to laugh and the incident ended happily. See more »

Goofs

This film is meant to be a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark (from the date given at the beginning of the movie) however several gags only make sense if Raiders was prior to this movie in the time line. There are many examples but one being, the famous swordsmen fight when Indy goes for his gun (as he did in Raiders) in a smug way but in this movie it is missing. For others just read the Trivia section where it gives the impression of the time line being rather confused at times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wu Han: [to Indy] Be careful.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount mountain dissolves into a mountain on a gong. Kate Capshaw's hands obscure the words 'starring in', after which her entire body obscures the "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" title. See more »

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Raiders March
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Written by John Williams
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worst movie of the series
21 September 2015 | by (New Delhi) – See all my reviews

i understand its just a movie, but this movie is full of stupid lies, deliberately made to show India and Hinduism in a very bad way. The depiction of Indian dishes such as baby snakes, eyeball soup, beetles and chilled monkey brains are ridiculous in the country where majority are vegetarians. in a dialogue where villain says Kali ma will take over Muslim Jews Christian god in the world were made to look like Hindus are evil people. depiction of the goddess Kali as a representative of the underworld and evil was met with much criticism, as she is almost exclusively depicted as a goddess of change and empowerment (Shakti), meaning that while she does destroy, she almost always does so in order to affect positive change. showing the things wrongly will sure offend everyone.


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