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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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Action | Adventure

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$179,870,271 (USA)
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Trivia

One of George Lucas' early ideas had Indiana discover a "Lost World pastiche with a hidden valley inhabited by dinosaurs". See more »

Goofs

Right before the bridge scene, Indy meets 2 Thugee soldiers with swords and attempts to pull his gun, then he realizes his holster is empty. It is said that Indy remembers his encounter in the first movie and since Raiders Of The Lost Ark is set in 1936 while this movie is set in 1935, it's impossible for him to remember his future action. Even though the scene is a nod to the first movie for movie watchers, it's not illogical in series' time-line. In the movie, there is not a certain statement that Indy remembers his encounter in the first movie, he just remember something. The situation might be like this. In 1935 (Temple Of Doom), in that particular scene, Indy remembers he's also carrying a pistol and makes an attempt to use them instead of his whip but unfortunately his holster is empty. And then comes 1936 and he encounters the Arabian swordsman. He knows from this previous experience that he's carrying a gun, he does not to hesitate to remember there is a gun, so he pulls it out (this time holster is not empty fortunately) and shoots the guy. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything Goes
(1934)
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Kate Capshaw (uncredited)
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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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