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23 May 1984 (USA) See more »
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If adventure has a name... it must be Indiana Jones. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Prequel to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" See more (493 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... Indiana Jones

Kate Capshaw ... Willie Scott

Jonathan Ke Quan ... Short Round (as Ke Huy Quan)

Amrish Puri ... Mola Ram

Roshan Seth ... Chattar Lal (as Rushan Seth)
Philip Stone ... Captain Blumburtt
Roy Chiao ... Lao Che
David Yip ... Wu Han

Ric Young ... Kao Kan
Chua Kah Joo ... Chen
Rex Ngui ... Maitre d'

Philip Tan ... Chief Henchman (as Philip Tann)

Dan Aykroyd ... Weber
Akio Mitamura ... Chinese Pilot

Michael Yama ... Chinese Co-Pilot
D.R. Nanayakkara ... Shaman
Dharmadasa Kuruppu ... Chieftain
Stany De Silva ... Sajnu
Ruby de Mel ... Village Woman (as Ruby De Mel)
Denavaka Hamine ... Village Woman (as D.M. Denawake)
Iranganie Serasinghe ... Village Woman (as I. Serasinghe)
Dharshana Panangala ... Village Child

Raj Singh ... Little Maharaja
Frank Olegario ... Merchant #1
Ahmed El Shenawi ... Merchant #2 (as Ahmed El-Shenawi)
Arthur F. Repola ... Eel Eater (as Art Repola)
Nizwar Karanj ... Sacrifice Victim
Pat Roach ... Chief Guard
Moti Makan ... Guard
Mellan Mitchell ... Temple Guard

Bhasker Patel ... Temple Guard
Arjun Pandher ... 1st Boy in Cell
Zia Gelani ... 2nd Boy in Cell
Debbie Astell ... Dancer
Maureen Bacchus ... Dancer
Corinne Barton ... Dancer
Carol Beddington ... Dancer (as Carol Bebbington)
Sharon Boone ... Dancer
Elizabeth Burville ... Dancer
Marisa Campbell ... Dancer
Christine Cartwright ... Dancer
Andrea Chance ... Dancer
Jan Colton ... Dancer
Louise Dalgleish ... Dancer
Lorraine Doyle ... Dancer
Vanessa Fieldwright ... Dancer
Brenda Glassman ... Dancer
Elaine Gough ... Dancer
Sue Hadleigh ... Dancer
Sarah-Jane Hassell ... Dancer
Samantha Hughes ... Dancer
Julie Kirk ... Dancer
Deirdre Laird ... Dancer
Vicki McDonald ... Dancer
Nina McMahon ... Dancer
Julia Marstand ... Dancer
Gaynor Martine ... Dancer
Lisa Mulidore ... Dancer
Dawn Reddall ... Dancer
Rebekkah Sekyi ... Dancer
Clare Smalley ... Dancer
Lee Sprintall ... Dancer
Jenny Turnock ... Dancer
Ruth Welby ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sidney Ganis ... Missionary (uncredited)

George Lucas ... Missionary (uncredited)

Frank Marshall ... Tourist at Airport (uncredited)
Anthony Powell ... Missionary (uncredited)

Steven Spielberg ... Tourist at Airport (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Spielberg 
 
Writing credits
Willard Huyck (screenplay) &
Gloria Katz (screenplay)

George Lucas (story)

Produced by
Kathleen Kennedy .... associate producer
George Lucas .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Robert Watts .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
George Lucas (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff 
Mary Selway  (as Mary Selway Buckley)
 
Production Design by
Elliot Scott 
 
Art Direction by
Roger Cain 
Alan Cassie (chief art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Yvonne Curry .... makeup artist: California
Linda DeVetta .... makeup artist (as Linda De Vetta)
Lynda Gurasich .... hairdresser: California
Hilary Haines .... hairdresser: London
Colin Jamison .... chief hairdresser
Jan Jamison .... hairdresser (as Janet Jamison)
Richard Mills .... makeup artist (as Dickie Mills)
Connie Reeve .... chief makeup artist: London
Peter Robb-King .... chief makeup artist
Tom Smith .... makeup supervisor
John Webber .... makeup artist
Christine Allsopp .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Latham Brown .... production manager: USA
Patricia Carr .... production manager: UK
John Davis .... production supervisor: UK
Willie de Silva .... production manager: Sri Lanka (as Willie De Silva)
Asoka Perera .... unit manager: Sri Lanka
Chandran Rutnam .... production supervisor: Sri Lanka
Pay Ling Wang .... production manager: Macau
Vincent Winter .... production supervisor: Macau
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... first assistant director: London
Ian Bryce .... second assistant director: Asian unit
Roy Button .... second assistant director: UK
Kevin Donnelly .... second unit director: aerial unit
Louis G. Friedman .... second assistant director: USA
Carlos Gil .... assistant director: Asian unit
Steve Harding .... second assistant director: UK
Michael Hook .... first assistant director: London
Frank Marshall .... second assistant director: London
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
Patty Chan Morrison .... assistant director: Macau (as Patty Chan)
Ranjit H. Peiris .... assistant director: Sri Lanka
Louis Race .... first assistant director: USA
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director: California (as Glenn Randall)
David Tomblin .... assistant director: UK
Julian Wall .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tommy Bacon .... prop storeman
Ken Barley .... supervising chargehand plasterer (as Kenneth Barley)
Bill Beecham .... master painter
Robert Betts .... stand-by painter (as Bob Betts)
Antonio Caccavale .... stand-by painter: London (as Tony Caccavale)
Kenneth Clarke .... master plasterer
Danny Colangelo .... property master: California
Roger Dawson .... stand-by carpenter: London
Joe Dipple .... chargehand stand-by props
Micky Driscoll .... supervising stagehand
George Gibbons .... stand-by stagehand
Stephen Hargreaves .... stand-by carpenter
Bernie Hearn .... chargehand stand-by props
Richard Holland .... draughtsman
Derek Howarth .... chief modeller
Charles Ixer .... chargehand dressing props
Joe Johnston .... art director: California
Errol Kelly .... art director: Sri Lanka
George King .... stand-by stagehand: London
Martin Kingsley .... stand-by prop
John Lanzer .... production buyer
Bert Long .... assistant construction manager
Ted Michell .... scenic artist
Dave Middleton .... construction storeman
Andrew Probert .... production illustrator (as Andrew G. Probert)
Michael Quinn .... stand-by plasterer: London
Peter Russell .... assistant art director
Stephen Scott .... assistant art director
Steve Short .... stand-by props: London
Ray Staples .... stand-by plasterer
Ed Verreaux .... production illustrator (as Edward Verreaux)
Peter Wallis .... chargehand dressing props
Bill Welch .... construction manager
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Simon Wilkinson .... stand-by props: London
Barry Wilson .... drapes
Tony Youd .... master carpenter (as Anthony Youd)
Tom Brown .... set designer (uncredited)
Paul Cheesman .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Dean Coldham .... plaster crew (uncredited)
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
Loren Hillman-Morgan .... set painter: San Francisco (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Benson .... sound effects editor
Gloria S. Borders .... dialogue editor
Ben Burtt .... sound designer
Ben Burtt .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Charles .... sound mixer: Sri Lanka
T.M. Christopher .... assistant sound editor (as Tom Christopher)
Colin Dandridge .... sound maintenance: Sri Lanka
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
Ken Fischer .... sound effects editor
Dawn W. Ford .... audio technician
Sue Fox .... sound effects editor (as Suzanne Fox)
Taffy Haines .... sound maintenance
Howie Hammerman .... audio engineer (as Howard W. Hammerman)
Karen Harding .... sound assistant
Tomlinson Holman .... audio engineer
Richard Hymns .... dialogue editor
Tom Johnson .... audio technician
Simon Kaye .... sound mixer
Brian Kelly .... audio engineer
Steve Klocksiem .... sound assistant
Kathleen Korth .... assistant sound editor
Laurel Ladevich .... supervising dialogue editor
Mary Helen Leasman .... assistant sound editor
David MacMillan .... sound mixer: California
Tom Martin .... audio technician
Steve Powell .... sound boom operator: California (as Stephen Powell)
Gary Rydstrom .... audio technician
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
David Sutton .... boom operator
Randy Thom .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
John Watson .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Weir .... assistant sound editor
Gary Weir .... boom operator: Sri Lanka
Kris Handwerk Wiskes .... audio technician
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Valerie Charlton .... modeller
Richard Conway .... chief special effects technician
Peter Davey .... special effects assistant
George Gibbs .... mechanical effects supervisor
Steve Hamilton .... special effects assistant (as Stephen Hamilton)
David Harris .... floor effects supervisor: London
Bob Hollow .... special effects technician
Brian Morrison .... special effects technician
Brian Muir .... modeller
Trevor Neighbour .... senior special effects technician
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor: California
Rodger Shaw .... special effects technician
Keith Short .... modeller
Stuart Smith .... modeller
David H. Watkins .... floor effects supervisor (as David Watkins)
David Watson .... senior special effects technician
Bob Wiesinger .... chief special effects wireman
Joss Williams .... special effects assistant
Dave Chagouri .... special effects (uncredited)
Terence J. Cox .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Dawson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John McLeod .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andrew Miller .... special effects (uncredited)
Brian Tipton .... special effects: second unit US (uncredited)
David H. Watkins .... special effects coordinator: pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Eddie Yang .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Barbara Affonso .... model maker: ILM
Karen Ayers .... administrative staff: ILM
Charles Bailey .... chief model maker: ILM (as Charlie Bailey)
Craig Barron .... matte camera supervisor: ILM
Greg Beaumonte .... engineering: ILM
David Berry .... optical camera operator: ILM
Patricia Blau .... location coordinator: ILM (as Patty Blau)
Lance Brackett .... stage technician: ILM
Barbara Brennan .... effects animator: ILM
Kris Brown .... engineering: ILM
Sean M. Casey .... stop-motion technician: ILM (as Sean Casey)
Dave Childers .... stage technician: ILM
Wade Childress .... engineering: ILM
Terry Chostner .... still photography: ILM
Donald Clark .... optical camera operator: ILM
Mike Cochrane .... model maker: ILM
Harold Cole .... stage technician: ILM
Richard Davis .... model maker: ILM
Geoffrey de Valois .... administrative staff: ILM
Jeff Doran .... laboratory technician: ILM
Dick Dova .... stage technician: ILM
Karen Dube .... administrative staff: ILM
Cheryl Durham .... administrative staff: ILM
John Ellis .... optical camera operator: ILM
Chrissie England .... administrative staff: ILM
Christopher Evans .... matte artist: ILM
Rick Fichter .... additional photography: ILM
David Fincher .... matte photography: ILM
Bob Finley III .... stage technician: ILM
Robert Finley Jr. .... miniature pyrotechnician: ILM (as Bob Finley Jr.)
Pat Fitzsimmons .... supervising stage technician: ILM (as Patrick Fitzsimmons)
Stan Fleming .... storyboard artist: ILM
Warren Franklin .... production supervisor: ILM
Susan Fritz-Monahan .... administrative staff: ILM
Joe Fulmer .... assistant cameraman: ILM
Michael Fulmer .... chief model maker: ILM
Barbara Gallucci .... chief model maker: ILM
Tim Geideman .... lab technician: ILM
Bill George .... model maker: ILM (as William George)
Michael Gleason .... visual effects editor: ILM
Ned Gorman .... administrative staff: ILM
Caroleen Green .... matte artist: ILM
Rebecca Heskes .... effects animator: ILM (as Rebecca Petrulli)
Edward Hirsh .... stage coordinator: ILM
Peg Hunter .... optical line-up: ILM
Paul Huston .... chief model maker: ILM
Jerry Jeffress .... engineering: ILM
Ed Jones .... optical line-up: ILM
Randy Jonsson .... assistant cameraman: ILM (as Randy Johnson)
Paula Karsh .... administrative staff: ILM
Ira Keeler .... model maker: ILM
Ellen E. Lichtwardt .... effects animator: ILM (as Ellen Lichtwardt)
Mike MacKenzie .... engineering: ILM (as Michael MacKenzie)
Jeff Mann .... model maker: ILM
Kim Marks .... assistant cameraman: ILM
Scott Marshall .... model maker: ILM
Michael J. McAlister .... chief visual effects cameraman: ILM (as Mike McAlister)
Roberto McGrath .... still photography: ILM
John McLeod .... stage technician: ILM
Ted Moehnke .... miniature pyrotechnics: ILM
Jack Mongovan .... effects animator: ILM
Michael Moore .... assistant effects editor: ILM
Deborah Morgan .... matte photography: ILM
Charlie Mullen .... animation supervisor: ILM (as Charles Mullen)
Dennis Muren .... visual effects supervisor
Bruce Nicholson .... optical photography supervisor: ILM
Kerry Nordquist .... still photography: ILM
Phillip Norwood .... storyboard artist: ILM (as Phil Norwood)
Merlin Ohm .... stage technician: ILM
Frank Ordaz .... matte artist: ILM
Randy Ottenberg .... stop-motion technician: ILM
Michael Owens .... visual effects cameraman: ILM (as Mike Owens)
Ease Owyeung .... chief model maker: ILM
Udo Pampel .... machine shop: ILM
Michael Pangrazio .... matte painting supervisor: ILM
Lorne Peterson .... modelshop supervisor: ILM
Jacques Protay .... additional optical line-up: Modern Film Effects
Chris Rand .... machine shop: ILM (as Christopher Rand)
William Reilly .... motion control technician
Arthur F. Repola .... production coordinator: ILM (as Arthur Repola)
Louis Rivera .... laboratory technician: ILM
Pete Ronzani .... model maker: ILM
Thomas Rosseter .... optical line-up: ILM (as Tom Rosseter)
Wesley Seeds .... model maker: ILM
Kathy Shine .... administrative staff: ILM
Thomas G. Smith .... general manager: ILM (as Tom Smith)
David Sosalla .... stop-motion technician: ILM
Mike Speakman .... stage technician: ILM
Tom St. Amand .... stop-motion animator: ILM
Howard Stein .... supervising visual effects editor: ILM
Suki Stern .... effects animator: ILM
Peter Stolz .... miniature pyrotechnics: ILM
Pat Sweeney .... assistant cameraman: ILM
Larry Tan .... model maker: ILM
Marc Thorpe .... model maker: ILM
Phil Tippett .... effects creative consultant: ILM
Sean Turner .... effects animator: ILM
Bruce Walters .... head effects animator: ILM
Chuck Wiley .... model maker: ILM
Michael Bigelow .... motion control programmer: DQI (uncredited)
Layne Bourgoyne .... effects animator: VCE (uncredited)
Eric Guaglione .... motion control assistant: DQI (uncredited)
Rick Taylor .... effects animator/animation camera operator: VCE (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... motion control photographer: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt arranger: studio
Vic Armstrong .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dickie Beer)
Peter Brace .... stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunts (as Andrew Bradford)
Terry Cade .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt coordinator: California
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunts
Marietta Gillman .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Reg Harding .... stunts
Frank Henson .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Wendy Leech .... stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts (as Bronco McLaughlin)
Wayne Michaels .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt arranger: location (as Glenn Randall)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn Randall)
Bill Reed .... stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunts
Felix Silla .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Tip Tipping .... stunts
Fred Washburn .... stunts
Chuck Waters .... stunts
Malcolm Weaver .... stunts
Chris Webb .... stunts
Jason White .... stunts
Roy Alon .... stunt double: Jonathan Ke Quan (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunt double: Mr. Ford/Indiana Jones double #1 (uncredited)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Indiana Jones #2 (uncredited)
Gareth Milne .... stunt double: Jonathan Ke Quan (uncredited)
Kiran Shah .... stunts (uncredited)
Felix Silla .... stunt double: Short Round (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Beeson .... additional photography
Keith Blake .... assistant cameraman: London
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam photography: Sri Lanka
Tom Brown .... rigging gaffer (as Tommy Brown)
Tony Brown .... second assistant cameraman
Wally Byatt .... operating cameraman: London
John J. Connor .... operating cameraman: California (as John Connor)
Jack Cooperman .... director of photography: aerial unit
Frederick Crawford .... stand-by rigger (as Fred Crawford)
Allen Daviau .... director of photography: California
Eamonn Dunne .... gaffer: London
Eric Engler .... first assistant cameraman: California
Martin Evans .... gaffer
John Flemming .... dolly grip
Nobby Godden .... camera maintenance
Keith Hamshere .... stillsman
Jim Kane .... dolly grip: London
Martin Kenzie .... second assistant cameraman: London
Pat Kirkwood .... gaffer: California
Red Lawrence .... supervising rigger
Colin Manning .... dolly grip
Jeff Marks .... stills photographer: Macau
Ray Meehan .... best boy
Ralph Nelson .... stills photographer: California (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Tom Parker .... stand-by rigger: London
Ken Phelps .... key grip: California
Danny Shelmerdine .... second assistant cameraman
John M. Stephens .... operating cameraman: California (as John Stevens)
Chris Tanner .... assistant cameraman
Robin Vidgeon .... assistant cameraman
Art Vitarelli .... raft camera mounts: California
Chic Waterson .... operating cameraman
David Worley .... operating cameraman
Wayne Baker .... first assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
Paul Borg .... electrician (uncredited)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian Harris .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Kenward .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Billy Merrell .... electrician (uncredited)
Simon Mills .... camera loader: second unit (uncredited)
Alexander Xavier Ponce-Bonano .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Nigel Seal .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Reed Smoot .... additional photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Jimmy Worley .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Joanna Johnston .... assistant costume designer
Barbara Kassal .... wardrobe mistress: California
Janet Tebrooke .... wardrobe mistress
Patrick Wheatley .... wardrobe master
John Cowell .... costume painter (uncredited)
Barbara Matera .... costumes executor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Terry Claborn .... color timer
Bruce Green .... assistant film editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Tom Hooper .... negative cutter
Steven Kemper .... assistant film editor (as Steve Kemper)
Jim Schurmann .... color timer
Colin Wilson .... assistant film editor
Andrew Glen .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music recording consultant
Lyle J. Burbridge .... music recording mixer (as Lyle Burbridge)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herb Spencer)
Kenneth Wannberg .... supervising music editor
Israel Baker .... musician: violin solo (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Don Williams .... musician: xylophone (uncredited)
Jerry Williams .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Marder .... transportation coordinator: California (as Dave Marder)
Vic Minay .... transport manager
 
Other crew
Kate Barker .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
Jane Bay .... assistant: Mr. Lucas
Peter Bennett .... location manager: Sri Lanka
Annie Berardini .... secretary to producer: California
Arthur Carroll .... production controller
Catherine Coombs .... administration: Sprocket Systems
Patrick Crane .... assistant to producer: California
Michael Culling .... animal handler (as Mike Culling)
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist (as Susan D'Arcy)
Danny Daniels .... choreographer
Diane Dankwardt .... production accountant: California
Patsy de Lord .... secretary: Mr. Spielberg (as Patsy De Lord)
Rita De Silva .... production secretary: Sri Lanka
Jack Dearlove .... stand-in: Mr. Ford
Ceri Evans .... script supervisor: Asian unit
Deborah Fine .... researcher
Sidney Ganis .... marketing and promotion
Caroline Hamilton .... assistant choreographer
Barbara Harley .... assistant to production controller
K.C. Hodenfield .... administration: Sprocket Systems
Peter Howard .... dance sequence playback arranger
James Kessler .... administration: Sprocket Systems
Adria Later .... studio teacher
Susan A. Leahy .... administration: Sprocket Systems (as Susan Leahy)
May Leung .... location manager: Macau
Clifford Mann .... ski unit coordinator: California
Pamela Mann .... script supervisor (as Pamela Mann Francis)
George Marshall .... production accountant
Tony Miller .... assistant production accountant
Larry Lee Perkins .... aerial unit jump master
Stefano Priori .... location accountant
Linda Rabin .... production secretary
Bonne Radford .... production accountant: California
Mary T. Radford .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Cristi Janaki Rathod .... advisor: Indian
Ross Reynolds .... aerial unit pilot
Lata Ryan .... production coordinator: California
Art Scholl .... aerial unit pilot
Kathleen Switzer .... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Phyllis Townshend .... script supervisor
Susan Trembly .... marketing coordinator
Richard Vane .... location manager: California
Lennert von Clemm .... aerial unit pilot (as Lennard Von Clemm)
Rebecca West .... secretary: Mr. Watts
Janet Willis .... studio teacher
Aaron Denney .... stand-in: Short Round (uncredited)
Adam Samuelson .... louma crane technician (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Reed Smoot .... thanks
 
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Runtime:
118 min
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-14 | France:U | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | India:U/A (cut) | Ireland:PG (cut) | Israel:PG | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Portugal:M/6 (cut) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG (PCA #27401) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
As of 2014, this is the Indian Jones movie with the least amount of travel shown in a "red line" sequence. The only red line travel sequence shown in the film is when Indy and his party travel from Shanghai to the Himalaya Mountains.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: In the beginning Lao Che's freight plane is seen flying over the Great Wall of China. Then there is a map with a straight line from Shanghai to Chungking. The wall is no where near that but further north and west of Shanghai closer to Mongolia.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wu Han:[to Indy] Be careful.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

If this is a prequel, why doesn't Indy "believe" in magic in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'?
I've heard that Harrison Ford was injured on the set of this movie. True or untrue?
Why doesn't Indy know how to fly the plane?
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93 out of 134 people found the following review useful.
Prequel to "Raiders of the Lost Ark", 24 March 2002
Author: jhaggardjr from Chicago, Illinois

It's funny to call "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" a followup to "Raiders of the Lost Ark". This film is a prequel to the 1981 smash hit, a movie where the events that take place actually took place before the events in "Raiders". Notice at the beginning of "Raiders" that the year is 1936. In "Temple of Doom", the year is 1935. See what I mean? "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is another rollercoaster ride of a movie brought to life by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Harrison Ford is back as archaeologist Indiana Jones who this time searches for a sacred stone that was stolen from an Indian village. Along for the ride is American singer/entertainer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw, aka Mrs. Steven Spielberg) and little Chinese sidekick Short Round (Ke Huy Quan). On their way to finding the stone they stumble across a palace that leads to the gateway of the Temple of Doom run by an evil Thugee cult. The action and special effects are first-rate as you would expect, though the story is a tad weaker than it was in "Raiders". Plus, Capshaw's performance leaves something to be desired. She goes so far over-the-top in some scenes that you'd wish Karen Allen would show up as Marion. Nevertheless, Capshaw isn't all that bad. She does make an impression during the times when she's not screaming. But Ke Huy Quan (now known as Jonathan Ke Quan) comes off better as Indy's young sidekick. The following year he starred in the Spielberg produced Richard Donner directed "The Goonies", but then didn't appear in much after that. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is great fun only if you can get by Kate Capshaw's simpering wimpering character or the over-the-top violence. I found it to be exciting from beginning to end.

***1/2 (out of four)

POINT OF INTEREST: this was the film that lead to the creation of the PG-13 rating in 1984 (along with Spielberg's other 1984 movie "Gremlins"). Both "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Gremlins" feature violence that most people felt was too strong for a PG rating, though the MPAA felt that it wasn't strong enough to merit an R rating (other Spielberg movies that got PG ratings that were quite intense were "Jaws", "Poltergeist", and the original "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). So after "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Gremlins" opened in theaters at the beginning of the summer movie season of 1984 and became two of that year's biggest hits, the MPAA realized a new rating had to be created. The PG-13 rating was born. In August 1984, the first movies were released with the new PG-13 rating ("Red Dawn" and "The Woman in Red"). It's not a new rating anymore. The PG-13 rating has held up very well these last 18 years and it'll still go strong in the years to come. But I'll always remember "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" as the leading factor to the creation of the PG-13 rating.

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