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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | | Action, Adventure | 23 May 1984 (USA)
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,936,113, 28 May 1984

Gross USA:

$179,870,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$333,107,271, 16 June 2012
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Adults' surprise over seeing a child performing a "grown-up's task" figures prominently in two instances in this film: Willie Scott upon seeing the young boy driver, and Indiana upon seeing the young Maharaja. See more »

Goofs

When the monkey brains are being placed on the table. The position the monkey heads are "looking" constantly changes direction. They are always "looking" into the camera, no matter where the camera angle cuts to. Sometimes even in opposite directions. See more »

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[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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References The Steel Helmet (1951) See more »

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I did not like the movie.
15 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie misrepresents India and its culture. The scene in which Indians have been showed eating snakes ,monkey and all the wild creatures is very absurd. The truth is around more than half of India's population is vegetarian. And those who eat meat ,mostly eat lamb ,fish and chicken. India is very peaceful country and believes in the ideology of 'live and let others live'. The movie is entirely against the Indian culture and it's belief. This movies gives viewers wrong impression about India and it's people. I am sorry if this comment of mine hurts anyone here. But this movie hurts me because i am an Indian. Being Indian it's my duty to tell everybody that this movie reflects false image of India.


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