Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1984

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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It may be too "dark" for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood's finest filmmaking teams in vintage form.

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The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy's rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy's shooting of the Sherpa warrior. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Harrison Ford
as Indiana Jones
Kate Capshaw
as Willie Scott
Jonathan Ke Quan
as Short Round
Amrish Puri
as Mola Ram
Philip Stone
as Capt. Blumburtt
Roshan Seth
as Chattar Lal
David Yip
as Wu Han
Roy Chiao
as Lao Che
Ric Young
as Kao Kan
Rex Ngui
as Maitre d'
Philip Tann
as Chief Henchman
Akio Mitamura
as Chinese Pilot
Michael Yama
as Chinese Copilot
Ruby DeMiel
as Village Woman
D.M. Denawake
as Village Woman
I. Serasinghe
as Village Woman
Dharshana Panangala
as Village Child
Raj Singh
as Little Maharaja
Art Repola
as Eel Eater
Nizwar Karanj
as Sacrifice Victim
Pat Roach
as Chief guard
Mellan Mitchell
as Temple Guard
Bhasker Patel
as Temple Guard
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Critic Reviews for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Audience Reviews for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • Jan 01, 2018
    This film is indeed adventurous, dark and exciting, but it's exceedingly long, and Kate Capshaw as Willie Scott is more annoying than your typical damsel in distress. Could be better.
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2017
    Simultaneously both more grim and more silly than the Indiana Jones films either side of it, The Temple of Doom was my favourite of the series as a kid. As an adult though, it seems it is objectively the worst movie in the trilogy, but damn if there isn't a lot of memorable parts to love about it.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Not as good as the first, but those are huge shoes to fill as the first film was so amazing. This sequel takes Dr. Jones to India where he seeks holy stones and a village's missing children. Still a good story conceived by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. When I was a kid I was always grossed out by the dinner scene.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2016
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is fun, thrilling and has the stuff we know and love from the previous film. Fans might be put off by its dark tone and goofiness, but I love this film!
    Mr N Super Reviewer

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