Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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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.

Release Year: 1984

Rating: 7.5/10 (149,708 voted)

Steven Spielberg

Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

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.

Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz


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


Rex Ngui

Maitre d'

Philip Tan

Chief Henchman

(as Philip Tann)

Dan Aykroyd


Akio Mitamura

Chinese Pilot

Michael Yama

Chinese Co-Pilot

The man in the hat is back…


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Release Date: 23 May 1984

Filming Locations: American River, Placerville, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000


Opening Weekend: $33,936,113
(28 May 1984)

Gross: $333,107,271

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The huge mineshaft was a circular construction around the largest soundstage. To make it look different, they just altered the lighting every time the carts completed a loop.


Revealing mistakes:
When the spears are thrown at Indiana in the club, the wires they are connected to are visible.


[first lines]

Wu Han:
[to Indy]
Be careful.

User Review

One of my favorite sequels!

Rating: 9/10

I know that there are a lot of haters when it comes to Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom, it has it's flaws and is by no means the
strongest movie of the Indiana Jones series, but I just have so many
good memories about this film and still to this day when I watch it, it
gives me chills and excitement. The characters are memorable, the
script is great, and Indiana is still pulling in the action packed
excitement continuing from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The direction,
editing, even the special effects are great. You have to love Short
Round and Willy, the two new side kicks to Indiana's new adventure. Now
I agree, Willy can get a little annoying here and there, but she was
just so hilarious in that scene with the bugs and having to save
Indiana and Short Round. Plus, Short Round has some of the most
memorable lines of the entire series "Okey, dokey, Dr. Jones, hold on
to your potato!", cheesy, but so funny. Harrison Ford still has Indiana
down to a tee, this was the role that was meant for him.

In this prequel, we start off in China on a trade off gone wrong with
Lao Che, he ends up meeting a beautiful and very high maintence
American girl, Willie. They escape together with Indiana's little side
kick, Short Round and accidentally without knowing, they've escaped
onto Lao Che's air plane. They wind up in India, where they find out
about these rocks that can restore the village they're in, also the
children have been kidnapped by Mola Ram and Indiana must free the kids
and restore the rocks so the village can be safe again.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a fun sequel, I don't know why
people complain so much about it. I can understand if people say it's
the weakest of the series, but on it's own, this is a fantastic movie.
It's one of my biggest recommendations to my friends as well as other
film viewers. It just has everything you could want: action, romance,
alligators, and heart sacrifices, lol, OK, that sounded gross, just
trust me this that this is such a fun movie. It's one of my favorite
films, I know that sounds bad, but I just love this film. It's a lot of
fun and Indiana and Short Round are just the best buddies to watch
argue on screen. This is an awesome sequel, definitely a must see.