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A gong striker was employed at Club Obi Wan in Shanghai in 1935. He was a large, bald-headed man dressed in black harem pants.

Biography[]

A tall, heavyset attendant rang the gong at the start of Willie Scott's rendition of Anything Goes. Later, after Indiana Jones had been poisoned, Kao Kan appeared wielding a machine gun and the performer fled for his life as gunfire fired at Jones headed in his direction.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The gong striker was played by stuntman Bill Reed.[2]

Don Stansauk 3

Don Stansauk, the gong striker's previously alleged performer

The article "50 Fascinating 'Facts' About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine 3 falsely accredited Chief Guard actor Pat Roach as having portrayed the gong striker, as well as the Thuggee assassin in Pankot Palace.[3] Wrestler Don Stansauk has also been speculated in past online discussion as the gong striker's performer, albeit without proof.

Previously, regarding the identity of the gong striker, Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo wrote:

I asked Kathleen Kennedy about the gong ringer. She couldn't recall so she texted Frank Marshall. From the sound of it, Frank started digging. He thinks it's Stansauk. No definitive answer, but they all seemed to agree it wasn't Roach. Frank said "Stansauk rings a bell (pun intended)"

However, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones confirms that Bill Reed (who, like Roach, is listed in the film's credits) portrayed the gong striker.[2]

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Notes and references[]

  1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Making of Indiana Jones
  3. "50 Fascinating 'Facts' About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" - Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine 3
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