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{{Infobox Film
 
{{Infobox Film
 
|title= ''Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom''
 
|title= ''Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom''
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|image=[[File:Temple1.jpg|250px|Temple of Doom Poster]]
 
|director=[[Steven Spielberg]]
 
|director=[[Steven Spielberg]]
 
|producer=*[[George Lucas]] {{C|executive}}
 
|producer=*[[George Lucas]] {{C|executive}}
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|followed by=''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''
 
|followed by=''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''
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{{Quote|If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones.|Tagline|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom}}
 
{{Quote|If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones.|Tagline|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom}}
 
'''''Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom''''' is the 1984 prequel to ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' and chapter twenty-three in ''[[The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones]]''.
 
'''''Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom''''' is the 1984 prequel to ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' and chapter twenty-three in ''[[The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones]]''.
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Set [[1935|one year prior]] to the events in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', the story follows [[Indiana Jones]] journeying through [[India]] to recover a [[Sankara Stones|sacred stone]] stolen from a [[Mayapore|small village]] by a [[Thuggee|religious cult]] intending to harness its power, along with four more, to establish the reign of [[Kali|their god]] in place of all others.
 
Set [[1935|one year prior]] to the events in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', the story follows [[Indiana Jones]] journeying through [[India]] to recover a [[Sankara Stones|sacred stone]] stolen from a [[Mayapore|small village]] by a [[Thuggee|religious cult]] intending to harness its power, along with four more, to establish the reign of [[Kali|their god]] in place of all others.
   
The movie was re-released on VHS video in [[1999]], on DVD in [[2003]] and again in 2008 for a Special Edition DVD release.<ref>{{SW|url=community/news/films/news20080222.html|text=Classic Indy Rides Again on DVD}}</ref> In [[2012]], the film received a high-definition home video release as part of ''[[Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures]]''.
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The movie was re-released on VHS video in 1999, on DVD in 2003, and again in 2008 for a Special Edition DVD release.<ref>{{SW|url=community/news/films/news20080222.html|text=Classic Indy Rides Again on DVD}}</ref> In 2012, the film received a high-definition home video release as part of ''[[Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures]]''.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
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===India===
 
===India===
[[File:Stones.jpg|thumb|left|Stealing the Sankara Stones.]]
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[[File:Stones.jpg|thumb|left|Stealing the Sankara Stones]]
   
It turns out that [[Lao Che Air Freight|the plane was owned by Lao Che]], and the captains abandon the plane, leaving the passengers to die. They survive by using a raft as a parachute. They land in [[India]], where they come to a [[Mayapore|village]] with no children. The inhabitants explain that the [[Thuggee]] cult of [[Pankot Palace]] has taken all of their children and their [[Sankara Stones|sacred stone]] that protects the village. They then lend the heroes elephants so they can reach the palace.
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It turns out that the plane was owned by Lao Che, and the captains abandon the plane, leaving the passengers to die. They survive by using a raft as a parachute. They land in India, where they come to a village with no children. The inhabitants explain that the Thuggee Cult of Pankot Palace has taken all of their children and their sacred stone that protects the village. They then lend the heroes elephants so they can reach the palace.
   
Initially the palace seems normal enough; the [[Zalim Singh|Maharajah]]'s prime minister [[Chattar Lal]] acts insulted by his questions about the village's claims. In retaliation he brings up Jones' shadier elements as an archaeologist, in particular the Sultan of Madagascar's threat of castration should he ever return. Indy is later attacked in his room by an [[Thuggee assassin|assassin]], which leads him to find a secret door in Willie's room. Beneath the palace is a [[Temple of Doom|vast underground chamber]] where the village rock and two more are held by Thuggees. Indy, Willie, and Short Round watch as the Thuggee high priest [[Mola Ram]] sacrifices a human to the goddess [[Kali]]. The cult uses the village's children to dig for the remaining rocks within the mines of the palace, in hope that with all of them they can rule the world.
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Initially the palace seems normal enough; the [[Zalim Singh|Maharajah]]'s prime minister [[Chattar Lal]] acts insulted by his questions about the village's claims. In retaliation he brings up Jones' shadier elements as an archaeologist, in particular the Sultan of Madagascar's threat of castration should he ever return. Indy is later attacked in his room by an [[Thuggee assassin|assassin]], which leads him to find a secret door in Willie's room. Beneath the palace is a [[Temple of Doom|vast underground chamber]] where the village rock and two more are held by [[Thuggees]]. Indy, Willie, and Short Round watch as the Thuggee high priest [[Mola Ram]] sacrifices a human to the goddess [[Kali]]. The cult uses the village's children to dig for the remaining rocks within the mines of the palace, in hope that with all of them they can rule the world.
   
 
[[File:templeofdoom.jpg|thumb|The Temple of Doom]]
 
[[File:templeofdoom.jpg|thumb|The Temple of Doom]]
   
Indy, Willie, and Short Round are captured by the Thuggee and separated: Indy sides with the Thuggee after being whipped and tortured to drink the "[[Blood of Kali|blood of Kali Ma]]", Willie is kept as a human sacrifice, and Short Round is put in the mines alongside the village children. Short Round escapes and helps Indy return to his normal self (with the help of a torch and also figuring out that extreme pain breaks the trance), which allows him to save Willie, take the Sankara stones, and free the children. Indy then has a fist fight with the huge, bearded [[Chief Guard]] on a moving conveyor belt fitted with a rock crusher. Their confrontation ends with the guard's red sash being caught in the machinery. Despite Jones' attempt to save him, the man is pulled into the machine and crushed to death.
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Indy, Willie, and Short Round are captured by the Thuggee and separated: Indy sides with the Thuggee after being whipped and tortured to drink the "blood of Kali Ma", Willie is kept as a human sacrifice, and Short Round is put in the mines alongside the village children. Short Round escapes and helps Indy return to his normal self (with the help of a torch and also figuring out that extreme pain breaks the trance), which allows him to save Willie, take the Sankara stones, and free the children. Indy then has a fist fight with the huge, bearded [[Chief Guard]] on a moving conveyor belt fitted with a rock crusher. Their confrontation ends with the guard's red sash being caught in the machinery. Despite Jones' attempt to save him, the man is pulled into the machine and crushed to death.
   
 
Indy and his friends get in a mine car chase with the Thuggees. The trio eventually run through the rest of the mine tunnels, out to an exit at the end of a mountain. Shorty and Willie run to an old bridge, where they meet up with Mola Ram and his minions, while Indy fights more Thuggee soldiers on his way to the bridge. Indy then meets up with Mola Ram on an old bridge. Indy breaks the bridge (with the help of a sword) and everyone clings on to the broken bridge, while most of Mola Ram's men plummet to their deaths by crocodiles in the river.
 
Indy and his friends get in a mine car chase with the Thuggees. The trio eventually run through the rest of the mine tunnels, out to an exit at the end of a mountain. Shorty and Willie run to an old bridge, where they meet up with Mola Ram and his minions, while Indy fights more Thuggee soldiers on his way to the bridge. Indy then meets up with Mola Ram on an old bridge. Indy breaks the bridge (with the help of a sword) and everyone clings on to the broken bridge, while most of Mola Ram's men plummet to their deaths by crocodiles in the river.
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During the fight with Mola Ram on what remains of the bridge, Indy accuses the evil priest of betraying Shiva. Using the dark magic he learned from the Thuggee, the anger of the god apparently causes the stones in Indy's bag to catch fire and two fall to the crocodile-infested river below. As the final stone falls out of the bag, Mola Ram grabs it, but it burns his hand, causing Mola Ram to lose his grip on the bridge railing and fall into the river, where he is torn apart and eaten by the hungry crocodiles. Indy catches the then-cool stone. The last remaining Thuggees are either shot or captured by the British Army.
 
During the fight with Mola Ram on what remains of the bridge, Indy accuses the evil priest of betraying Shiva. Using the dark magic he learned from the Thuggee, the anger of the god apparently causes the stones in Indy's bag to catch fire and two fall to the crocodile-infested river below. As the final stone falls out of the bag, Mola Ram grabs it, but it burns his hand, causing Mola Ram to lose his grip on the bridge railing and fall into the river, where he is torn apart and eaten by the hungry crocodiles. Indy catches the then-cool stone. The last remaining Thuggees are either shot or captured by the British Army.
   
Indy and his friends triumphantly return to the village with their sacred stone and their children. After Willie tells Indy she is going back to [[Missouri]], he brings her towards him with his whip, and they share a kiss, but not before [[Big Short Round|Short Round's elephant]] sprays them with water.
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Indy and his friends triumphantly return to the village with their sacred stone and their children. After Willie tells Indy she is going back to Missouri, he brings her towards him with his whip, and they share a kiss, but not before [[Big Short Round|Short Round's elephant]] sprays them with water.
   
 
==Crew==
 
==Crew==
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**[[Mike Fenton|Mike Fenton, CSA]]
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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Some fairly gruesome scenes in Temple of Doom, as well as other PG-rated films of the time such as [[w:c:Gremlins|''Gremlins'']] (another film of [[Steven Spielberg|Spielberg]]'s) caused a significant public outcry. Spielberg spoke to the MPAA about creating a new rating covering the middle ground between a clear PG and a clear R that his films often found themselves on. This led to the creation of a new rating category: PG-13. The film has very violent scenes, scenes with bugs which can be disturbing to people with [[Entomophobia]], a particularly graphic scene involving cardiectomy and, just like Raiders, the casual use of profanity.
 
Some fairly gruesome scenes in Temple of Doom, as well as other PG-rated films of the time such as [[w:c:Gremlins|''Gremlins'']] (another film of [[Steven Spielberg|Spielberg]]'s) caused a significant public outcry. Spielberg spoke to the MPAA about creating a new rating covering the middle ground between a clear PG and a clear R that his films often found themselves on. This led to the creation of a new rating category: PG-13. The film has very violent scenes, scenes with bugs which can be disturbing to people with [[Entomophobia]], a particularly graphic scene involving cardiectomy and, just like Raiders, the casual use of profanity.
   
===Trivia===
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=== Trivia ===
 
[[File:Temple of Doom map.gif|thumb|Path taken in the movie.]]
 
[[File:Temple of Doom map.gif|thumb|Path taken in the movie.]]
 
*The Chinese dialogue in the opening scene is in the Shanghainese dialect.
 
*The Chinese dialogue in the opening scene is in the Shanghainese dialect.
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*The monkey brains were custard with food coloring.
 
*The monkey brains were custard with food coloring.
 
*Willie stating her desire to go back to Missouri is a likely inside reference to the fact that the actress portraying her, Kate Capshaw, grew up there herself.
 
*Willie stating her desire to go back to Missouri is a likely inside reference to the fact that the actress portraying her, Kate Capshaw, grew up there herself.
*Some fans believe that the mention of the Japanese bombing of Shanghai is an anachronism, thinking that it applies to an event that occurred in 1937. Actually, the Japanese bombed Shanghai in 1932 in retaliation for Chinese attacks on Japanese civilians in the city after the Japanese annexed Manchuria.
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*Some fans believe that the mention of the Japanese bombing of Shanghai is an anachronism, thinking that it applies to an event that occurred in 1937. Actually, the Japanese bombed Shanghai in 1932 in retaliation for Chinese attacks on Japanese civilians in the city after the Japanese annexed Manchuria.
 
*When the map showing the flightpath of Indiana Jones and his companions is displayed, it shows their path goes from Shanghai to Chungking and then onward toward the eastern India-China border, near Burma. However, images show the plane flying over a section of the [[Great Wall of China]], which would not be near their flight path at all.
 
*When the map showing the flightpath of Indiana Jones and his companions is displayed, it shows their path goes from Shanghai to Chungking and then onward toward the eastern India-China border, near Burma. However, images show the plane flying over a section of the [[Great Wall of China]], which would not be near their flight path at all.
 
*When Indy is fighting in his room with the assassin, the whip gets caught in the ceiling fan and lifts him off his feet. In reality, the chances of a ceiling fan being able to support the weight of a full-grown man are extremely slim. Besides, after the assassin is hanged, the fan would not continue revolving with the body weight hanging from the blades.
 
*When Indy is fighting in his room with the assassin, the whip gets caught in the ceiling fan and lifts him off his feet. In reality, the chances of a ceiling fan being able to support the weight of a full-grown man are extremely slim. Besides, after the assassin is hanged, the fan would not continue revolving with the body weight hanging from the blades.
 
*During the rope bridge scene, there are a few distant camera angles that show that the bridge is suspended between a gorge that seems to be a hundred feet deep with tree branches and large rocks in the shallow creek not far below. But whenever there are above shots, such as after Indy cuts the bridge in half and when the half with the survivors clinging on hits the gorge wall and a few Thuggees lose their grip and fall, or when Mola Ram dislodges one of his men and causes him to fall, the gorge appears to have changed heavily: at first when the bridge is sawed in half, most of the Thuggees plunge down into the rocky creek, the gorge wall is steep and the chasm does not look very deep although it is a nasty drop. But when a few surviving Thuggees on one half of the bridge fall off, the gorge appears to have become a thousand feet deep with a completely vertical wall, no branches in sight, and a wide, deep-looking river with no rocks in it.
 
*During the rope bridge scene, there are a few distant camera angles that show that the bridge is suspended between a gorge that seems to be a hundred feet deep with tree branches and large rocks in the shallow creek not far below. But whenever there are above shots, such as after Indy cuts the bridge in half and when the half with the survivors clinging on hits the gorge wall and a few Thuggees lose their grip and fall, or when Mola Ram dislodges one of his men and causes him to fall, the gorge appears to have changed heavily: at first when the bridge is sawed in half, most of the Thuggees plunge down into the rocky creek, the gorge wall is steep and the chasm does not look very deep although it is a nasty drop. But when a few surviving Thuggees on one half of the bridge fall off, the gorge appears to have become a thousand feet deep with a completely vertical wall, no branches in sight, and a wide, deep-looking river with no rocks in it.
*The “crocodiles” in the river are actually American alligators.
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*The “crocodiles” in the river are actually American alligators.
 
*After the assassination attempt, Indy tells Shorty to turn off the ceiling fan. He does and the whip is untangled from the blades, dropping the dead assassin to the floor. However, as he drops, the assassin puts his hands out to soften his landing and after he hits the ground, the man moves his hands as though to steady himself.
 
*After the assassination attempt, Indy tells Shorty to turn off the ceiling fan. He does and the whip is untangled from the blades, dropping the dead assassin to the floor. However, as he drops, the assassin puts his hands out to soften his landing and after he hits the ground, the man moves his hands as though to steady himself.
 
*When Indy, Willie and Short Round arrive at the airport, the man who greets them, Weber, is portrayed by Dan Aykroyd. Weber's first name is debatable as it appears as Art in the DVD subtitles, yet others claim it is Earl. In the background of the same scene, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg can be seen handling luggage.
 
*When Indy, Willie and Short Round arrive at the airport, the man who greets them, Weber, is portrayed by Dan Aykroyd. Weber's first name is debatable as it appears as Art in the DVD subtitles, yet others claim it is Earl. In the background of the same scene, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg can be seen handling luggage.
*This is the only film in the ''Indiana Jones'' series not to include the Ark of the Covenant or [[Marcus Brody]] in some form.
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*This is the only film in the Indiana Jones series not to feature or mention the Ark of the Covenant.
 
*Kate Capshaw would marry director Steven Spielberg seven years later.
 
*Kate Capshaw would marry director Steven Spielberg seven years later.
 
*The television show ''[[MythBusters]]'' tested the plausibility of two of the film's stunts: using a series of awnings to make a multi-story fall survivable, and using a life raft to make a fall out of an airplane survivable. The life raft stunt was considered busted, while the awning fall stunt was considered plausible.
 
*The television show ''[[MythBusters]]'' tested the plausibility of two of the film's stunts: using a series of awnings to make a multi-story fall survivable, and using a life raft to make a fall out of an airplane survivable. The life raft stunt was considered busted, while the awning fall stunt was considered plausible.
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