Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

1984 Action, Adventure

User Score: 71/100


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.

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.

About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Title: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Year: 1984
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Pat Roach, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Michael Yama, Akio Mitamura, Philip Stone, Ric Young, Gaynor Martine, Philip Tan, David Yip, Mellan Mitchell, Vanessa Fieldwright, Jenny Turnock, Chua Kah Joo, Bhasker Patel, Brenda Glassman, Ruth Welby, Rex Ngui, Arjun Pandher, Elaine Gough, Dickey Beer, D.R. Nanayakkara, Zia Gelani, Sue Hadleigh, Sidney Ganis, Frank Marshall, Dharmadasa Kuruppu, Debbie Astell
Director: Steven Spielberg
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users. Votes: 7.
Genre: Action, Adventure

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