Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genres: Adventure, Action,
Production Company: Paramount, Lucasfilm Ltd.,

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - If adventure has a name... it must be Indiana Jones. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 23-05-1984
  • Runtime: 118 Minutes
  • Popularity: 29.66
  • Vote Count: 6,124
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Budget: USD 28,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 333,000,000
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Harrison Ford - Azwaad Movie Database Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
Kate Capshaw - Azwaad Movie Database Kate Capshaw Willie Scott
Jonathan Ke Quan - Azwaad Movie Database Jonathan Ke Quan Short Round
Amrish Puri - Azwaad Movie Database Amrish Puri Mola Ram
Roshan Seth - Azwaad Movie Database Roshan Seth Chattar Lal
Philip Stone - Azwaad Movie Database Philip Stone Captain Blumburtt
Roy Chiao - Azwaad Movie Database Roy Chiao Lao Che
David Yip - Azwaad Movie Database David Yip Wu Han
Ric Young - Azwaad Movie Database Ric Young Kao Kan
Chua Kah Joo - Azwaad Movie Database Chua Kah Joo Chen
Photo Name Department
George Lucas-Editing George Lucas Editing (Editor)
George Lucas-Production George Lucas Production (Executive Producer)
George Lucas-Writing George Lucas Writing (Characters)
George Lucas-Writing George Lucas Writing (Story)
John Williams-Sound John Williams Sound (Original Music Composer)
Steven Spielberg-Directing Steven Spielberg Directing (Director)
Kathleen Kennedy-Production Kathleen Kennedy Production (Associate Producer)
Michael Kahn-Editing Michael Kahn Editing (Editor)
Jane Feinberg-Production Jane Feinberg Production (Casting)
Mike Fenton-Production Mike Fenton Production (Casting)

See Full Cast & Crew of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Potential Kermode

**The best film in the series** _Raiders_ was great but suffered patches of slowness where the momentum was damaged - I know people who actually fast forward Raiders when Indy and Sallah discover the Well of Souls and begin watching the film again at the plane fight sequence. _Temple of Doom_, however, is a non stop rollercoaster ride - a thrilling, violent and funny adventure. Spielberg's best action film, in my opinion. Violence, horror, sentimentality, thrills, comedy - _Temple_ has it all! _And more_!!! John Williams provides a superb Indian infused score performed beautifully by the ever reliable _London Symphony Orchestra_ probably my favourite musical score of the series too. Indy takes a severe beating in this adventure, famously losing his shirt sleeve in the process - whereas in the toned down Raiders rehash, _Last Crusade_, he merely gets a bit of dust on his hat. A great whirlwind of energy this film is. Love it! - Potential Kermode

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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. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

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John Chard

Spielberg on devilishly OTT form! Prior to the long mooted and eventual release of part 4, Temple Of Doom was often thought of as the weakest part of the series, yet it actually appears to me to be maturing nicely with age. With honest appraisal I see the only crime that Temple Of Doom can be charged with is is not being as good as Raiders Of The Lost Ark. But since few films can match that movie's classic status I find it churlish to do the second film down for it. Temple Of Doom is a frenetic roller-coaster ride, full of enough crash bang wallop fit to grace any action adventure in the history of cinema. The set pieces are pure outrageous fun; life raft escape from a crashing plane, mine cart thrill ride & a bridge sequence that is pure boys own brilliance. And while the film finds Spielberg cramming the action with a darkly sinister streak (hence the PG13 rating), we find that the fun still far outweighs any horror that junior viewers might get from certain scenes. The film also finds Ford giving his best performance as Indiana Jones since the plot calls for a more humane Jones. In fine physical shape, his witty interplay with Short Round is coupled with a textured feel of friendship that plays real well up on the screen. Kate Capshaw was always going to struggle to get close to Karen Allen's wonderful turn as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders, for where Marion was feisty and tough, Capshaw's Willie Scott is more scare-d-cat and reliant on Indy's guile to save her from peril, but she does OK and looks gorgeous into the bargain. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a massive hit at the box-office and firmly bought Spielberg the time to then go out and make two dramas in Empire of the Sun (1987) & The Color Purple (1985). He would then return with the third Indiana film to finish what was then a marvellous trilogy; of which Temple Of Doom is the prime piece of meat in the delightful (original) trilogy sandwich. 8.5/10

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Decent watch, might watch again, and can only recommend for people who are already big Indiana Jones fans. This is a much cheaper movie than it's prequel, not in budget, but in writing and characters. With the trade out in female co-leads, Willie is an annoying if not irritating character and the movie might actually be improved if you just edited her out of the movie. Short-Round is fun, but not to any degree to go as far as saving the movie. The atmosphere of the movie is darker than it is funny where it matters. I'm not saying it's a bad movie by any means, but I'm not a big Indiana Jones fan and this is definitely the worst of the 4 movies.

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