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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1984
  • Steven Spielberg
  • 118 mins
  • PG

Summary

Harrison Ford returns as intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones in the second entry in Steven Spielberg's action adventure series. On the trail of fortune and glory in Shanghai, Indy is launched on a dangerous new quest that takes him to India via the Himalayas. With his faithful companion Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott, Indy goes in search of the magical Sankara stone and uncovers an ancient evil that threatens all who come into contact with it.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Director Steven Spielberg continued his homage to the classic cliffhanger serials of his youth with this follow-up to the rousing Raiders of the Lost Ark. The opening Anything Goes sequence is a fabulous entrée to a stirring yarn in which our intrepid hero goes in search of a mystical stone that will save a village from a dastardly cult. It's a trifle overblown and unsubtle, but it still has great sets, fun performances and terrific action - the standout is a wild rollercoaster ride through an Indian mine. Harrison Ford is consistently engaging as Indy and goes a long way in making up for the inferior story, gruesome gags and Kate Capshaw (the future Mrs Spielberg), who plays the shrill and annoyingly screechy heroine.

Credits

Cast

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Indiana JonesHarrison Ford
Willie ScottKate Capshaw
Short RoundKe Huy Quan
Mola RamAmrish Puri
Chatter LalRoshan Seth
Captain BlumburttPhilip Stone
Lao CheRoy Chiao
Wu HanDavid Yip
Kao KanRic Young
ChenChua Kah Joo
Maître d'Rex Ngui
Chief henchmanPhilip Tann
WeberDan Aykroyd
Chief guardPat Roach

Crew

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DirectorSteven Spielberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1984-06-15
Languages
English | Hindi | Sinhalese
Guidance
Edited for violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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