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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 23, 1984

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lorne Peterson Best Visual Effects 1984 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Original Score 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael J. McAlister Best Visual Effects 1984 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis Muren Best Visual Effects 1984 Winner

Cast

Harrison Ford
as Indiana Jones
Kate Capshaw
as Willie Scott
Amrish Puri
as Mola Ram
Roshan Seth
as Chattar Lal
Roy Chiao
as Lao Che
David Yip
as Wu Han
Ric Young
as Kao Kan
Rex Ngui
as Maitre d'
Dan Aykroyd
as Weber
Pat Roach
as Chief guard
Frank Olegario
as Merchant
Jonathan Ke Quan
as Short Round
Akio Mitamura
as Chinese Pilot
Michael Yama
as Chinese Copilot
Moti Makan
as Guard
Bhasker Patel
as Temple Guard
Mellan Mitchell
as Temple Guard
Lorraine Doyle
as Dancer

Crew

Steven Spielberg
Director
Gloria Katz
Screenwriter
Willard Huyck
Screenwriter
George Lucas
Screen Story
Allen Daviau
Cinematographer
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Cole Porter
Featured Music
Michael Kahn
Editor
Errol Kelly
Art Director
Joe Johnston
Art Director
Kathleen Kennedy
Associate Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
George Lucas
Executive Producer
Peter Howitt
Set Designer
Anthony Powell
Costume Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Ben Burtt
Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Muren
Special Effects
David Bracknell
First Assistant Director
David Tomblin
First Assistant Director
Phil Tippett
Consultant/advisor
Arthur Repola
Coordinator
Wally Byatt
Camera Operator
Wendy Leech
Stunts
Billy Horrigan
Stunts
Greg Powell
Stunts
Malcolm Weaver
Stunts
Andrew Bradford
Stunts
Roy Alon
Stunts
Nick Hobbs
Stunts
Peter Brace
Stunts
Ted Grossman
Stunts
Denise Ryan
Stunts
Felix Silla
Stunts
Frank Henson
Stunts
Gareth Milne
Stunts
Graeme Crowther
Stunts
Colin Skeaping
Stunts
Tip Tipping
Stunts
Danny D. Daniels
Choreography
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Colin Charles
Sound Mixer
Simon Kaye
Sound Mixer
Marci Liroff
Casting
Asoka Perera
Production Manager
Mary Selway
Casting
Vincent Winter
Production Manager
Patricia Carr
Production Manager
Frank Marshall
Second Unit Director
Lata Ryan
Production Coordinator
Lorne Peterson
Visual Effects
Vic Armstrong
Stunts Coordinator
Dennis Muren
Special Effects Supervisor
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