Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure  |   Release Date - May 23, 1984 (USA)  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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.

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adventurer, archaeology, artifact, child-abuse, cult, mine-shaft, nightclub, singer, slavery, subterranean, voodoo

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High Production Values