Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Poster

Release Date: May 23rd, 1984

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2008

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
The second of the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy needs to retrieve a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. This time he teams up with a night club singer and a 12-year old boy.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Dan Aykroyd, Ric Young

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Action, Adventure

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Survival, Intense, 1930s, Escape, Quest, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This movie is one of the most relentlessly nonstop action pictures ever made, with a virtuoso series of climactic sequences that must last an hour and never stop for a second. It's a roller-coaster ride, a visual extravaganza, a technical triumph, and a whole lot of fun. show more

  • Temple of Doom doesn't so much pay tribute to the serial adventures of yore as it does embody them. Here, frivolity and evil blithely coexist—and women are a lot more likely to scream than win drinking contests. show more

  • What Spielberg does is use the Lucas tricks to propel an old-fashioned fantasy, played broadly enough so that the laughs come as easily as the thrills. [23 May 1984, p.B1]

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Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)