Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    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]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    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

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Awards

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