Corrected entry: Why don't the pilots of the Shanghai cargo plane just shoot Indy and co while they are sleeping and push their bodies out over the mountains, rather than skydiving out themselves and leaving the plane to crash? For a start they are risking their own safety by parachuting out over the mountains. The weather could have been bad, which would have ruined that plan. Secondly they're wrecking a valuable asset unnecessarily. Thirdly, they don't know that Indy can't fly the plane - he could have pilot training and might have known how to safely ditch it. (00:17:00)
Corrected entry: When Indy is fighting with the Thuggee guard, the Thuggee picks Indy up and is about to throw him into one of the mining trucks, you see Willie and Short Round hiding behind a pillar. When she says to Short Round "okay save him" you can see she is wearing a piece of jewellery on her forehead. About a minute later as she says her next line "what's the matter with him?" the piece of jewellery has gone. (01:29:15)
Corrected entry: In the lava pit fight scene, after Chatter Lal gets pinned under the wheel used to lower and raise victims into the lava pit, subsequent shots show him on the ground by the wheel (first moving, then still). In later shots, he's gone. This can be seen best in the shot where Short Round runs over to the wheel to get the rucksack for Indiana Jones to put the stones in.
Corrected entry: When the credits roll at the end, check out a Thuggee Guard named Pat Roach. He also played a Mechanic in 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' and the character 'Gestapo' in The Last Crusade. Shouldn't they get different actors/extras to play these parts in case someone notices? I sure did.
Corrected entry: Indiana explains to Willie that Shorty is his adopted son, orphaned by the Japanese bombing of Shanghai in 1932. "The Temple of Doom" takes place in 1935, three years afterwards, yet in Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Last Crusade, both of which take place after Temple of Doom, Shorty makes no appearance whatsoever. It makes sense that maybe Indy decided to call a sitter for his latter two adventures, he doesn't even agnowledge his existence once in that entire time.
Corrected entry: During the life raft plunge out of the plane, Willie is the only one who screams. Indy and Shorty are courageously (curiously?) silent. During the next drop off the snowy cliff, it's Indy and Shorty's turn to scream, and Willie remains silent for the entire fall. (00:17:40 - 00:18:25)
Corrected entry: After Mola Rom tears a man's heart out, the man is lowered in the molten pit. The man's chest is visible and has no hole or mark where his heart was taken.
Corrected entry: When the first man is lowered into the pit he is on fire well before he hits the molten rock. When the lady is lowered in, she is wearing much more, which should catch alight but she doesn't, and she is almost touching the lava. (01:04:25 - 01:23:35)
Corrected entry: The goddess the Thuggees were worshiping, Kali, was said to have told her followers to strangle anyone who didn't worship her, so why,in the movie, do the Thuggees take unbelievers' hearts and cook them if it's going against their religon? (01:03:00)
Corrected entry: When Indy and Willie are behind the gong and the insane guy is shooting at them, the bullets spark off of the gong. The only way the bullets would spark would be if he was firing tracer rounds. However, even if he was firing tracer rounds, they burn and spark orange, not blue, as seen in the movie.
Corrected entry: The description of the ritual as voodoo (by past submitters) as well as the use of a voodoo doll during the ritual (at the point where Indy drinks the blood) is totally incorrect. By this point, it is established that the Thuggee cult is a sub-sect of Hinduism. Besides, the Voodoo religion is indigenous to West Africa, with a small diaspora in the southern U.S., the Caribbean, and the U.K. Unlikely it could make its way to the north India of 1935.
Corrected entry: After the musical number finishes at the start in Club Obi-wan Indy appears to be walking downstairs into maybe a basement cabaret area. At the end of the scene however they appear to jump from a fourth or fifth floor window. Then when they drive off, the club entrance is at street level.