Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Corrected entry: The second time the lady is lowered into the pit, she is saved because the chief baddie falls in such a way that he jams the lowering mechanism. When she is pulled up and reaches the top, the baddie's body has disappeared.

R W Hlavac

Correction: Chattar Lal's body hasn't "disappeared". You can see him nearby, rolling on the ground and clutching at his chest in a frantic attempt to breathe.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: When Willie goes to save Shorty and Indy when they are trapped in the room with the spikes, she is wearing her silk pj's. However, when she is captured by the worshippers, she is wearing the outfit she wore at the dinner they had that night.

Correction: In the actual scene, only Indy and Short Round are captured, Willie is seen disappearing through a hole in the cave wall, at this point we can see that she is wearing the silk pyjamas. Even though the film does not actually show Willie being captured, it's obvious that she is also taken by the Thuggees, and while Indy and Short Round are being held captive in a cage, Willie is being prepared as a sacrifice, and she is in fact given a new dress, specifically for the sacrifice. Its not the same one as the dress used in the dinner, as you can see that there is not a separate skirt, the headdress is different, and much more.

Will

Continuity mistake: When Indy tries to grab the antidote vial from the table, in the closeup just as the vial falls off the table the camera follows the vial as it lands in the empty area to the left of Lao Che's chair where Kao Kan's chair should be, but it's not, and the rug's edge with wood floor beside Lao Che's chair though it shouldn't be. Then Indy hits Kao Kan who is again seated closely to Lao Che's left, as he should be, and when Kao Kan falls backward we see the rug edge is nowhere near Lao Che's chair, also as it should be. (00:08:20)

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Suggested correction: Actually it appears the vial falls to the left of Kao Ken's chair, not Lao Che's. It appears after Indy pierces the other guy with the shishkebab, Kao Ken, off camera, takes the vial and puts on his left side. Indy jumps on the table and after missing the vial he slides further and then elbows Kao Ken who is on the right side now. The vial is still on the left side of Kao Ken's chair when it's kicked onto the wooden floor.

lionhead

You're very much mistaken. Lao Che is wearing an embroidered dinner jacket and has a pinky ring on his left pinky, and Kao Ken's left hand is bandaged in gauze. After Indy skewers Chen, in the closeup of Indy's hand just as it knocks the vial off the table, it's Lao Che's hand (note the pinky ring, etc) that we see on the table next to Nurhachi's urn, the stack of money, and the vial. That is not Kao Ken's hand/arm, remember his left hand is bandaged. And as this closeup continues to pan down it follows the vial as it lands on the floor in the empty space where Kao Ken's chair should be, but it isn't.

Super Grover Premium member

Yep, you're right I see it. There are 2 shots of Indy trying to grab the vial off the table and the second one is followed through with the vial falling off it and that one is wrong. Alright.

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