Corrected entry: In the mine scene, Willie and Short Round are in the mine car. In order for Indy to get himself in the mine, he swings his whip and attaches it to the roof of the tunnel, then uses it to swing himself into the mine car, you can then see him release it as he lands in the mine car, the whip then swings away to the left of screen, and the mine car roars off in the opposite direction. However Indy uses the whip twice later after losing it in the mine tunnel, once on the bridge to whip a sword from a bad guy's hand and again later, he pulls out his whip, swings it and wraps it around Willie's waist to stop her from leaving, just before the end of the movie after returning the sacred stone.John D 619
Corrected entry: Short Round's age has been given as somewhere between nine and twelve. But in the campfire scene, Indy says that Short Round was orphaned at the age of four when the Japanese bombed Shanghai, which happened in 1932. The movie is set in 1935, making Short Round seven. But this seems highly unlikely, as the character seems to be at least nine or ten.
Corrected entry: When Indy, Willie and Shorty are in the palace having the banquet, one of the waiters bring in the "Snake Surprise". After he cuts open the boa and the smaller snakes come out, the British Captain, who is seated quite close to Indy, brushes away a snake in disgust, while Indy does nothing despite his great fear of snakes.
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: 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: After the mine cart chase, the three heroes see the water quickly approaching. They run further down the tunnel and make a right. The next shot, they come out of a passageway and look right, only to see the water coming from their left. Now, since two rights is essentially a U-turn, the three are looking back in the direction they came from; the water should be coming from the right as opposed to their respective left.
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 Indy is being forced to drink the blood, the maharaja uses a voodoo doll. Indy spits out the blood and punches someone while Shorty knocks the voodoo doll out of the guy's hand. Indy then punches the priest. When you get an overhead view of the fight, one of the Thuggee guards crushes the doll with his foot. Surely Indy must have felt something?.
Corrected entry: The depiction of the Thugs is not historically accurate. The Thugs were not members of a cult or ever organised in the way shown in the film. Thugs spent most of the year in their villages and then banded together for strangling and robbing expeditions during "the season". A thug viewed himself as a member of a trade much like a plumber or electrician would do today.
Corrected entry: When Indy and the gang jump from the plane, the plane crashes into the side of the mountain and explodes. However, the fuel tanks are empty since the pilot dumped the fuel; there's no gas left on the plane to explode.
Corrected entry: In the beginning at the restaurant the waiter who is actually Indy's friend gets shot. You see blood appearing on his clothes but there is no sign of a bullet coming through.
Corrected entry: When Indy runs onto the bridge he has the sword in one hand and the whip in the other but when he threatens to dump the stones into the river he doesn't have the whip but you never see him put it away.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Indy and Willie are waiting in their rooms for each other, Indy is attacked by a Thugee. During the fight, you can see Short Round sleeping in the background. If you watch him, you can see him getting up for a second before the camera changes to Willie screaming disappointed because Indy didn't visit her. However, when we see the fight again, Short Round is shown asleep, he moves his hat to see the fight, ignores it at first but then gets up becoming aware of the situation. That means, Short Round wakes up twice.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the British army arrives, they start shooting at the Thugees. They never re-aim their guns after the first shot they take, but miraculously, they get a hit almost every time.
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.
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?
Corrected entry: In the dinner scene with the gross food, the emperor kid sits down. While Indy is talking to the man sitting across from him, the emperor is gone. But he reappears again talking about a legend.
Corrected entry: In the first scene in the restaurant, Indy cuts down the gong and runs behind it to avoid getting shot. He grabs Willie and the pair run towards a window, behind the gong. If you look closely you can see that just before they reach the window both Indy and Willie turn left and run up some stairs, but in the next shot, both are seen to jump out the smashed window.
Corrected entry: When Indiana changes his clothes in the plane leaving China, he hangs his whip by where he is sleeping. When Indiana, Willie, and Shortround jump off the plane with the raft, the whip is still there. When they are walking to the village after the fall, Indiana has the whip with him again.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Indy and his companions are dining with the Prince and his entourage, the food is inaccurate. Eyeballs and monkey's brains are only considered great delecacies in certain Arab countries and parts of remote Africa.