Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Factual error: When they fly from Shanghai (southern China) to India (southwest of China) you see the plane passing the Great Chinese Wall. But the wall is placed in northern China, not on the route Shanghai - Chungking - India.

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Factual error: The village Indy floats into, supposedly in north India, is populated with people who speak with Indy in Sinhalese, the national language of Sri Lanka. The film was shot on location in Sri Lanka.

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Factual error: In the scene at the end of the movie on the bridge, the fear of heights is increased by the shots of hungry reptiles waiting below. The reptiles shown are alligators. This is wrong: crocodiles are the animals that live in India, not alligators.

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Factual error: When they are riding the life raft off of the top of the snow-covered mountain watch how it falls. All three people were close to the front of the raft, yet the raft drifts backwards before plunging in nose first. That would be impossible with all of the weight shifted to the front of the raft to begin with.

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Factual error: In the area with the lava Willie is put in a cage and lowered over the lava. She keeps dropping down until she is stopped what looks like a few feet above the lava. In reality she would have been incinerated by the heat.

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Factual error: Indy rescues Willie from the lava pit and immediately releases her from the cage. In reality the cage would be too hot to touch for several minutes after being that close to the lava.

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Factual error: When Indie and Short Round stop and get off the elephant before they walk up to the palace in India, they dismount from an African elephant, evident by the very long tusks.

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Factual error: The British / Indian troops at the end of the movie are using Lee Enfield no4Mk1 rifles. These didn't go into production until 1940. Also India never used the no4Mk1, they used the no1Mk3 until the 1950s.

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Factual error: After Willie and Shorty step on mola Ram's hands and make him fall off the bridge, a jet airplane is seen on the right side.

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Factual error: Neither Willie nor the human sacrifice victim show signs of significant perspiration when being lowered to the lava. They should have been sweating profusely after being close to the lava.

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Indiana Jones: Are you trying to develop a sense of humor or am I going deaf?

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Mistakes

Indy's bridge breaks and he is hanging by it with the natives shooting arrows at him. If you look closely you can see two arrows bounce off his back. All the other clatter noisily onto the cliff-face or stick in the bridge, so it's not like they've lost much force due to the range.

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Trivia

The movie opens with a scene in a night club. After the fight is over, and Indy and Willie make their escape, the name of the club is seen as they drive away - Club Obi Wan - a reference to Star Wars, also by George Lucas.

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