Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Continuity mistake: When Indy throws a block of wood on the rails, it lays parallel, yet a frame later, from a different angle, it lays sideways.

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Continuity mistake: When the mine cart is about to stop, Indy's left hand is alternately covered by Willie and Shorty's or not, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Indie and Willie are about to jump out of the bar's window, there are some cables along the window which disappear when they crash through it.

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Continuity mistake: When the heroes leave the village, the shrine where the Indian is standing swaps from having a blue sky to a dark grey one, and smoke from a campfire all over.

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Audio problem: While Indy and Short are trapped in the room with the spiked ceiling, Indy takes his hand out through a hole and grabs Willie's hand by surprise. A loud cry is heard, but she doesn't mouth it nor reacts with surprise.

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Continuity mistake: During the hanging bridge scene, the brown mountain has some white rocks on the right side which sometimes disappear, or even appear on the opposite side as when Mula Ram throws the Thuggee down.

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Continuity mistake: A man takes the wooden blocks off of Laoche's plane wheels but disappears in the next angle.

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Continuity mistake: When the Maharajah enters the palace for the first time he is escorted by two guards. A frame later the guards are gone from behind and are already formed along the aisle.

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Continuity mistake: The movie starts with a guy playing a gong, holding its hammer from the lower part. A frame later his upper hand is holding the hammer from a much higher position.

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Continuity mistake: When Short starts to jump on the bridge, the part where he's standing is in the shadows, while the rest is on the sunny side. When he falls through the hole, the whole bridge is shadowy.

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Continuity mistake: Short is in the mine pretending to hammer some rocks and a guard whips at him. Short's fringe style is different depending on which angle focuses.

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Revealing mistake: At the bar Indy has swords thrown at him. The string to make them fly is visible attached to the sword on the left side. Also, the swords disappear in the next angle.

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Continuity mistake: After the Indians fire arrows at the bridge, Willie and Short step repeatedly on Mula's hands. The position of his hands changes from spread apart to close together from one frame to the other with no movement in between at all.

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Continuity mistake: In the mine, while Short punches the Maharaja, the Thuggee smashes a rock against Indy's head, turning it to the right side. A frame later, from a wider angle, Indy is turning his head to the opposite side.

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Continuity mistake: In the raft, Willie's hair changes from soaking wet to dry and fluffy right after saying, "I hate you!"

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Continuity mistake: During dinner, after the British soldier dips his finger in the cup, Indy's position swaps between frames from looking straight with his right hand raised, to looking to the left side with his hand lowered.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Willie is brought the soup, many stage lights are reflected on the tureen, and the guests seated in front disappear.

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Continuity mistake: The three arrive at the palace and are greeted by the Prime Minister. Willie raises her right arm to move her coat to her left hand. Before she finishes her movement, the angle cuts and she already has the coat under the left arm.

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Continuity mistake: Indy crashes against the orchestra, musicians, instruments and decoration. Two seconds later everything and everyone manages to be perfectly back in place.

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Continuity mistake: When the baddie hands Indy the diamond, the black napkin in front swaps from wrinkled to straight.

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

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Trivia: When Indiana Jones is confronted with the two swordsmen and goes to draw his gun to repeat his easy kill from the first Indy movie, listen to the music. It's the same music that was played in Raiders of the Lost Ark in the marketplace shortly before he pulled his gun on the big twirling swordsman.

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Question: Does anyone have a translation as to what the Mullaram says during the human sacrifice scenes? He chants something like 'Cully-ma, Cully-ma, Cully-ma sha-ti-day.' Also, what does the human sacrifice say? It sounds like 'Oh num-shi-vye.'

Answer: He says "kali ma, shakti day". This is hindi and means (literally) "black mother, give me power/strength". "Ohm nama Shivaya" means "I bow to Shiva." Both are Hindi.

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