Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Continuity mistake: When the thug jumps on Indy's mine cart, Indy's hat gets loose, but in the following shot it's perfectly tucked in.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: After Shorty is saved from the thugs' mine cart, a baddie jumps from an elevated cart situated on the right side, but when the angle changes he is coming from the left side. Also, Indy is looking sideways instead of upwards, as if the bad guy was parallel to him.

Sacha

Audio problem: In the mine chase scene, when both carts are parallel to each other, Indy punches a thug. A frame later, from a different POV, two quick punches are heard, but no one is punching anybody.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the assassin's head is about to hit the fan, in the first shot of him going up, his head is very close to it, but in the next shot, it's further away.

MikeH

Audio problem: While they're in the tunnels, Willie's face appears to be normal while there's a scream of her in the audio background. (01:36:05)

Continuity mistake: When the Indian guest is given a beetle to eat during the dinner sequence, he pulls off the back of the insect. When he notices that Willie is not eating, you can see that he is only holding the beetle, but when the camera angle changes in the next shot, the guest is holding the insect with the part he pulled off next to it.

Continuity mistake: When Indy throws a flaming skewer at the Chinese guy, the right side of his scarf runs down to his waist, yet in the close-up it's shorter and stops by the ribs, check out the black lettering embroidered on it.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Mola Ram tells the Thugees to get to the huge cauldron, there's big clouds of smoke all around it, which disappear a frame later from a different angle.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

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.

Sacha

Short Round: I keep telling you, you listen to me more, you live longer!

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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.

Lynette Carrington

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Question: When the man was hanged on the fan, what exactly happened? It seems like he was cut by the fan, but then there's no blood or anything. How exactly did he die? And why did the fan suddenly stop when he hit it?

MikeH

Chosen answer: His neck was snapped by the whip getting caught in the fan. There isn't always blood with a hanging. Since the fan wasn't designed to hold a man's weight, the motor in it would have stopped or given out.

Captain Defenestrator

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