Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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Revealing mistake: When the mine cart goes up on two wheels there's a shot from the side and Indy, Willie and Shorty have been replaced by mannequins. Indy's arm especially looks like that of a wooden puppet. Plus when Shorty is hanging between two mine carts, the thugs have also been replaced by obvious dolls.

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New this month Suggested correction: Not sure why sacha's comment is being downvoted. It's documented that miniatures (and dolls) were used to make the scene. Here is an on-set photo showing the miniature. In the lower left, the cart with the dolls in it:

Jason Hoffman

They are dolls, both sides. But you have to freeze the frame or slow-mo it to see it and that doesn't count. It has a very odd stop-motion look to it I suppose. But its not all that obvious they are dolls but just a strangely shot scene. imho.


Ok, how about this: Skip ahead to 2:49. Those are dolls, no slow mo or stopping needed to be able to see. Indy's elbow looks bizarre as well. It actually looks like a doll's arm.

Jason Hoffman

The first is a shot of barely a second. The others are very short too. Its not all that obvious, that's all. I agree they are dolls. After watching the scene 5 or 6 times you can see it, or if you stop the frame. In the first shot there is actually someone in it for real, a stuntwoman probably who you see moving backwards. Only Indie and Willie are fake. Its so short its hardly mentionable.


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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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