In 1935, Indiana Jones is tasked by Indian villagers with reclaiming a rock stolen from them by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace.
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” is a 1984 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by George Lucas. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, following the 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and preceding the 1989 film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
The movie is set in 1935, and follows Indiana Jones, a globe-trotting archaeologist and adventurer, as he travels to India and becomes embroiled in a dangerous mission to retrieve a sacred stone that has been stolen from a small village. Along the way, he teams up with a nightclub singer named Willie Scott and a young Indian boy named Short Round, and together they must navigate treacherous obstacles and defeat the evil Thuggee cult that has taken control of the stone and enslaved the villagers.
The film stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Kate Capshaw as Willie Scott, and Jonathan Ke Quan as Short Round. It was a commercial success, grossing over $333 million worldwide, and received mixed reviews from critics. Despite its controversial depiction of Indian culture and its portrayal of certain characters, the film has since become a beloved classic in the action-adventure genre.