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Still shot from the movie: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

In this second episode of the adventures of Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford), director Steven Spielberg, with a script penned by George Lucas, put the suave and sophisticated archeologist into another fast-paced escapade. This time Indy uncovers a cult practicing voodoo and human sacrifice --and gets the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 22 May 1984
Video Release: 20 Oct 2003
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This movie takes place in the 1930s and was made in 1984. Yet, by today’s standards, some of the characterizations may appear stereotypical or even demeaning and derogatory. Is the context of a film—in this case an adventure comedy—a reasonable excuse for including content that may be viewed as inappropriate toward certain ethnic groups?

The PG-13 rating was introduced in the late 1980s. How have movie ratings changed over the years? What do you think this film would be rated if it were released today?

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