"INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM"
Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck
INT. "THE DRAGON" NIGHTCLUB - NIGHT
A Chinese GONG SOUNDS and the glittering doors of an art
Deco pagoda slides open to reveal a mammoth silver stairway
down which rows of beautiful women start descending.
BEGIN MAIN TITLES
The lovely ladies are a mix of races and they sing a strange,
haunting melody -- one might think them a heavenly choir, if
it weren't for their sexy, clinging lamé gowns.
INT. CLUB ENTRANCE
From the ethereal beauties, we cut to a street urchin's dirty
face: SHORT ROUND is a ten-year-old Chinese kid wearing a
beat-up American baseball cap.
Sneaking into the club, Short Round weaves past the fancy
gowns and silk suits, heading toward the music in the main
INT. THE BALLROOM
Short Round enters and stares across the smoky nightclub. On
the stage, he sees a giant paper-mâché dragon laying curled
around the pagoda.
Now, the dragon's eyes light up, its nostrils exhale smoke
and its enormous jaws open. Out of the dragon's mouth walks
the star of the stage show:
WILLIE SCOTT, a dreamy beauty singing a sultry solo while
the orchestra wails the accompaniment.
But Short Round's not here to ogle crooning dames. He surveys
the rich Chinese, American and European revelers. Jewels
flash and champagne flows. Short Round finally spots a table
of somber-looking Chinese men in suits.
Short Round chews gum and stares at the men. Then he turns
to go. WU HAN, a waiter with a scar across his cheek, watches
Short Round leave.
INT. CLUB ENTRANCE
As Short Round hurries toward the exit, he bumps into a man
in a tuxedo entering the club. Short Round looks up at the
man, but we don't see his face.
Then Short Round is grabbed by the scruff of his neck and a
doorman hustles him out the door, Short Round yelling insults
all the way.
A maitre d' apologizes to the man in the tuxedo and two hat-
check girls smile at him familiarly as he continues into the
ballroom. We notice something incongruous: the man in the
tuxedo is wearing work boots caked with mud.
INT. THE BALLROOM
The man in the tuxedo stops to watch Willie Scott singing
sexily on the stage. Then he looks around and sees the table
of somber Chinese men that Short Round spotted earlier.
As the man in the tuxedo walks toward the table, he removes
a cigarette from a silver case. He arrives at the table just
as the chorus and orchestra reach a crescendo --
And on the stage, a glistening, muscular slave swings a huge
hammer toward an enormous brass gong --
The man in the tuxedo leans to receive a light from a
cigarette-girl and, as the GONG BOOMS, the match flares to
reveal his face for the first time:
It's INDIANA JONES. Elegant in a tuxedo -- dressed to kill.
The TITLES END and over this a legend appears on the screen:
"SHANGHAI - 1935"
At the table, the four Chinese man in suits stare coldly at
Nee chin lie how ma?
Lao's men laugh and assume that Indy doesn't understand his
Wah hung how, nee nah? Wah hwey hung
jing chee jah loo nee kao soo wah
LAO SHE looks angry and his men's smiles fade.
You never told me you spoke my
language, Dr. Jones.
I don't like to show off.
Indiana takes a seat across the table from Shanghai's
notorious crime-lord. Lao is fifty, wealthy enough to now
display some fat, but still muscular from his fight to the
top of the garbage heap.
For this special occasion, I ordered
champagne and caviar.
Indiana looks at the pile of caviar on the plate in front of
him - and stubs his cigarette out in it. The cigarette sizzles
and Lao's smiles dies with it.
There's applause as Willie Scott finishes her song. At the
table, Lao stares at Indiana with a strange intensity.
So, it is true, Dr. Jones? You found
Sure, I found him. Then last night I
had a little trouble. Somebody tried
to slit my throat.
Indiana looks across the table at Lao's son, CHEN, who
resembles a bulldog and snarls like one now.
It was dark, but I think one of your
sons tried to get Nurhachi without
paying for him.
Indy stares pointedly at Chen's recently bandaged hand. Chen
mutters and stands angrily -- Lao barks a command in Chinese
and Chen sits down again.
You have insulted my son.
Next time I'll cut off more than his
Dr. Jones -- I want Nurhachi.
Lao pulls a wad of cash out of his pocket and puts it on the
table. Indiana glances at it.
As I recall the deal was considerably
Now a pretty hand slips onto Lao's shoulder and he looks up
to see Willie Scott. Lao kisses her hand. Willie is unaware
of the explosive mood at the table and she smiles
flirtatiously at Indiana.
Aren't you going to introduce us?
This is Willie Scott.
And this is Indiana Jones, the famous
Willie sits down between Lao and Indy. She takes out a small
mirror to check her make-up.
Dr. Jones found Nurhachi for me and
is about to deliver him -- now.
Lao nods across the table and Indy sees KAO KAN, Lao's second
son, open his coat and remove a silver-plated pistol. Indiana
looks worried. Willie doesn't notice as she fixes her make-
up and coyly teases Indiana.
Well -- I thought archaeologists
were always funny little men searching
for their mummies --
She looks down terrified at the knife Indy is poking against
I was only kidding, can't you take a
joke -- ?
Lao, he's got a knife!
Put the gun away, sonny.
Kao Kan glances at his father. Lao finally nods to his son
and he slips the pistol back into his pocket.
Now I suggest you pay me what you
promised -- or your girlfriend here
is going to be squealing a new tune.
The ritzy patrons at the tables nearby are unaware of the
tawdry drama quietly unfolding at this table.
Willie eyes the blade and whimpers. She looks imploringly at
Lao and he slowly reaches into his pocket. He puts ten gold
coins next to the cash on the table.
Indy leans forward to look at the gold coins -- so intently
that he fails to notice Kao Kan spilling some powder into
Indy's champagne glass!
Try again Lao -- the deal was more.
The knife pokes Willie and she whimpers again. Lao reaches
into another pocket and brings out a folded piece of rice
paper -- he opens it and a large diamond and ruby spill out
onto the table.
Bingo... you see, Lao, with a bit of
persuasion, even you can be an honest
Indy smiles and jabs the knife into the middle of the table.
Then he lifts his champagne glass in a toast to Lao -- who
watches expectantly as Indiana moves the glass toward his
Suddenly Willie stands angrily, jostling Indy's arm so that
he doesn't drink his champagne.
Look at this! He put a hole in my
dress from Paris!
Lao sees Indy put his champagne glass down and he snarls at
Willie quickly obeys. Lao forces a smile at Indy and lifts
his glass to seal the deal --
To your health, Dr. Jones.
Lao sips hs champagne and watches hopefully as Indy picks up
his glass and this time Indy does drink the champagne. Then
he reaches for the cash --
But Chen grins and puts a silver snuff bottle next to the
cash, gold and jewels -- he tips the little bottle over and
some white powder spills out of it --
A bonus, Dr. Jones. That is poison.
You just drank the rest of it.
Indiana examines his champagne glass and sees a residue at
the bottom of it. He swallows and feels sick, wondering it
it's fear or the poison already taking effect.
There is an antidote for this poison.
You give me Nurhachi -- I give you
Indiana is sweating. Willie looks at him and sees Indy's
The poison works fast, Dr. Jones.
Where is Nurhachi?
Indiana finally reaches into his pocket. Next to the cash,
gold, jewels and poison, Indiana sets down a beautiful small
box. Lao and his men stare hypnotically at the exquisite
gold and enamel box.
This Nurhachi's a very small guy.
Nobody pays any attention to her as Lao reaches for the box.
Inside are the remains of Nurhachi --
the first Emperor of the Manchu
Lao opens the box carefully and stares reverently at the
grey powder inside.
Now what about the antidote, Lao.
(holding the box)
At last I have the ashes of my sacred
So, what's the big deal? Let me see
Willie grabs Lao's arm and some of the precious ashes spill
out of the gold box. Stunned by this desecration of his
ancestor, Lao grabs Willie by the wrist and twists her arm --
Ow, you're hurting me, you miserable
Let go of her, Lao. And give me the
Lao just laughs evilly -- until a waiter moves up behind Lao
and the crimelord suddenly stiffens. He lets go of Willie's
wrist and raises his hands off the table. Chen stops
collecting the money and jewels.
Kao Kan tenses and Indy smiles at Wu Han, the Chinese waiter
with the scar, who is standing behind Lao. Wu Han has a towel
over his hand-under it, he has a pistol pressed against Lao's
(smiling at Wu Han)
I like the service here.
Hey, he's not a waiter...
No, Wu Han's an old friend I brought
So, the game's not over. Put the
antidote on the table, Lao.
Lao carefully reaches into his pocket and puts a small glass
vial of liquid next to the cash, gold, jewels, poison and
sacred box. Indy looks relieved as he reaches for the vial
of antidote -- then he hears a muffled report! And another!
Wu Han groans and sways. Indy starts to stand but Chen
immediately turns the smoking pistol with the silencer that
he used to kill Wu Han -- Indy sees it pointed at him now
and he remains in his seat.
Kao Kan stands and grabs Wu Han, easing the phony waiter
into the chair he just vacated. The muffled shooting hasn't
attracted any attention. The nightclub activity continues an
Indy speaks emotionally to his dying friend.
Wu Han -- listen to me -- I'm going
to get you out of here.
In pain, Wu Han looks at Indy and struggles to speak --
Not this time, my friend...
I followed you on many adventures --
but into the great Unknown Mystery,
I go first, Indy...
Wu Han dies and slumps forward. Indiana is shattered by the
death of his old friend.
Don't be sad, Dr. Jones -- you will
soon join him.
Indy's gaze shifts from his dead friend to Lao's sneering
face. Then Indy sees the murderous Chen giggling perversely.
Indy's anger is compounded by the poison burning in his gut
and his vision of Chen's ugly face blurs into a double image --
Indy stands up unsteadily. Chen assumes he's about to keel
over from the poison -- but Indy suddenly turns and grabs a
real waiter at another table. The waiter holds a long skewer
of roasted pigeons that he's just set afire --
Indy grabs the skewer of pigeons flambeé and hurls is across
the table! Chen fires and misses -- and screams as the skewer
stabs into his chest and the burning pigeons flame in front
of his horrified face!
This the other tables definitely notice. There are screams
and all hell breaks loose. Indiana shoves past Willie and
reaches for the vial on the table --
The antidote -- !
But he's grabbed from behind by Kao Kan. Indy elbows the
punk, reaches back and grabs his head -- and somersaults Kao
Kan onto the table!
As number two son crashes into the table, the impact sends
the Emperor Nurhachi's ashes billowing into Lao's stricken
Indiana yells as he sees the vial of antidote rolling across
the table -- and falling!
Indiana dives and catches the antidote just before it hits
the floor -- then Indy's hand is brutally stomped on by one
of Lao's henchmen and the vial rolls away.
Indiana angrily raises his head, smashing it up into the
henchman's groin -- the man howls like a banshee and hobbles
Meanwhile, Willie watches Lao grabbing for cash from the
table. Willie lunges past the pigeon-skewered Chen to snatch
the jewels, but unfortunately Kao Kan knocks them off the
table as he leaps to attack Indy.
Indiana scrambles on his hands and knees after the rolling
vial. People keep kicking it -- he almost has it when Willie
runs into him, trips and lands on her back.
Look out, damn it, I need that
Who cares? Where's that diamond!
Gunfire explodes and they both scramble in different
directions. Indy dives through the fleeing nightclub patrons
and slides behind a water-spewing fountain. Water kicks up
as Indy is shot at by Lao and his henchmen.
Indy sees the vial of antidote kicked again and it spins
across the marble floor -- feeling the poison, Indy shakes
his head groggily and splashes water on his face.
Meanwhile, Willie is chasing her diamond, shoving through
the panicked crowd. She spots the diamond! Another elegantly
dresses woman is bending to pick it up --
Excuse me, but I believe that's my
Willie smiles and suddenly kicks the woman in the butt! Willie
reaches to get the diamond but not before the other woman
Behind the fountain, Indiana makes a break -- he runs and
dives on top of a serving cart. The wheeled cart hurtles
toward an unsuspecting gunman, crashes into him from behind
and sends him flying head first into a row of ice buckets.
Nearby, Willie slugs the other lady in the jaw and grabs for
the elusive diamond just as the ice buckets showers ice across
the floor -- which camouflages the diamond!
Searching desperately for the jewel, Willie sees the vial of
antidote spinning across the floor -- as it slides by, she
Hey, doll! Don't move!
She sees Indy speeding by atop the serving cart. Lao and his
gunmen rush out to block the way. Indy rolls off the cart
and slides behind a potted palm as Lao's men open fire again.
(shouting to Willie)
Hey, don't go away! I need that!
Willie smiles meanly as she slips the vial down the front of
her dress, thumbs her nose at Indiana and walks away.
If I wasn't dying, I'd kill her...
Hiding behind the palm tree, Indiana looks around and spots
a giant statue at the side of the stage. Indy makes a break
As the gunmen open fire, Indy springs onto a chair -- jumps
onto a table -- and leaps onto the stage. He grabs the golden
broad-sword from the Chinese warrior statue!
As bullets smash into the statue, Indiana hides behind it.
Then he jumps out and swings the large sword toward the
enormous brass gong.
The crimson cord holding the gong is SLASHED! Indy slings
the sword at his assailants and gives the three-meter-high
gong a helpful shove --
The giant gong rolls and echoes as it crashes down the marble
steps. Indiana ducks behind it as it gains momentum and rolls
across the dance floor.
Using the gong as an enormous shield, Indy evades the gunfire
exploding -- bullets ricochet off the rolling brass gong as
Indy runs behind it.
Ahead, Willie hurries toward an exit -- she hears something
and turns -- her eyes go wide as she sees the mammoth gong
bearing down on her!
Willie yells as Indiana grabs her arm and pulls her behind
the gong with him --
Lao watches amazed as he and his gunmen dodge tables trying
to get better firing positions -- and more henchmen come
into the club now and start firing machine guns!
As bullets clang against the gong, Indiana and Willie run
behind it. Willie hollers as they head directly for a
towering, floor-to-ceiling window!
Indiana grabs Willie around the waist and, after the huge
gong crashes through the stained-glass window, they both fly
EXT. "THE DRAGON" NIGHTCLUB - NIGHT
In a shower of sparkling glass, the enormous gong sails out
and crashes down a sloping green-tiled roof. Indiana Jones
and Willie Scott hurtle into the night air after it!
The gong rolls down the roof and they hit the tiles behind
it, Indiana holding onto Willie as they roll one-over-the-
other toward the edge -- Willie screams as they fall into
Their entwined bodies plummet three stories: ripping through
a third-floor awning, crashing through an old man's mattress
on a second-floor balcony --
Finally they smash through the convertible top of a parked
Duesenberg and fall into the back seat!
INT. THE DUESENBERG
Willie sits up wide-eyed, speechless and amazed to be alive.
Then she sees an equally astonished Short Round looking at
them from the front seat.
Wow! Holy smoke! Crash landing!
Step on it, Short Round!
Okey-doke, Indy! Hold onto your
The twelve-year-old Chinese kid turns his baseball cap bill-
backwards and steps on the gas! The tires squeal as the car
roars off --
For crying out loud, a kid's driving
Relax, I've been giving him lessons.
EXT. THE NIGHTCLUB - NIGHT
The Duesenberg races past the entrance to the nightclub as
Lao and his man rush out and jump into two black sedans. The
sedans screech off in pursuit of the Duesenberg.
INT. THE DUESENBERG
As Short Round eagerly swerves around a corner, Willie holds
on for dear life. Indiana suddenly puts his hand down the
front of Willie's dress --
Listen, we just met for crissake!
I'm not that kind of girl!
Don't get your hopes up -- where's
Indiana withdraws his hand, having finally found the vial.
He opens is quickly, tips the vial to his lips and grimaces
as he swallows the stuff.
You don't look very good.
Poison never agrees with me.
Pull a right, Short Round, and head
for the Wang Poo bridge!
As the car accelerates, Indy peers out the back window at
their pursuers. Willie notices her reflection in the side
Look at what you've done to me! I'm
a mess! My lipstick's smeared, I
broke two nails, I've got an awful
run in my stocking!
Gunfire suddenly explodes, bullets whizz through the canvas
top and the rear window shatters and sprays glass! Willie
ducks and cringes terrified in the corner --
Somehow I think you've got bigger
Indy grabs his shoulder bag and pulls a pistol out of it. He
pokes the gun through the broken window and starts firing
back at their pursuers -- then he turns and looks ahead.
There, Shorty! Through the tunnel!
Through the windows we see the car racing into a tunnel.
Lights from the pursuing cars flash through the rear window
and gunfire echoes in the tunnel.
What're we going to do?! Where're we
The airport... No, look out, Short
Round! Left, left!
Indy reaches over the front seat and helps Short Round
EXT. A SHANGHAI SQUARE - NIGHT
The Duesenberg tears around the square, followed by Lao's
two sedans. People on the street dive for cover -- coolies
pulling rickshaws go into hyper-jog -- lanterns spanning the
street crash down and are dragged behind the Duesenberg.
Bullets explode and amazed prostitutes watch the cars zoom
INT. THE DUESENBERG - NIGHT
The chaotic chase continues -- bullets whine past and the
shredded convertible top whips in the wind.
You got the tickets, Short Round?
Sure, Indy -- three tickets! You, me
and Wu Han --
Shorty throws an envelope back and Indy looks at the three
Wu Han's not coming, Shorty.
Unaware of what happened at the club, Short Round thinks a
Don't worry, Indy. Short Round number
one bodyguard now!
Willie reaches for the extra ticket.
I'll take the extra ticket.
(grabbing it from
Where's this plane going anyway?
Siam? But I'm not dressed for Siam...
EXT. COUNTRY HIGHWAY - NIGHT
Leaving behind the squalid port, the Duesenberg flies along
the highway through the trees. In a moment, Lao's two sedans
EXT. NANG TAO AIRFIELD - NIGHT
The Duesenberg swings around a curve and skids through gravel
toward the airfield. In the distance there is a small terminal
but Short Round wheels the car toward the cargo area --
A two-engine passenger plane is revving its motors and the
last passengers are boarding. The Duesenberg squeals to a
stop and Indy jumps out with Willie and Short Round right on
A contingent of airport Military Police move to bar their
way until WEBER, a heavy-set Englishman, runs up puffing and
No, no, they're all right! Let them
Dr. Jones, this is positively the
last time our airline can hold a
plane for you. Now you must hurry!
While Short Round grabs a small bag out of the car, Weber
and a stewardess take their tickets and rush them all toward
Meanwhile, the two sedans skid to a stop and Lao and his son
Kao Kan jumps out with their henchmen. The puzzled military
police advance on them suspiciously --
Realizing he's outnumbered, Lao instructs his men to stay
back and to put away their weapons.
EXT. THE AIRPLANE
Willie and Short Round charge up the ladder and onto the
plane. Indy pauses at the top of the steps to give Lao a
cocky farewell salute. Indy boards the plane and the co-pilot
slams the door.
EXT. THE AIRFIELD
The plane starts taxiing. By the cars, Lao is buffeted by
the prop wash as he angrily watches the plane roll away.
Behind Lao, his son, Kao Kan, stares at the plane taking off --
a look on Kao Kan's face indicates that he hasn't given up
The plane lifts off the airfield, silhouetted against the
clouds and the first light of dawn.
EXT. THE DKY - MORNING
The sun flashes above the horizon and the plane banks through
white billowing clouds as it heads west.
INT. THE PLANE
A door opens at the rear of the plane and Indiana Jones exits
wearing more familiar attire: a beat-up leather jacket over
a khaki shirt and a snap-brim hat. He passes a dozen
passengers as he moves up the aisle carrying his rolled-up
In the first row, Willie is busy fixing her make-up. Shorty
sits in the seat across the aisle from her. Indy comes up
and drops his tuxedo onto the floor.
Willie sees him hook his coiled bullwhip over a coat-peg.
So, what're you supposed to be, a
Since I was nice enough to let you
tag along, why don't you give your
mouth a rest? Okay, doll?
Indy pats her leg -- she removes his hand and reaches down
and picks up his tuxedo coat. She slips it on.
I'm freezing. What do you mean, tag
along? From the minute you walked
into that nightclub, you haven't
been able to keep your eyes off me.
He smiles and tips his hat down over his eyes to go to
INT. THE COCKPIT
At the same moment, the Chinese co-pilot tips his hat up off
his eyes -- and looks scared to death! He exclaims in Chinese --
He and the pilot see two biplanes materialize out of the
clouds and dive directly toward them! Suddenly, machine
Dive for the clouds! Dive!
EXT. THE SKY - DAY
The DC-3 banks into the clouds as the two biplanes attack.
In the back seat of the first biplane, we see Kao Kan watching
the DC-3 like a hawk about to bring down a sparrow.
INT. THE COCKPIT
The biplanes swoop past both sides of the plane and bursts
of gunfire rip along the fuselage.
They hit a fuel line!
Reduce speed -- get everyone out of
INT. THE PASSENGER CABIN
As the air battle rages, the passengers are tossed about and
some start screaming. Short Round peers out a window.
Lao send planes to kill Indy!
Willie shakes Indy's arm but he continues snoring under his
Wake up! It's the drug he drank to
stop the poison --
The cockpit door bursts open and the Chinese co-pilot exits
to make an announcement -- he smiles and speaks in CHINESE,
then he smiles and speaks in FRENCH --
Willie looks lost until the Chinese co-pilot smiles again
and speaks in ENGLISH --
Please to remain calm. We start
passing out parachutes now --
The co-pilot hurries toward the rear. Willie looks petrified
as a stewardess rushes up and hands her a parachute.
You got to be kidding! No! No, I
The pilot hurries out of the cockpit and grabs his parachute
as he heads toward the back.
Wait -- who's flying the plane?!
She opens the door to the cockpit --
Nobody's flying the plane...
EXT. THE SKY - DAY
The DC-3 smokes through the clouds. Passengers are bailing
out -- parachutes billowing. As one of the fighters swoops
through the parachutes, Kao Kan searches the faces -- then
he points at the DC-3.
(into the radio)
Jones! Indiana Jones!
The two planes roar off and start strafing the DC-3 again.
INT. THE PASSENGER CABIN
The co-pilot has a parachute on and is trying to get Short
Round into one.
Put it on! What's wrong with you?
You've got to jump!
No, can't leave Indy!
Short Round suddenly butts the co-pilot in the stomach with
his head. The co-pilot yells and falls out the door. Short
Round sees the co-pilot's parachute billow. Then Willie rushes
Give me that parachute, I changed my
She grabs the parachute and starts to fight Shorty over it --
No, this last one! It's for Indy!
They scuffle until the parachute skids across the floor.
Short Round jumps for it -- the parachute falls out the door
and Short Round starts to fall out after it!
Willie grabs him by the seat of his pants and hauls him back
from the abyss!
EXT. THE SKY - DAY
The fighters peel off toward the DC-3 with their guns flaming
in another attack.
INT. THE PASSENGER CABIN
Short Round tries to wake Indy again. Finally, Shorty grabs
Indy's bag, pulls his holster out of it and runs toward the
Indy continues to sleep -- until bullets smash the window by
his head and a fire extinguisher is hit and starts spraying
into Indy's face.
He finally awakens and jumps up. He looks around is disbelief
at the battle-torn, nearly-empty airplane.
We there yet?
Indiana sees Shorty shooting his pistol out the side door as
the planes swoop by again. Out of ammo, Shorty throws the
gun angrily at the passing plane.
Indiana picks up his whip and attaches it to his belt as
Willie runs over to him.
There's nobody flying the plane!
INT. THE COCKPIT
The door flies open and Indy rushes in with Willie behind
him. Indy appraises the situation quickly and jumps into the
pilot's seat with total confidence --
You know how to fly?
Indy surveys the control panels, the myriad of dials and
INT. THE PASSENGER CABIN
Willie runs screaming out of the cockpit, her last hope
shattered. Shorty is pulling something out of the cargo
compartment -- he's found a machine gun and sets it up on a
Come here, lady, hold this and shut
He pulls Willie down to the floor and shoves her the
ammunition belt that's draped toward the gun. Then Shorty
jumps behind the machine gun --
As the first fighter appears off their side, Short Round
blasts out the open door! The machine gun explodes to life,
chewing bullets, smoking and spitting shells at Willie --
Willie hollers terrified but manages to feed the ammo belt
as Short Round sights the blazing machine gun -- suddenly he
Willie sees the fighter hit -- it smokes and veers away --
and then EXPLODES!
I get it!
You got it!
The second plane swoops down and Short Round blasts away.
This time as he swivels the gun, he misses and hits one of
the DC-3's own engines and it explodes!
Oh oh -- big mistake!
INT. THE COCKPIT
Trying to figure out the controls, Indy looks up to see their
engine explode into flames --
Short Round, what in the hell are
Suddenly the DC-3 emerges out of a cloud and Indy sees they
are headed directly for a mountain! He pulls back hard on
the controls as a rocky peak looms lethally in front of them.
EXT. THE SKY - DAY
The DC-3 lifts at the last second and smashes some snow off
the uppermost pinnacle as it clears the mountain by inches!
Kao Kan's fighter is glued to the DC-3's tail and continues
to strafe -- but the fighter pilot pulls up too late -- and
the fighter explodes as it hits the peak of the mountain!
INT. THE PASSENGER CABIN
Indy rushes out of the smoking cockpit to find Willie and
Short Round crawling out from under the debris that's fallen
on them. Then Indy spots something in the wreckage --
He pulls at some yellow canvas and Willie sees as sign:
"EMERGENCY LIFE RAFT". Indy drags the folded canvas over to
the open door.
Are you crazy, a lift raft?! We're
not sinking, we're crashing!
Get over here, damn it! Short Round,
come on, grab onto me tight!
Willie sees Short Round rush over to Indiana and grab him
around the waist from behind. Willie finally jumps up and
runs over --
Wait for me!
She throws her arms around Indy's neck so that she and Shorty
are both hugging him from behind. Indy clutches the folded
lift raft in front of him and surveys the mountainside rushing
close beneath the sinking airplane --
Finally, an instant before the plane will hit, Indy dives
and pulls the inflation cord!
EXT. THE SKY
As the smoking DC-3 screams out of control toward the
mountain, skimming the rocky snow-covered slopes, we see the
life raft spilling out the open door --
The raft pops into its full shape, acting now as a spoiler,
soaring against the rushing wind and finally crashing and
bouncing against the snowy mountainside.
In the distance, we see the DC-3 finally kiss the earth and
explode in a cloud of flame against a rocky escarpment --
metal and earth mushrooming in a million directions!
EXT. THE MOUNTAINSIDE
As the raft rockets down the snow, Indiana clutches the front
and Willie and Short Round hold on for dear life on either
side of him.
The raft plummets down the mountain, crossing the timber-
line and entering a forest. Bouncing over a snow-hidden log,
the raft shoots directly for a tree --
Indiana pulls on the perimeter rope, rolls on his side and
manages to swerve the raft so it caroms off the snow-drifted
side of the tree trunk.
Continuing its downhill run, the raft smashes across a small
steam, sending silvery water spraying.
As the raft skids below the snow-level, it starts bouncing
over rocky ground and its three passengers' teeth start
EXT. A BLUFF
The yellow raft crashes through a tangle of bushes and then
plummets toward a bluff! The raft goes airborne over a small
bluff and lands with a splash in a slow-moving river.
EXT. THE RIVER
The life raft drifts down the river and Indy looks around
and smiles cockily at Willie and Short Round --
Their faces don't show gratitude, but horror -- Indy hears
something and turns to see:
EXT. WHITE WATER RAPIDS
The raft is heading directly toward a surging stretch of
treacherous rapids. Indiana looks less cocky as he and Willie
and Short Round hold on again for dear life!
The raft plunges into the roaring torrent, bouncing over
rock-swollen waves, twisting and spinning through narrow
gaps. The three helpless passengers are drenched in the
thundering cascades of white water.
Willie is hollering, Short Round hangs on wide-eyed and even
Indy looks terrified as the raft crashes down the rapids.
Finally, after one heart-stopping bounce, the raft seems to
EXT. RIVER CLEARING
The raft drifts out of the main part of the river and glides
toward a clearing. Its three soaked and bedraggled passengers
lie motionless in the bottom.
Indy's hand drags alongside the raft, his fingers leaving a
trail in the almost still water. Battered and exhausted, but
always Indy's "bodyguard", Shorty looks over at him worriedly --
Indy looks over at Willie who is moaning.
You all right?
No... I'm not cut out for the kind
of life you lead.
Oh no... I ripped my dress. Where
are we anyway?
The raft floats to a gentle stop -- we see it nudge against
a pair of dark feet. Indy squints up into the sun and sees
Holy cow -- India? How do you know
we're in --
She rolls over and yelps as she looks up at the bizarre,
painted face of a SHAMAN. Silhouetted against the blazing
sun, the skinny little old man in a loincloth stares down at
them in the raft.
An eerie wind rises and howls. The old man places his palms
together and moves his hands up to touch his forehead. Willie
and Short Round watch mystified as Indiana returns the old
shaman's silent greeting.
EXT. THE MAYAPORE HILLS - DAY
Indy and Short Round follow the shaman and four peasants
down a rutted path through barren rolling hills. Willie is
out of her milieu, stumbling along this forlorn landscape in
high heels, tuxedo jacket and disheveled lamé gown.
She hears the old shaman talking to Indy and catches up with
them to find out what's going on.
What'd he say?
He told me they knew I was coming
What do you mean -- how?
The old man saw it in a dream.
Dream -- nightmare is more like it.
He said that's whey they were at
river -- they were waiting for the
plane to fall down.
He looks at her bewildered face and smiles faintly. As they
walk, a hot wind swirls dust around them, a wind slowly
ravaging what soil is left in this terribly blighted region.
EXT. MAYAPORE - DAY
At the base of the hills, Mayapore village does nothing to
relieve the awful sense of devastation. A desolate road runs
through the village, along which groups of pitifully poor
villagers stare at the strangers being brought in.
Hopeless women lift buckets from a dry well -- finding only
sand. Skinny miserable dogs skulk between the decrepit village
huts, eyed by the patient vultures lurking in scraggly trees.
Indiana notices the wretched peasants staring at Short Round,
some of them pointing at him, a few haggard women shedding
tears down their wrinkled faces as the little Chinese boy
There is no sign of children in the village and Short Round
grows frightened by the odd attention. He moves closer to
Indy as they pass the devastated population.
EXT. MAYAPORE VILLAGE - AFTER SUNSET
Black clouds clot across the blood-red sky as darkness falls.
Indiana, Willie and Short Round sit tensely on a shabby rug.
Above their heads, there is a thatched roof, but there are
The dying sunset silhouettes them and the half-dozen elders
seated in the dirt around them. A grey-haired man, the village
CHIEFTAIN, gives quiet commands to the women who scuttle in
and set wooden plates in front of the three visitors. No
plates are places in front of the elders.
(quietly to Indy)
I hope this means we're going to get
Indiana sees the painted shaman, who sits next to the
chieftain, watching Willie. The women bring in a bowl from
which they scoop tiny portions of grey gruel onto three
To this the women add a few grains of yellowed rice and a
withered, molding piece of fruit. Willie looks aghast at the
God, I am starving, but I can't eat
That's more food than these people
eat in a week.
They're starving, too...
Willie looks around at the emaciated faces and feels like
crawling into a hole.
I'm sorry, I -- here, please.
She picks up her plate and gently hands it back to the women.
The chieftain finally speaks to them --
You will rest here before you go on.
We'd appreciate that. This was an
unexpected detour. We'll have to go
to Delhi now and find a flight west.
Indy is taking me to America.
All eyes are on Short Round. Puzzled by this strange
attention, Shorty's smile fades nervously.
I'm a professor. I have to return to
the university. Can you give us a
guide to take us to Delhi?
The chieftain indicates a young villager sitting near them.
Sanju will guide you.
The old shaman speaks now for the first time.
On the way to Delhi, you will stop
Pankot isn't on the way to Delhi.
You will go to palace there.
Hasn't the Pankot palace been deserted
since the Mutiny of 1857?
No. Now there is new Maharajah --
and palace is powerful again.
The shaman looks around at his unfortunate people.
It is Pankot Palace that kills my
I don't understand. What's happened
The evil starts in Pankot. Then like
monsoon, it moves darkness over all
They came from Palace and took
sivalinga from out village.
Willie looks over at Indiana --
It's a sacred stone in a shine that's
supposed to protect a village.
It is why Krishna brought you here.
Nobody brought us here. Our plane
crashed. We were shot down by --
No. We pray to Krishna to help us
find the stone. It was Krishna who
made you fall from sky -- so you can
got to Pankot Palace. To find
sivalinga -- and bring back to us.
Indy's about to object -- then he looks at the sad chieftain,
the elders and peasants who are watching him helplessly. And
he sees again the dark steady eyes of the old shaman.
EXT. MAYAPORE VILLAGE - NIGHT
Torches flare eerily and dogs howl as the peasants accompany
the shaman, elders and three visitors out of the edge of the
dark village. Short Round walks beside Indy.
Indy, they make our plane crash? To
get you here?
It's just superstition, Shorty. Like
a ghost story.
Short Round looks plenty scared as they all stop walking.
The shaman motions and the men with torches circle around a
pile of rocks to illuminate them. The shaman makes a gesture
of devotion to the primitive shrine and Indy speaks to the
Indiana seems skeptical as he kneels to study the shrine. On
top of the pile of rocks, there is a carved niche. The niche
is empty but an indentation indicates the conical shape of
the stone that was stolen.
Was the stone very smooth?
(he sees the chieftain
It was probably brought here from a
(joining Indy and the
Long ago -- before my father's father.
And it had three lines painted across
(seeing the shaman
The lines represent the three levels
of the universe. I've seen stones
like the one you lost.
Indy stands slowly. Willie is beside him looking at the
I don't understand how losing one
rock could destroy this village.
(whispering to Indy)
Is it really powerful?
Indy gives a doubtful smile. He turns again to the old shaman.
But why would the Maharajah take
this sacred stone?
They say we must pray to their evil
god. We say we will not.
The old shaman looks off and fights the tears in his eyes as
he starts speaking in Hindi.
He says that when the sacred stone
was taken the village wells dried up
first and then the river stopped.
Indy turns and asks the shaman a question in Hindi. The shaman
answers in Hindi.
He says their crops died and then
the animals died.
The shaman walks to the edge of the torchlight and looks out
into the darkness as he continues speaking emotionally in
And then they took their children.
She looks at Short Round and finally understands the sorrowful
faces always watching him. Indy asks another question in
Hindi and the shaman continues his story --
He says one night there was a fire
in the fields. The men went to fight
it. When they came back, they heard
the women crying in the darkness.
And the children were gone.
The shaman walks slowly toward Indiana.
You will find them when you find
I'm sorry, I don't know how I can
help you here.
The shaman and the chieftain stare and Indiana, refusing to
The English authorities who control
this area are the only ones who can
They do not listen.
I have friends in Delhi and I will
make sure they investigate this...
No, you will got to Pankot...
The old man speaks again in his own tongue and Indy looks
What'd he say now?
It was destined that I came here --
and the future cannot be changed...
Indy looks at the shaman and the torchlight reflected in his
EXT. MAYAPORE - NIGHT
Suddenly we're rushing headlong down a dark dirt path seen
from the POV of somebody running in terror. We hear heavy
breathing -- above we see the scraggly trees blowing against
the full moon as an eerie wind rises and howls. We continue
crashing through the dying fields toward the dark village...
INT. INDIANA'S HUT - NIGHT
The wind swirls into the hut and Indiana's eyes open. He
lies still a moment and then sits up slowly. He sees Short
Round sleeping nearby.
Sensing something strange, Indy gets to his feet. He steps
around Short Round and goes to the door of the hut.
EXT. THE HUT - NIGHT
Indy walks against the rising wind and looks around. The
village is asleep and seems deserted. Then he turns and sees
We follow small bare feet stumbling through the dust...
Indy sees an emaciated child in rags running out of the
darkness. Indiana moves forward and the child runs toward
him. Indy grabs the little boy as he falls into his arms.
INT. THE SHAMAN'S HUT - NIGHT
A few minutes later, the little boy is lying unconscious on
a blanket. Elders crouch around him. Indy is kneeling and
watches the shaman wet the boy's forehead with a rag and
drip water onto his lips.
The little boy's eyes open and he begins to revive. Short
Round And Willie watch from a corner as the little boy looks
at all the faces peering down at him.
The little boy's arm moves and he reaches out to Indy rather
than any of the others. Indy takes his small hand and sees
that the boy's fingers are cut and bruised -- his fingers
open and drop something into Indy's hand.
The little boy tries to whisper. Indy has to lean close to
hear as the little boy's lips move again --
A mother rushes into the hut now and kneels and hugs her
little boy. His skinny arms go around her as they are
reunited. Indy stands slowly and looks at what the little
boy gave him --
It is a small tattered piece of cloth: an old fragment of a
miniature painting. Indiana looks at it with an expression
of recognition and apprehension...
EXT. THE VILLAGE - MORNING
The camera follows Indiana -- he's walking fast and
determinedly. Villagers trot alongside of him, trying to
keep up with is pace as he questions them in Hindi.
Indy approaches two large elephants and sees their guide
Sajnu trying to politely drag Willie toward one of them.
Damn it , Willie, get on -- we've
got to move out!
Willie's head comes up over the back of the elephant as she's
helped from below -- there is a look of sheer terror on her
Whoa! Easy now -- nice elephant...
Waiting by the second elephant, Short Round sees Indy coming
and runs up to him --
I ride with you, Indy?
Nope, you got a little surprise over
Short Round runs around the big elephant and sees a baby
elephant being brought out. He can't believe his luck --
Meanwhile Sajnu goads Willie's elephant over. The villagers
look grief stricken and many are crying as they watch the
three strangers' departure.
(to Short Round)
This is the first time anybody ever
cried when I left.
They don't cry about you. They cry
about the elephants leaving.
They got no food to feed them. So
they taking the elephants away to
Indy lumbers over on his elephant.
All right, let's go. I want to get
to Pankot before tomorrow night.
She looks at Indiana as he rides past.
Pankot?! I thought we were going to
Delhi! Hey, wait a minute!
(looking at the
Can't somebody take me to Delhi?! I
don't want to go to Pankot!
Sajnu guides her elephant and Willie lurches forward --
Indiana! Damn it! Why'd you change
your mind? What did that kid tell
you last night?!
Indy ignores her hollering. The elephants move off through
the crowds of pitiful villagers. Indy sees the elders,
chieftain and the old shaman who brings his hands up to his
forehead as Indy rides past.
EXT. THE COUNTRYSIDE - DAY
The elephants move across the desolate countryside toward
the distant hills.
EXT. THE TRAIL
Indiana rides the lead elephant. Sajnu passes on foot guiding
Willie's elephant. With the tuxedo jacket wrapped around her
waist, Willie is dabbing perfume behind her ears.
(to her elephant)
I think you need this more than me.
Willie leans forward and puts perfume behind the elephant's
ears. Grimacing at the animal's smell she simply dumps the
rest of the perfume on the elephant's back.
Willie yelps when the elephant's trunk comes back, sniffs
the foreign fragrance and suddenly trumpets in disgust.
What're you complaining about, this
is expensive stuff!
EXT. LOWER JUNGLES - DAY
From a cliff, we see the elephants below passing into the
Spotting something on an overhanging tree branch, Short Round
stands up precariously on the baby elephant's back. He pulls
a vine from the tree as they pass under it. Plopping down
onto the baby elephant's back, he picks the wild fruit from
the vine --
Here you go, lunch time!
The baby elephant's trunk comes back and takes the fruit.
Shorty looks up in the sky.
Indiana and Willie look up and see hundreds of enormous winged
creatures flapping across the afternoon sky.
Those are very big bird.
Sajnu says something and Indiana nods.
Those aren't birds -- those are giant
Willie shudders as she watches the bats.
EXT. THE HILLS - AFTERNOON
An enormous sun silhouettes the three elephants trekking
EXT. A RIVER - LATER AFTERNOON
The three elephants stand sucking up river water with their
trunks. Seated on the huge beasts, Willie, Short Round and
Indiana watch the thirsty animals.
They must be pretty dumb to drink
that awful-looking water.
In response, Willie's elephant calmly lifts its trunk and
sprays her in the face. Short Round and Indy laugh as Willie
sits soaked and shocked.
I think maybe we'll camp here.
EXT. THE RIVER - SUNSET
A plume of water sprays. The three elephants submerge in a
deep, wide spot in the river. Indy wades in the current with
his shirt off. He and the guide splash water on the weary
Short Round laughs and plays with the baby elephant. Wrapped
in its trunk, he's swung in the air and lands on the
elephant's back. Shorty makes a swan dive back into the water
and the baby elephant gives him a shower when he surfaces.
Thirty yards upstream, birds and monkeys chatter in a tree.
In the shady river beneath, Willie surfaces coolly and wipes
hair from her eyes. She hums contentedly.
Indiana wanders up the riverbank in his dripping trousers.
He notices Willie's wet clothes spread over a tree limb
hanging low over the water and then he sees Willie paddling
Hey, Willie -- I think you better
get out now.
Stark naked? You wish... If you're
trying to seduce me, Dr. Jones, this
is a very primitive approach.
Me seduce you? Honey, you're the one
who took your clothes off.
I just came over to remind you that
you never know what else might be in
Somehow I feel safer in here.
As Indy turns and starts off, Willie reaches up to the tree
branch above her head and grabs her underwear. At this moment
we notice something awful:
A BOA CONSTRICTOR is moving out along the branch, the enormous
snake slithering over Willie's clothes.
Willie watches Indiana walk away as she reaches up for her
dress -- her hands feel something strange -- not the dress
and not the tree limb --
Willie looks up and sees that she's pulling on a snake! She
SCREAMS as the boa constrictor falls off the tree on top of
Indy hears the scream and hears Willie calling to him. He
runs back toward the river. Stopping on the riverbank, he
sees Willie backing away in the water -- Indiana's already
starting to pull his boots off --
Indy! Help me!
Don't worry, I'm coming in! What is
Suddenly Indiana freezes and a strange look crosses his face --
He finally sees the boa constrictor thrashing in the water
close to Willie. He leaves his boots on.
Hurry, help me out of here! What're
you waiting for?!
Uh, listen -- Willie -- I got a better
First of all -- don't panic!
Willie suddenly screams as the boa constrictor wraps around
her arm --
It's got me! Indy, help me!
Indy runs along the riverbank, trying to get closer to her,
but not about to jump into the river (due to his aversion to
snakes -- see Episode One: "Raiders of the Lost Ark").
Don't let it pull you deeper!
It's pulling me deeper!
Don't let it curl around you!
It's curling around me! Damn it,
stop talking and do something!
The snake is wrapping around her body and neck -- her head
is barely above water --
On the riverbank, Indy reaches down and grabs a piece of
wood. But as he watches the repulsive reptile, he starts to
sweat and his fear and loathing overpower him --
What's wrong?! Indy please help me!
Indy groans and bolsters his courage -- he takes two steps
into the water -- but the complex is to strong and he can't
go any further. He drops the piece of wood...
Listen, Willie. Do exactly what I
tell you now.
Can you move your arm?
Just one arm!
Okay, I want you to lift your hand --
and pet the snake.
Yes, stroke it right along the
maxillary and precaudal vertebrae.
Pet it on the head! Go on, pet it!
In the water, Willie is whimpering as she lifts her hand and
starts petting the snake coiling around her pale body.
Oh -- my -- god -- it's going to
Keep stroking it!
Willie keeps rubbing her hand along the snakes head and back
and it slowly stops thrashing in the water.
It's starting to let go!
That's good -- you're doing fine.
Grimacing as she stares at the ugly serpent's head, Willie
keeps stroking it.
It's letting go. I think it's -- I
think it's going to sleep!
Indiana looks relieved. He sees the snake starting to drift
away from Willie and she starts paddling back to shore,
collecting her floating clothes along the way.
Holding her dripping dress against herself, she walks out of
the water toward Indy who smiles at her weakly.
See -- I got you out...
She slows and hauls off and punches him in the mouth. Indy
holds his jaw as she walks away infuriates.
Thanks for nothing! I hate snakes!
(looking at the water)
I know the feeling...
EXT. THE CAMPSITE - NIGHT
By firelight, we see Sajnu feeding the big elephants while
Short Round feeds and talks to the baby elephant --
You come to America with me, and we
can get job in the circus -- you
The baby elephant trumpets affirmatively.
A ways off, Willie stands wrapped in a blanket watching Shorty
and the elephant as she dries her hair by a campfire. Now
Indy comes up and drops an armload of wood for yet another
Where'd you find your little
I met Short Round when he tried to
pick my pocket.
Indiana kneels and arranges the wood.
Shorty's family was killed when they
bombed Shanghai. He was living on
He'll be okay. He's a good kid.
Indy strikes a match and lights the new fire.
All these fires -- you expecting
more snakes, Dr. Jones?
She smiles snidely and continues drying her hair.
By the way, how'd you end up in
Well, when my nightclub career was
run over by the Depression, some
pinhead convinced me that "a girl
could go places in the Orient..."
So, look where I got.
Indy picks up a blanket and spreads it on the ground.
What about the future?
Oh, that's easy -- I'm going to latch
onto a good-looking, incredibly rich
Indy lies down on the blanket.
I'd like to find one of those myself.
(raising an eyebrow)
Yeah, but he's got to be dead and
buried for a couple of thousand years.
Fortune and glory...
Is that what you're hoping to find
at this palace, Dr. Jones?
Indy reaches into his pocket and removes the old piece of
She walks over to where he's lying down and sits on a boulder.
He hands her the cloth and she looks at it by the firelight.
Something that kid gave me last night.
It's a piece of an old manuscript.
Willie sees a crude drawing in reds, blue and gold.
The drawing shows a priest named
Sankara who lived centuries ago.
What does the writing say?
It's Sanskrit. It tells the story of
Sankara climbing Mt. Kalisa where he
met the Hindu god Shiva.
That's Shiva? What's he giving the
Legend says he told Sankara to go
forth and combat evil. To do that he
gave him five sacred stones that had
(looking at Indy)
You mean magical like the rock that
was stolen from that village?
Indy looks at her meaningfully.
It could be.
Willie seems frightened. She hands him the piece of cloth
and stands up.
Fortune and glory... sweet dreams,
She picks up a blanket and starts off.
I think you should sleep closer.
(seeing her suspicious
I meant for safety.
I'd be safer sleeping with that snake.
She steps over to a tree by the fire where her clothes are
drying. Indy watches her pull her dried clothes from the
She reaches up to remove another piece of her clothing --
it's stuck to the tree and she looks up and yanks it. Suddenly
the piece of clothing moves!
Two enormous wings open and the hideous face of a GIANT BAT
screeches and hisses at Willie! She screams hysterically as
the bat flaps against her, biting and scratching at her before
it finally takes off.
The bat flies off into the darkness and Indy chuckles as he
watches Willie shaking as she backs slowly toward the fire --
Did you see it?! It was one of those
(staring into the
God, what else is out there...?!
She quickly picks up her blanket and lays it out very close
Couldn't keep away, huh?
Just try and control yourself.
Indiana watches her lie down and wrap herself in her blanket.
then he rolls over and tips his hat down over his eyes to
get some well-deserved shut-eye.
In a moment, however, we see something grotesque and snake-
like slide into frame and move towards Indy -- finally, we
realize it's an elephant's trunk. The trunk nudges Indy's
Still scared? Okay, Willie, you can
get closer if you want...
The elephant's trunk moves closer and nuzzles Indy's neck.
Honey, I knew you'd be the first one
to give in...
Now, we see that Short Round is guiding the baby elephant's
trunk with a prod. Willie watches, stifling a laugh as the
elephant's trunk sniffs Indiana's ear --
You're going to start something I'm
going to have to finish.
Okay, doll, you asked for it.
Indiana rolls over, lifts his hat and hollers! He nearly
jumps out of his pants as he stares into the elephant's trunk.
Willie and Short Round dissolve into laughter.
EXT. THE JUNGLE - DAY
Tall, vine-covered trees sway in the wind. Beneath them, the
elephants plough through the dense tropical forest. The sounds
of the teeming jungle multiply as Short Round surveys the
That's it. Pankot Palace.
Willie looks off at the resplendent white Moghul-style palace
rising in the distance above the jungle.
EXT. A JUNGLE CLEARING - LATER
Their Mayapore guide walks toward the camera and suddenly
looks frightened. He barks commands and the elephants stop.
Indiana jumps down an joins the fearful guide.
They stare at a small statue of a malevolent goddess with
eight arms. Around the goddess's neck, a carved necklace
displays small human heads -- her eight hands hold other
heads by their hair.
Indiana moves closer to the statue as the terrified guide
backs away. Indy is fascinated by the ritual objects adorning
it: leaves, dead birds, rodents and turtles. Indiana grimaces
as he lifts a necklace of real pierced human fingers...
Why are we stopping here?
Indiana goes back and joins the scared, jabbering guide who
is helping Willie down from the elephant. Short Round jumps
What you look at, Indy?
Just a statue.
What's the guide talking about? He
hasn't said a word the whole trip.
Indy listens to the agitated guide and then speaks a few
words in Hindi back to him. They watch the distressed guide
turn the elephants and start away with them as fast as
He's afraid of something.
He said he couldn't take us any
farther. He has to go sell the
You mean we have to walk the rest of
Willie moans and follows Indy. Short Round watches the
elephants trudging away. The little elephant turns and looks
back. Short Round quickly wipes a tear from his face.
EXT. A PALACE APPROACH - AFTERNOON
Indiana and Short Round hike up a rock-paved road beside a
high wall. Exhausted, carrying her high heels, Willie trudges
along behind them.
-- shot at, fallen out of a plane,
nearly drowned, squashed by a snake,
attacked by a bat -- I smell like an
I tell you I'm not going to make it!
Indiana finally stops. He walks back to Willie, suddenly
picks her us in his arms and starts carrying her the remaining
way. Willie is surprised and puzzled.
Any more complaints?
Yeah, I wish you'd thought of this
She doesn't seem to mind being carried by Indy. He arrives
at the entrance to the palace and puts her down -- she stands
close to him and he gently smoothes the collar of her dress.
It doesn't feel like there's been
any permanent damage.
She smiles at him again and then turns around -- and whistles
as she sees Pankot Palace: a sprawling, monumental mixture
of Moghul and Rajput styles, the palace is an extravaganza
of Princely architecture.
EXT. A BRIDGE
The three travelers start across a marble bridge toward the
main entrance. Lined along the bridge, palace guards stand
As the threesome passes, the first Rajput guard snaps noisily
to attention and Willie jumps. As Willie continues across
the bridge, the other guards snap to attention in sequence
and she grins, enjoying the attention.
INT. THE OUTER COURTYARD
Short Round and Willie follow Indiana through a dark archway
into a glittering courtyard. The palace seems deserted and
Hello?... (hello?)... (hello?)
Indy's voice echoes off the marble facades -- three enormous
Rajput guards with curved swords in their sashes appear
silently at opposite sides of the courtyard.
Hi... (hi)... (hi)...
Then, a tall severe-looking Indian in an English suit
materializes out of the shadows and comes forward slowly.
CHATTAR LAL appraises the intruders suspiciously:
He sees a whoozy beauty in a weary evening gown; a dirty
Chinese kid with a baseball cap; a rugged-looking American
carrying a bullwhip...
I would say you look rather lost.
But then I cannot imagine where in
the world the three of you would
look at home...
Lost? No, we're not lost. We're on
our way to Delhi. This is Miss Scott --
and Mr. Round. My name's Indiana
Dr. Jones? The eminent archaeologist?
Hard to believe, isn't it...?
I remember first hearing your name
when I was studying at Oxford. I am
Chattar Lal, Prime Minister for His
Highness the Maharajah of Pankot.
He bows and Willie sort of curtsies.
Welcome to Pankot Palace.
INT. PANKOT PALACE - AFTERNOON
They walk along the marble halls, past dazzling walls inlaid
with pieces of mirror and semi-precious stones. Fountains
spray in ivory courtyards and they gaze in awe at the ornate
As Willie walks with Shorty she appraises the chronological
portraits of the Pankot Prices that line the hall. Dissipated
faces, elegant faces, evil faces -- she reacts to them.
(to Short Round)
How'd you like to run into him in a
dark alley... that one's kind of
cute... I could see myself married
to a prince like that...
Ahead of them Chattar Lal walks with Indy and questions him
The plane crash and your journey
here sound -- most incredible.
You should have been there...
We'd appreciate it if the Maharajah
would let us stay tonight. We'll be
on out way in the morning.
I am only his humble servant, but
the Maharajah usually listens to my
Is that him?
They've come to the last in the row of Princes portraits.
Willie stops and looks up disappointedly at a picture of an
aged, immensely corpulent Rajput prince.
He's not exactly what we call "a
No, no, that is Uhmed Singh, the
present Maharajah's late father.
Oh -- good. And maybe the present
Maharajah is a little younger? And
Two female servants approach silently and bow.
They will escort you to your rooms
now. You will be provided with fresh
clothes. Tonight you will be dining
with His Highness.
Dinner? And with a prince?! My luck
is changing. But look at me -- my
god, I've to get ready!
She hurried off with one of the servants toward her room.
Chattar Lal smiles coolly at Indiana --
Eight o'clock in the Pleasure
EXT. THE PLEASURE PAVILION - NIGHT
An extraordinary gold dome rises in the middle of the
elaborate gardens. The Pleasure Pavilion is ablaze with torch
lights, flickering candles and exotic music.
Indiana comes out of the palace with Short Round. Indy has
on a tweed jacket and a necktie - his university professor's
outfit. Short Round has been cleaned up, but still sports
his baseball cap.
Willie joins them, looking stunning is a silk Western-styled
gown. She's also been loaned some Moghul jewelry which
sparkles on her neck and arms.
You look like a princess.
Willie's flattered by the first nice thing Indy's said to
It's sort of like being in heaven.
They cross the garden toward the pavilion and Willie's eyes
are like a kid's at Christmas.
INT. THE PLEASURE PAVILION
As they enter, Indiana gives a half-dressed dancing girl the
once-over as she spins to the music of drums and "vinhas".
I've always had a weakness for folk
She might get away with that act
here, but she'd never make it in a
They walk among the rich court ministers and Indian merchants.
Chattar Lal approaches with a British cavalry captain in
We are fortunate tonight to have
some many unexpected guests. His is
Captain Phillip Blumburtt.
Blumburtt bows to Willie and Indiana.
Captain Blumburtt and his troops are
here to check up on the "natives".
Just a routine inspection tour.
The British worry so about their
Empire -- it makes us feel like well-
Listen, Mr. Lal, what do you call
the Maharajah's wife?
His Highness has not yet taken a
No? Well, I guess he just hasn't met
the right woman...
As Willie chatters on with the Prime Minister, Indiana wanders
off. He moves to a wall where bronze statues and strange
devotional objects are displayed.
Interested in local curios?
No. But I am interested in the occult.
And this is a kryta.
Indiana picks up a small clay figurine and examines it.
It's like the voodoo dolls of West
Africa. The kryta represents your
enemy -- and gives you complete power
Thank God all that mumbo jumbo rubbish
You think so?
Of course. Admittedly, it's taken
time. Britain's controlled India for
almost two hundred years now.
Indiana smiles at the somewhat pompous bureaucrat.
You're hanging on better here than
you did in America.
This is a different situation, Dr.
Jones. These people are like children.
We have to lead them slowly into the
Indiana puts the doll down and looks over at Chattar Lal and
The Prime Minister doesn't seem that
No, he's a very shrewd old boy. Power
behind the throne and all that. He
actually runs this whole province.
Indy and the Prime Minister exchange distant looks as Willie
comes back over to Indiana. She talks to him conspiratorially --
I think this Maharajah is swimming
in money. Maybe coming here wasn't
such a bad idea.
Blumburtt finds these Americans quite suspect and seems
relieved when he hears a drum.
I believe we're being called to
As the drum beats the assembled guests move toward a long,
low table surrounded by colorful pillows. Short Round follows
with a little monkey he's found perched on his arm.
As everyone stands around the table, Chattar Lal makes an
announcement in Hindi and then in English --
His Supreme Highness, guardian of
Rajput tradition -- the Maharajah of
Pankot -- Zalim Singh.
All eyes are on two solid silver doors which open -- and
through which now walks the MAHARAJAH ZALIM SINGH. Everyone
is bowing, including Indiana and Willie, who looks amazed --
That's the Maharajah -- that kid?!
Maybe he likes older women.
Indeed, Zalim Singh is only thirteen. Outfitted in silver
and gold brocade, festooned with enormous jewels, the little
Maharajah gazes imperiously at the bowing crowd -- and then
glares at Short Round.
Indy sees Short Round chewing gum, staring antagonistically
at the Maharajah. Indy pushes Short Round into a bowing
The Maharajah finally sits down on golden pillows. He nods
and his guests take their seats. Indiana sees Willie's dreams
of queendom have vanished.
Cheer up, you lost your prince, but
dinner's on the way.
I've never been so hungry in my
Servants appear with silver platters of steaming food. They
place a platter in front of Willie and she stares at it in
It's a whole roasted boar, replete with a decorative arrow
piercing its bloated stomach and tiny broiled baby bores
placed around it as if they were suckling on their well-cooked
My god, sort of gruesome, isn't it...?
Seeing the meat being served, Indiana looks across the table
at Blumburtt who seems equally puzzled. Meanwhile, the little
Maharajah whispers to his Prime Minster. Then Chattar Lal
speaks to the table --
His Highness wants me to welcome his
visitors. Especially the renowned
Dr. Jones from America.
Indy bows slightly toward the Maharajah.
We are honored to be here.
Servants put down another platter. Willie stares at an
enormous steaming boa constrictor on the platter. With a
flash of a knife, a servant slits the huge snake and exposes
a mass of squirming, live baby eels inside...
Suddenly I'm not so hungry...
Meanwhile, Indiana is chatting politely with the Prime
I had a question, Mr. Prime Minister.
I was examining some of the
A very fine collection of very old
pieces, don't you think?
Yes, very fine. But not all of the
pieces look old. Some were carved
recently and look like images used
by the Thuggees to worship the goddess
At the mention of the Thuggees, the Indians at the table
quiet, as it a taboo has been broken. Chattar Lal glares at
Dr. Jones, you know very well that
the Thuggee cult has been dead for
nearly a century.
Of course. The Thuggees were an
obscenity that worshipped Kali with
human sacrifices. The British Army
wiped them out about the time of the
Mutiny of 1857.
Short Round avoids the dinner by feeding it to his little
monkey as he listens to the scary conversation.
The talk is bad enough, but Willie finds the food
unbelievable! A servant leans over her shoulder and places a
six-inch long BUG on her plate!
Willie whimpers quietly as she watches the fat merchant next
to her lift one of the black, shiny baked-beetles -- and
crack it in two! The man proceeds to enthusiastically suck
the gooey innards out.
(looking at Willie)
But you're not eating!
I uh -- had bugs for lunch.
Meanwhile, Indiana continues to politely needle Chattar Lal.
I suppose stories of the Thuggees
There are no stories anymore.
Well, I don't know... we came here
from a small village and the peasants
there told us that the Pankot Palace
was growing powerful again -- because
of some ancient evil.
Indiana smiles and shrugs.
Their stories are just fear and
Maybe... but how do you explain The
Thuggee shrine I saw right below the
Indy catches a glance between the little Maharajah and the
prime minister, who answers slowly --
The local peasants are just as
superstitious. You're very observant,
Dr. Jones. But you're beginning to
worry Capt. Blumburtt.
Blumburtt's phlegmatic attitude has changed to curiosity.
I'm not worried, Prime Minister,
During their conversation, Willie listens to beetles SNAPPING
and she watches revolted as the other dinner guests suck the
gooey insides out of the bugs.
(to Short Round)
Give me your hat...
I'm going to puke in it...
Meanwhile, Indy continues ingeniously with Chattar Lal.
You know the villagers also claimed
that this palace stole something
Dr. Jones, in our country a guest
does not usually insult his host.
Sorry, I thought we were just talking
(trying to make peace)
I'm sure it's nothing. Just rumors.
What was it they claimed was stolen?
Something magical. A sacred rock.
There, you see, Captain. A rock!
When they lost this rock their fields
and animals died. They also said
their children were taken from them.
I think that's enough of this
nonsense, Dr. Jones...
Indiana smiles faintly at Chattar Lal's anger. Across the
table, Willie looks pale and motions to the waiter.
So you have something, you know,
simple -- like soup or something?
The servant goes off and returns with a covered bowl. He
uncovers it and Willie looks at a soup with a dozen eyeballs
floating in it.
I wanna go home...
Willie whimpers and tears start down her cheeks.
(to Chattar Lal)
I was dubious myself at first. Then
something connected -- the village's
rock and the old legend of the Sankara
Dr. Jones, we are all vulnerable to
vicious rumors. I seem to remember
that in Honduras you were accused of
being a grave robber rather than a
The newspapers exaggerated the
And didn't the Sultan of Madagascar
threaten to cut your head off if you
ever returned to his country?
That was a misunderstanding.
Exactly what we have here, Dr. Jones.
I have heard the terrible stories of
the evil Thuggee cult...
When the little Marahajah speaks it surprises everyone and
there is silence.
I thought the stories were told to
frighten children. Later, I learned
that the Thuggee cult was once real
and did unspeakable things.
The Maharajah looks at Indiana.
I am ashamed of what happened here
so many years ago. We keep these
objects -- to remind us that this
will never again happen in my kingdom!
(after a moment)
I'm sorry if I've offended you.
Now, more trays are whisked in by servants.
Short Round's monkey suddenly screeches and takes off. Willie
closed here eyes in dread -- but curiosity gets the best of
her and she looks -- it's worse than she could imagine:
Plates full of small, dead monkey heads! (Production note:
because of his extremely sensitive nature, the director has
requested that these monkey heads be simulated).
The tops of the monkey's skulls have been cut off and sit
loose like little covers. Willie watches in utter dismay as
the Maharajah and his guests remove the skull-tops and start
dipping spoons into what's inside --
Chilled monkey brains!
Willie keels over, crashing backwards in a dead faint!
INT. A PALACE HALL - LATER
Women servants help a wobbly-kneed Willie toward her room.
EXT. THE PELASURE GARDEN - NIGHT
Hundreds of lanterns illuminate the garden where after dinner
drinks are served, cigars lighted and hookah pipes puffed
Indiana comes out of the pavilion into the garden with Capt.
Blumburtt and they talk quietly.
Rather bizarre menu, wouldn't you
Even if they were trying to scare us
away, a devout Hindu would never
Makes you wonder what these people
Now, the little Maharajah comes over with his retinue and he
reaches for Indy's whip which Short Round is carrying.
I have seen this thing. What is it,
Hey, nobody touches Indy's whip!
Short Round grabs for it, but Indiana restrains him.
We're guests here, Shorty.
The Maharajah glares are Short Round and gives the whip to
You will show me how it works please.
Indy bows to the little prince and smiles ironically --
Your wish is my command, your
While Short Round watches angrily, Indiana walks across the
garden and unfurls the whip. Indy sees a servant lighting a
Suddenly the whip flies and CRACKS like a pistol shot. The
candle disappears! Indiana whirls and CRACKS the whip again,
snagging a flower out of a dancing girl's hair.
The Maharajah reacts like any kid -- he whoops happily.
That is wonderful! Please teach me
Short Round sulks as he listens to Indiana instructing the
Maharajah on how to hold the whip. As the young prince
practices the grip, Indy notices Chattar Lal slip behind a
fountain to talk to a dark figure in robes who appears.
Indiana sees Chattar Lal bow to the dark figure -- and Indy
catches a glimpse of the stranger's pale face and dark hollow
eyes. Then the robed apparition seems to disappear.
Meanwhile everyone watches respectfully as the Maharajah
unfurls the whip for his first attempt. He flings the whip
but it flies back and snaps -- biting his own cheek.
There's a stunned silence -- then Short Round laughs at the
little prince who is holding his wounded cheek. The incensed
Maharajah suddenly flashes the whip as Short Round.
Short Round grabs the end of it and pulls hard -- the whip
is tugged taut between the two hostile boys. As they draw
near each other, Short Round sees something weird:
The little Maharajah's eyes begin glowing yellow and he hisses
softly in a strange voice. Nobody else sees or hears the
Indiana finally intercedes -- he grabs Short Round by the
Okay, Short Round, let go of it.
Short Round lets go and Indy gently takes the whip back from
the little prince.
The Turks say that a whip can be an
enemy even to its owner. If you get
some rope, it'll be easier to learn
with, your Highness. Now, I think
we'll say goodnight.
The Maharajah and Short Round stare hostilely at each other
as Indy recoils his whip.
INT. A PALACE HALL - NIGHT
Short Round walks beside Indiana down the shadowy hall toward
their room. Short Round has Indy's whip curled around his
shoulder. The little fellow yawns and shakes his head.
That little Maharajah think he big
You don't like him do you?
Next time I flatten him! Did you see
Indy, they glow like fire and get
real crazy! Then he talk in this
real scary voice!
Indy tousles Short Round's hair.
He was afraid of you. He knows a
tough guy when he sees one.
(not so sure)
Yeah, that's what happened...
They reach their room and Short Round opens the door.
I better see how Willie is.
Short Round shakes his head scornfully as Indy crosses the
hall and knocks on another door. After a moment, the door
opens and Willie is standing there in a tempting nightgown.
I brought you something.
He holds up something wrapped in a piece of silk.
No -- real food.
Willie opens the bundle suspiciously -- then her face lights
up as she examines the breads and fruits inside.
Oh, it is real food... it's beautiful.
She bites happily into a piece of fruit -- its juice runs
down her chin and Indy wipes it off gently with his hand.
The mouth deliberately seductive and Willie is not displeased.
You're nice. Listen, I'm taking
applications -- how'd you like to be
my palace slave?
Wearing your jewels to bed, princess?
Indy touches her necklace -- then his hand caresses her neck
and ear. She shivers slightly and speaks softly.
Yeah -- and nothing else.
That shock you?
(shaking his head)
I'm a scientist. I like doing research
on certain "nocturnal activities" --
She smiles and puts a grape to his lips. He opens his mouth
takes it and chews it.
You mean like love rituals...
He swallows the grape and they move toward each other slowly
to kiss, revealing the passion that's simmering.
And mating customs...
They kiss again more heatedly.
Primitive sexual practices?
You're talking to an authority in
They kiss again hungrily --
You're dying to come into my room,
You want me so bad, why don't you
Too proud to admit you're crazy about
me, Dr. Jones?
I think you're too used to getting
you own way, Willie...
They kiss yet again -- and Indy breaks it off, just to show
he's still in control. He backs away toward his room.
We'll see who gives in first -- I'll
leave my door open.
Don't catch cold.
Indy stops by his door and sees Willie smiling as she holds
up five fingers --
Five minutes... you'll be back over
here in five minutes...
You're dreaming, Willie. You want to
make it real, just knock on my door.
He winks. She waves. But neither one will surrender first.
Willie goes into her room, leaving the door ajar. Indy opens
INT. INDIANA'S SUITE
Indy comes in and closes the door -- leaving it open a crack.
He stands and listens, waiting for her to come over.
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
Willie stands likewise by her door, waiting to hear Indy
come back over.
INT. INDIANA'S SUITE
Indiana shrugs and walks over to a couch and starts taking
off his tweed jacket and necktie --
Five minutes... fat chance.
INT. WILLIE'S SUIT
Willie moves around her lavish suite, turning down lights,
creating a romantic effect, checking herself in a mirror --
Five minutes, Dr. Jones...
INT. INDIANA'S SUITE
Indy undresses in the magnificently decorated room: wall
paintings show palace scenes and landscapes; life-size figures
dance and there are full-scale portraits or Rajput princes
and prancing horses. But Indy's more concerned with lust
than with art.
...want me to be her palace slave!
He picks up his whip and smiles, considering using it on
her. Then he just grumbles and tosses the bullwhip onto the
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
Lying in bed in a seductive pose, Willie waits for Indy to
show up and she starts to look worried. She grabs a clock
and shakes it to see if it's working. She taps her fingers
irritably wondering in her charm has failed...
INT. INDIANA'S SUITE
We see another clock ticking. Looking annoyed, Indy tosses a
boot at it and the clock falls on its face, setting of the
On the chaise lounge in front of Indy's bed, Short Round
moves groggily and sees Indy turning off the alarm.
Get to sleep Indy -- I stay up and
keep eye on things...
Okay, Shorty... see you in the
morning... I'm going to have a little --
word with Willie.
Indy finally shakes his head and gives in to his animal
instincts. He buttons his shirt, puts his boots back on and
grabs his leather jacket.
As he puts on his jacket he walks past the life-sized
paintings of armed guards standing in silent vigil. Suddenly
we see something frightening behind him: one of the wall
paintings sees to come to life!
A large figure in robes and a turban looms out from the wall
and lifts a silk cord -- the figure wraps the cord suddenly
around Indiana's neck!
The huge assassin stands behind Indy, twisting the cord even
tighter around his neck. As Indy attempts to break free he
sees the assassin's face is a mirror -- and a strange yellow
light glowing in the killer's eyes.
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
Willie's finally had enough waiting and she gets out of beg
He's not coming... I can't believe
She walks across the room and opens the door. She looks out
the empty hall -- and her resolve starts to weaken --
No! I'm not going over there...
She comes back into her room and kicks the door closed.
Sleep tight, Dr. Jones!
I could've been your greatest
INT. INDIANA'S SUITE
Indy shoves the assassin backwards, ramming the big man into
the wall. The assassin maintains his deathgrip -- while on
the chaise, Short Round sleeps through it all!
Gasping futilely for air, Indy sinks slowly to his knees --
his eyes bulge and he stares at the tiny, smiling skulls at
the ends of the death-cord wrapped around the assassin's
Indiana sinks lower and then feels something -- desperately
he grabs a brass pot on the floor by the handle and swings
it with his last strength, smashing it up into the assassin's
head with a skull-crushing clang!
The assassin is stunned and Indiana curls forward pulling
him into a somersault and sending him flying over his back.
The assassin crashes on his spine next to the chaise. Short
Round still doesn't wake up.
Indiana rips the cord from around his neck and gasps for
breath. He sees the assassin pulling a knife. Indiana dives
as the knife flies through the air and slams into the wall.
Indiana grabs his whip, rolls and lands on his feet. As the
assassin tries to retreat, Indy unleashes his whip -- it
CRACKS and wraps around the killer's neck.
The big man struggles, pulling on the whip, trying to release
it from his throat -- and Indiana holds fast, watching the
killer gasping for air now as his face turns red.
Suddenly the assassin does a full-blown backward somersault
which rips the whip out of Indy's hand. The assassin has an
instant to grin victoriously --
Until he sees that the whip handle is arching toward the
ceiling where is gets caught on the revolving fan! The
surprised assassin it tugged upwards -- and the whip twists
around the ceiling fan like fishing-line around a fishing-
And like a doomed flounder, the assassin is slowly reeled up
and dragged toward the ceiling, his toes lifting off the
floor. The assassin screams as he is hanged! His legs twitch
in his death throes -- and below him, Short Round finally
Always Indiana's protector, Shorty instinctively leaps off
the couch and draws a small dagger --
Don't worry, Indy! Where are they?!
Short Round spins a 360, then looks up and does a double-
take seeing the dead assassin twisting slowly around the
ceiling fan. Indy takes Short Round by the shoulders and
turns him away from the grisly sight.
It's okay, it's over -- go turn off
Short goes over and turns off the fan -- the assassin's body
drops and Indy recoils his whip. Suddenly they hear a hideous
scream -- Willie!
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
In a tight closeup: Willie screams again. She's lying in bed
looking down at something --
Moving up her shapely leg, a green and black, monstrous-
looking insect crawls onto her stomach and Willie stops
breathing. Immobilized by fear, Willie watches in silent
agony as the hideous insect climbs slowly up her breast and
slithers toward her neck.
Across the suite, the doors burst open and Indiana rushes
in. Shorty is behind him, carrying Indy's whip. Indiana leaps
on a stool and slides up to the bed to save Willie --
Then he spots the giant insect crawling on her and decides
to have some fun.
This a cheap trick to get me over
Willie speaks with desperate, fearful precision --
No -- don't you see -- crawling --
What -- the bug?
Willie is petrified and shaking.
Get -- the -- bug -- off!
Gee, I wouldn't want to touch an
ugly critter like that!
Uh uh -- me neither!
Willie looks at the man-of-action like he's insane. Then she
feels the bug crawling onto her cheek --
Oh no -- oh no!!
(studying the bug)
You know, Willie, I'll bet he's mad
because they were eating his friends
Please -- oh please, I'm going to
die! Get it off!
Indiana shrugs and leans over and casually swats the horrible
bug off her face. He and Short Round watch the insect skid
across the floor -- and suddenly disappear as if by magic!
Puzzled, they wander toward the wall, leaving Willie behind,
bathed in sweat, staring at the ceiling --
What did I do to deserve this trip?!
Kneeling by the wall, Short Round examines the baseboard --
It went under. Hey, I feel wind,
Indiana knocks on the wall and considers the hollow sound.
He moves back and looks at the whole wall. Behind him, Willie
moves past --
I'm packing! I'm getting out of here
right now tonight!
She dashes behind a screen to start getting dressed. Meanwhile
Indy feels the marble walls. He moves to a niche in which
there is a small statue of Ganesha, the friendly elephant
Indiana lifts the statue -- and a panel in the wall opens
slowly. Short Round looks amazed. Indy watches the light
fall across the far wall of a tunnel as the door opens slowly.
Indy peers into the tunnel at an old wall painting. Spiderly
Sanskrit calligraphy runs under a flanking illustration of a
prince bowing before a god.
Indy reads aloud an inscription in Sanskrit.
What does it mean, Indy?
"Follow in the footsteps of Shiva.
Do not betray his truth."
Indy takes out the piece of cloth the boy gave him in
Mayapore, the similarities are striking. It is also a picture
of Shiva Sankara.
He repeats aloud the inscription also written on the cloth.
Over behind the screen, Willie's getting into some silk pants
with an Indian-style brocade bodice top --
I don't care if I have to walk to
Delhi, I'm -- hey!
She notices Indy and Short Round bending to enter the dark
tunnel behind the wall.
Wait a minute! What're you -- where're
Indy pokes his head back into the room --
Lock your door and don't leave until
we get back.
He disappears behind the wall and Willie looks worried.
INT. A PALACE TUNNEL - NIGHT
Indy and Short Round enter the secret passage and move forward
slowly into the inky darkness.
I don't think we suppose to be in
They creep slowly down the dark tunnel. It grows smaller and
Indy ducks his head.
I step on something.
Their footsteps crunch on the tunnel floor.
You're right, there's something all
over the floor...
Even Short Round has to duck and Indy finally kneels to his
hands and knees.
We'll have to crawl.
As they crawl, their hands and knees continue to crunch on
whatever it is littering the ground.
Indy, the floor -- there is something
Indiana gets a match out of his pocket. He snaps it with his
thumb and the match flares -- a hideous insectarium: a living
collection of the world's ugliest anthropoids, hexapods and
Holy smoke -- I'm scared, Indy!
Indiana turns and sees something else --
There's a chamber here. Come on --
Indy finds an oil lamp on the wall and lights it. Short Round
happily scampers into the chamber and Indy follows him.
Suddenly the door slides shut -- trapping them inside!
INT. THE CHAMBER
Indiana lights a match and finds another oil lamp. He and
Short Round look for a way to open the door that closed behind
them, but they have no luck.
Then they hear Willie's voice echoing down the short tunnel.
Hey -- where are you?!
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
Back in the suite, Willie stands by the entrance to the secret
passage, peering into the dark tunnel --
Indiana Jones?! Are you in there?!
INT. THE CHAMBER
Indy mutters irritably to himself --
Yes, we're in here...
He looks everywhere for something to open the door. Short
Round spots a loose brick and moves it --
Indy, I found a --
Suddenly they hear a rumble and Indy turns to see the opposite
wall moving -- the spikes start appearing! Their lethal points
protrude from the wall as it starts closing in toward Indy
and Short Round.
Shorty points up and Indiana sees more spikes descending
from the ceiling! Indy turns toward the door and shouts --
Uh -- Willie?!
Willie, you better get down here!
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
Willie listens and looks scared --
Willie, come here! Hurry up, we're
SHORT ROUND (O.S.)
Willie is frightened, confused and jumping around --
INT. THE SPIKE CHAMBER
The deadly spikes inch slowly toward them from the wall and
ceiling. They start pounding on the door and shout --
Willie, damn it! Get down here, NOW
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
Willie finds the courage to finally whimper and step into
the dark passage --
Oh hell -- I bet I get all dirty
INT. THE TUNNEL
Willie starts down the dark tunnel toward the chamber.
I'm coming, what's the rush?! Ohh!
What's that?! There's stuff all over
the floor! I can't see a thing!
INT. THE SPIKE CHAMBER
They hear her coming and Indy watches nervously as the spikes
draw even closer --
Move, Willie! Faster!
INT. THE TUNNEL
Willie crawls and crunches on the littered floor --
It's all wet and icky! Aaahh -- things
She sees the low lamp by the door to the chamber.
SHORT ROUND (O.S.)
She grabs the lamp and turns it up so it burns brighter. She
looks around -- and SCREAMS!! She sees the sickening, swarming
mass of glistening insects crawling toward her, attracted by
the light --
There's bugs! Bugs all over! Help!
Willie, open the door! GET US OUT OF
Willie pounds on the door --
OPEN THE DOOR! LET ME IN!!
INT. THE SPIKE ROOM
The spikes close in --
GET US OUT! Willie, shut up and
listen! There's got to be a fulcrum
release! Look around!
INT. THE TUNNEL
Willie whines and frantically searches the wall. Insects are
crawling and jumping on her and she kicks at them!
A fulcrum release lever!
I can't find any lever! Help me Indy!
INT. THE SPIKE CHAMBER
Indiana and Short Round are backed against the wall and the
spikes are a foot away and moving in --
Look around, Willie! There's got to
be a lever hidden somewhere! Come
on, you can do it!
INT. THE TUNNEL
Insects drop onto Willie from the ceiling and fly at her as
she flattens against the wall. Then her elbow hits something --
a loose stone. She claws at it and it falls out of the wall
leaving a hole.
There's a hole! I found a square
That's it -- the release lever --
I am -- it looks horrible!
The hole is revolting: covered with squirming insects, it
also oozes some kind of glistening mucus.
Willie moves her hand toward the nauseating hole then pulls
I can't, Indy! I can't!
INT. THE SPIKE TUNNEL
Indiana turns his head sideways and sucks in his breath, but
the deadly spikes are poking into his leather jacket now --
The lever! Willie, do it! NOW!
INT. THE TUNNEL
Willie screams and jams her hand into the gross hole --
Oh God, it's soft -- it's moving!
INT. THE SPIKE CHAMBER
Short Round is frightened to death and crying --
Willie, help us! Hurry!
INT. THE TUNNEL
She hears Short Round crying and twists her hand in the
disgusting hole. Suddenly the door springs open! Willie pulls
her hand out and stares in horror -- her hand and arm are
covered with greenish slimy dung!
INT. THE SPIKE CHAMBER
The spikes suddenly retract, disappearing into the wall and
closing. Indy pulls Willie inside the chamber and the door
slams shut again. Willie dances around, yelling about the
hideous slime on her arm.
Get is off me -- get it off!
Indy helps her wipe it off. Willie falls back against the
You left me out there! What in the
hell were you doing in here?! I want
to leave this place right now!!
She sees the same lever that Short Round pulled earlier and
grabs for it. Indiana dives and manages to stop her from
activating the spikes again.
Not that one! We had enough of that
one, thank you...
He looks around and spots a small rock protruding from the
wall. Cautiously, praying that it won't activate another
booby trap, Indy pushes the rock.
A large door opens on the other side of the chamber -- a
soft wind howls past outside the chamber.
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Indiana, Short Round and Willie exit the spike chamber and
head down a larger tunnel through which a roaring wind
intermittently blows, howling eerily like a note of gloomy
Indiana follows a curve in the tunnel and they see light
approaching. The wind howls another dramatic note which gales
past them as they reach the mouth of the tunnel.
Indiana is joined by Willie and Short Round. They all stop
in astonishment at the sight below them:
INT. THE TEMPLE OF DEATH
As the camera pulls back, the mouth of the wind tunnel in
which they are standing becomes just a small hole overlooking
the staggering vastness of the incredible TEMPLE OF DEATH.
The colossal subterranean temple has been carved out of a
solid mass of rock. A vaulting cathedral-like ceiling is
supported by rows of carved stone columns.
Balconies overlook the temple floor. Pillared halls leading
to dark side chambers. Moving out of these chambers, hundreds
of faithful worshippers chant as they enter the temple.
Mammoth stone statues of elephants, lions and demi-gods (half-
man, half-animal monstrosities) loom above the swelling crowds
As the wind howls out of the tunnel high above the temple,
the worshippers chant in response to the strange tunnel music.
INT. THE TUNNEL
The moaning wind rushes past Indiana, Willie and Short Round
as they watch the mystery cult below bowing toward an enormous
altar at the far end of the temple.
This altar is a platform jutting out from the stone wall of
the cavern. Separating the worshippers from this altar is a
wide crevasse out of which wisps of smoke rise occasionally.
INT. THE ALTAR
On the other side of the crevasse, evil-looking priests
materialize out of clouds of swirling smoke. The priests
carry smoke-billowing urns to a giant stone statue.
Now, we see the hideous protectress of the temple, the
obscenely malevolent object of the cult's devotion: the
bloodthirsty goddess KALI!
The red-eyed priests bow at the base of the statue and gaze
reverently at their KALI MA. Skulls surround her stone feet
carved serpents twist up her legs, while around her waist
there is a gruesome belt of human hands.
Naked to the hips, Kali's hair falls about her four arms. In
her hand, she holds a sword, in the second the severed head
of a giant. With her other hands she encourages her
worshipers, who are chanting louder and louder!
Kali's face is loathsome: her earrings are two corpses. Her
evil tongue extends out of her twisted mouth and what looks
like read blood flows over her long fangs and down her naked
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Watching from the high opening, Willie looks disgusted.
What is it...?
It's a Thuggee ceremony. They're
worshipping Kali, the goddess of
Death and Destruction.
INT. THE TEMPLE OF DEATH
A huge drum sounds three times and the chanting stops. The
silence is chilling as another robed figure appears out of
the smoke on the altar.
This is MOLA RAM, the High Priest of the Thugge cult. Mola
Ram's red-rimmed eyes glare from the sunken sockets in his
sinister face. Here is a man who looks as vile and diabolic
as the unholy goddess rising behind him.
Up in the wind tunnel, Indy stares down at the High Priest
and realizes that is was Mola Ram he saw conferring with
Chattar Lal in the palace garden.
As the drum booms three times more, Mola Ram lifts one arm
up from his emaciated body and suddenly there is a scream!
All heads turn toward an unfortunate, struggling Indian begin
dragged out by priests. The man's face and body are wildly
painted. He screams again as he's tied onto a square iron
frame laying atop a large flat stone.
Mola Ram steps forward to the stretched-out victim and the
Indian looks up into the High Priest's grotesque face --
Suddenly Mola Ram's hand shoots out toward the man's chest -
and pierces it! The High Priests hand sinks into the victim's
writhing body and rips out his living heart!
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Willie covers her mouth --
Oh my God! He ripped out his -- he
No... the heart's still beating!
INT. THE ALTAR
Indeed, the bloody heart is still beating in Mola Ram's hand!
He lifts the heart into the air and the worshippers begin
Jai ma Kali, jai ma Kali!
Stranger still, the sacrificial victim is still alive --
there is no evidence of a gash on his chest, only a reddish
mark. The priests add chains to the iron frame and carry the
victim over toward a hoist hanging over the crevasse.
The man thrashes about helplessly on the iron frame as it is
up ended and then lowered with the victim hanging face down --
As the sacrificial victim looks down into the crevasse below --
he screams -- and we see the molten lava bubbling crimson at
the bottom of the chasm!
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Willie closes her eyes but Indy and Short Round watch
horrified as the iron frame is lowered -- and the bloody
heart continues to beat in Mola Ram's hand -- and the molten
lava burns and flickers as the screaming victim is lowered
deeper into the crevasse.
INT. THE TEMPLE
The weird paint on the victim's face starts to smoke and
sizzle -- the man's skin blisters as he's lowered within
feet of the lava. His flesh smokes and he screams one last
time as his body bursts into flame.
The iron frame sinks and submerges into the boiling fiery
INT. THE ALTAR
Above the crevasse, Mola Ram continues to hold the heart in
his hand -- the heart is smoking and bursts into flames --
INT. THE TEMPLE
The iron frame is raised out of the lava -- the metal glows
like a branding iron, but there is no trace of the sacrificed
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
As the wind howls again, Willie and Short Round look sickened
and appalled by the ceremony. Even Indy seems shaken by what
they are witnessing.
Jai ma Kali, jai ma Kali!
INT. THE ALTAR
Mola Ram raises both hands and his voice echoes strange
incantations. Behind him, three priests carry cloth-wrapped
objects toward the altar.
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Willie is crying and her voice is shocking as she turns away
from the hideous ritual --
Let's go! Let's get out of here!
INT. THE ALTAR
The priests reverently unwrap three conical pieces of
crystallized quartz. The place the three stones below the
statue of Kali and slowly the smoke around the altar swirls --
The smoke is drawn to the three stones and they actually
start inhaling the spiraling smoke. The smoke disappears
into the stones and the air clears. Then the three stones
start to glow a haunting incandescent white.
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Short Round looks scared. Willie is still crying -- Indy
waits, horrified but fascinated.
The village knew their rock was magic --
but they didn't know it was one of
the lost Sankara Stones...
Why they glow like that?
Legend says that when the stones are
brought together the diamonds inside
of them will glow.
Willie wipes her eyes and becomes more interested --
INT. THE ALTAR
The Sankara Stones shimmer brightly, and inside the
crystallized quartz, the enormous sparkling diamonds of legend
are now revealed.
Mola Ram stands facing Kali with his arms outstretched and
kneels and bows and then walks off the altar and disappears.
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Indiana sees the worshippers below start to leave the temple.
He looks at Willie and Short Round.
Okay -- now listen -- you wait here
and keep quiet. Shorty, keep an eye
Short Round nods and hands Indy his bullwhip and shoulder
bag. Willie sees Indiana peering down at the sheer drop below
the mouth of the wind tunnel.
Wait -- what're you doing?
I'm going down.
Down? Down there?! Are you crazy!
I'm not leaving without those stones.
You're gonna get killed chasing after
your damn fortune and glory!
(looking at her)
I keep my eye peeled, Indy.
Indiana nods and looks down at the now empty temple. Then he
slips down from the mouth of the wind tunnel.
INT. THE TEMPLE WALL
Indiana skillfully climbs down an enormous temple column --
finding footholds on stone cobras, carved lions and the stone
breasts of dancing girls. Slowly, he makes his way down and
swings across a balcony.
INT. THE BALCONY
Indiana walks quietly along the balcony overlooking the
temple. He stops -- between him and the altar is the crevasse
with the lava bubbling fire at the bottom.
Indiana looks across the gulf and sees another column near
the altar at the top of which stone elephants are perched.
Indy curls his whip and suddenly lets it fly --
The whip cracks and its end wraps tightly around the tusk of
one of the stone elephants. From the balcony, Indy tugs the
whip taut, takes a breath and runs --
INT. THE CREVASSE
Indiana leaps and swings out on the whip, arching down and
up, over the chasm of fiery lava in a spectacular curving
INT. THE LATAR
Indy lands on his feet and turns to release the whip. Short
Round waves to Indy that the coast is clear. Indy snaps the
whip -- it releases from the elephant tusk and drops.
Recurling the whip, Indy attaches it to his belt and moves
toward the towering statue of Kali. The three Sankara stones
start to glow and Indiana approaches them cautiously.
Reaching the stones, Indy's face is lighted by them. He
notices that one of them (the stone from Mayapore village)
has strange lines painted across it.
Suspiciously, Indy touches the stone, but it doesn't burn.
He lifts it carefully and peers into it. The enormous diamond
sparkles inside. He places the stone in his shoulder bag and
reaches for the others.
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Short Round and Willie watch apprehensively as Indiana bags
the three stones.
INT. THE ALTAR
Indiana backs away and looks up at the horrific statue of
Kali. It seems to be watching him. He turns and is about to
go when he hears something --
It sounds like a voice and Indy is afraid to turn -- could
it be Kali? The he hears other noises echoing and turns
slowly. Realizing the sounds are coming from behind the altar,
Indy moves around it toward the back.
INT. THE WIND TUNNEL
Short Round and Willie are mystified as they see Indiana
disappear behind the altar.
Oh hell, where's he going?
Short Round looks worried. Then the wind rushes past them
quickly and howls its somber musical note. However, the wind
sounds different this time, its tone quavering slightly.
Short Round is puzzled and looks around. He freezes when he
sees two shadowy figures coming down the tunnel toward them --
the bodies causing the tone of the wind to shift eerily --
Willie notices Short Round pulling a dagger from his belt --
What're you -- ?
Suddenly she turns and screams as two huge Thuggee guards
rush at them! One grabs at Short Round but the kid slashes
the guard's hand with his dagger.
Willie tries to get past the other guard, but he snatches
her by the arm and pulls her toward him -- from her training
at the College of Hard Knocks, Willie successfully knees the
big man in the balls.
Keep your paws off, letch!
The man groans and sinks to his knees. Willie sees that Short
Round is in trouble. She runs over, leaps onto the back of
the other guard and starts ripping his hair out.
Short Round picks up his fallen dagger. The big guard lurches
backwards and smashes Willie into the rocky wall of the
tunnel. Willie falls to the floor.
Short Round approaches, holding the man at bay with his
dagger. Willie turns as the other guard, the one she kneed,
crawls toward her -- Willie scoops up some dirt and throws
it. The man claws at his eyes and Willie jumps up.
Willie starts to run and Short Round backs away, keeping the
guard at a distance with his dagger. Suddenly the guard cries
out in Hindi and dives at Short Round.
Panicking, Shorty tries to run after Willie -- but he's
tripped. The guard has Short Round by the foot and drags him
back. Willie looks around and stops running. She sees Short
Round is caught.
No! Run! Go get help!
Willie hesitates, then runs down the tunnel. Meanwhile, a
mammoth hand clutches Short Round's throat -- the giant guard
lifts Shorty completely off the ground and the kid looks
terrified and helpless as he dangles in the air...
INT. CHAMBER BEHIND ALTAR
Indiana enters the dark chamber behind the altar. The only
illumination is the back-light streaming around the
silhouetted statue of Kali.
Indy slowly crosses a narrow stone bridge and moves toward a
cylindrical shaft of light rising up from what appears to be
an enormous hole.
Indy hears voices and the clink of metal against rock as he
continues forward. The ground is dark in front of the large
hole. He edges toward the precipice and the light rising up
illuminates the look of shock on his face as he peers down
INT. THE THUGGEE MINES
Indy looks into a deep pit around which concentric paths
leads off into numerous narrow tunnels. Crawling out of these
burrows, scrawny children drag sacks of dirt and rock. Other
hollow-eyed children pull these sacks to mine cars waiting
Straining to lift the rocks into the mine cars, several of
the children slip and fall. Bare-chested Thuggee guards shout
at the enslaved children and kick those who've fallen.
For these children there would seem to be only one hope --
death -- an end to their travail.
Indiana edges around the hole, looking into the ghastly mine
and feeling as if he's discovered an inferno of misery as
grotesque as Dante's.
Indy shifts the bag of stones on his shoulder. He hesitates
and considers his choice: he has the Sankara Stones and can
leave with them now...
But Indy hears the pleading cries of one child and peers
down to see a burly Thuggee guard beating the pitiful little
slave. Indy gets angrier and angrier as he watches.
He finally steps over the grabs a boulder. He lifts it and
flings it down into the mine --
INT. THE MINE
We see Indiana above and the boulder hurtling down -- it
crashes onto the head of the Thuggee guard who hits the ground
like a sack of cement!
INT. THE CHAMBER
Indy sees the startled slave children looking up at him in
shock. He smiles victoriously at the Thuggees below who've
run over to see what happened.
Indy's smile seems to fade as his anger turns to surprise as
he feels something unnerving:
Dirt is crumbling away from the rim of the hole, a small
landslide starting beneath his feet. Suddenly the floor gives
way and Indy slips!
The entire rim of the hole shears off and Indy topples with
it and plunges down into the mine toward the assembled guards
who scatter -- Indy yells as he falls and it echoes...
INT. A CELL - NIGHT
Indiana's yell continues to echo -- his head jerks suddenly --
Indy jolts awake as if coming out of a nightmare, awakened
by his own reverberating shout.
Indy is lying on the rocky floor of a dark cave/cell. He
lifts his hands and discovers that they are chained. In the
murky light, he sees Short Round sitting in chains across
Indy -- you knocked out when you
fall. You okay?
Indiana nods groggily. He sees a young slave worker in rags
sitting near Short Round. Through the iron bars of the cell,
Indy sees the children slaving in the mine tunnels.
(indicating the kid)
This is Nainsukh -- from the village.
They bring him here to dig in the
Children are small -- we can work in
tunnels. Now I am too old.
What they do to you now?
I pray to Shiva -- let me die. But I
do not. Now -- now the evil of Kali
They will make me drink blood of
Kali. Then I fall into black sleep
of Kali Ma...
What is that?
I become like them. I believe -- not
like in nightmare. You drink the
blood, you not wake up from nightmare
of Kali Ma.
There's a noise and they see two guards and a priest outside
the cell. Nainsukh cowers in the darkness at the back of the
cell, like a trapped animal awaiting the inevitable.
INT. A MINE TUNNEL - NIGHT
Indiana and Short Round are pushed down a tunnel by guards.
They are stopped at a door and shoved inside.
INT. MOLA RAM'S CHAMBER
Indiana and Short Round stumble into the chamber. It is a
terrifying gallery of occult yantras, ritualistic statues
and grisly icons of the evil Thuggee sect.
Grotesque statues of Kali's baleful minions line the walls.
In a corner, there is another statue of Kali herself, draped
with flowers, necklaces of real human skills and slithering
belts of live snakes.
Fresh blood has been splashed over the statue and at its
base are the three Sankara Stones recovered from Indiana.
Mola Ram sits in a yoga position near the statue of Kali.
Mola Ram opens his eyes and he sees Indiana and Short Round
standing in chains before him.
You were caught trying to steal the
Nobody's perfect. The way I heard
it, you stole one of them from a
Mola Ram stands and gazes transfixed at the stones glowing
on the altar.
There were five stones in the
beginning. Over the centuries they
were dispersed by wars, sold off by
thieves like you...
Two are still missing.
No. They are here -- somewhere. A
century ago when the British raided
this temple and butchered my people,
a loyal priest hid the last two stones
down here in the catacombs.
That's what you've got these children --
these slaves digging for?
They dig for the gems to support our
cause. They also search for the last
two stones. Soon we will have all
five Sankara Stones and the Thuggees
will be all powerful!
Nobody can say you don't have a vivid
You do not believe me? You will, Dr.
Jones. You will become a true
The door opens and Mola Ram bows slightly as the little
Maharajah enters. Indy looks surprised and Short Round tenses.
Your Highness will witness the thief's
Mola Ram nods and two guards grab Indy. They drag him
struggling to a rock and chain him to it. Short Round scuffles
as he's pulled aside to watch.
Remembering the High Priest's earlier open-heart surgery,
Indiana looks worried as Mola Ram approaches him --
You will not suffer. I recently became
of age and tasted the blood of Kali.
Now the young initiate comes forward and Indiana looks
startled -- it's Nainsukh. He is wearing robes and his eyes
are glowing strangely. Nainsukh hands Mola Ram a hollow human
skull full of blood!
The guards hold Indiana's head back and force his mouth open.
Mola Ram tips the skull and blood spills out of its death-
grinning jaws and flows into Indiana's mouth. Indy gags --
Suddenly he spits the blood, spraying Mola Ram and the little
Maharajah. Looking at his blood-splattered clothes, the
Maharajah is furious.
The little prince's eyes glow angrily and he hisses at Indy --
You will learn to obey because you
The little Maharajah pulls a small kryta from his robes --
Indy sees that the doll has been crudely fashioned to resemble
I control you now!
The Maharajah turns and sticks the doll into a flaming urn.
Indiana suddenly cries out and twists in pain as he is burned!
The little prince smiles evilly and puts the doll back into
Then he goes over to where Indy's whip and bag have been
laid. He grabs the bullwhip.
You told me that a whip could be an
enemy to its owner. We shall see!
Turn him over!
As the guards turn Indy face down, they rip off his jacket
and chain his hands to the rock. The Maharajah uncurls the
whip -- he notices Short Round smiling snidely --
Suddenly the Maharajah cracks the whip -- it lashes out and
cuts into Short Round's shoulder. Blood appears and Short
Round looks stunned by the lash and by the fact the Maharajah
knows who to use the whip.
As Dr. Jones suggested, I have been
The little Maharajah whirls and lashes the whip again. Indiana
jerks as the bullwhip rips through his shirt and tears open
his flesh. The Maharajah lashes again and again -- blood
spurts across Indy's tattered shirt.
As the whipping continues, Short Round jumps as if he is
also being beaten. His eyes fill with tears as he watches
Finally, the little Maharajah lets the whip fall limp. As
the Maharajah approaches Indy, Short Round lunges as him
angrily but the guards restrain him.
Indiana groans as he's turned over. Blood trickles from his
mouth and he stares up hatefully at Mola Ram.
The British in India will be
slaughtered. Then we will over-run
the Moslems and force their "Allah"
to bow to Kali.
Mola Ram is once again given the human skull by a priest and
he lifts it toward Indy's face --
And then the Hebrew God will fall
and finally the Christian God will
be cast down and forgotten.
Indy's head is held back and Mola Ram spills the blood -- it
flows out of the mouth of the skull into Indy's mouth.
Soon Kali Ma will rule the world!
Indy's eyes look horrified as the blood flows from the skull
down his choking throat -- some of the blood spills and falls
to the floor --
We see the very earth trembling as the evil spreads -- a
fissure appears beneath Indy's feet and a small line of
crimson lava oozes out and smiles evilly across the floor...
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE - NIGHT
Diaphanous curtains billow silently into the moonlighted
room. Two exotic birds sit on a golden perch, their eyes
clicking watchfully. Suddenly the birds shriek and flap away --
Willie stumbles through the secret door and falls into the
room. Insects cover her and she whimpers as she knocks them
off. She manages to stagger to her feet and she heads for
INT. THE PALACE - NIGHT
Willie rushes out of her room and runs through the deserted
palace looking for help. She flies down the moonlit corridors,
past the huge wall paintings.
She stops by a courtyard and calls out desperately, but there
is no one around. She backs away down a hallway and then
jumps -- seeing something in a mirror: a face looms behind
her and she screams!
Willie whirls and sees Chattar Lal, the Prime Minister,
Oh my God, you scared me! Listen,
you've got to help. We found this
Captain Blumburtt comes around a corner and interrupts --
(to Chattar Lal)
Jones isn't in his room. Miss Scott --
my troops are leaving at dawn if you
want us to escort you to Delhi --
No -- you can't go! Something awful's
happened. They've got Short Round
and I think Indy's been --
We found a tunnel that leads to a
temple below the palace! Please,
come with me, I'll show you!
The two men exchange dubious looks. Willie grabs Blumburtt
by the arm and they start down the hall.
Miss Scott, you're not making any
I'm afraid they'll kill them! We saw
horrible things down there -- they
had a human sacrifice and they ripped
a man's heart out!
It's some kind of cult! And they've
got the sacred stones that Indy was
I sense the fumes of opium in all
this. Perhaps Miss Scott picked up
the habit in Shanghai.
What're you talking about -- I'm not
a dope fiend! I saw it! I'll show
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
She leads them into her suite. Willie points to the dark
opening in the wall. Blumburtt picks up an oil lamp and holds
it toward the opening -- suddenly he jumps back as Indiana
What're we playing, hid and seek?
They're all startled. Willie looks relieved and rushes over
to Indy and puts her arms around him.
Oh, Indy, you got away! Tell them
what happened, they won't believe me --
He puts his arms around her and feels her trembling from
fear and anger. He walks her to the bed and helps her sit
It's okay. You're all right now.
They think I'm insane. Tell them I'm
not, Indy. Please -- help me ...
The awful events have taken their toll and Willie covers her
face and cries like a scared kid. Indy gets her to lie down
on the bed. He sits beside her and smiles and touches her
Hey, I thought you were supposed to
be a real trooper. Willie?
He wipes the tears from her face and she holds his hand --
You've got to go to sleep now.
I want to go home...
I don't blame you... this hasn't
been what you'd call a fun vacation...
She smiles a little despite herself and he touches her cheek.
He eyes are already closing and he stands up.
A servant is entering the suite to take care of Willie. She
covers her with a blanket and start dropping the mosquito
netting as Indy walks off toward the verandah with Blumburtt
and Chattar Lal.
EXT. THE VERANDAH - DAWN
The first light is breaking over the mountain peaks. Coming
out onto the verandah, Indy and the other two men see the
cavalry troops breaking camp below and readying their horses
I've spent by life crawling around
in caves and tunnels -- I shouldn't
have let somebody like Willie go in
there with me.
Miss Scott panicked?
When she saw the insects she passed
out cold. I carried her back to her
room. She was sleeping when I re-
entered the tunnel to look around.
As she slept, she undoubtedly had
Indiana looks at him and nods.
Then she must have run out of the
room and you found her.
Did you discover anything in that
tunnel, Dr. Jones?
Indiana stares into the rising sun.
Nothing. Just a dead end. That
tunnel's been deserted for years.
A sergeant-major shouts up to Blumburtt that the troops are
Well, Mr. Prime Minister, my report
will duly note that we found nothing
unusual here in Pankot.
I'm sure that will please the
As I said before, we'd be happy to
escort you to Delhi.
Thanks, but I don't think Willie is
ready to travel yet.
EXT. THE PALACE ROAD - MORNING
Dust swirls as the British cavalry moves off with their
Highland Pipers at the head playing a military bagpipe tune.
Capt. Blumburtt comes out of the palace and gets into an
Blumburtt's car moves off behind the cavalry and then the
supply trucks follow.
INT. WILLIE'S SUITE
The whine of the bagpipes is eerily muted in the dark room.
Through the gently swaying mosquito netting, we see Willie
asleep on the bed.
Then through her side of the gauzy netting, we see the door
opening across the room. Indiana enters quietly and moves
toward the bed, his eyes fixed on Willie's sleeping body.
Indy sits down on the bed slowly. Willie turns in her sleep
and opens her eyes. Through the mosquito netting she sees
Indy sitting with his back to her.
Indy? Did you talk to them?
So now they believe me.
Yes, they believe you.
Indiana speaks in a strange monotone.
Then they'll send the soldiers down
into the temple...
Willie looks at Indiana's back and continues quietly.
I was scared to death last night
when I thought they were going to
No... they won't kill me.
You know you've been nothing but
trouble since I hooked up with you --
but I have to admit I'd miss you if
I lost you...
Now Indiana starts to turn slowly.
You won't lose me, Willie...
She sees him turn and his face slowly comes toward the
mosquito netting -- his face pushes into the netting and
Willie looks stunned as Indy's mouth opens --
He starts hissing grotesquely, smoke billows out of his mouth
and the mosquito netting BURNS OPEN to expose his terrifying
face moving toward Willie --
She is frozen with fear and unable to utter a sound as Indy's
malevolent face looms at her -- and then she notices his
eyes -- his eyes glowing a hellish luminescent yellow!
She suddenly bolts from the bed and tries to run -- Indiana
goes into a rage, ripping the mosquito netting from the bed
as he follows her.
No! I've found it -- you can't --
Willie tries the door but it's locked. She sees Indiana moving
toward her ranting incoherently as he smashes a vase out of
his way --
-- been too many lies - there's no
god's heaven - just - the horror!
I've seen it - life preying on life!
Willie cowers in a corner, horrified by the transformation
she sees in Indiana. Shouting and pacing Indy holds his head
against the pain of his terrible thoughts --
-- rivers -- destroying mountains --
a comet in space -- exploding!
(holding his head)
Aaahh! -- the screams -- pitiful
people -- their pain -- the hate --
and greed -- always greed!
The light throws his shadow over Willie -- a giant shadow
floating back and forth over her as she cries in the corner,
unable to fight the evil devouring Indiana.
-- but I've found -- Kali's touch!
Death -- no more lies -- the death
I've been searching for!
Quit crying! She can hear you --
Kali knows fear -- don't you
understand -- Kali is freedom!
Indiana stops pacing and Willie freezes in terror. Now a
bizarre yellow light wipes across the room. Indiana turns
and watches silently as two Thuggee guards emerge from a
secret doorway that's opened --
The shadows of the Thuggee guards loom over Willie and she
INT. THE TEMPLE OF DEATH - DAY
A sea of frightening faces once again intones the horrible
sacrificial chant. Among the worshippers, the little Maharajah
sits on a raised platform. Like the other believers, he stares
across the crevasse at the altar of Kali Ma.
The wailing wind howls out of the high tunnel and the
terrifying chanting reaches a fever pitch.
INT. THE TEMPLE ALTAR
And once again the three sacred Sankara Stones glow magically.
Mola Ram materializes evilly amidst the swirling smoke and
he begins chanting in Sanskrit.
Beside the altar, half-clad female acolytes pass in front of
the robed priests -- with their fingers the women paint two
white lines across the priests' foreheads.
An acolyte moves in front of Chattar Lal -- the Prime Minister
is now dressed in robes. As the devotional markings are
painted on his forehead, Chattar Lal translates the High
Priest's speech to Indiana who stands next to him.
Mola Ram is telling the faithful of
out victory. He says the British
have left the palace, which proves
Kali Ma's new power.
Yes, I understand.
Indiana bows his head to receive the mystical markings. He
listens to Mola Ram's rantings -- Indy's eyes are ominously
vacant as he stares up at the hideous statue of Kali.
INT. MINE TUNNELS - DAY
Beneath the temple, down in the bowels of the mountain, the
pitiful children dig at the earth with their fingers. A FAT
GUARD slouches down the tunnel, flogging malingerers with a
Short Round sweats next to the others, clawing at the rocks,
doomed to work with them now in their search for the last
two Sankara Stones.
The leather strap suddenly flays Short Round's back and he
barely manages not to scream out in pain. The fat guard passes --
Short Round and the other kids pull a large rock which
suddenly comes loose out of the wall!
They fall back and see they've exposed a vein of molten lava!
Hearing their shouts, the fat guard returns -- yelling at
their stupidity, he whips them and shoves them aside brutally.
Short Round see the fat guard's eyes glowing fiercely in
anger. Suddenly the fissure shoots out steam and spews some
molten lava over the guard's legs.
The guard screams and falls to the ground, thrashing about,
trying to kick the searing lava off his smoking flesh.
As the other kids cower, Short Round's humane instincts cause
him to jump forward to help the guard who moments earlier
was beating him --
Short Round tosses dirt on the guard's legs and grabs a gunny
sack and starts rubbing the lava off. Shorty notices something
The guard's eyes, which were glowing yellow before, are now
dimming and returning to normal. The moaning guard looks at
Shorty thankfully and then looks around as if waking from a
(to another slave kid)
His eyes -- they go out.
Other guards appear and lift the guard -- suddenly he starts
struggling against the guards not wanting to return to the
nightmare of Kali --
(as he's dragged away)
The pain -- the pain makes him wake
Indy! I can make Indy wake up!
But the other guards push and beat the children back to work.
Short Round is shoved against a wall and groans -- he reaches
over and grabs a large rock, lifting it defiantly --
But rather than heaving it at the guard, Short Round smashes
the rock down on the leg chains binding him to the other
children. Shorty beats at the chain with the rock, determined
INT. THE TEMPLE OF DEATH
The wind moans and joins Mola Ram's voice echoing maniacally
over the multitude gathered in the enormous temple. On his
throne, the little Maharajah listens transfixed.
INT. THE ALTAR
Chattar Lal watches Indiana staring hypnotically at the High
Priest as he speaks --
You understand what he tells us?
Kali Ma protects us now and for ever,
and we must pledge our devotion by
worshipping her with an offering of
flesh and blood!
Suddenly there is a heart-rending scream of terror and the
priests draft forward the next sacrificial victim --
Indiana's glowing eyes watch emotionlessly as Willie is
brought out. Dressed in a Rajput maiden's outfit, Willie has
been jeweled and draped with flowers -- a strange contrast
as she struggles desperately.
Your friend has seen and she has
heard -- now she will not talk.
As Willie is dragged past she sees Indy and calls to him --
Indy! Help me! Indy?!
Willie is shocked seeing that Indiana remains impassive and
uncaring as she's dragged to her death.
This will prove your devotion to
Indiana looks away from Willie's terrified face and stares
up adoringly at the monstrous statue of his goddess Kali.
INT. THE MINE
In the dark tunnel, a rock smashes down onto a chain -- and
breaks it! Short Round is exhausted. He looks around furtively
and sees a guard approaching.
Short Round takes a chance -- he dives and rolls across the
tunnel. He ducks behind a mine car full of rocks being pushed
out by two chained children.
The guard lumbers past unsuspectingly as Short Round makes
his escape using the moving mine car as cover.
INT. THE ALTAR
Up in the temple, Willie continues to struggle as her legs
are strapped to the iron sacrificial frame. Chattar Lal grabs
her hand and ties it down. Willie's free hand reaches out
imploringly toward Indiana --
Please, God, don't let them do this
to me -- help me, Indy!
He reaches out slowly and Willie grabs his hand tightly.
Indy looks into her eyes and then stares at her hand -- and
slowly lifts it and starts tying it to the iron frame.
No -- no!
Willie cries is disbelief as Indiana calmly betrays her.
INT. THE MINES BELOW
Short Round races up a tunnel and then flattens himself behind
a corner. He peers anxiously into a large craven and sees
two guards walking away.
When the coast is clear, Short Round darts across the cavern
to a long wooden ladder tilted up against a wall. Short Round
looks up the high ladder and sees a kid with a sack of rocks
descending from a burrow-hole half-way up the wall.
The exhausted kid nearly collapses at the bottom -- then
jumps seeing Short Round. Shorty motions for him to keep
quiet. Amazed, the kid watches Short Round scramble up the
ladder. Shorty continues until he is high above the floor.
Dirty faces stare out of the high burrow as Short Round stops
climbing. The kids are astonished as Short Round suddenly
grunts and kicks the ladder away from the wall!
The high ladder falls in an arc and what seem like sure
suicide slowly resembles a mini-Indiana Jones stunt as Short
Round swings to the other side of the falling ladder --
Short Round holds on for dear life as the ladder crashes
against the opposite cavern wall -- giving Short Round access
to the roof-hole that leads up to the temple!
Short Round scurries up the ladder and pulls himself up into
the chamber behind the altar. He looks at the light flaring
around the statue of Kali --
INT. THE TEMPLE OF DEATH
Chains clank and gears grind as the sacrificial frame is
raised over the crevasse. Stretched out on it, Willie looks
horrified as she hangs suspended face down above the boiling
The frame and victim descend slowly into the crevasse and
the crowd around the little Maharajah chants louder.
INT. THE REAR CHAMBER
Short Round dashes across the dark chamber behind the altar.
He peers out and sees Willie disappearing into the crevasse!
He sees Indiana watching impassively --
No -- Indy -- wake up!
Then Shorty sees a flaming torch hanging on a wall bracket
and he has an idea.
INT. THE ALTAR
Short Round suddenly darts out onto the altar and Mola Ram
sees him and yells. Several priests grab for Shorty. He eludes
the first priest, smashes the second in the stomach with his
head, and runs like a little quarterback toward the fiery
Short Round snatches the torch from the wall and charges
toward Indiana. Seeing him coming, Indy's eyes start glowing
yellow and when Short Round runs up to him, Indiana suddenly
swings and backhands the little guy brutally across the face!
The torch flies out of Shorty's hand as he's knocked against
at wall by Indy's vicious blow -- Short Round wipes a little
blood from his chin and stares at his hero in wounded
Chattar Lal watches approvingly -- a priest moves toward
Shorty. Chattar Lal looks back toward the crevasse.
Willie hangs on the lowering frame, heat waves rising up now
to scald her skin and she chokes as the sulfuric air burns
Meanwhile Short Round is crawling backwards across the floor
with a look of terror on his face -- Indiana stalks him,
hissing, snarling, his eyes glowing --
Short Round springs to his feet and tries to run -- Indy
grabs him and pulls him -- Shorty's hand grabs for another
wall torch and just manages to yank it free!
Indiana spins Short Round and clutches his throat. As Indy
strangles him, Short Round struggles and finally jams the
torch into Indy's side. The fiery torch burns Indy, smoking
as it sears his flesh, and he yells in pain.
Wake up! It's just a nightmare, Indy!
Wake up, please Indy!
Indiana writhes in pain and Short Round sees the evil yellow
glow in Indy's eyes getting dimmer and finally going out.
Now it seems like the old Indiana staring at him --
Indy, you back?
Suddenly a priest grabs Short Round and pulls him off Indiana.
No! Give him to me!
Short Round is frightened as Indy grabs him from the priest.
Indy lifts Short Round into the air --
No, Indy, no!
He sets Short Round down on the brink of the crevasse an
inch from doom. Shorty looks down at the lava and is
terrified. Indiana finally flashes him a quick smile and
Then Indiana whirls and punches the priest in the face! Short
Round cheers, realizing that Indiana is back.
We got to help Willie!
Indiana springs into action, stopping another priest with a
quick punch in the stomach. Then he rushes over to the
crankwheel and pulley platform. Indy jumps onto it, yanking
one priest off who spills onto the floor.
A second priest, who works the controls lowering the
sacrificial frame, sees Indy and releases the crankwheel.
Down in the crevasse, Willie screams as the iron frame
suddenly plummets toward the fulminating lava!
On the platform, the priest lunges at Indiana -- Indy uses
the man's own momentum to throw him over his head. Indy then
dives for the crankwheel and manages to stop it --
Down in the crevasse, the frame jolts to a stop only yards
above the spumes of fiery lava. The heat is so intense now
that Willie's clothes start smoking and she passes out... On
the platform above, Indiana cranks furiously, raising the
INT. THE TEMPLE
The chanting stops at the Kali worshippers notice the battle
on the altar. The little Maharajah looks concerned and leaves,
shoving through the crowd behind his bodyguards.
INT. THE ALTAR
Mola Ram shouts at his priests and another one of them runs
toward Indy on the platform. Short Round dives and tackles
Chattar Lal finally leaps onto the crankwheel platform and
Indy sees him pull a dagger. He slashes at Indiana and Indy
has to let go of the crankwheel -- the gears scream and the
Below in the crevasse, the iron frame plunges again toward
the crimson lava!
On the platform, Indy hears the frame lowering and looks
panicked. Chattar Lal slashes again with the dagger -- keeping
Indy away from the cogwheel mechanism --
Indy suddenly kicks the dagger from Chattar Lal's hand slugs
him in the stomach and dives toward the cogwheel mechanism.
He grabs a iron rod and throws it into the gears --
The gears mangle the iron rod but finally grind to a stop.
Indiana grabs the crankwheel and starts winding it up
Meanwhile, Short Round jumps onto the platform with Indy and
grabs a long wrench. He starts swinging the wrench, keeping
the last priests off the platform.
The sacrificial frame finally rises up into view and Indiana
grabs it and swings it over onto the platform. He looks at
Willie anxiously as he releases her bindings --
Willie moans and moves her head. Indy pulls her off the frame
and she starts coughing. Gasping for breath, Willie revives
as fresh air flows into her lungs.
Finally Willie opens her eyes and she sees Indiana. Then she
notices something else and manages to cry out hoarsely.
Look out -- !
Chattar Lal grabs a pistol from an unconscious guard and
Indiana whirls to see him pointing it -- Indy kicks the gun
from his hand and suddenly Chattar Lal starts shouting in a
terrifying voice --
Chattar Lal's eyes glow as he lunges suicidally at Indiana,
attempting to take Indy with him as he dives from the
Crashing into Indy, Chattar Lal knocks both of them back
onto the sacrificial frame which swings out over the crevasse --
Indy manages to dive off the frame just in time. He grabs
hold of the platform as the crankwheel screams and the frame
Looking up from the depths of the crevasse, we see the frame
with Chattar Lal on it plummeting downward into the sulfurous
smoke! The frame finally crashes, splashing into the molten
Chattar Lal's body explodes in a flame firefly -- his flesh
is broiled off in an instant -- we glimpse a skeleton
momentarily -- and then all is consumed and obliterated by
the blazing lava.
Indy and Willie scramble over to Short Round who jumps off
the platform and they follow him across the altar.
Indy sees Mola Ram quickly collecting the sacred Sankara
Stones. Indiana rushes over and spins Mola Ram around --
He slugs the High Priest in the face and Mola Ram keels over
backwards against the statue of Kali. Short Round helps stuff
the Sankara Stones into Indiana's shoulder bag.
INT. THE REAR CHAMBER
Short Round, Willie and Indiana rush across the chamber behind
the altar. They run over to the ladder and start climbing
down into the mines.
INT. THE MINES
Willie follows Short Round. Indiana jumps down last and pulls
the ladder away, letting it crash to the floor so they won't
They draw the attention of the slave children working in the
tunnels around the cavern. But it's the sight of the
approaching guard that worries Indy --
Come on, quick!
They duck into one of the tunnels. As they hide, Indy watches
the guard passing.
What're we going to do?
Indiana looks around at the silent, frightened children who've
stopped working in the tunnel and his anger darkens --
We're going to get them out of here!
Then he looks at the bag holding the Sankara Stones and grows
still more determined --
And then we're going to get these
out of here -- !
And somehow I'm going to see this
INT. THE CAVERN - MOMENTS LATER
A guard passing hears a voice and stops --
Ah, sir? Excuse me --
The guard turns and looks amazed to see Indy smiling at him
from the mouth of the tunnel.
Listen, I'm from the union and I'd
like to talk about the working
conditions here. Could you step inside
Indy smiles again and disappears into the tunnel. In
astonished rage, the guard draws his sword and goes after
Indy into the tunnel -- there's a pause and then we hear the
INT. THE TUNNEL
Willie flattens against the wall as Indiana catapults the
big guard past her back into the mine where he's set upon a
horde of rebellious slave children.
The kids swarm over the guard like jackals and we see Short
Round pull a key from the struggling guard's robe.
MONTAGE - THE MINES
A key is twisted and the chains are pulled from kids' legs...
Elsewhere, more chains are unlocked and rattle free. Liberated
kids spill out of the tunnels...
A guard is tripped and attacked by a horde of ex-slaves...
In another location, kids wrap captured guards in layers of
High up on a ledge, a fleeing guard skids to a stop when he
sees kids charging at him. He sees more kids rushing from
behind him. The guard scrams as he dives off the ledge...
INT. BEHIND THE ALTAR - DAY
Freed children scramble up numerous ladders to escape the
mines below. They follow the mass of children moving toward
the front altar.
INT. THE ALTAR
On the altar, under the statue of Kali, Willie and Short
Round are helping Indy and some of the bigger children rip
down a long wooden panel decorated with hideous Kali figures.
The children's' escape is blocked by the chasm separating
the altar from the deserted worshippers' area of the temple.
The swelling crowds of children push and teeter dangerously
on the edge of the fire pit.
Indiana and the others carry the wooden panel through the
crowd toward the chasm. They stand it up and when Indy gives
the word they drop it --
The panel crashes across the chasm forming a plank across
which the children now begin running to safety.
INT. BEHIND THE ALTAR
The last of the children scramble up the ladders and run
toward the front of the altar.
INT. THE ALTAR
The children's bare feet stomp across the wooden plank --
below them the lava of the fire pit bubbles and shows
outbursts of flame.
Indy stares at the plank and sees that it's starting to smoke
from the intense heat rising up.
On the far side of the plank, the children safely across
scatter through the deserted temple toward freedom.
Willie and Short Round help the last kids out onto the plank --
Indy sees one child's foot break though the smoldering wood --
the kid in front pulls the child to safety.
Willie and Short Round start to go out onto the plank but
Indy shouts at them --
He runs over and pulls them aside -- he steps out onto the
plank and takes a few steps to test it -- suddenly the plank
bursts into flame in the middle.
Indy takes one more step -- and then the plank breaks! Indy
dives back to the ledge of the altar and Willie and Short
Round grab him and pull him up and the wooden plank plummets
into the fiery chasm.
What're we going to do?!
There's got to be another way out.
INT. A TUNNEL
Indiana, Willie and Short Round run through the deserted
mine tunnels. They hear a rumbling noise and Indy leads them
down a side tunnel. They stop and peer into a quarry.
INT. THE QUARRY CAVERN
A large cavern is the depository for the mine cars rolling
in with loads of rock. Emaciated children (still unaware of
the revolt and the other children's' escape) break their
backs shoving the heavily-loaded mine cars.
Thuggee guards supervise the deadening work, while others
operate the pulley-and-hoist system used to drag the cars up
the sloped dump ramp.
Behind this operation, a thunderous waterfall cascades into
a huge cistern. From there, chutes deploy the rushing water
to power the large conveyor belt below it.
As the cars rise up the ramp, they tip and spill rocks onto
the conveyor belt which carries them toward an awesome stone
cylinder that rolls relentlessly, crushing the rocks into
From the side tunnel, Indiana watches the noisy operation.
Those empty cars have got to go out
of the mines.
Willie and Short Round watch the children push the empty
mine cars. The cars gain momentum and roll away down two
Come on, let's see if we can catch a
They duck out of the tunnel and run for cover behind a slag
heap. Loaded mine cars roaring down from the mines hurtle
past them and crash to a stop against the cars in front.
Okay, Shorty -- go!
He pushes Short Round who darts out after a mine car roars
past and dodges across the tracks before the next one
descends. Indy pushes Willie in the position and holds her
After another car crashes past, Indy shoves her. Willie runs
out -- her shoe gets stuck and she freezes in the tracks!
Willie sees a rock-filled car blasting down out of a tunnel
directly toward her!
Indiana dives, knocking Willie safely to the ground on the
other side of the tracks -- the heavy car hurtles past and
crashes into the cars in front.
Indy pulls Willie behind a massive wooden post holding up
the dump ramp and they hide from a passing guard.
We've got to get across to the empty
cars. Wait here until I signal you.
They watch him run and hurdle a pile of lumber, bound up
three steps and duck behind a tool shack on the platform.
Indy reaches out and grabs one of the passing slave children.
They see Indy put his hand over the kid's mouth and whisper
to him. He releases the kid who sneaks away, alerting the
other children who start making their escapes into side
Now Indy motions to Short Rounds and Willie to follow. As
they start to move out they freeze dead in their tracks and
Indy motions again angrily --
Willie and Short Round see a guard coming up the steps on
the other side of the platform. As the man rises he gets
taller and taller -- until they see it's a Thuggee giant
coming up behind Indiana.
Come one, what's wrong?
Indiana turns and looks into the bare chest of the seven-
foot tall guard. Indy has to look up to see the man's mean-
I see the problem...
Indiana suddenly punches the giant in the stomach -- the
giant does not flinch, he just belches rudely.
Indiana growls and winds up to take a killer swing -- he
steps back, cocks his arm -- and suddenly turns and runs
No dummy, Indy dashes over and picks up a piece of wood. The
giant starts toward him. Indy drops the wood and looks around
for a much larger piece of wood.
As the giant stalks toward him, Indiana raises the large
piece of lumber -- Indy suddenly groans, drops the wood and
clutches his stomach. Willie and Short Round looks startled --
Short Round shakes his head. They see Indy recover from the
spasm as the giant rushes him. Indy jumps aside, landing on
a loaded mine car that is passing by.
The car is being dragged up the dump ramp and the giant jumps
out onto it after Indiana. Indy quickly grabs a rock and, as
the giant rushes him, Indy smashes the rock against the big
Unfortunately, it's the rock that shatters and not the skull.
Indy dives to the other end of the mine car and lifts a large
Suddenly Indy drops the boulder and grabs him arm, feeling a
shooting pain again. Then he yells as he feels yet another
stabbing pain in his left leg.
What's wrong with him?
Shorty is confused and worried -- and then he sees something!
He looks up and there on a rock-cut balcony over the cavern
is the little Maharajah!
The little prince clutches the clay kryta doll that represents
Indy. He jabs it in the leg with a long sapphire-tipped turban
On the mine car, Indy yells and grabs his right leg, which
collapses beneath him. Short Round takes off. He dashes under
the platform toward a bucket-chain carrying spent water back
up to the cistern.
Short Round leaps over the pool of water and grabs onto a
bucket. He rises up on this make-shift elevator toward the
rock balcony and the malicious little Maharajah.
Meanwhile, Indy is on the brink of unconsciousness as the
giant's massive hands throttle his neck. Indy's head hangs
over the end of the mine car and suddenly his eyes widen --
The car with Indy and the giant reaches the peak of the dump
ramp and its upended -- spilling both of them and a shower
of rocks down the conveyor belt!
Down below, Willie dodges wooden pillars and weaves around
quarry equipment, trying to follow Indy's battle with the
giant. She trips and swears angrily --
Willie pushes and empty mine car out of her way -- an empty
mine car! She runs back and starts shoving the mine car along
the rails toward the conveyor belt.
I got one! Indy, I got one!
Near the waterfall, Short Round ascends on the rising bucket
chain. Up on the balcony, the little Maharajah chuckles evilly
as he watches Indiana on the conveyor belt --
The Maharajah lifts the clay doll and viciously jabs the pin
in the back of it!
On the conveyor, Indiana gets to his feet and then yells as
a stabbing pain lacerates his back! He falls and writhed
helplessly as the giant staggers up the rocky conveyor belt
Willie shoves the mine car forward. She sees Indy's desperate
situation as he's pulled along the conveyor toward the rock
Indy, look out!
She looks up and sees Short Round leap from the bucket-chain
onto the balcony. The little Maharajah's eyes glow fiendishly
as he lifts the clay doll -- and jabs the pin into the doll's
On the conveyor belt, Indy yells agonizingly and clutches
his stabbed face! Behind him, rocks explode as they're crushed
and pulverized by the mammoth roller.
In front of Indy, the Thuggee giant grabs a pick-axe as the
conveyor slides past a tool bin. The giant approaches Indy
Short Round dashes across the balcony and tackles the
Maharajah. They fall and fight like mortal enemies. Short
Round sees the little Maharajah's eyes glowing as he punches
him in the face.
Only a few feet away from the rock-smashing roller, Indy is
still on his back on the conveyor belt, thrashing in pain,
feeling the Maharajah's pin piercing his face. The giant
raises the pick-axe above his head and it about to split
Indiana in two!
On the balcony, the Maharajah drops the doll and Short Round
dives for it -- he grabs the clay doll and pulls out the
On the conveyor belt, Indiana is suddenly released from the
and looks up to see the giant swinging the pick-axe. Indy
rolls aside at the last minute!
The pick-axe cleaves into the conveyor belt and the giant
lurches forward -- Indy gives him a helpful kick, sending
the giant flying toward the rock-crusher as Indy jumps off
the conveyor belt!
Seeing the huge roller looming in front of him, the giant
crawls desperately against the movement of the conveyor belt --
but he gets snagged!
The sash around his waist gets caught under the rolling
crusher and he's dragged back under it feet first. The Thuggee
giant screams hideously as his body is rolled over and
squashed by the enormous stone wheel!
On the balcony, Short Round is jabbing the pin into the
squirming little Maharajah. The little prince's eyes still
glow yellow as he hollers --
How you like being pin cushion, Mr.
The little prince rolls on the ground and tries to fight off
Short Round who keeps jabbing him -- suddenly the Maharajah
swings and the pin is accidentally rammed clear through his
Shorty sees the pin sticking through both sides of the kid's
hand. The Maharajah stares at his pierced hand, gasping in
Short Round notices the yellow glow dying out of the
Maharajah's eyes -- just as Indy's eyes cleared after he was
released from Kali's trance.
Please -- pull it out!
Short Round yanks the pin out of the little prince's hand.
The Maharajah looks like he's just awakened from a bad dream.
It was the black sleep of Kali...
They made me do evil things... may
lord Krishna forgive me.
Meanwhile, Indy runs along the catwalk above the conveyor
belt. He jumps and grabs onto a cross-board -- he kicks out
with his feet and knocks a quarry guard off the catwalk.
The guard flies through the air and topples into the sand
pit where he thrashes around blindly under the sand falling
from the crusher.
Across the cavern, Willie shoves the rolling mine car toward
Get down here, Shorty! I got us a
Willie shrills as another quarry guard rushes toward her.
She yanks the iron brake-handle off the mine car and holds
it threateningly like a baseball bat --
Come on, let's see how hard your
Up on the rock balcony, Short Round lowers himself over the
edge. The little Maharajah grabs his arm --
Please -- listen -- to go out you
must take the left tunnel.
Shorty looks at him and he knows he's telling the truth.
I'm going to try to find the English
Short Round slips over the edge and slides down a wet
stalactite to the floor of the cavern.
There he finds Willie swinging the brake-handle and smashing
the guard in the gut. The man doubles in pain -- Willie kicks
his butt and he splashes into the pool of water.
I don't appreciate being cooked like
a french fry!
Willie, come on!
Willie starts pushing the empty mine car with Short Round.
You do pretty good for a girl!
Across the quarry, Mola Ram and six temple guards run out
onto a high platform next to the waterfall. Mola Ram sees
Willie and Short Round pushing the mine car.
Mola Ram shouts to his men -- two of them pull pistols and
Bullets ricochet off the mine car and Short Round shoves
Willie to the far side of the car where they both take cover.
Meanwhile, up on a catwalk, a guard slices a sword through
the air and Indiana ducks! The sword slashes into a wooden
railing and the guard tries frantically to pull it out --
Indiana slams his knee up into the guard's stomach and then
smashes his fist down on his neck -- the man collapses. Indy
hears more gunfire.
Indiana rushes along the catwalk toward the platform above.
He edges against the wall below the platform, staying out of
sight as he unfurls his whip.
One of Mola Ram's guards fires again from the high platform
and Indiana lashes the whip -- the whip wraps around the
gunman's arm and Indy yanks on it --
The gunman topples through the air and crashes down onto the
catwalk. Indy grabs the gun. He kicks the guard off the
catwalk and the man falls into the waterfall pool.
As the other guards fire down at him, Indiana dodges along
the catwalk and fires back at them. A bullet explodes near
Mola Ram and he ducks back --
Meanwhile, Short Round and Willie have the mine car rolling
and they jump into it --
Indiana spots the rolling mine car racing across the quarry.
Indy takes off and runs along the catwalk -- bullets explode
around him, splintering wood. Indy reaches the end of the
Suddenly he dives into the air and catches hold of a block
and tackle! Indy skids along the pulley system, sliding down
a cable toward the mine car in which Short Round and Willie
Bullets whiz past as Indiana sails in the air above the
speeding mine car -- when they are in sync, Indy lets go and
drops into the mine car next to Willie and Short Round!
Mola Ram rushes forward and watches the speeding mine car
rolling down the track toward the tunnels --
They've stolen the Sankara Stones --
they must be stopped!
In the speeding mine car, Indy sees the tracks separating in
two directions -- one back into the quarry, the other toward
two tunnels that lead out of the mines.
Indiana lifts a shovel from the floor of the car and swings
it just in time -- he hits a switch which CLANGS as they
speed by and the car is shunted tipsy-turvy onto the track
toward the two tunnels.
Willie hangs on as the car tears down the track toward the
tunnel on the right -- and Short Round looks worried --
No, Indy, it's left tunnel.
But it's too late and they all hold on as the mine car shoots
down into the darkness of the echoing tunnel.
INT. THE TUNNEL
The wind rushes past Indiana as the car descends into the
tunnel and picks up speed. Willie hangs on with Short Round --
the mine car roars around a curve and flies faster along the
INT. THE QUARRY
Back in the quarry, Mola Ram supervises the guards as they
shove empty cars toward the tunnel. Carrying long Khyber
rifles, they jump aboard the cars. The first one rolls into
the dark tunnel and the second car speeds after it.
INT. THE TUNNEL ENTRANCE
The two Thuggee cars shoot past, descending into the darkness
in pursuit of the infidels who stole the Sankara Stones.
INT. THE TUNNEL
The mine car hurtles past. Indy sits in front, pulling back
on the brake-lever to control their speed and keep them from
careening off the tracks.
Expecting trouble, Short Round peers over the back end of
the car. Willie ducks low, watching the heavy beams flashing
dangerously close above their heads.
Then Willie's eyes go wide and she groans in terror like a
girl on a roller coaster as the mine car suddenly plunges
downward, taking their stomachs with it.
A gunshot rings out and Short Round sees the first Thuggee
car appear around a curve behind them. Mola Ram's gunmen
start blasting. Bullets ricochet off the mine car and Indy
yells back to Short Round.
Come here and take the brake!
Short Round scurries forward and grabs the brake from Indy.
Slow on the curves or we'll fly off
Read you loud and clear, Indy!
Short Round grins as he holds the brake -- Willie realizes
that this is Shorty's idea of a good time!
INT. THE CAVERN
Up in the quarry, gunmen push a third car toward the tunnel,
but Mola Ram stops them. He shouts and they turn and look
instead toward the waterfall and huge cistern...
INT. THE TUNNEL
Indiana is crouched in the back of the zooming mine bar
blasting away with the pistol he captured in the quarry.
A gunman in the car behind returns his fire, the explosions
lighting up the tunnel walls.
Indy aims and fires again -- the gunman is hit and knocked
back in the car. Another guard with a Khyber rifle moves up
to the front and starts firing.
Meanwhile, as the car goes into a hard turn, Short Round
rides the brake -- beneath the car we see the brake-pad
scraping on the metal wheel.
The tunnel gets lower and Indy has to duck under each beam
flying over and can only pop up to fire between the low beams.
The rifleman in the car behind is reloading. Then he lifts
his rifle -- Indy pops up simultaneously and shoots!
The gunman is hit, his rifle flies up and his head smashes
against the beam hurtling above! Screaming horribly, the
gunman is knocked from the speeding car like a broken doll.
INT. THE CAVERN
Up in the quarry, Mola Ram's men swing sledge hammers, bashing
away at the rock supports under the huge water-filled cistern.
INT. THE TUNNEL
Indiana runs out of bullets. He sees the car behind getting
closer. He tosses the pistol and hits a Thuggee in the head.
Another Thuggee retrieves Indy's pistol and starts reloading
Suddenly Indy is being shot at by his own gun and he yells
to Short Round:
Let up on the brake!
Indy shoves past Willie and takes the brake lever from Shorty.
Let her go! Our only chance is
What above the curves?!
Short Round looks scared as Indy released the brake and the
car hurtles toward a curve. They grab the sides of the car
as it tips precariously. Behind them, the curve throws the
gunmen from side to side in the car following.
Indy, look out!
A sharper curve looms ahead and Indy shoves the brake
What're you doing?! We're going too
Willie closes her eyes as they rocket toward the curve. In
the car behind, the Thuggee guard at the brake also shoves
the brake off -- and looks extremely worried. Indy's car
hits the curve and the centrifugal force lifts the inside
wheels off the rails!
Get over on the other side!
Willie and Short Round jumps over to his side as the car
whips around the curve! Indy looks back and sees the car
pursuing them is also taking the curve at full speed --
Suddenly the Thuggee car swerves dangerously, the weight
shifts too much to the outside -- and the car derails!
The car bounces off the tracks and flies through the air
into a siding where is CRASHES against a stone wall in an
EXPLOSION of rock and metal!
Pieces of debris pommel the drive of the second Thuggee car
and he quickly grabs for the brake to slow down and avoid
the same fate! In the lead car, Indy smiles smugly as Willie
opens her eyes.
One down, one to go!
INT. THE CAVERN ABOVE
Mola Ram's guards continue to bash away with sledge hammers
at the rock supports under the mammoth cistern. One of the
supports starts to crumble --
From above, we see the cistern list to one side and water
laps dangerously over the edge as the huge tank creaks and
INT. THE TUNNEL
Indiana and Short Round heft a railroad tie out of the bottom
of the car and Willie watches them lift it onto the back.
As gunfire continues to explode from the car behind them,
Indiana and Short Round shove the railroad tie off the back
of the car --
The wooden railroad tie falls and bounces back across the
tracks. The gunmen in the car behind spot it and yell in
Indy and Willie watch the car behind crash into the railroad
tie -- but the tie just skids, catches and bounces up and
out of the way like a huge tumbling matchstick!
Yeah -- this time you're gonna help!
INT. THE CAVERN
The sledgehammers continue -- until two of the rock supports
give way! There are shouts as the guards run for cover.
Mola Ram stands on a platform watching the huge cistern slowly
keel over -- the noise is incredible as the colossal tank
crashes to the ground!
Suddenly a half-million gallons of water explode across the
cavern and surge in a tidal wave toward the tunnels!
INT. THE TUNNEL
The walls of the tunnel flash past and curves appear suddenly
out of the darkness as the hair-raising chase continues.
Short Round and Willie struggle to help Indy lift a large
boulder from the bottom of the speeding mine car. The cars
descend again into a stretch of much lower tunnel where the
beams flash past inches above them. Indy judges the beams --
Okay -- one -- two -- NOW!
All three of them groan as they raise the boulder and shove
it off the back of the car -- ducking instantly to avoid
being decapitated by the next beam!
Looking back, they see the gunmen pop up between the beams --
and they see the looks of terror on the gunmen's faces as
they see the boulder in front of them!
The Thuggee car hits the boulder and upends! The guards scream
horribly as the car tumbles end over end, slamming against
the tunnel walls, getting ripped to shreds so that finally
only pieces of metal, wheels and debris fly like a meteorite
shower down the tunnel!
Willie whoops for joy and hugs Indy who smiles modestly --
Okay, Shorty, hit the brakes!
Short Round dives for the front of the car and happily pulls
the brake lever -- it doesn't work! Short Round yanks on it
harder -- the brake level suddenly breaks off!
Indy sees Short Round holding up the broken brake lever!
Indy crawls quickly toward Shorty while Willie holds on for
dear life! Completely out of control, the car hurtles down a
decline into a section where the tunnel if larger again --
Indiana bends over the front of the car and looks underneath.
He sees the brake tension hanging loose from the brake-pad.
Indiana pulls himself back up and looks at Willie and Short
Grab onto me -- I'm going to try and
slow us down from underneath!
Willie looks terrified but helps Short Round grab onto Indy's
arm and the back of his jacket. He skips over the front of
the car and swings a leg underneath --
Indy is inches above the rails and the rocky ground blurring
beneath the car as he tries to kick at the brake-pad. His
feet fall and he bumps along, dragged dangerously for a moment --
Indy manages to find a foothold on the undercarriage of the
car. As they hold onto him, Indy kicks again and his foot
hits the brake-pad. He shoves it and slowly the pad closes
against the spinning wheel...
Willie and Short Round look up and see that the tunnel is
ending ahead and the track dead-ends into a stone wall!
He looks around -- and sees the car rocketing directly toward
the stone wall!
Indy's foot starts kicking in high-gear underneath the car --
he slams at the brake-pad with all his strength -- the pad
screeches against the spinning wheel and starts sparking!
The car seems to slow as it shoots toward the end of the
tunnel. Indy groans and pushes hard against the smoking brake-
pad. The car slows more and more until it runs down the last
few yards to the dead-end and rolls gently to a stop, just
nudging Indy's back against the wall...
Willie looks faint as Indiana gets to his feet and Shorty
jumps out of the car. They help Willie out and she stands
I'm okay -- I'm fine -- I love to
flirt with death...
Indiana sees that the tunnel ahead continues without any
more tracks. Then they hear something --
A strange rumbling sound echoing down the tunnel from behind
them. The walls seem to reverberate. Looking worried, they
start walking away down the tunnel. They walk faster as the
noise behind them becomes louder and they keep glancing over
their shoulders --
What's that?... Indy?!
Indiana isn't sure and he pulls Willie by the arm and all
three of them start jogging.
The rumbling behind them sounds increasingly ominous and
finally they start running full tilt. They rush down the
tunnel and the awful noise becomes deafening! Willie looks
around again and slows suddenly --
Willie stops dead in her tracks -- paralyzed -- awestruck --
DOOMED! Willie sees a monster wall of water (released from
the quarry) as it thunders around a curve -- a mammoth tidal
wave crashing spectacularly against the opposite tunnel wall!
A veritable "tsunami" caroming off the tunnel wall and spewing
furiously forward like a hydrous Juggernaut!
(frozen in her tracks)
Indiana and Short Round notice that Willie's slowed and they
stop running -- they also see the cataclysm of water crashing
down the tunnel toward them. Indy runs back and grabs Willie.
All three of them take off, running faster than they've ever
run in their lives!
The tidal wave smashes forward, booming behind them and
Indiana realizes quickly that they're going to lose this
race. Suddenly he sees a small side-tunnel in a bend ahead --
They lunge toward the hole and Short Round dives in it first.
Indiana shoves Willie into the hole and jumps in after her
just as the colossal tidal wave explodes past!
INT. THE CHUTE
The small tunnel drops precipitously and they slide down,
showered by the small side-current of water that's broken
off from the main force.
INT. A LARGE TUNNEL
They rolls and tumble out of the small chute into a larger
tunnel. The roar of the tidal wave sounds distant and receding
as they catch their breath.
Lucky I found a short cut. Look,
there's a light at the end of the
Suddenly an EXPLOSION! They turn and see the thundering tidal
wave crashing around a curve and cascading down the tunnel
behind them again!
Some short cut!
They all holler in unison and start running like bats out of
hell toward the daylight. The towering wall of water surges
relentlessly after them --
The tidal wave looms up to annihilate them as they race to
the mouth of the tunnel -- and Willie SCREAMS! Indy grabs
her and all three of the flail their arms to keep from losing
EXT. THE TUNNEL EXIT - DAY
The tunnel exits midway up a cliff and the three totter
precariously on the brink looking down at a 300 foot sheer
drop to a gorge below! Indiana swings Willie onto a narrow
ledge on one side and pushes Short Round after her -- he
jumps himself to the other side just as the tidal wave crashes
The water bursts out of the tunnel -- the gusher spews forth
from the cliffside into the air as if Hoover Dam just broke
Short Round and Willie balance on the narrow ledge on one
side of the geyser -- Indy is perches on the ledge on the
other side of the incredible eruption of water. Willie gets
vertigo looking down into the gorge where the water crashes
at the bottom. There crocodiles are disturbed and slither
angrily. Indy looks up and sees a rope bridge swinging about
twenty feet above Willie and Short Round. Indy shouts across
the blasting water --
Willie -- the bridge! Climb up to
Willie looks frightened.
Nothing to it -- follow me!
He edges along the narrow ledge toward the bridge and Willie
follows him. Once under the bridge, they start climbing up
the rocks to it. Meanwhile, Indiana is scaling the cliff
face to get over the water geyser to the other side. He grabs
at scrub brush and finds a few perilous footholds as he makes
his way to the bridge.
EXT. THE ROPE BRIDGE
Willie and Short Round pull themselves up at the end of the
bridge. Behind them a dark tunnel runs back into the mines.
What's in front of them is hardly more reassuring --
The rope bridge across the gorge is a century old and
definitely wasn't built by army engineers. Laying across the
two bottom rope-spans, worm-eaten and moldy boards offer
risky footings. Vertical side ropes connect the bottom rope-
spans to the two upper ropes that constitute the dangerous
hand-railings. Short Round steps tentatively out onto the
bridge. It holds him and he turns and smiles at Willie --
Easy like pie! Kid's stuff!
Suddenly the board under him breaks! Willie grabs Short Round
before he falls into the abyss! Looking pale and less cocky,
Short Round starts out again and Willie follows his carefully.
They continue stepping across the bridge cautiously, a feat
made more difficult by the bridge's constant swaying and the
heart-stopping up and down movement.
Behind them, Indy finally pulls himself up from under the
bridge. He stands up and sees Willie and Short Round halfway
across already. Then he hears something and turns quickly --
he takes his whip out and ducks to the side of the tunnel as
two Thuggee guards rush out.
Indy cracks the whip, catching the first guard around the
neck -- the guard spills forward and trips the second guard.
The first man tries to stand but Indiana kicks him in the
The second guard gets to his feet and swings his sword --
Indy ducks, slams him in the stomach and dives for the first
guard's sword. He grabs it and rolls aside quickly as the
second guard attempts to slice him in two! Indy gets to his
feet and immediately finds himself about to engage in a sword
duel with the enraged Thuggee guard. Indy looks at the
unfamiliar sword, hefts it, and tries to quickly decide the
best way to use it -- Suddenly the guard shouts and charges.
Indy decides shouting must be the "de rigueur" technique and
shouts back loudly -- the two swords CLANG and spark as the
Indy flails and feints and the Thuggee guard lunges and
slashes. Indy finally gains the upper hand and dispatches
the Thuggee guard who slumps defeated into the dirt.
Keeping the sword, Indy starts out onto the bridge, walking
as quickly as possible across the rickety span. He hears
shouting ahead and looks worried then temple guards appear
at the far end of the bridge. The guards surprise Willie and
Shorty as they finally get across the bridge. Struggling
futilely with the guards, Willie shouts at Indiana --
Indy -- looks out behind you!
Indy sees more Thuggee guards rushing out of the tunnel behind
him. He turns and sees two of the temple guards who captured
Willie and Short Round coming across the bridge in front of
Indy stands helpless in the middle of the swaying bridge
with guards approaching from both sides, and nothing but
heaven above and the rocky gorge hundreds of feet below!
wind comes up and the High Priest, Mola Ram, appears on the
far end of the bridge. He stands with the guards who hold
Willie and Short Round. The wind whips around Indy and he
staggers unsteadily on the swaying bridge as he watches Mola
Let my friends go!
Mola Ram shouts in Hindi and the guards start to move toward
Indy from both sides of the bridge.
That's far enough!
You are in no position to give orders,
Indiana indicates the bag over his shoulder --
You want the stones, let them go and
call off your guards!
Mola Ram motions and the guards move farther out on both
sides of the bridge -- suddenly Indiana swings the sword and
it cuts into one of the bottom rope-spans!
The rope is half-severed and frays slowly under the tension!
Impressive, Dr. Jones. But I don't
believe you would kill yourself!
Mola Ram motions again the his guards (looking more nervous
now) step farther out onto the bridge, moving closer to Indy
from both sides.
Indy swings the sword again, cutting into the other rope-
span! It, too, is now partially severed and frays slowly.
The bridge jolts and Indy and the guards sway precariously!
Suddenly Mola Ram shoves Short Round out onto the bridge.
The High Priest draws a dagger and pushes Willie onto the
swaying span, holding the knife behind them both.
Your friends will die with you!
In different times this would be called a Mexican stand-off
Indiana looks at the guards in front and behind him. He sees
Willie and Short Round out on the bridge now with Mola Ram
at their backs.
Then I guess we're all going to take
a big dive!
Indy and Short Round's eyes meet -- and the kid realizes
that his hero isn't kidding. Willie looks at Shout Round
anxiously -- she notices that Shorty is surreptitiously
wrapping his foot around a rope support. Petrified, Willie
also secretly wraps her foot around a rope and does likewise
with her arm --
Give me the stones!
Mola Ram -- you're about to meet
Kali -- in Hell!
Indiana swings the sword with all his might -- it whooshes
through the air and slashes clear through the top and bottom
ropes! Immediately Mola Ram's guards start to flee in panic --
too late! Indiana swings the sword again and the two ropes
on the other side are severed --
The rope bridge is sheared in two! It breaks in the middle
and both halves fall apart! The guards scream horribly in
the air as they plunge down into the rocky gorge! Willie and
Short Round cling to their established footholds and fall
with the bridge toward the wall of the gorge. Mola Ram spills
forward, clutching desperately at the ropes and slats --
Below them, Indiana has latched onto a rope and swings with
the bridge as it hits the gorge wall and hangs vertically
now, dangling from its moorings at the top.
There's an instant of suspended animation as all who remain
alive realize they are alive. Short Round and Willie cling
near the top of the now vertical bridge.
Below them, Mola Ram clutches onto one of the main ropes
while directly above him the last of his guards holds on for
Short Round and Willie struggle upwards, clutching ropes and
stepping on slats. Finally, Short Round heaves himself up
onto solid ground and turns to help Willie up.
Meanwhile, dangling below on the bridge, Indy reaches up and
grabs Mola Ram's leg. The High Priest kicks and tries to
break Indy's grip. He kicks again and smashes Indy in the
Indy won't let go. Suddenly the High Priest reaches up and
grabs his own Thuggee guard and yanks his down by the front
of his shirt -- Mola Ram shoves the luckless guard down onto
Indy, trying to dislodge him by sacrificing the screaming
Thuggee. Indy manages to hang on. The Thuggee is less
fortunate and falls screaming to his death. Then Mola Ram
looks across the gorge and yells. Indy sees a dozen of the
last Thuggee guards streaming out of the tunnel -- only to
be stranded on the far side of the now bridgeless gorge.
Indy starts climbing up after Mola Ram again. He grabs at
the back of Mola Ram's robe and pull him down. Slipping,
Mola Ram turns and it's Indy's chance to punch Mola Ram in
Mola Ram's eyes are glowing yellow and he's shouting
incoherently. He grabs the strap of Indy's shoulder bag and
stamps on Indy's hand -- Indy falls!
Indiana slips downward, scrambling to catch hold of something --
meanwhile, Mola Ram now has the bag with the Sankara Stones.
Indy finally stops his downward slide and dangles dangerously
near the bottom of the bridge. Across the gorge, the Thuggee
guards run up a path to a small gove of trees growing on a
plateau above the gorge. The guards have bows and arrows and
take firing positions --
At the top of the bridge, Mola Ram keeps climbing until rocks
start pounding him from above -- Willie and Short Round pelt
him with rocks which he tries to block with his arm.
Indiana starts to climb again, using all his strength. He
reaches for a wooden slat -- suddenly a flaming arrow smashes
into the wood!
Indy turns in amazement and sees more flaming arrows rocketing
across the chasm directly for him! Across the gorge, by the
grove of trees, a Thuggee priest yells orders to the archers
who continue to launch the flaming arrows.
Indiana crawls up as the bridge starts to burn from the
continuing bursts of fiery arrows. At the top, Mola Ram
reaches up desperately for a hand hold -- Willie smashes his
hand with a rock!
The High Priest yells in pain and slips down to where Indy
slugs him again in the face! They struggle as the fire burns
up from beneath them.
On the cliff above the fallen bridge, Willie watches the
fire rising toward Indy and Mola Ram as they fight. Short
Round turns and sees something --
They see horses galloping through a narrow pass -- the British
cavalry is returning. Captain Blumburtt and the first troops
draw up their forces and dismount quickly.
A fusillade of flaming arrows force the British to take cover --
they quickly start firing back at the Thuggees with rifles.
As the battle above the gorge continues, Indy and Mola Ram
fight below on the dangling bridge -- Indiana sees the High
Priest's eyes begin glowing and he hisses insanely. Mola
Ram's hand thrusts out toward Indiana's chest and Indy yells
in pain --
Indy looks down and writhes terrified as he sees Mola Ram's
hand starting to enter his chest (as it entered the victim's
chest during the temple sacrifice)!
Mola Ram's finger are inching into Indy's body -- Indy
clutches at Mola Ram's piercing hand, trying to keep the
deadly fingers away from his heart.
Slowly, Indy is able to push Mola Ram's hand away and his
fingers withdraw from Indy's chest. Indiana suddenly slugs
the High Priest in the face and grabs for the bag of Sankara
No, the stones are mine!
You're betrayed Shiva.
(he repeats in Sanskrit
As Indy pronounces the magical words, the bag begins glowing
and starts to burn Mola Ram as he clutches it -- the stones
begin to spill out of the bag and the High Priest grabs from
(he repeats Sankara's
warning in Sanskrit)
The blazing stones sear Mola Ram's flesh and he screams in
pain. The light suddenly dies in his eyes and for one instant
he looks at Indy as if awakened from a nightmare -- Mola Ram
loses his balance and Indy grabs for the stones. He manages
to clutch only one of them as Mola Ram screams and falls!
Indy sees the stone in his hand suddenly cool. He watches
Mola Ram plummeting downward into the chasm and finally
crashing into the jagged rocks at the bottom.
The irritated crocodiles are disturbed once more -- but soon
welcome the meal that just dropped in. Jaws flash and teeth
rip at the High Priest's lifeless corpse.
And Indy's bag with the Sankara Stones sinks into the murkily
current and disappears down the river...
EXT. THE CLIFF
Indiana crawls up the burning bridge and Willie and Short
Round reach for him at the top. They pull him up onto the
cliff and they all look around exhausted --
Across the gorge, more British troops emerge from the mine
tunnels to subdue the remaining Thuggee guards on that side.
Finally the little Maharajah comes out of the dark mine
tunnel. He sees Short Round across the gorge -- and bows to
thank him for his help. On the other side, Short Round waves
his cap, saluting him back. Willie stands at the edge of the
gorge looking down into the river far below.
I guess Mola Ram got what he wanted.
She sees Indy reach into his pocket. He pulls something out
slowly -- as she watches he reveals a crystal stone --
The last Sankara Stone.
Short Round watches Willie take it carefully from Indiana.
She gazes at it and looks delighted --
And the diamond hidden inside...
Willie holds the stone up to the sun and it sparkles and
EXT. THE MAYAPORE HILLS - DAY
The sun flares and silhouettes three figures coming over a
hilltop. Behind them we see more smaller silhouettes appearing
over the rise.
Indiana, Willie and Short Round walk back down the dirt road
into Mayapore -- followed by a multitude of children returning
to their homeland. Willie looks at the changed landscape and
seems astonished: the barren countryside has been reborn.
They see streams flowing beneath green trees, flowers blooming
and peasants harvesting golden grain in the fields.
EXT. MAYAPORE VILLAGE
Indiana, Willie and Short Round lead the children down the
village road. Ahead they see villagers rebuilding their
Now they hear shouts of joy from the peasants. The children
returning home start running to meet their parents who are
rushing out to greet them.
There is laughter and tears as families are reunited. Indiana
sees the old shaman approaching with the chieftain and the
The shaman touches his fingers to his forehead and bows. The
three travelers return his greeting and the shaman is quite
moved as he speaks to Indiana --
We know you are coming back --
when life returns to our village.
It's a real miracle.
Now you see the magic of the "rock"
you bring back.
The old shaman smiles wisely at Indiana. Indy takes the stone
out of his bag and unwraps it.
Yes, I've seen its power.
Willie watches the shaman take it reverently and bow to them.
The shaman joins the elders and they walk to the village's
small sacred mound. Indy and Willie stay back. They see him
kneel and replace the stone in its niche.
The last Sankara Stone.
And they don't even know what it
(smiling at her)
Well, you didn't get your prince,
and there goes your diamond.
You didn't do so well yourself.
Finding that stone could've gotten
you all the fortune and glory you
were talking about.
It's still a long way to Delhi. Who
knows what might happen.
She looks at him like he's crazy.
Oh no, I'm finding a native guide
who knows the way. No more detours
for me, thank you Dr. Jones.
She turns and starts walking away continuing to complain --
If you think I'm going to Delhi or
anyplace else with you, after all
the trouble you've gotten me into...
Suddenly the bullwhip CRACKS and wraps around her waist.
Startled Willie looks angry as Indiana reels her in, pulling
her toward him and into his arms. But when he finally kisses
her, she doesn't seem to mind at all... Short Round shakes
his head, but looks sort of pleased. When he turns away, his
face lights up!
Short Round runs toward the sunset, toward the three elephants
being brought back to the village. The baby elephant starts
walking faster, as if he recognizes Short Round running out
to meet him...
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