Indiana Jones and his Legacy on the World
The Indiana Movies, And the Coin-op Following
which emulated this memorable Trilogy
Indie Movie Memorabilia, Photos and Discussion
A Brief of Indiana Jones in the Movies
The Indiana Jones Trilogy, starring Harrison Ford, our Hero, has become one of
the best known icons of today. Indiana Jones is a fictional bull whip-toting
archaeologist with an overdeveloped ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) played
by Harrison Ford in a series of films by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
How Indiana Jones - The Name Came About from his beloved Dog
Although his father called him "Junior," Henry Jr. hated being called Junior
so he adopted the name of his beloved dog Indiana for himself, insisting he
be referred to as Indiana Jones.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by
the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still
hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark.
Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that
takes them from Nepal to Cairo.
The year is 1936. Archeology professor Indiana Jones narrowly escapes death in a
South American temple with a gold idol - by poison dart, fall, and finally a giant
boulder that chases him out the front. An old enemy, Rene Belloq, steals the idol
and then orders Hovito indians after Indy. Indy, however, escapes back to the USA,
where Army Intelligence officers are waiting for him at his university. They tell
him about a flurry of Nazi archaeological activity near Cairo, which Indy determines
to be the possible resting place of the Ark of the Covenant - the chest that carried
the 10 Commandments.
The Ark is believed to carry an incredibly powerful energy that must not fall into
Nazi hands. Indiana is immediately sent overseas, stopping in Nepal to pick up an
old girlfriend (his old professor's daughter) and then meeting up in Cairo with
his friend Sallah. But danger lurks everywhere in the form of Nazi thugs, and
poisonous snakes in the Ark's resting place. After Belloq, hired by the Nazis,
makes off again with the Ark, Indy & Marion are determined to get it back, and they
overpower the pilot of a German plane. But Indy finds himself confronted with a
giant German thug, and after a frightening hand-to-hand fight Indy & Marion blow
up the plane. Now the Nazis must drive the Ark to Cairo, but Indy regains control
of the Ark after running the convoy off the road, one vehicle at a time. Once again
the Nazis recapture the Ark... and Marion, heading for a Nazi-controlled island. There,
Belloq will open the Ark... to demonstrate the horrific power it can unleash upon the
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and companions Short Round (Ke Huy Quan) and Willie Scott
(Kate Capshaw) need to save the children from the Thuggee cult and get the magic stones
back to their rightful owners.
The Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is back in action
in the 2nd Indy film. He teams up with a night club singer and a 12 year old named
Short Round. They end up in an Indian village, where the people believe evil spirits
have taken their children away to work as slaves, after a sacred stone was stolen.
Indiana agrees to try and retrieve the stone for the villagers and free the children.
It is 1935. At a swanky nightclub in Hong Kong, Indiana Jones confronts Lao Che, a
Chinese gangster, for a trade - a reward in exchange for the ashes of a Ming dynasty
emperor. The gangster's sons, however, won't let Indy get out of the trade alive, and
a violent struggle ensues that snares up the gangster's moll, torch singer
The dinner table scene, by the way, also is lifted from James Bond, where it's an
obligatory part of every adventure: James is always promised a sure death, but
treated first to an elegant dinner with his host, who boasts of his power and
takes inordinate pride in being a sophisticated host.
Indy and Willie escape with Indy's pre-teen sidekick, Short Round, and fly out of
Hong Kong - unaware their plane belongs to Lao Che and the two pilots are ordered
to bail out over India. Indy, Willie, and Shorty manage to escape and wind up being
greeted by a village elder who shows them the ruins of his village - ruins caused
by the theft of three Sankara stones of great magic power, taken to a gigantic
mountaintop palace. The palace, however, belongs to a peaceful young Indian prince
who assures that no such action occurred from his palace.
Indy, however, is attacked in his bedroom and finds a vast underground system of
caverns that lead to an ancient terrorist cult long thought dead, a cult that has
kidnapped the children of the village and is using them to dig for the magic stones.
When Indy and his friends are captured they are to be sacrificed to the pit of molten
rock, but a violent showdown begins that erupts into a savage brawl, gunfire, a mad
minecar pursuit, the collapse of an undcerground dam, and a showdown at a rope bridge
that threatens to kill Indy, his friends, and the cult.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, returns for the
3rd and final Indy film. Teaming up with his father, Indiana sets out to try and
find the Holy Grail. Once again, the Nazis are after the same prize, and try to foil
After Adolf Hitler & the Nazis fail to obtain the Ark of the Covenant, Hitler orders
the SS and Wehrmacht to go after the cup of Christ - the Holy Grail. Indiana Jones is
pressed back into action after a mining magnate's lead researcher disappears
mysteriously. The lead researcher is none other than Indy's dad, the feisty Professor
Henry Jones (Connery). Meeting up with Dr. Elsa Schneider (Doody) in Venice,
Indiana & Marcus Brody (Elliott) discover that a 2nd marker that reveals the location
of the grail is buried in the catacombs of a converted church. Escaping from rats,
fire, gunmen, and a ship's propeller, Indy discovers that his dad is being held in
a castle on the German border with Austria.
When he & Dr. Schneider reach the castle Indy locates his father, but Elsa proves
herself a turncoat, and even worse - so is the mining magnate, Walter Donovan (Glover)!
After Indy & Henry escape the castle, they head to Berlin to get the map & Henry's
diary that provides critical information to those who seek the Grail. Marcus, however,
is kidnapped by Nazis in Iskenderun, and Indy & Henry meet up with Sallah (Rhys-Davies)
and start their own journey toward the 'Canyon of the Crescent Moon'. They run into
Donovan & the Nazis, and a huge fight ensues. Will Indy obtain the Grail and gain
eternal life for himself & his father, giving the world a future of light, or will
Adolf Hitler & the Nazis triumph and send the armies of darkness marching all over
Indiana Jones (Binoculars)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam
Field Glasses - Binoculars Scene
DESERT VALLEY - DAY
Elsa and Donovan's party
Ah, I see Brody. He seems okay.
They've got a tank. Six-pound gun.
Then Donovan notices a reflection from the hills.
What he sees is:
THE SUN REFLECTING OFF THE LENSES OF INDY'S BINOCULARS
What do you think you're doing?! Get down!
Dad, we're well out of range.
At that moment the tank FIRES A SHELL in their direction.
It WHISTLES overhead and BLOWS UP THE PARKED CAR. Indy, Henry
and Sallah cover their heads as automobile fragments rain
down upon them.
Indiana Jones (Fedora Hat)
Classic brown, wide-brimmed fedora -- made famous by Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones and the last crusade (The Man with the hat is back!)
The hats worn by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones reportedly came from The
Herbert Johnson Hat Shop in London, England.
Address: 54 St. James's Street, London , SW1A 1JT
Telephone: 020 7408 1174
"The man turned to Indy and gave him a look of respect. 'You lost today, kid, but
that doesn't mean you have to like it.' He held his hat by the crown and slowly,
almost as though he were performing an initiation ceremony, placed it on Indiana's
-from the "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Jim Ward, Vice President of Lucasafilm, has said in a recent press conference that
a new Indiana Jones video game is expected to be released later in 2007, around
the time of the movie.
In reality the name Indiana Jones name originally came from the name of
George Lucas's beloved pet husky-malamute dog, after the character was originally
named Indiana Smith, which Spielberg said would have to be changed to something
Indiana Jones Legacy
The three Indiana Movies are as follows:
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones 4 (2007) (categorized as "in production")
Indiana Jones, The Novels:
There are a series of original paperback novels about the adventures of
Indiana Jones other than those in the films, and another series of novels
about Young Indiana Jones by William McCay, Rob MacGregor, Martin Caidin
and Max McCoy with some others.
Marketing Slogans: "The Adventure Continues..."
Fedora Austrailian Hat
Leather jacket (1930's Post World War I Jacket)
War Shoulder Bag, Originally the Mark VII for holding gas masks in the war
Revolver and Holster - Smith and Wesson Hand Ejector II Pistol cut down to four inches
Boots, Alden 405's
The Ark of the Covenant, the chest that the Hebrews used to carry around the
The headpiece to the Staff of Ra
The crystal in the center of the headpiece is amber, not red. Although
the crystal appears to be red.
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure Game
Indiana Jones -- The Pinball Adventure was released by
Manufacturer: Williams Electronic Games, Inc., in August, 1993.
Indiana Jones Pinball Backglass
Below are the creators of this Indiana Jones, Williams pinball game
Design by: Mark Ritchie, Doug Watson
Art by: Doug Watson
Music by: Chris Granner
Sound by: Rich Karstens
Software by: Brian Eddy
Game designer: Mike Hally
Scott Matrix and Eugene Geer (Dot matrix animations)
Indiana Jones Pinball Rule Sheet Link
Indiana Jones 4 (2007)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
George Lucas (characters)
George Lucas (story)
Genre: Action / Adventure (more)
Plot Outline: Plot unknown.
Comments: Jeff Nathanson's script draft is reportedly finished and approved by both
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
Status Updated: 31 May 2005
Note: Since this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to
change; some data could be removed completely.
George Lucas .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Original Music by
Film Editing by
Production Design by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Marshall .... second unit director
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan .... first assistant director
Harrison J. Ford
Date of Birth July 13, 1942
Birth Place: Chicago Illinois
Harrison Ford at Golden Globe Awards Ceremony
Harrison Ford, Golden Globes 2002 (Europe)
59th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2002, Beverly Hills, California
60th Annual Golden Gobe Awards in 2003, Harrison Ford was the Presentor
for the Best Director
It was announced on November 15th, 2001 that the 2002 winner of the Cecil B. DeMille
Award for "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field" would be Harrison Ford,
as voted by the board of directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Lifetime & Annual Awards
1994 ShoWest Box Office Star of the Century Award
1996 Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year
1996 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award
2002 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award
2003 Young Hollywood Role Model Award
2003 World Stunt Taurus Honorary Award
2003 Walk of Fame
Harrison Ford Biography Link
Disneyland Indiana Jones Adventure
Indiana Jones Board Game
Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark Board Game
Indiana Jones from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark Game, 1981 Parker Bros.
Raiders of the Lost Ark Game, 1981 Kenner Toys.
Role Playing Games
The Adventures of Indiana Jones RPG
Raiders of the Lost Ark Module
The World of Indiana Jones RPG
Raiders of the Lost Ark Module
Other Indiana Jones Collectables
Indiana Jones Temple of Doom Lunch Pale: 1984, Thermos Link
Other Indiana Jones Games Link
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (PC Games)
Indiana Jones Coin-Op Video Game
Class: Wide Release
Genre: Scrolling Fighter
Become Indiana Jones! Free kidnapped children by finding their cages and whipping
them open. Jump into the mines for a wild ride on a mine cart. Make it to the bottom,
and then grab the Sankhara stone from the altar.
Obviously, this game was patterned after the movie Indiana Jones And The
Temple Of Doom. The music sounds like it is right out of the movie and the digital
audio clips are excellent. The graphics are colorful and do a good job of conveying
the situation. Getting to play Indiana and whipping everything in sight is a blast --
just do not get carried away or Mola Ram shows up and flings flaming hearts at you!
Whip everything that moves, even things that do not move. You can whip the cobras and
watch their gory death. You can whip piles of bones and skeletons for extra points.
Repeatedly whipping Thuggee guards is fun and you get to hear them wail in pain
"Ooodleedlee...Ooodleedlee.." Your whip also lets you swing across holes. "Woah!" The
minecart is loads of fun. "We walk from here!"I think the sankara stage is pretty easy
though. "I'm not leaving without those stones!"
On the medium and hard levels (selectable at the beginning of the game by entering the
corresponding doors) Indy must escape on the rope bridge and face Mola Ram once and for
all, after obtaining all three Sankara stones. Playing the easy level will not include
this level the first time Indy nabs all three stones. Instead, the screen will just
mention that Indy escaped on the rope bridge before starting again on a tougher cage
At the difficulty select screen, whip all the hanging skeletons and both snakes to
receive a 5,000 point "Completion Bonus." Whipping all the gas cannisters in the cage
stage gives a "Pyro Bonus" and whipping every bone pile and snake in the altar stage
gives a bonus also. When on suspension bridges over lava flows, whip enemy guards until
they fall in the lava for additional bonus points!
The player assumes the role of Indiana Jones as he infiltrates the lair of the evil
Thuggee cult, armed only with his trademark whip. The player's ultimate goal is to
free the children the cult has kidnapped as slaves, recover the stolen relics known as
"Sankara Stones," and escape from the titular temple. Throughout Temple of Doom's several
modes of gameplay, Indy can only take one "hit" (sustaining physical contact with enemies
or other hazards) before losing a life.
After choosing a difficulty level, the player begins the game, initially composed of
three levels, each based on specific scenes from the film.
First Level: Subterranean Mines
The first level takes place within the Thuggees' subterranean mines. Crossing
mountainous peaks and conveyor belts, Indy must find the cages that hold children
around the mine, and destroy their locks with his whip. The whip also serves as Indy's
only means of defense; while it destroys the killer bats that float around the mines,
it only stuns the Thuggee guards that chase after him. However, these enemies can be
knocked into such hazards as lava pits and flaming gasoline cans, which will dispose
of them permanently.
If Indy delays in rescuing children, or dawdles in one area for too long, the Thuggee
leader, Mola Ram, will appear and throw a flaming heart at him. The heart may be
whipped away, but Mola Ram will continue to reappear until the player takes action.
The level ends when Indy reaches a mine shaft accompanied by a cart. Though Indy is
not punished if he completes the level without freeing all of the children, the game
will not award a bonus.
Second Level: Minecart Chase
In the second level, Indy must ride the minecart in a high-speed race to the temple's
entrance. He must avoid dead ends and missing rails by tilting his minecart along the
tracks appropriately; he must also outrun or overturn carts controlled by Thuggee
guards, who force themselves into collisions with his cart.
The level ends when Indy reaches the end of the track unscathed. In order to brake,
Indy must slow the cart, which the computer will perform automatically as it reaches
the temple entrance. However, Indy cannot use his whip while braking, and his cart is
still in danger of crashing if an enemy cart catches up. The faster the player presses
the "whip" button, the faster Indy will exit the cart; if he can do so moments before
an enemy crashes into him, the game will announce "CLOSE CALL, INDY!!", and award bonus
Third Level: The Temple
The third level takes place in the Temple of Kali, where a single Sankara Stone is
kept. While avoiding booby traps, guards and Mola Ram, Indy must recover the Stone
and escape through one of four doors below the statue of Kali.
The game repeats through these three levels until all three Sankara Stones are recovered;
the player must then traverse the first two levels a fourth time, after which the temple
level is replaced by a bridge level.
Fourth Level: The Bridge
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Crossing a narrow bridge, Indy's movement is limited from two dimensions to one — left
to right. From one end of the bridge, Thuggee guards will run across in an attempt to
reach Indy. At the opposite end, Mola Ram awaits, throwing flaming hearts with increasing
speed. Indy must cross the bridge safely within the span of a single life; if he can
reach the stolen Sankara Stone at the end of the bridge, the game will enter a cut scene
similar to the climax of the film: Indy cuts the ropes supporting the bridge, sending
Mola Ram to his death as Indy climbs to safety.
Fifth Level: Challenge Round
Although it ends from a linear perspective after the bridge level, the game continues on
into the "challenge round," once again taking place in the subterranean mines. Indy is
instructed to collect golden idols that are hidden throughout the mines, as guards and
bats chase him. After collecting an idol, another one appears elsewhere on the map within
a preset time limit; the game will instruct the player when a new idol has appeared.
Though this is the final level, the game will continue to provide idols so long as the
player still has lives.
The game was created under license from Lucasfilm. As such, Indiana Jones and the Temple
of Doom features music from the film (including John Williams' theme from Raiders of the
Lost Ark) as well as archival voice clips of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Amrish
Puri as Mola Ram.
Similar King Solomon Mine Genre's - Books
Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard
This jacket on a Harrap, London, 1943 reissue of the 1887 rarity Allan Quatermain
is spectacularly bloody. First sequel to King Solomon's Mines, this is widely regarded
as the "the Lost Race par excellence, setting up many of the motifs and fictional
patterns that became an integral part of the subgenre — one of the most important
19th C works of popular fiction," to quote Ev Bleiler in SF: The Early Years.
King Solomon's Mines was written in only six weeks in Rider's spare time! Though
his later African romances, notably the Zulu cycle, were based on personal knowledge
of the people & land, Mines was strictly the product of youthful imagination. Rider's
novels launched amateur expeditions & colored popular belief about Africa for a century.