INDIANA JONES IV
INDIANA JONES IV
a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Monkey King
a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Garden of Life
A Screenplay by
UNDERWATER - CLOSE-UP: A brightly colored FLY, attached to a dangling,
fishing line. A large SALMON swims to the fly. The salmon EXAMINES the
fly, deciding whether or not to bite.
CAMERA PANS UPWARD, tracking the line and moving OUT OF THE WATER. We
PASS the crooked boards of a small ROWBOAT and continue to PAN UPWARD.
A MAN reclines in the boat. NAPPING. His hands gently grip a WOODEN
FISHING POLE. He is handsomely dressed in SPORTSMAN'S trousers and a
blazer. His green, tweed fishing hat is lowered OVER HIS FACE. Its
brim is filled with various types of TACKLE and BAIT.
It is DUSK. A warm, SUMMER evening. The boat rests on a calm lake,
surrounded by MOORS. Thick night FOG has begun to settle over the
TITLE: SCOTLAND. 1937.
Suddenly, the man's fishing line becomes TAUT. The wooden pole
BUCKLES. The man STIRS. He SITS UP, moving the hat from his face.
CAMERA DOLLIES FORWARD, into a CLOSE UP of the man. It is INDIANA
JONES. His face ANXIOUS... HOPEFUL... Indy begins to REEL in his
A VOICE interrupts. In the DISTANCE.
Doctor Jones!... Doctor Jones !...
Indy TURNS to the direction of the sound, still STRUGGLING with the
Countless ORANGE FLAMES sparkle across the moors. The TORCHES are
being carried by several members of a small village. The VILLAGERS are
gathered behind a group of SIX POLICEMEN. The policemen are headed by
INSPECTOR ANGUS MACGOWAN, a plump, balding fellow, with a veiny,
bulbous nose, beady green eyes and a thick, curled red moustache.
MacGowan SHOUTS to Indy.
We need your assistance!
(struggling with the
C'mon, Mac... It's the first bite
I've had all week...
Please... It's very importantl...
Indiana STRUGGLES a bit longer with the line. But his conscience
prevails and Indy DROPS the fishing pole. With a GRUMBLE, he ROWS back
THE MOORS - SEVERAL MINUTES LATER
NIGHT has fallen. It is very DARK. A RELUCTANT Indiana has joined the
Inspector and the other Policemen. They LEAD the townspeople along the
foggy moors. Slowly, carefully, the villagers SEARCH... CREEPING...
their faces tense, many unable to hide their FEAR. A summer wind sends
an eeire HOWL whistling through the night air. Blue MOONLIGHT bathes
the moors, creating stark, frightening shadows.
An expression of ANGER and ANNOYANCE cover Indiana's face. He GRUMBLES
Do you value our friendship, Mac?
More than me' nightly pint.
Then this better not be some wild
T'ain't wild geese we're after,
Doctor Jones. You got me' word on
...and a MacGowan's word is truer
than an angel's kiss!
There is a sudden SCREAM! One of the villagers STUMBLES UPON
something. Everyone GATHERS around the villager.
A CORPSE lies before them. The body has a somewhat rubbery appearance,
as if all of its bones had been BROKEN. The man's pale, greenish face
is FROZEN in a hideous grimace. Indiana and MacGowan STARE in shock.
The villagers WHISPER among themselves.
He's the eighth.
Just like the others...all his bones
Whatever's killin' people around
here ain't human.
It's there! Again!
The woman SHOOTS FORWARD. The police and the townspeople are right
BEHIND her. A curious Indiana FOLLOWS.
The woman stops in a CLEARING. She is POINTING ahead. The villagers
SURROUND her. They STARE ahead, in the direction where the woman
points. Nearly a mile in the distance, WE SEE
AN ANCIENT SCOTTISH CASTLE.
An enormous, 16th CENTURY stone structure. Tall, forboding towers,
lined with menacing GARGOYLES, pierce the night sky. The castle
appears DESERTED. Its interior is completely DARK, save for a small,
flickering CANDLELIGHT. It burns from the castle's UPSTAIRS WINDOW.
Indiana gives a QUESTIONING look to MacGowan. The Inpector points to
the castle's upstairs window.
That light...only burns after a
murder's been committed.
(nods, turning toward
The villagers STEP BACK. Eyes wide with FEAR. Murmers of 'Ain't goin'
in there', 'Nor I', 'Got me a wife and kids', are heard from the
TERRIFIED villagers. Indiana TURNS to MacGowan. Even the usually
sturdy Inspector is TREMBLING. But MacGowan turns to his men, FORCING
himself to be strong.
Well... Ahmmmm...that is what we're
here for...eh, men?...ah...
(points to men)
Bottomley... You're comin' with us.
As each man is called, the color LEAVES his face. The chosen policemen
RELUCTANTLY join the Inspector and Indiana, as they begin walking
TOWARD the castle. The remaining villagers and policemen STAY BEHIND.
WAITING. The elderly woman KISSES the crucifix that hangs from her
neck. She STARES at the departing men.
May God help them.
THE CASTLE DOORS.
Two enormous wooden doors, covered with intricate CARVINGS of demons,
serpents and gargoyles, adorn the castle entrance. Indiana and the
police STAND before the doors. Indy GLANCES to the upstairs window.
The candle still FLICKERS.
A long, wooden bar, carved into the shape of a SERPENT, is fastened
through the metal door latches. It BLOCKS the castle entrance. Indy
and the Policemen GRAB HOLD of the bar. It is extremely HEAVY. Using
all of their strength, they manage to slide the bar OUT of the door
latches. It hits the ground with a THUD, rolling down the castle
Indiana CLUTCHES the rusty, metal door handles. He PULLS. HARD. The
doors CREAK. GROAN. And slowly OPEN. A thick CLOUD OF DUST explodes
from inside of the castle. It BLOWS OUT all of the torches.
Behind the open doors, there is only TOTAL DARKNESS. Indiana ENTERS,
holding the flashlight before him. The Policemen exchange FRIGHTENED
glances. Inspector MacGowan SHOVES them through the open doors.
Indy's flashlight BEAM glazes over the castle's interior. It is a
STONE PALACE. FILLED with elaborate, antique furnishings, macabre
sculptures and oil paintings. The place is bathed in DUST. Thick
COBWEBS fill each corner. It is extremely COLD. The men's breaths are
VISIBLE. Hennesey RUBS his folded arms.
It's deathly cold in 'ere. How could
a human bein' survive?...
Hearing this, the other Policemen exchange TERRIFIED glances. Indiana
shines his flashlight to a TWISTING, STONE STAIRCASE. The staircase
spirals upward along a far wall, leading to the SECOND FLOOR. A FAINT
GLIMMER of light emanates from the top of the stairs. Indiana moves
FORWARD. The Policemen FOLLOW.
Indiana ASCENDS the stairs. SLOWLY. SILENTLY. Toward the LIGHT.
MacGowan and the others are directly BEHIND Indy. As he makes his way
to the top, Indiana examines the bizarre OIL PAINTINGS that line the
wall. There are various PORTRAITS and LANDSCAPES, depicting everything
from MILITARY BATTLES to SUNDAY PICNICS. But the unsettling quality of
the pictures, is that they each feature the same white haired, ELDERLY
MAN. Indy COMMENTS to Mac.
This guy's got one hell of an ego.
Baron Seamus Seagrove III. Some say
'e walks the moors every midnight...
others claim e's been dead for
Indy arrives at the TOP OF THE STAIRS. His hand rests on a SCULPTURE
that is part of the bannister. The sculpture is a bust of BARON
SEAGROVE. Indiana makes his way to the first doorway, where the LIGHT
emanates. The door is WIDE OPEN. A THICK COBWEB covers the entrance.
Indy WIPES away the web, and ENTERS the room. The Policemen DRAW their
pistols. They FOLLOW.
A BEDROOM. Deserted, except for a few pieces of elaborate, ancient
FURNITURE and a large CANOPY BED. Everything in the room is CAKED with
dust and cobwebs...save for the burning CANDLE. It RESTS on the
windowsill, in a sparkling, sterling silver holder. It bathes the room
in ORANGE LIGHT.
Indiana walks TOWARD the candle. Arm outstreched, he prepares to LIFT
it. The Policeman WATCH. SHIVERING. SILENT. Tightly gripping their
PISTOLS. Indy's fingers are INCHES from the candlestick. SUDDENLY...
There is a LOUD WHOOSH! The candle GOES OUT! Indiana DROPS his
flashlight. There is TOTAL DARKNESS. We hear the distant, MANICAL
LAUGH of a man. It ECHOES through the castle. Indy retrieves the
flashlight, clicking it back ON. The candle has DISAPPEARED! The laugh
MacGowan LOOKS at his men. A TROOBLED look covers the Inspector's
face. MacGowan's eyes DART about the room. Hennesy is GONE!
'E was standin' right 'ere! Just a
second ago... Standin' right beside
THE SOOND OF A BELL! A thick, dull RINGING! In the DISTANCE! It sends
a CHILL through the men. Indiana DARTS out of the room. FOLLOWING the
sound. The Policemen are right BEHIND HIM.
Indy and the Police HURRY down the stairs. The ringing bell CONTINUES.
MacGowan is CALLING for Hennesey. Indy DASHES to a door along the far
wall. He OPENS it. It leads into a DARK BASEMENT. The sound of the
ringing bell echoes from INSIDE. Indiana ENTERS, motioning for the
others to FOLLOW.
A decrepit, narrow, wooden STAIRWAY leads into the basement. Indy
holds tightly to his FLASHLIGHT. The Policemen are CLUSTERED behind
him, taking each step with extreme caution. The boards CREAK and GROAN
with their every move.
MacGowan LEANS to his side, calling for Hennesey. MacGowan's weight
causes the rotted bannister to SNAP IN TWO! He LOSES his footing!
FALLING off the side of the stairs! Indiana's arm SHOOTS OUT! GRABBING
HOLD of MacGowan's collar. Indy PULLS MacGowan back to SAFETY.
MacGowan CATCHES his breath. SHAKING.
Thanks for catchin' me.
I'd rather be catchin' trout.
They CONTINUE down the stairs, arrivifig at the bottom. It is a large,
MUSTY STONE BASEMENT. The slimy walls are covered with a GREEN MOSS.
There are several DOORS along the basement wall. The sound of the
ringing bell is much LOUDER down here.
Indiana moves to the FIRST DOOR. He REACHES for the handle. The
Policemen DRAW their pistols. Indy OPENS the door. A LARGE OBJECT
SHOOTS OUT FROM INSIDE! Rolling TOWARD the men! The policemen FIRE
their guns. SEVERAL SHOTS ring out. The object comes to a STOP. A DEEP
RED LIQUID pours out onto the floor. Indy DIPS his finger into the
liquid. He TASTES.
Interesting blood type...
The Policemen STARE. WIDE EYED. Indy SMILES.
Cabernet sauvignon. 1897.
Indy's flashlight beam shines ahead, ILLUMINATING the 'mysterious
object', a WINE BARREL. And inside the room, is a deserted WINE
CELLAR. Suddenly, a LOUD CREAK echoes through the basement. Galbraith
(pointing OFF SCREEN)
Everyone TURNS. A large STONE DOOR, built into the wall, slowly OPENS.
Indy and the police stare in AMAZEMENT. The door STOPS. Wide OPEN. A
FLICKERING LIGHT glimmers from inside. Indiana WALKS to the opening.
He PEERS into the opening. The Police stay a FEW STEPS behind.
BEHIND THE DOOR
A FAMILY CRYPT. Stone COFFINS, with glass covered tops, line the crypt
walls. Macabre, ghastly RELIGIOUS STATUES decorate the room. Countless
DEATH MASKS cover the ceiling, all carved with that same frighteningly
familiar face... BARON SEAGROVE!
CAMERA DOLLIES to the far corner of the crypt. It STOPS on a CLOSE-UP
of the CANDLESTICK! The EXACT candle from upstairs! Still BURNING! It
rests on one of the coffin's GLASS TOPS.
A TREMBLING MacGowan steps back, away from the crypt. Be BLURTS an
order to his men.
Galbraith... You come with me! We'll
search for Hennesey... Out here!
Bottomley... You go with Doctor
(finger shaking, points
to inside of crypt)
MacGowan and Galbraith nearly fall over each other as they SCRAMBLE
away from the crypt. The two DASH OFF into another section of the
basement. Indy SHAKES his head. He ENTERS the crypt. A reluctant and
very frightened Bottomley FOLLOWS.
Indy's flashlight beam dances across the glass COFFIN TOPS. Decayed
CORPSES smile from inside, their hands tightly clutching crucifixes.
Bottomley is HORRIFIED by the sights. Indiana continues AHEAD. He
PASSES the burning candle, moving further into the darkness of the
crypt. The shivering Bottomley stays directly BEHIND Indy. With their
every step, the bell's ringing grows LOUDER... LOUDER...
Indiana and Bottomley arrive in a circular CHAMBER, located at the far
end of the crypt. Here, the ringing bell is nearly DEAFENING. The
sound echoes from ABOVE. We are on the floor of the BELL TOWER.
Indiana SHINES his flashlight UPWARD. The beam stops on a RINGING BELL
that hangs SEVERAL FEET in the air. Inside of the bell, dangling by
his feet, is the DEAD BODY of
HENNESEY! He has REPLACED THE BELL CLAPPER! His body SWINGS back and
forth. It SLAMS into the sides of the bell. Causing the DULL RINGING.
Bottomley SCREAMS. Indiana GRABS Bottomley's arm.
Let's get outta' here.
Indy and Bottomley TURN to the crypt door. It begins to CLOSE! The two
men DASH FORWARD. The door CONTINUES to close. Indy and Bottomley are
only INCHES away...when the door SLAMS SHUT! They PUSH and KICK at the
door. NO GOOD. It WON'T BUDGE. A PANICKED Bottomley calls for help.
Inspector MacGowan! Galbraith! Open
Using his flashlight, Indy SCANS the door, looking for a CRACK,
another way OUT. Indy NUDGES Bottomley.
(motioning to candle)
I need more light.
Bottomley HURRIES to the candle. He REACHES OUT. There is a LOUD
WHOOSH! The candle flame GOES OUT! Followed by TOTAL DARKNESS! Indy
TURNS from the door.
NO answer. Indy SHINES his flashlight toward the area. The candle is
GONE. There is NO SIGN of Bottomley. Indiana takes a STEP FORWARD.
AGAIN, no answer. Indy SWEEPS the flashlight beam across the room. It
PASSES one of the coffins...then SHOOTS BACK! Indy is met with a
BOTTOMLEY LIES INSIDE THE COFFIN! DEAD! His face twisted in a GHOULISH
SMILE. All of his bones BROKEN. His hands are wrapped around a
CRUCIFIX. Indy STARES in horror. There is a SOUND. FOOTSTEPS. There is
SOMEONE ELSE in here. Indy's flashlight beam DARTS around the crypt.
There is NO SIGN of anyone.
Who is it?... Who's there?...
The same crazed LAUGH of a man echoes through the crypt. A CHILLED
Indy TURNS BACK to the door. He is startled to find the crypt door
COVERED WITH A THICK SHEET OF ICE!
Indy REACHES OUT. He TOUCHES the sparkling, green ice. He SNAPS back
his hand. His fingers are BURNT.
MacGowan and Galbraith are OUTSIDE of the crypt door. They PULL at the
door's metal handles. Trying to OPEN IT. But the door WON'T MOVE.
MacGowan CALLS through the door.
Doctor Jones! Try to push!
Indy ANSWERS, taking a STEP BACK.
Can't! There's some kinda' hot ice
Indiana suddenly FALLS! The floor has DISAPPEARED FROM BENEATH HIM!
Indy manages to GRAB HOLD of a stone coffin. His fingers tightly GRIP
the coffin's edge. Indiana LOOKS DOWN. Beneath him, is a SEVERAL
HUNDRED FOOT DROP INTO TOTAL DARKNESS!
Indy tries to PULL HIMSELF UP. The coffin's ancient stone begins to
CRUMBLE. Large chunks and pieces FALL from Indy's grasp. He is LOSING
Seconds before he plummets into the abyss, Indiana REACHES inside of
the coffin. He clutches onto a CORPSE'S ARM! Using the arm, Indy
At the precise moment, Indiana RELEASES the dead arm. He LANDS on a
ROCKY LEDGE. Located only a few feet BELOW the open crypt floor. Indy
STANDS on the ledge. SAFE. He SMILES. RELIEVED. Suddenly, the ledge
Indiana FALLS! His body DROPS hundreds of feet into the blackness. A
MOMENT passes. Then... WE HEAR A SPLASH!
BOTTOM OF THE HOLE!
A POOL OF WATER! Surrounded by rocky, cavernous WALLS. Indiana's hat
FLOATS on the water's surface. Indy POPS OUT of the water, bobbing up
beside the hat. Indy REACHES for the hat. Suddenly, a FISH flaps out
of the water. The fish GOBBLES UP one of the hat's live baits and
disappears back underwater. Indy SMIRKS.
NOW they bite!
Indy attempts to PULL himself out of the water. There is a LOUD SOUND.
Grinding METAL. Rattling CHAINS. Indy's eyes DART to his side.
TWO HORIZONTAL METAL GATES EJECT FROM THE CAVERN WALLS! They SHOOT
across the water! Like LIGHTNING! They're headed TOWARD each other...
and Indy's HEAD!
Indy DIVES underwater. THE GATES SNAP SHUT! Less than an INCH above
the water's surface! Indy ATTEMPTS to resurface. The closed gate STOPS
HIM. He CLUTCHES the grating, trying to MOVE the gate. It's TOO
STRONG! Indy STRUGGLES for air. NO GOOD. There isn't enough SPACE.
He's going to DROWN!
In desperation, Indy SWIMS downward. Looking for an ALTERNATE ESCAPE.
But there is NO BOTTOM in sight. Indy's eyes BULGE. His face loses
COLOR. Only a few precious SECONDS OF LIFE remain...when suddenly, he
SPOTS SOMETHING. A SMALL TUNNEL. Built into the CAVERN WALL. Indiana
hurriedly SWIMS to the tunnel. He BOLTS inside.
A WATER FOUNTAIN. A large, THREE TIERED stone structure. Instead of
the familiar carvings of angels and beautiful maidens, this fountain
is surrounded with water spewing DEMONS, GARGOYLES and hellish BEASTS.
CAMERA DOLLIES TO A LARGE METAL DRAIN, located inside of the
fountain's base. The drain cover begins to TURN. Suddenly FLIPPING
OPEN! Indiana CRAWLS out of the opening. He GULPS at the air. COLOR
returns to his face. LIFE returns to his body. Indy RISES to his feet.
He finds himself STANDING in the fountain.
He is inside of a BANQUET ROOM. The sprawling room is beautifully
DECORATED in Victorian dignity. The room is IMMACULATE. Not one SPECK
of dust. Two Medieval SUITS OF ARMOR adorn one wall. A gargantuan
crystal CHANDELIER hangs above a long, mahogany BANQUET TABLE.
At the far end of the table, sits a shriveled, white haired ELDERLY
MAN. It is BARON SEAMUS SEAGROVE III, the fellow whose likeness
appeared in every piece of artwork. Baron Seagrove is CALMLY eating
his dinner. A bloated ROASTED PIG rests on a silver platter before
him. The same candle we saw burning in the upstairs room and the
family crypt, now RESTS on the table. Directly BESIDE the Baron.
Two powerful, muscular MASTIFFS are tied to Baron Seagrove's chair.
Teeth BARED. Eyes AELAZE. The hounds FIGHT for a scrap of meat.
Indiana stares in BEWILDERMENT at the new surroundings. He STEPS OUT
of the fountain. Baron Seagrove seems UNAWARE of Indy's presense.
Indiana WALKS TOWARD the Baron.
Excuse me, sir...? Hello...?
Baron Seagrove DOES NOT look up from his plate. Indy moves CLOSER. He
Canyou hear me?...
CLOSE-UP: BENEATH THE TABLE
Baron seagrove's hand nonchalantly UNTIES the Mastiff's bindings.
still WALKS toward the table. The Baron continues to IGNORE him. Indy
Listen, pal... There are two dead
Policemen upstairs and...
The Mastiffs LEAP forward. COMING at Indiana. He tries to GET AWAY.
TOO SLOW. The hounds are UPON HIM. TEARING. CLAWING. BITING. They DRAG
Indy to the floor.
Baron Seagrove continues to ENJOY his dinner, seemingly OBLIVIOUS to
the scene before him.
Indiana FIGHTS for his life. The VICIOUS dogs tear at his clothing and
skin. Indy SPOTS something. On the wall ABOVE. Hanging amidst a
display of stuffed animal heads, is a HUNTER'S TRUMPET. Indy STRUGGLES
to his knees. Trying to REACH for the horn. But the dogs are still
BITING. CLAWING. WEAKENING Indiana.
Indy's fingers are INCHES from the horn. The Mastiffs' sharp claws RIP
at his arm. But Indy manages to SNATCH the trumpet. He quickly moves
the horn to his LIPS. He BLOWS. HARD. A HIGH, PIERCING NOTE fills the
air. The dogs respond to the SOUND. They HALT. STOPPING their attack.
For a MOMENT.
Tattered and bruised, Indiana LEAPS to his feet. He DROPS the horn. He
The Mastiffs come to their SENSES. They DART after Indy. Mouths
Baron Seagrove continues to DINE, still IGNORING the action.
Indy runs to a VELVET CURTAIN. He GRABS HOLD of a long, thick rope
that is attached to the curtain. Indiana TEARS the curtain from the
wall. A large STAINED GLASS WINDOW is behind the curtain.
The FIRST MASTIFF leaps at Indy. Indiana quickly DRAPES the curtain
OVER the hound. Indy ties a large KNOT in the open curtain end. The
dog is TRAPPED.
Indy TURNS. The SECOND MASTIFF is only a FEW FEET AWAY. BARRELLING
toward Indy. Indiana HOPS to the window ledge. He OPENS the window.
The Mastiff LEAPS UPWARD! Indiana JUMPS OUT OF THE WINDOW! The dog
FOLLOWS Indy, also JUMPING OUT OF THE WINDOW!
The Mastiff FALLS. Flying hundreds of feet into the ROCKY WATERS
BELOW. The hound's vicious howl FADES. CAMERA PANS from the water and
STOPS ON INDIANA JONES! Indy has OUTSMARTED the Mastiff. Be HANGS onto
the swinging WINDOW FRAME. SAFE. He LEAPS back inside the room.
INT. BANQUET ROOM
Baron Seagrove pours himself a glass of WINE. A very ANGRY Indiana
walks toward the Baron.
Chow time's over, mister. You better
The Baron still IGNORES Indiana.
There's a lot of strange things
happening around here...
A SUIT OF ARMOR, located a few feet behind Indy, suddenly TWITCHES.
Its arm LOWERS. Its head slowly TURNS.
Indiana still walks TOWARD the Baron, who is only concerned with
spreading butter on his bread. Indy SHOUTS.
...and I want some answers! Do you
I want some answers! Now!
There is a LOUD CREAK OF METAL. A huge, sharp BATTLE AXE SHOOTS INTO
FRAME! SWINGING toward Indy's head! Indiana SPINS. The axe is only
INCHES from his face. Indy LEAPS BACK. WHOOSH! The axe SLICES through
the air. JUST MISSING Indy. The shaken Indiana is SHOCKED to see
A GLISTENING, BLACK SUIT OF ARMOR! The black knight is nearly SEVEN
FEET TALL! It has COME TO LIFE and is walking TOWARD Indy. The black
knight is WILDLY swinging the battle axe. Indiana continues to STEP
BACK... BACK... Unbeknownst to Indy, his steps are leading him toward
ANOTHER SUIT OF ARMOR! Also over seven feet tall, this armor is made
of a SILVERY, WHITE METAL! As Indy moves CLOSER, the WHITE KNIGHT
OPENS ITS ARMS! When Indy is within reach, the white knight LOCKS its
powerful arms around Indy's chest! Indiana TRIES to break free. NO
GOOD. The white knight's grip is TOO TIGHT. Indy is TRAPPED!
The black knight still COMES TOWARD Indiana. Its frenzied axe SWINGS
back and forth. Indy still STRUGGLES with the white knight's bone
The black knight is only a FEW FEET from Indy. Its deadly axe blade
INCHES from Indy's face. Indiana MOVES FAST. He JERKS his body
forward. This FLIPS the white knight off its feet! OVER Indy's head.
The white knight FLIES INTO the black knight. CRASH! This sends both
knights FALLING to the floor.
Indiana SHOOTS to his feet. The two knights LEAP to their feet. They
CHASE Indy. The black knight armed with his AXE, the white knight
armed with a long, sharp SWORD!
Baron Seagrove SPOONS another helping of boiled potatoes onto his
Indy snatches a SHIELD and SWORD from a nearby wall display. Ready to
FIGHT. The knights are UPON HIM. Indiana battles BOTH knights. He
DEFENDS the bludgeoning battle axe with his shield, and SWORDFIGHTS
the other knight! THRASH! CLANG! The sound of HEAVY METAL fills the
Indy's sword STRIKES the white knight's thick chest. The sword SNAPS
IN TWO. In the confusion, Indy's shield is KNOCKED from his hand by
the powerful battle axe. Indy is DEFENSLESS.
The two metal giants RAISE their weapons. HIGH. AIMING for Indy's
head. The two knights SWING! Indy DIVES to the floor! The knights
CAN'T STOP their weapons in time... CRUNCH! They deliver a HARD BLOW
to each other! The woozy knights WOBBLE and SPIN. In a momentary DAZE.
Indiana JUMPS to his feet.
The BLACK KNIGHT hisses. FURIOUS. He DASHES after Indiana. The WHITE
KNIGHT is still REELING from the blow.
Seeing the black knight in HOT PURSUIT, Indy searches for a WEAPON. He
spots the curtain's long, thick ROPE. LYING on the floor.
The black knight is nearly UPON Indy. AXE RAISED! Indiana GRABS the
rope. He SPINS. FACING the knight. Indy SNAPS HIS WRIST! A LOUD CRACK!
The rope SHOOTS FORWARD! Not unlike Indiana's familiar WHIP!
The rope WRAPS itself around the black knight's neck. Indy JERKS the
whip forward. HARD. This sends the knight FLYING THROUGH THE AIR! The
knight crashes into the stone FOONTAIN! Several of the fountain's
sculptures SHATTER into pieces. The dazed, dented black knight
ATTEMPTS to stand...but LOSES his footing. The knight FALLS backward.
Into the fountain's WIDE DRAIN OPENING! Its HEAVY ARMOR causes the
knight to SINK. DISAPPEARING into the hole. Into the POOL OF WATER.
Indy CATCHES HIS BREATH. The white knight's SWORD SWINGS INTO FRAME!
SLICING through Indiana's jacket! Indy JUMPS BACK. The vicious white
knight COMES toward him.
Indiana TURNS to run. Finding himself at the BANQUET TABLE. Face to
face with the ROASTED PIG. A few feet away, Baron Seagrove CONTINUES
to dine. The white knight raises his sword ABOVE Indy. WHOOSH! The
sword begins to swing DOWN! Indiana DUCKS and DODGES the deadly blows.
Instead of carving Indiana, the knight's sword manages to SLICE
perfect sections of the roasted pig. The satisfied Baron HELPS HIMSELF
to a freshly carved slice of pork.
Indiana LEAPS onto the table top. Trying to ESCAPE the living suit of
armor. But the white knight CLIMBS up onto the table. FOLLOWING Indy.
The sword slashing knight PURSUES Indy along the table top. Indy
GLANCES upward. To the heavy CHANDELIER. Indy SMILES. A PLAN. He
continues to STEP BACKWARD. Leading the knight DIRECTLY BELOW the
At the precise moment, Indy picks up a STERLING SILVER PLATE from the
table top. Indy WHISKS the plate in the air. Toward the ROPE that
holds the chandelier. The spinning plate SEVERS the rope. The
chandelier FLIES DOWNWARDl! CRASHING ON TOP of the white knight! The
knight lies BENEATH the chandelier. MOTIONLESS. The sword DROPS from
its lifeless hand. Onto the TABLE TOP.
Indy takes the knight's SWORD. Eyes on FIRE, sword OUTSTRETCHED,
Indiana WALKS across the table top. HEADED for Baron Seagrove.
The Baron prepares to take ANOTHER BITE of his food. THE SWORD SHOOTS
INTO FRAME! The tip of the blade RESTS upon Baron Seagrove's rubbery
throat. Indiana SNARLS.
Haven't you had enough?
Baron Seagrove finally LOOKS at Indiana. The Baron LOWERS his fork.
His face twists into an EERIE GRIN. He begins LAUGHING. It's the SAME
MANIACAL LAUGH we heard earlier. Indy responds by BLOWING OUT the
flame of the mysterious candle.
The room's door BURSTS OPEN! INSPECTOR MACGOWAN and GALBRAITH dash
inside. They HURRY to Baron Seagrove. Their PISTOLS aimed at him.
Galbraith HANDCUFFS the Baron. MacGowan looks at the BRUISED, BLOODIED
and TATTERED Indiana Jones.
Now you can get back to your
fishing, Doctor Jones.
No chance, Mac. My plane leaves in
the morning. Vacation's over. Gotta'
get back to school.
(shakes his head)
'Tis a shame to go home empty
(smiles, an idea)
Tell ya' what, my friend... I fancy
me'self quite the fisherman...
Tomorrow, I'll go out and catch you
a real beauty, eh?...
Right. Send it to me airmail.
Doctor Jones! A MacGowan's word is
Yeah, yeah...an angel's kiss. I
They EXIT the room.
The villagers SURROUND the castle. Their BRIGHT TORCHES are raised
high in the air. Baron Seagrove is LED out of the castle by Indiana
and the Police. The crowd begins to WHISPER. ANXIOUS. EXCITED. As the
Baron is led to the POLICE VEHICLE, he turns and LOOKS at Indy. The
Baron speaks in a TREMBLING, RASPY voice. His eyes are WILD.
A CHILL rushes through Indiana. The Baron turns, CONTINUING to the
Police wagon. One of the villagers SHOUTS.
'E's done it! Indiana Jones has
captured the killer!
The crowd CHEERS. Indiana gives a HUMBLE NOD and WAVE. MacGowan SHAKES
Indy's hand. Indy glances to the POLICE VEHICLE.
Baron Seagrove CLIMBS into the back compartment of the police vehicle.
Galbraith CLOSES the vehicle doors. The Baron is still VISIBLE through
the vehicle's windows. He LIGHTS a cigarette. It appears that the
MATCH FLAME SHINES THROUGH THE BARON'S BODY! It's as if he were a
Indiana TURNS to the others. Eyes WIDE. SHOCKED. But it is obvious
that NO ONE else has SEEN the apparition. MacGowan notices the PALE
expression on Indy's face.
What is it, man? You look as if
you've seen a screamin' banshee!
Indy POINTS back to the police vehicle. But it has already DEPARTED.
It drives over a far hill, DISAPPEARING INTO THE NIGHT. Indy SIGHS,
turning back to MacGowan.
Ah... It was nothing, Mac. Nothing
CAMERA DOLLIES INTO INDIANA'S TROUBLED, UNCERTAIN FACE. THE BARON'S
LAUGH FILLS THE SOUND TRACK.
EXT. MARSHALL UNIVERSITY - A FEW DAYS LATER
Early AFTERNOON. A RAINY Spring day. Students RUN to the University
doors, protecting themselves with textbooks.
INT. INDIANA JONES' OFFICE
Rain SPLATTERS the window of this cramped, CLUTTERED room. Crooked
stacks of dog eared TEXTBOOKS and PAPERS nearly reach the ceiling. The
spindly bookshelves are stuffed with various ARCHEOLOGICAL RELICS and
INSTRUMENTS: animal and bird skeletons, fossils, primitive statues,
etc. Sitting at a small wooden desk, amidst a mountain of TERM PAPERS,
is INDIANA JONES. Indy is WEARING a brown three piece suit and
circular, wire rimmed glasses. In one hand, he holds a STUDENT SEAT
ASSIGNMENT CARD, as he hurriedly READS through the term papers. He
furiously GRADES each paper.
To make matters worse; the office is CROWDED WITH STUDENTS, with
countless others POURING out into the hallway. All of the students are
ANXIOUS to get inside. They are BADGERING, COMPLAINING and MOANING at
Doctor Jones... I took your class
instead of all the others!... I
coulda' had Professor Needles...
You promised. You said you'd have
'em graded by yesterday.
My paper finished yet? Name's
"Virgil Vektor". That's VIRGIL.
(spelling it out)
Capital V... I... R...
My parents paid good money to send
me here. You know how much they
shelled out for your class?
He doesn't care about us. He only
wants fame and fortune. We're just a
buncha' peons to him.
VEKTOR. Capital V... E... K...
Indiana continues to grade the papers, trying to IGNORE the verbal
assault. BETSY TUFFET pushes her way to the front. Betsy is Indy's
STUDENT ASSISTANT. She is 21 YEARS OLD, with thick, luxurious black
hair, bright brown eyes and a small framed, athletic body. Betsy is a
TOUGH. BRASH. A BROOKLYN kid. She moves CLOSE to Indy, her hair
brushing his cheek. Indiana is very TENSE, continuously working on the
Hello, Ind --
Not now, Betsy.
LOOK at all of those papers!
Want me to come by later? Help you
Help me grade. Yeah. Sure.
Goodbye, Ind --
She EXITS. Indy SIGHS. Again, the obnoxious student SHOUTS.
Didja' get the name? VIRGIL! Capital
V... I... R...
PROFESSOR THAD PRIESTLY enters, pushing Virgil aside. Priestly is a
young, wisecracking, greasy haired AQUAINTANCE of Indy's. He SHOVES a
photograph BENEATH Indy's nose.
(points to photo)
That's what I named 'im. Captain
said it was the biggest fish he ever
Indiana GLANCES to the photo. It is a picture of Prof. Priestly
dressed in fisherman's outfit, standing on a pier, holding a GIANT
FISH. Indy STEAMS. Priestly gives him a MANLY SLAP to the back.
What about you, Jonesey? You were
over in Scotty-land for two weeks...
Didja' catch the big one?...
Look, Priestly... I'm real busy...
Indy is suddenly INTERRUPTED by a HARD SLAP to his face. He LOOKS UP.
A beautiful, blonde student, REBECCA, stands over his desk. She
Indiana RUBS his jaw. STARTLED. Rebecca CONTINUES.
How could you?!?... My own
Mother?!?... In my own bed?!?...
(slaps him again)
I've had it with you! It's over!
Priestly HIDES his chuckle. Rebecca THROWS a shirt that obviously
belongs to Indiana on the desk and STORMS out of the room. Indy shakes
his head and CONTINUES working. The students are still HARASSING him.
A LOUD VOICE ECHOES through the room.
Special Delivery! Dr. Indiana Jones!
A burly POSTMAN stands in the doorway, holding a thick, enormous BROWN
ENVELOPE. Indy MOTIONS to the postman. The Postman tries to MAKE his
way through the crowd. Indiana goes back to his grading, but is
suddenly INTERRUPTED BY A LOUD TAPPING NOISE. He LOOKS UP. DEAN CLAUDE
COVENTRY, a stately, elderly gentleman, RAPS a steel ruler on
Indiana's desk. The Dean is UPSET. Very SERIOUS.
Doctor Jones, I've had complaints
from several of the students --
The Postman INTERRUPTS, dropping the heavy envelope onto Indy's desk.
The Postman SHOVES a yellow paper in front of Indy.
Indy SIGNS. Dean Coventry continues LECTURING.
They feel that you are ignoring
them, that you are distracted...
(gives Postman the
(staring at Indy's
What's this? "B+"? That's how you
sign your name?
Indy GRABS the paper. He's signed a "B+" on the LINE where his name is
supposed to appear. Indy CROSSES out the grade and signs his name.
Professor Coventry still LECTURES Indiana.
Marshall University is not the place
for sloppy behavior...
At that moment, Indy OPENS the envelope! A LARGE AMOUNT OF WATER POURS
OUT! SATURATING the papers on the desk! This is followed by an
ENORMOUS DEAD TROUT! It FLOPS onto Indy's desk. The students exchange
STARTLED and NAUSEOUS glances. Indiana removes a water logged NOTE
from the envelope. It reads, "A MACGOWAN'S WORD IS TRUER THAN AN
ANGEL'S KISS". Indiana uses a TISSUE to WIPE some of the water from
his desk. Dean Coventry SHAKES A FINGER at Indy.
I have one final warning for you,
Doctor Jones --
THE PHONE RINGS! INTERRUPTING the Dean! Indiana quickly ANSWERS the
phone. A FUMING Dean Coventry impatiently waits to finish his threat.
Indiana SPEAKS into the receiver.
Yes... Oh, Hello, Marcus... Look,
can you hold on?...
(back to Dean)
You were saying, sir?
Either you begin concentrating on
(interrupted by phone)
Yes, Marcus... I'm still here...
Just hold on!
(back to Dean)
I'm very sorry, sir...
-- concentrating on your teaching
duties or --
Damn it, Marcus! I'm standing here
with Dean... What?.. Just how
It is, huh?... Okay. Five minutes.
Yeah. I'll be right over. But this
better be important, Marcus!
Indiana HANGS UP. He gives an EMBARASSED look to the furious, red
You are on probation, Jones! Ten
days! If there is no improvement,
you will be dismissed!
The Dean STORMS OUT of the room. Indiana GATHERS the wet papers. He
begins to EXIT the room, EXPLAINING to the students as he makes his
way through the crowd.
I promise...by tomorrow...I'll have
all of these graded...and DRIED!
Indiana continues making APOLOGIES and EXCUSES. The obnoxious student
again SHOUTS at him.
VIRGIL VEKTOR! Capital V... I...
(hands him paper)
Virgil STARES at his paper, adorned with a large RED "F"! Indiana
EXITS the room.
INT. HISTORY MUSEUM - PREHISTORIC ROOM
The large room is filled with skeletons, fossils and statues dating
back to the DAWN OF MAN. Indiana, his arms cluttered with the soaking
term papers, hurriedly enters the museum with MARCUS BRODY. Marcus is
very ANXIOUS. EXCITED. He carries a l6MM METAL FILM CANNISTER beneath
his arm. Indiana is very IMPATIENT. His eyes dart to a full sized
skeleton of a TYRONOSAURUS REX.
This better be important, Marcus...
or the museum will soon be
displaying my bones. My teaching
career is in danger of extinction.
You will not be disappointed,
CLOSE-UP: AN ANCIENT PAINTING. The watercolor features an upright,
wrinkled face SUN WU KUNG, the STONE MONKEY KING. But the monkey is
NOT made of stone. He appears to be HALF HUMAN... HALF MONKEY. His
face is WISE. His coal black eyes are PENETRATING. He wears a LION
SKIN ROBE, and holds a tall, GOLDEN HOOPED STAFF. Sun Wu Kung stands
amidst a garden of luscious, ripe PEACE TREES. He is surrounded by a
HEAVENLY GLOW, a bright ray of light that emanates from an opening in
CAMERA PULLS BACK. We are inside of the museum BOARD ROOM. Marcus
holds the tattered painting before Indiana, who sits at a desk, still
feverishly GRADING the wet term papers. After he finishes each paper,
Indy PINS it to a nearby bulletin board for drying. He GLANCES to the
painting of Sun Wu Kung.
"Sun wu Kung, The Stone Monkey
King". Big deal. That was ten years
(going back to papers,
wanting to change
Geez! This Heller kid's got the
Ten years or fifty years. It will
always be in your blood.
Don't believe this... He spells
"repeat" with two "E's".
Think back, Indiana. Remember your
desire? Your passion?
(still ignores Marcus)
Kid gets an "A" on content...a "D"
(angry, slams his fist
on the desk)
Damn it, man! You can't bury those
Indiana finally LOOKS UP from the papers. He glances at Marcus, then
LOOKS at the painting. CAMERA DOLLIES INTO Indiana's face. He becomes
very SERIOUS. SOMBER. His eyes are EMPTY. Memories of FAILURE fill his
Two years. Nearly two years of my
life...looking for the remains of
that Monkey...a piece of his
legendary Golden Hooped Rod...or
some sign of the Lost City.
(shakes his head)
Nine men perished on the journey.
Rest of us nearly died from
starvation or one of the many
horrible deseases we discovered...
(looks back to papers,
in a near whisper)
We still came back empty handed.
One mustn't give up so easily,
Give up?!?... Marcus, we spent
thirteen months in China!...another
seven in India!...
But none in Africa.
There was no proof...archeological
or anthropological...to indicate
that Sun Wu-Kung ever visited
Marcus TURNS OFF the room lights.
Hey... My papers...
Marcus STARTS the projector. A BLACK AND WHITE image flickers on the
far wall. We see a PYGMY, standing in what appears to be a grassy
area. The pygmy's name is TYKI. He is ADORABLE. A little Over FOUR
FEET TALL, his body is TAUT, MUSCULAR. His long black hair is SHAGGY,
his eyes are WIDE and BRIGHT. Almost CHILDLIKE. His face is CUTE.
IMPISH. Covered with a very INQUISITIVE expression. Tyki's energy is
BOUNDLESS. He cannot stop MOVING. Standing BESIDE Tyki, is
DR. CLARE CLARKE. 32 years old. A tall, strikingly BEAUTIFUL woman.
She is COMMUNICATING with Tyki in sign language.
The woman is Dr. Clare Clarke. The
famous zoologist. She works in
Africa, studying animals in their
Very interesting, Marcus. Now if
you'll turn the lights back on --
Three weeks ago, Dr. Clarke
discovered that cute little
fellow... "Tyki"...a pygmy of an
unusual race...unrelated to any
known African tribe...
Marcus. The lights.
Dr. Clarke believes that Tyki comes
from the Lost Civilization of Sun
Indiana PAUSES. He STANDS, walking closer to the flickering image.
What?... But how did Miss --
"Doctor" Clake. How did she arrive
at such a preposterous hypothesis?
The pygmy speaks in a language that
has no African origins...but bears a
strong resemblance to Chinese.
Means nothing. The rivers of Africa
have been plagued by various
Oriental Pirates and Scavengers
since the 16th Century.
(turns from screen)
Not much evidence, Marcus.
There's more. The pygmy was found
wearing an ornamental peach stone
around his neck...believed to come
from Sun Wu-Kung's legendary Garden
Of Immortal Peaches.
Marcus, there are countless
undiscovered African tribes...all
with various obscure beliefs and
One tribe may wear peach stones...
another may wear banana peels...
Indiana WALKS back to his papers. Marcus PAUSES.
There is one final bit of
The pygmy is over 200 years old.
Indiana ADJUSTS his spectacles. He STARES at the black and white
image. The cute pygmy appears to be in his MID-TWENTIES. He walks to
the CAMERA, STARING into the lens. Tyki examines the camera with
Dr. Clarke has done a considerable
amount of testing on the pygmy's
was over 200 years old.
He's probably wearing his Great
CAMERA PANS BACK to the projected image. Tyki begins to UNSCREW the
camera lens. The picture goes OUT OF FOCUS. The film RUNS OUT. Marcus
TURNS OFF the projector and flips ON the overhead room lights. Indiana
gives Marcus a PUZZLED look.
What does all of this have to do
Dr. Clarke wants to mount an
expedition to find the Lost City of
Sun Wu-Kung. She is quite familiar
with your reputation...she'd like
you to come along.
(gathering his papers)
There will be money involved... The
museum is willing to fund the
Sorry, Marcus. I've burned this
Indiana TURNS and begins to WALK out of the room. Marcus CALLS him.
Indy TURNS. He WAVES the papers at Marcus.
Marcus. Please. I've got to finish
You've got to finish something much
more important. You crossed the
threshold over a decade ago...and
it's been tearing at your insides
My friend, if there is even one iota
of truth in Dr. Clarke's findings...
then you can lift the veil of
mystery that has surrounded this
Chinese legend for Centuries. You
may uncover the secrets to a Lost
Civilization...and possibly, to
man's never ending search for
Indiana STARES at the painting of Sun Wu Kung.
Indiana... Can you afford to pass up
the single most important adventure
of your life?
Indiana has NO ANSWER for Marcus. Indy PICKS up the painting. A
THRILLING expression slowly covers Indiana's face. His eyes GLIMMER.
Filled with a long, lost EXCITEMENT. The SOUND TRACK MUSIC SOARS!
CLOSE UP: THE STACK OF TERM PAPERS
The papers are slightly CRUMPLED. Still WET. A DROP OF WATER hits the
papers. CAMERA PANS UPWARD. BETSY TUFFET, Indy's student assistant,
sits at the desk, grading the papers. She is CRYING. Her falling TEARS
soak the papers. We are INSIDE of Indiana's apartment. LATER that
INDIANA stands in the background. He is hurriedly PACKING his bags.
His familiar GUN, HAT and WHIP lie on the bed, beside the suitcase.
Indy NOTICES that Betsy is crying. He WALKS to Betsy. Indy puts his
arm on Betsy's shoulder, attempting to COMFORT her. Betsy SNAPS at
You can't do this to me!
(shaking tears off the
C'mon, Betsy. Relax. You're gettin'
'em all wet again.
You just can't go away...I mean...
Africa is so far away, and...well...
I love you, Indy.
Thought we agreed this was s'posed
to be casual...
You call what happened last night
My dear...a momentary lapse into
passion does not a love affair make.
Momentary lapse! So that's all I am
Betsy SHOOTS to her feet, walking OFF SCREEN.
Indiana SIGHS. His eye CATCHES one of the termpapers. He begins to
READ, making a few CORRECTIONS.
We see Betsy's HAND removes Indiana's WHIP from the bed.
Indiana continues to CORRECT the papers. Suddenly, there is a CREAKING
NOISE. Indy TURNS. His face goes WHITE. He runs OFF SCREEN.
One end of Indiana's WHIP is attached to an OVERHEAD LAMP. CAMERA PANS
DOWN the whip. The other end has been formed into a NOOSE around
Betsy's neck. Sbe stands on a wooden CHAIR. She KICKS AWAY the chair.
Suddenly GAGGING. Indiana GRABS Betsy in midair. He TAKES the noose
from her neck and PLACES Betsy on the floor.
Whatsa' matter with you!... Tryin'
to ruin my whip!...
If I can't have you... I don't want
Indiana TOSSES the whip into his suitcase. He pulls up the chair and
forces Betsy to be SEATED. He pours her a tall glass of BOURBON.
Drink this. You'll feel better.
Indiana WALKS to his suitcase, continuing to pack. His BACK is to
Betsy. She raises the GLASS to her lips. She PAUSES, reading a MESSAGE
on the Bourbon bottle. It reads: DANGER! CONTENTS FLAMMABLE! Betsy
BEAMS. An IDEA. She LIFTS the bottle over her head and begins to DOUSE
her body with the liquid.
Indiana is BUSY folding his clothing. Suddenly, we hear the FLICK OF A
MATCHSTICK! Indy TURNS. He sees the bourbon covered Betsy preparing to
LIGHT HER BODY ON FIRE! Indy DASHES forward. He BLOWS OUT the match,
moments before it SPARKS Betsy's clothing. Indy SHAKES Betsy by the
C'mon, Betsy... Get a hold of
yourself. You're young. There are a
lot of other guys...
Not like you.
(succumbing to his ego)
(realizing his mistake)
But that's no reason to stop living!
Besides, I'm too old for you. By the
time you're seventy five, I'll be...
(calculates, the thought
of it makes him grimace)
Yeccchhh! I'll be disgusting.
Indiana TURNS and finishes his packing. Betsy SIGHS. She notices an
enormous, STONE AFRICAN URN. The 150 POUND antique sits atop a section
Meanwhile, Indiana makes certain that his gun is PACKED. He places the
familiar HAT on his head and begins to CLOSE the suitcase.
CLOSE UP: THE AFRICAN URN. It is WOBBLING. SHAKING. Moving CLOSER and
CLOSER to the edge of the bookshelves. CAMERA PANS TO THE FLOOR. Betsy
LIES here. Directly BELOW the trembling urn. Betsy SHAKES the
bookshelves, causing the urn to TILT and SHIVER. The urn is nearly
HALFWAY OFF of the edge. If it falls...the urn will CRUSH Betsy's
Indiana STRUGGLES with closing his tightly packed suitcase.
The urn FALLS! HEADED STRAIGHT for Betsy! Indiana SUDDENLY GRABS the
urn. In MIDAIR. Inches before it STRIKES Betsy. Indiana RESTS the urn
on the floor. He HELPS Betsy to her feet. Betsy WRAPS her arms tightly
Don't leave me, Indy!
Indiana PICKS UP his suitcase and tries to WALK to the door. But
Betsy's arms are still TIGHTLY WRAPPED around him. Finally, Indy
STOPS. His eyes BURN through Betsy.
Look... You're just a flighty kid.
Twenty minutes after I walk out this
door, you'll have a date with the
college Romeo. Two hours from now,
you'll be madly in love with him. By
tomorrow, you'll forget I ever
Hurt, Betsy REMOVES her arms from Indiana. He gives her a QUICK KISS
to the cheek and hurriedly EXITS. Betsy GLARES at the closed door. A
TOUGH, ANGRY expression covers her face.
Never underestimate the
determination of a Brooklyn girl,
Doctor Jones. Never.
LONG SHOT - AN OCEAN LINER
The SILHOUETTE of the ship sails across the water. A beautiful ORANGE
SKY fills the background.
stands aboard the ship's DECK. It is a typical, 30's LUXURY Ocean
liner, filled with vacationing TOURISTS. Indiana STARES into the
sunrise. His face is a study in CONCENTRATION and INTENSITY. He
anxiously AWAITS his adventure.
MAP OF THE WORLD
A MOVING RED LINE traces Indiana's journey across the ocean, toward
AFRICA. The red line comes to a stop at MOZAMBIQUE.
EXT. CENTRAL MOZAMBIQUE - BEIRA - A HOT, SUNNY AFTERNOON
Chief PORT on the coast. Gateway to the ZAMBESI RIVER. SUPPLY SHIPS,
SAILBOATS and RAFTS line the marina. The docks are crowded with
various MERCHANTS and SAILORS, unloading their goods. Small SHOPS and
RESTAURANTS clutter the waterfront. Behind them are rows of one story,
low square HOMES. Tall, healthy PALM TREES surround the Area.
An OCEAN LINER has anchored along the shore. Several PASSENGERS exit
from the ship. INDIANA steps onto the ocean liner's exit ramp. He is
UNSHAVEN, wearing his traditional LEATHER JACKET and HAT. Indy LOOKS
AROUND, expecting to MEET someone.
INDY'S POV - THE DOCK
There is a a LOUD CAR HORN. Crowds of pedestrians LEAP out of the way.
A rusted, yellow MODEL-T barrels along the rickety dock. The word
"TAXI" is crudely painted on the car's trembling doors. The car's
tires are WOBBLING. LOOSE. Thick, black SMOKE pours from the cracked
EXHAUST PIPE. The ancient car RATTLES and GRINDS.
Upon seeing the car, Indiana SMILES.
At the foot of the ocean liner's ramp, the car SCREECHES TO A STOP!
Indiana's friend and guide, JUMPS out of the taxi. Scraggy is a rough,
unkempt AFRICAN MAN. An elderly fellow, with the ENERGY and VITALITY
of a youth. His snow white hair and beard are WILD. SPIKED. He wears
TATTERED, DIRTY clothes that are many sizes too large for his SKINNY
body. Homemade CROCODILE SANDALS flop on his feet.
Scraggy suddenly breaks into a WILD GRIN. He SPOTS Indiana. Scraggy
SHOOTS up the exit ramp, running through the crowd of people. Scraggy
stops a FEW FEET in front of Indiana. Scraggy WAVES his arms before
him, as if he were BLESSING Indiana. Following this, Scraggy LEAPS
into Indy's arms. Indiana CRADLES Scraggy like a child. Speaking with
a Portugese accent, Scraggy EXCLAIMS...
Indy! At last we are reunited!
(looks to sky)
Oh, Keechingo, God Of Friendship...I
thank you for granting my wish!
Indy RESTS Scraggy back onto the ramp. Scraggy MOVES to assist Indiana
with his luggage. Before picking it up, Scraggy RAISES his arms over
the baggage. Again, he BLESSES the suitcases. Scraggy then PICKS UP
the bags. Indy CHUCKLES.
I see you haven't changed, Scraggy.
Mahootmek, God Of Goodness, say...
"Before body make contact with
foreign object...one must cast out
bad spirits, or -- "
" -- or bad spirits will enter your
Yes! You have excellent memory,
I should! Last time we saw each
other...you made me wear the same
clothes for 3 weeks straight.
Never separate body from clothes, or
bad spirits will hide in pockets!
In other words... If people never
changed clothes...there would be no
evil in the world.
(chuckles, puts his arm
I missed all a' your crazy
They not so crazy, Indy.
(serious, eyes wide with
These days... There is much evil in
the air. I feel it. Everywhere.
Indy and Scraggy CONTINUE to walk down the ramp, moving OFF SCREEN.
CAMERA PANS TO A FEW FEET BEHIND THEM. CAMERA STOPS, as the SCREEN IS
FILLED WITH A LARGE, BLAZING RED SWASTIKA! CAMERA PANS UPWARD. We see
that this is the SLEEVE OF A GERMAN SOLDIER. CAMERA STOPS on the face
SGT. HELMUT GUTTERBUHG
A thin, skeletal NAZI. He resembles the ANGEL OF DEATH. Gutterbuhg's
face is NARROW and SUNKEN. His deep set eyes are a frightening LIGHT
BLUE. His complexion is PALE. EMOTIONLESS. His hair is BLONDE.
STRINGY. His right arm appears RIGID. It rests STIFFLY at his side.
Gutterbuhg FOLLOWS Indy and Scraggy through the crowd. The Nazi
REMOVES something from his pocket. It is a tiny, MECHANICAL ITEM. It
resembles a COCKROACH. We see that it is a mini RADIO TRANSMITTER.
Gutterbuhg WHISPERS into it.
Are we making contact?
The mechanical roach's eyes BLINK RED. Gutterbuhg gives a CHILLING
Meanwhile, Indiana and Scraggy ARRIVE at the Taxi. Scraggy begins to
SECURE Indy's baggage to the roof. Indy OPENS the rear door of the
cab. He begins to CLIMB into the back seat. He is met with a SWIFT
KICK TO THE STOMACH! He FALLS to the ground. The wind KNOCKED out of
him. Scraggy RUNS to the open door, scolding the person INSIDE.
Dr. Clarke! Why you kick Dr.
DR. CLARE CLARKE
STEPS OUT of the shadows of the car. We RECOGNIZE her from Marcus'
film, but she is even MORE BEAUTIFUL in person. She is the SAME AGE as
Indy. Her hair is BRIGHT RED. She removes her glasses, revealing
sparkling GREEN EYES. She is very PRIM. Very PROPER. But extremely
INTELLIGENT and QUICK WITTED. She is dressed in KHAKI SLACKS and
SHIRT. She speaks in a slight BRITISH ACCENT. She hurriedly ASSISTS
Indiana to his feet.
Dr. Jones! Forgive me.
Thought I was being attacked by a
No. Just a degenerate archeologist.
Your appearance is deceiving.
They exchange a handshake and a SMILE. Immediately ATTRACTED to each
Indiana Jones! Calling passenger
Indiana TURNS. A ship PORTER walks through the crowd, pushing a LARGE
BARREL on a dolly. Indy WAVES to the Porter. The Porter STOPS in front
You left this aboard ship.
There must be some mistake... I
The Porter POINTS to a section of the barrel that reads: DELIVER TO:
DR. INDIANA JONES.
That's you, ain't it?
The Porter DROPS the barrel in front of Indiana and hurriedly WALKS
back to the ship.
SGT. GUTTERBUHG continues to SPY on Indiana. The Nazi HIDES a few feet
away. In a DARK alleyway.
A puzzled Indiana begins to OPEN the barrel. Scraggy SHOUTS a warning.
Indy! Remember Mahootmek, God Of
Goodness! "Before body make contact
with foreign object -- "
Indiana IGNORES Scraggy and begins to PRY OPEN the barrel.
"...you must cast out bad spirits!"
Indiana still IGNORES Scraggy. He STRUGGLES with the barrel top,
FLIRTING with Clare.
May I call you "Clare"?
Well, Clare... We've obviously got a
lot of notes to compare... Let's get
started tonight...over dinner.
I'd like that very much.
Friend of mine owns a Cafe... He'll
get us a nice quiet table. No
disturbances. Just the two of us --
At that moment, the barrel lid FLIES OFF! The inside if FILLED with
old, brown BANANA PEELS. Suddenly, BETSY'S HEAD POKES THROUGH the
peels! Indiana is SHOCKED. Scraggy SIGHS.
I warn you, Indy! You must always
cast out bad spirits!
A dirty, unkempt Betsy LEAPS OUT OF THE BARREL! She THROWS her arms
(puzzled, to Indy)
It's nothing. Really.
What the hell are you doing here'?
Proving my love for you.
How terribly sordid.
Puppy love. Schoolgirl crush. She'll
get over it.
Never. This proves that nothing can
come between us. Not an ocean. Not
two separate Continents.
Think I'm going to be ill.
(puzzled, to Betsy)
How...I mean... How could you stay
Hey... I'm from Brooklyn.
But we'ye been sailing for three
Stowed away in the banana barrel.
Ate my way to the bottom.
(pointing to Clare)
Hey, Indy... Who's the babe?
Your intellectual and emotional
Yeah...well you're gettin' on my
nerves, Miss... Miss...
(extends her hand)
"Doctor" Clare Clarke.
As in curds and whey?
Listen, sister... You better stay
away from Indy...
My dear, he has no interest in me.
I've already celebrated my tenth
Indiana SHOOTS Clare an angry glance. Indy removes a wad of BILLS from
his pocket. He GIVES them to Betsy.
Look, Betsy... Why don't you get
back on the boat... This time, as a
Too late, Indy.
Scraggy points toward the OCEAN LINER. The boat is SEVERAL FEET from
shore. It SAILS back out to sea. Indiana STEAMS.
When's the next one out?
Indiana GRUMBLES. An amused Dr. Clarke gets back into the car. Indy
SHOVES Betsy inside. He is FURIOUS.
Before Indiana gets into the car, GUTTERBUHG steps out from the
alleyway. He TOSSES the tiny mechanical COCKROACH at Indiana. The
roach ATTACHES itself to Indy's TROUSER LEG. The tiny transmittor is
very LIGHT. Indiana can feel NOTHING. He gets INTO the car. Scraggy
BLESSES the Taxi and gets into the driver's seat.
Gutterbuhg WATCHES as the battered Model-T DRIVES OFF. The NAZI turns,
walking in an opposite direction. The CAMERA FOLLOWS Gutterbuhg, as he
enters a SEEDY WATERFRONT HOTEL.
Gutterbuhg walks through the DIMLY LIT lobby, filled with dusty, tacky
African furnishings. He turns a corner, into a NARROW, decrepid
hallway. He STOPS at the last DOORWAY. Room 113. He OPENS the door
with a key and ENTERS.
A SMALL, MUSTY Hotel room. It is furnished with a SINGLE BED, A SOFA,
TWO CHAIRS and A FIRE PLACE. Two BIZARRE AFRICAN STATUES adorn the
fireplace mantle. Gutterbuhg carefully LOCKS the room door. He walks
to the FIREPLACE. He TILTS one of the African statues forward. There
is a mechanical, CREAKING SOUND. Suddenly, the SOFA BEGINS TO MOVE. It
SLIDES a few feet, revealing an OPENING BENEATH THE FLOOR. A STAIRCASE
leads into the opening. Gutterbuhg DESCENDS the stairs.
Gutterbuhg enters a LARGE, BRIGHTLY LIT ROOM. We are inside of A
SECRET NAZI HEADQUARTERS. The room is filled with various
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT and RADIO TRANSMITTERS. SEVERAL NAZI SOLDIERS
are seated before the equipment, monitoring various radio signals. An
enormous GLASS PANEL covers one wall. THROUGH THE PANEL WE SEE
TWO SPEEDBOATS. LONG. SLEEK. HIGH POWERED. MAHOGANY HULLED. Both
speedboats are adorned with a SWASTIKA. They FLOAT in water, in an
UNDERGROUND, MAN-MADE CHAMBER. Directly BESIDE the speedboats, parked
on a STONE INCLINE, are
TWO AUTOMOBILES. The cars are enormous, beautiful "WOODIES". Equipped
with a RUNNING BOARD and WOOD PANELLED SIDES. The cars GLISTEN. BRAND
Gutterbuhg turns to KLAUS, a hulking Nazi who stands in the corner.
Pointing to Klaus' FEET, Gutterbuhg SHOUTS an order to Klaus. CAMERA
PANS to Klaus' feet. The Nazi's BOOT IS UNTIED. A LONG STRING dangles
on the floor. The embarassed Klaus KNEELS and sloppily RE-TIES his
Gutterbuhg turns to a Nazi who sits at a RADIO RECEIVER. The Nazi
wears HEADPHONES, LISTENING for a transmission. THE LONG, FRIGHTENING
SHADOW OF A MAN overcomes Gutterbuhg. He TURNS. FEAR covers
Gutterbuhg's face. The shadow RAISES its arm. HEIL HITLER! Gutterbuhg
also RAISES his right arm. But a BIZARRE, MECHANICAL SQUEAK, is caused
by the movement of his arm.
LIEUTENANT WERNER VON MEPEISTO
stands BEFORE Gutterbuhg. Mephisto is a NAZI nightmare. His face is
THICK and BULLISH. His bulging eyes are a reddish BROWN, giving him
the appearance of a DEMON from hell. He has NO FACIAL HAIR. NO
eyebrows. NO eyelashes. Completely BALD. His body is THICK. MUSCULAR.
He is over SIX FEET TALL. He GLARES down at Gutterbuhg.
Were you successful?
Gutterbuhg gives a TIMID NOD. With trembling fingers, he reaches over
and TURNS UP THE VOLUME of the radio transmission. The voices of
Indiana, Betsy, Clare and Scraggy echo through a TINNY SPEAKER.
Mephisto manages a pleased GRUNT.
Keep a record of everything that is
Gutterbuhg NUDGES the officer before him. The officer hurriedly begins
to SCRAWL a manuscript of the radio transmission. Mephisto NODS.
Ever since our battle for the Lost
Ark... The feuhrer has been very
interested in the adventures of
Indiana Jones. Very interested.
EXT. ZOOLOGICAL COMPOUND
A miniature ZOO. The PEACEFUL compound is surrounded with small man
made lakes and palm trees. There are countless METAL CAGES, filled
with various ANIMALS. The TIGERS, LIONS, GORILLAS and other violent
creatures, are kept BEHIND BARS. But the LLAMAS, GIRAFFES, DEER and
various tame animals are FREE to roam the compound grounds.
Indiana ENTERS with Clare, Betsy and Scraggy. The persistant Betsy is
ANNOYING Indy. She attempts to SNUGGLE closer to him. Indiana PUSHES
her away. Betsy TRIES to hold his hand. Indy SHAKES her loose. Scraggy
WATCHES all of this, GIGGLING to himself.
We hear SINGING. A high, pitched BEAUTIFUL VOICE. Clare walks to the
far end of the compound, toward the SINGING. The others FOLLOW. Betsy
walks by BONZO, A LARGE CHIMPANZEE. As Betsy PASSES, the chimp catches
a FAMILIAR SMELL. Bonzo begins to FOLLOW Betsy.
Clare OPENS the door of a large metal cage. Here, the singing is
LOUDER. Clare ENTERS the cage. Indiana FOLLOWS. Scraggy BLESSES the
cage, then enters. Betsy MOVES to go inside, but Bonzo's LARGE HAIRY
HAND REACHES OUT and GRABS BETSY! PULLING the girl OFF SCREEN!
Filled with hand made wooden and bamboo FURNITURE. TYKI, the adorable
PYGMY from Marcus' film, is INSIDE. Tyki is dressed only in a BELTED,
leather loin cloth and SANDALS. He is perched on the floor, working on
a large TAPESTRY. The tapestry depicts a colorful picture of CLOUDS.
The buildings of a LARGE CITY are REFLECTED on the clouds. Tyki
pleasantly SINGS as he does his work.
Upon hearing the cage door OPEN, Tyki LOOKS UP. He SEES Clare. A
JOYOUS SMILE covers his face. The pygmy RUNS to Clare, giving her a
huge HUG and a KISS. Clare INTRODUCES Tyki to the others.
Tyki... This is Doctor Jones...
Tyki EXTENDS his right hand. He SHAKES Indiana's hand. Indiana is
CHARMED by the civilized display of friendship. Indy SMILES at Clare.
He's a real gentleman.
Just basic manners. What it takes
most men a lifetime to learn...
Tyki's accomplished in two weeks.
This is our guide, Scraggy Brier...
and Miss Bets--
Clare pauses, noticing that Betsy is MISSING. Clare suddenly breaks
into a LAUGH! She points OFF SCREEN. Everyone TURNS.
Bonzo is being extremely AFFECTIONATE toward Betsy. The chimpanzee
PULLS and GRABS at Betsy. It is all VERY SIMILIAR to what Betsy has
been doing to Indiana. Betsy WRESTLES with Bonzo, CALLING Indy for
Everyone CHUCKLES at Betsy's dillemma.
It appears that Bonzo is attracted
to Miss Tuffet's Derfume... Eau De
Tyki has gone back to his ARTWORK. A FASCINATED Indiana looks over the
Where did you find him?...
About ten miles from here. We were
on a photographic expedition...in
the thick of the jungle... I heard
sounds. Whimpering. Moaning. I took
a few steps, and found Tyki. He was
lying in a shallow swamp...semi
conscious...a high fever...nearly
dead from exhaustion. He had
obviously been travelling on foot
for many days, over countless
miles... So I brought him back to
the compound...nursed him back to
Indiana STARES at the pygmy. A skeptical look COVERS his face.
Clare, I hate to quibble with your
...but if this little fellow is over
200 years old... I mean... What
accounts for his youthful
Clare OPENS a door at the rear of the cage. It LEADS into another
room, directly behind the CAGE. Clare and Indiana ENTER. Scraggy STAYS
behind. He EXCHANGES a friendly smile with Tyki. Meanwhile, in the
BACKGROUND, we see BETSY and the CHIMPANZEE. They ROLL BY on the
ground. Still WRESTLING.
CLOSE UP: PEACE STONE.
A FRUIT FLY crawls along the peach pit's surface.
Tyki was wearing this when I found
CAMERA PULLS BACK. We are in a SMALL, STERILE ROOM. The peach stone
rests on a TABLE. Indiana and Clare STAND over the stone. Indy PICKS
UP the stone, examining it. An annoying FRUIT FLY buzzes around Indy's
head. CAMERA PANS DOWN to Indiana's trouser leg. The RADIO TRANSMITTOR
is still attached to his pants. The tiny bug's eyes BLINK. RED.
He stands inside of Nazi Headquarters, huddled over the RADIO. The
VOICES of Indiana and Clare echo over the speaker. Gutterbuhg
FURIOUSLY transcribes the conversation.
Dr. Jones, you are obviously
familiar with the legend of Sun Wu-
King's Garden of Immortal Peaches?...
A bite from the fruit of that peach
tree would give a person eternal
life...make them forever young...
The vicious Gutterbuhg SMILES. CAMERA PANS to his notebook. Gutterbuhg
underlines the words "FOREVER YOUNG".
CUT BACK TO:
STUDYING the peach pit. The fruit fly continues to BUZZ around
There's nothing unusual about this
...nothing to indicate that it's
from Sun Wu Kung's garden...
The fruit fly LANDS on Indiana's neck. Indy SMACKS the fly! KILLING
it! A SHOCKED Clare RUNS to Indiana. She GRABS his hand and GENTLY
removes what remains of the fruit fly. She GLARES at Indiana. FURIOUS.
This fruit fly had a normal life-
span of TWENTY FOUR HOURS.
As an experiment...the fly was put
in this room...alone...with only the
peach stone to sustain its
existence. The fly stayed alive for
(looks at dead fly)
She FLICKS the'fly against the wall. Indy gives an EMBARASSED SHRUG.
Indiana and Clare are suddenly INTERRUPTED by the sound of Scraggy and
Tyki's LAUGHTER. This is followed by the two of them having a
DISCUSSION! In Tyki's FOREIGN TONGUE! Clare and Indy exchange a
SHOCKED GLANCE and DASH out of the room.
Scraggy and Tyki are having a CONVERSATION. Clare POINTS to Scraggy,
giving a PUZZLED LOOK to Indiana.
He understands him?
Scraggy knows hundreds of
languages... He's the best guide in
(turns to Scraggy)
Ask Tyki where he came from.
Scraggy NODS and ASKS Tyki. Tyki ANSWERS and POINTS to the painting of
the clouds. Scraggy TRANSLATES.
He say... "I come from 'Land Of City
Huh?... What the hell's that s'posed
Can he take us there?
Scraggy ASKS Tyki. Tyki ANSWERS. He and Scraggy LAUGH hysterically.
Scraggy LOOKS at Indiana.
He say if he could... He would go
Tyki OFFERS some more information to Scraggy. Scraggy TRANSLATES.
He say "Pai Cho" may help you.
Indiana's eyes WIDEN. STARTLED. AMAZED. Clare LOOKS at Indy. PUZZLED.
The Sacres Proverbs and Writings of
Sun Wu Kung.
(anxious, looking at
His disciples always carry the Pai
Cho with them...
Scraggy ASKS Tyki. The pygmy NODS and REMOVES his belt. We see that
the thick belt actually unravels into a CLOTH SCROLL. Tyki KISSES the
scroll and GIVES it to Scraggy. Scraggy nervously OPENS the scroll. It
is filled with countless ANCIENT CHINESE WRITINGS and PROVERBS.
Indiana STARES over Scraggy's shoulder.
Can you translate it?...
Scraggy NODS. Indiana's eyes ANXIOUSLY scan the document. He is
BREATHLESS. EXCITED. The SOUND TRACK MUSIC SOARS.
Suddenly, BETSY AND THE CHIMPANZEE FALL INTO FRAME! ON TOP OF THE
SCROLL! Bonzo STRADDLES Betsy, trying to move his lips TOWARD hers!
She is SCREAMING!
Bonzo moves its lips to Betsy and gives her a BIG KISS! SMACK! Betsy
GRIMACES. Finally, Clare begins to make BIZARRE MONKEY HAND MOTIONS
and SOUNDS. Bonzo TURNS. He UNDERSTANDS Clare. She continues to
COMMUNICATE with the chimp, until Bonzo turns and RUNS out of the
cage! Indiana and Scraggy exchange an IMPRESSED GLANCE. Betsy WIPES
the kiss from her lips.
CLOSE UP: A FLASHING NEON SIGN.
It reads: "DASHIELL'S AMERICAN BAR". It adorns the front of a stylish,
INT. DASHIELL'S BAR
DIMLY lit. SMOKY. Filled with cloth covered TABLES and ornamental,
AFRICAN furnishings. A 9 piece JAZZ BAND plays SWING TUNES. A few
couples SWAY on the dance floor. The place is swarming with NAZIS.
Many are SEATED at the bar. Others are scattered at various TABLES
throughout the restaurant. Some stand in CORNERS. Lurking in the
SHADOWS. They are all looking in one direction, watching one man...
Indy sits with Scraggy, Clare and Betsy, at a table near the REAR of
the restaurant. They are eating DINNER. But Indy, Scraggy and Clare
are more interested in the Stone Monkey SCROLLS. A very NERVOUS
Scraggy TRANSLATES. Indiana, wearing his spectacles, takes pages and
pages of NOTES. Searching for a CLUE. An INTERESTED Clare reads over
Indiana's shoulder. Betsy tries to become INCLUDED in the discussion.
But everyone IGNORES her. Scraggy continues to TRANSLATE.
"Sun Wu Kung run like fire,
He journey to Many Monkey Land,
To build his final empire."
Who's Sun Wu-Kung?
(ignoring Betsy, to
Many Monkey Land... That's a
definite reference to Africa.
Africa?... He journeyed to
(also ignores Betsy, to
That confirms our suspicions that he
may have formed his Civilization
(angry, to Betsy)
Betsy. Keep your trap shut. This
doesn't concern you.
Fine. Terrific. Who cares about this
stuff anyway! We're in a nightclub.
We should be havin' fun.
(grabs Indiana's hand)
C'mon, Indy. Let's dance.
What a buncha' stiffs!
Bet you can't dance.
Quite the contrary...I spent several
months studying dance.
Oh yeah? Whattayou' know?... The
Bunny Hop?... The Jitterbug?...
(shakes her head)
The Bondogea. The Kyebe Kyebe. The
African Tribal dances.
Never heard of 'em.
Of course not. They're beyond the
spectrum of your microscopic world.
Insulted, Betsy GOBBLES down her glass of wine and TURNS back to
Indiana, who is still deeply CONCENTRATING on the scrolls.
UNDER THE TABLE
Betsy's FOOT reaches across the floor. It RESTS on Indy's leg. Betsy
begins to RUB against Indiana's trouser leg. The red eyed MECHANICAL
BUG is still attached to Indiana's trousers.
GLARES at Betsy. Clare REACHES for her cup of coffee. She NOTICES that
the coffee cup trembles SLIGHTLY. Clare GLANCES beneath the table, and
sees Betsy RUBBING Indy's leg. Clare is DISGUSTED.
ABOVE the table, Clare shoots a scowl of DISAPPROVAL at Indy. A
FLUSTERED Indy tries to explain...but is suddenly INTERRUPTED by a
hand on his shoulder. It is DASHIELL, the suave, HANDSOME owner of the
restaurant. Dashiell gives a CaARMING SMILE to everyone at the table.
Enjoying your dinners?...
Everyone NODS, expressing their thanks. Dashiell LEANS close to
Indiana and WHISPERS.
Watch yourself, sport. Most of the
talk here tonight is about you. And
it isn't good.
Indiana's eyes DART around the room. He sees the VARIOUS NAZIS.
WATCHING him. Indy gives a CONFIDENT SMILE. A WORRIED Dashiell
continues WHISPERING to Indiana.
I don't know what you've done to the
Nazis. But they are certainly no
friends of yours.
EXT. ZOOLOGICAL COMPOUND
DARK. SILENT. Many of the animals are ASLEEP in their cages. A
SECURITY GUARD keeps watch on the compound. He STANDS outside of the
METAL GATES. There is a SUDDEN SOUND. The guard TURNS.
THE FIGURES OF THREE MEN stand before him. In the SHADOWS. The NERVOUS
Guard places a hand on his holster.
We hear a MECHANICAL CREAK. A MAN'S LEATHER GLOVED HAND extends from
the shadows. The hand's FINGER is POINTED at the Security GUARD.
CLOSE UP: VARIOUS ANIMALS
The sound of RAPID MACHINE GUN FIRE echoes throughout the camp! CAMERA
RECORDS the animal's SHOCKED REACTIONS!
THE SECURITY GUARD
lies on the GROUND. DEAD. His body riddled with BULLETS. The SHINY,
BLACK BOOTS of the three men PASS his body. We notice that one of the
boot's SHOELACES are untied.
STARES into the dark night. FEAR covers his face. He is SEATED inside
of his cage. A CANDLE flickers beside him. Tyki's hands REST on the
beautiful tapestry. Tyki LISTENS. He hears FOOTSTEPS. COMING toward
his cage. Tyki REACHES to his side. He grabs a STONE DAGGER.
Suddenly, a LOOD GONSHOT! The SPLINTERED LOCK from Tyki's cage goes
spinning across the floor. The cage door CREAKS OPEN.
GUTTERBUHG stands in the doorway. TWO NAZI SOLDIERS, HELMUT and KLACE
(who we met earlier), are beside him. Gutterbuhg SMILES. His stiff
right arm EXTENDS from his side. His leather gloved INDEX FINGER is
Tyki GROWLS at the Nazis. He STANDS. RAISING the stone dagger OVER HIS
Gutterbuhg's FINGER BEGINS TO RAPIDLY FIRE BULLETS! His MECHANICAL ARM
is actually a A MACEINE GUN!
The bullets TEAR through Tyki's tapestry. They make a crooked,
tattered line through the BEAUTIFOL WORK. DESTROYING it. A terrified
Gutterbuhg STOPS shooting. He REMOVES the empty cartridge from a SLOT
in his mechanical arm, and REPLACES it with another. He points the
DEADLY FINGER at Tyki. A trembling Tyki DROPS the dagger. The three
NAZIS walk toward the helpless pygmy.
INT. DASHIELL'S BAR
Indiana, Scraggy and Clare CONTINUE to excitedly STUDY the map. A
NEGLECTED Betsy POURS herself the last of the wine. She is very DRUNK,
singing along with the band's version of Cole Porter's "Night and
BENEATH THE TABLE
Betsy continues to RUB her FOOT against Indiana's leg.
tries to IGNORE Betsy's playing. Scraggy continues to TRANSLATE the
"With his Golden Hooped Rod,
And its powerful lightning rays,
Sun Wu Kung build Water Curtain Cave,
Where he live for 500 days."
The Golden Hooped Rod?
A heavenly staff with many different
powers...most notably, it had the
ability to transform itself into
hundreds of objects...
It remains the most priceless
treasure of Sun Wu Kung's empire.
And what is the...the Water Curtain
Sun Wu Kung's legendary hideout...an
enormous secret cave, hidden behind
a running waterfall.
Clare again REACHES for her coffee. The cup and saucer are still
TREMBLING. Clare PEEKS under the table, and again SEES Betsy's foot
RUBBING Indiana's leg. Clare gives a revolted GRUMBLE. Indiana
EXCITEDLY explains Scraggy's translation.
This proves that the Water Curtain
Cave exists in Africa...
Does it mention anything about Sun
Wu Kung's travels?
Only place called..."Twisted Snake
The Zarnbesi River! It has a
reputation for its deadly water
It would have been Sun Wu Kung's
It will also be our logical path.
BENEATH THE TABLE
Betsy's foot CONTINUES to rub Indiana's leg. Finally Indy reaches
down, trying to SLAP Betsy's foot away! But Indy's hand STUMBLES upon
something else. The MECHANICAL BUG. Indy TRIES to remove the bug. But
the tiny device WON'T BUDGE.
Indiana's hand is buried beneath the table, STRUGGLING to remove the
bug. To Clare, it appears as if Indy is PLAYING with Betsy's foot.
Clare gives an INCREDULOUS look to Indiana.
Please try to control that monstrous
libido of yours!
Indiana finally REMOVES the mechanical bug. He LIFTS it above the
table. EXAMINING it. Clare is about to ASK a question. Indy INDICATES
for her to "Shhhh". He COVERS the bug and WHISPERS to the others.
We have to get back to the compound.
Tyki may be in danger.
Indiana, Clare and Scraggy HURRY from the table. A TIPSY Betsy
Follows. Indiana passes the JAZZ BAND. He nonchalantly DROPS the
mechanical bug into the trumpet player's HORN! The trumpet player
hits a PIERCING HIGH NOTE!
The Nazi wearing the radio HEADPHONES emits a LOUD SCREAM! His
eardrums BURSTING with the trumpet sound!
Gutterbuhg, Klaus and Helmut LEAD the bound and gagged Tyki OUT OF THE
COMPOUND. They keep their LUGERS at his back. Suddenly, Klaus TRIPS
over something. A FAWN. Klaus GROWLS. He SHOUTS a German order to
Helmut, who GRABS a tight hold of the baby deer. Klaus AIMS his luger
at the fawn's head. Gutterbuhg and Helmut exchange a chilling LAUGH.
Tyki stares in HORROR. Klaus CLICKS the luger...ready to SHOOT...
There is an earth shattering CRACK! A WHIP SHOOTS INTO FRAME! The whip
WRAPS ITSELF around the luger! TEARING the gun OUT of Klaus' hand! The
fawn breaks FREE and RUNS OFF. The Nazis exchange a SHOCKED glance.
They TURN and SEE
INDIANA JONES! He stands a FEW FEET away. Holding the WHIP. Indiana
POINTS to Tyki, angrilly SHOUTING to the Nazis.
Get your hands off him.
Gutterbuhg LAUGES. He POINTS his finger at Indiana. Indy is PUZZLED.
The finger begins to SHOOT! RAPID MACHINE GUN FIRE! Indy DIVES for
Holding Tyki CAPTIVE, the Nazis TURN and begin to RUN out of the
compound. Indy gets to his FEET. He LIFTS his gun. Ready to SHOOT. But
the Nazis are running behind SEVERAL ROWS OF CAGES, filled with
ANIMALS. Indiana CAN'T SHOOT. He dashes back OUTSIDE.
EXT. ZOOLOGICAL COMPOUND
Located on the WATERFRONT. Countless rows of LONG, WOODEN DOCKS line
the marina. The Nazis run to below a ROTTED, ANCIENT DOCK. Here, one
of their SPEEDBOATS waits. Motor RUNNING. RUDOLPH, a pudgy Nazi, is at
the wheel. The Nazis hurriedly CLIMB into the speedboat, PUSHING Tyki
inside with them.
Indy RUNS to Scraggy's Model-T. Scraggy SITS in the driver's seat.
Betsy and Clare SIT in the rear. A drunk Betsy still sings "Night and
Day". Indy leaps onto the SIDEBOARD. He SEES the Nazis ahead, CLIMBING
into the speedboat. Indy motions for Scraggy to DRIVE. FAST. TOWARD
The Nazi speedboat SHOOTS FORWARD. Moving BENEATH the dock.
Scraggy's Model-T FOLLOWS ABOVE, along the SHAKY dock. Indiana RIDES
the car's rusted sideboard. He SEES the speedboat below, through the
WIDE OPENINGS in the dock's slated boards. Indy begins to SHOOT at the
Nazis. Gutterbuhg raises his mechanical arm, FIRING SHOTS back at
Machine gun fire SPLINTERS the dock boards, SLICING through the
Model-T. The side mirror is BLASTED to pieces. The floor beneath Betsy
and Clare erupts with FLYING BULLETS. JUST MISSING the girls. Clare is
HORRIFIED. Betsy laughs HYSTERICALLY.
The Model-T is less than TWENTY FEET from the end of the dock. If they
continue ahead, the car will PLUNGE SEVERAL FEET INTO THE WATER! But
Scraggy doesn't take his FOOT from the gas.
GUTTERBUHG smiles, seeing the vast ocean ahead. Knowing he's almost
As he DODGES bullets, Indiana SEES the end of the dock ahead. He
SHOUTS to Scraggy.
When I tell you... Hit the brakes!
Scraggy NODS. The end of the dock is only a FEW FEET ahead. Getting
CLOSER... CLOSER... Clare COVERS her eyes. Between hiccups, Betsy
laughingly SINGS. Indy LOOKS to the speedboat... BACK to the
approaching dock edge... He PAUSES... WAITING for the right moment...
Scraggy's foot SLAMS ON THE BRAKES! The sudden jolt sends Indy FLYING
INTO THE AIR!
The speedboat SHOOTS OUT from beneath the dock! Indiana LANDS DIRECTLY
ON TOP OF THE SPEEDBOAT! A SPECTACULAR STUNT!
Helmut POINTS his gun at Indy. Indy reacts with a SWIFT KICK to
Helmut's jaw. The Nazi HITS the deck. OUT COLD. Klaus COMES for Indy.
They begin to FIGHT. An angry Gutterbuhg tries to SHOOT... But Indy
and Klaus move TOO QUICKLY! Gutterbuhg CAN'T get a clear shot.
The Model-T has COME TO A STOP. SAFE. Its front wheels TEETER over the
dock's edge. Scraggy, Betsy and Clare GET OUT. Clare CATCHES her
breath. Knees SHAKING. Betsy is still LAUGHING.
About time we had some fun!
A WORRIED Scraggy sees Indiana, FIGHTING with the Nazis.
Bad spirits have Indy! He in
trouble! Big trouble!
Scraggy RUNS OFF SCREEN.
The Nazi speedboat is HEADED TOWARD THE SIDE OF AN ENORMOUS OCEAN
LINER! Gutterbuhg RADIOS for help. Indiana and Klaus continue to
FIGHT. ROLLING along the deck. Exchanging PUNCHES. A bound Tyki
watches with WIDE EYES. HELPLESS.
The speedboat makes a sudden SHARP TURN. AVOIDING A COLLISION with the
Ocean liner. Indiana and Klaus TUMBLE OFF, THE BOAT! INTO THE WATER!
Indiana and Klaus CONTINUE their battle. They wrestle only a few feet
from the ship's large, SPINNING STEEL PROPELLERS. The propellers
create a SUCTION FORCE. DRAWING Indy and Klaus CLOSER... CLOSER...
toward a SPINNING DEATH.
Indy and Klaus grab hold of a dangling, STEEL ANCHOR. PREVENTING their
bodies from being sucked into the propellers. Klaus PULLS a
switchblade from his pocket. He ATTACKS Indy's CLENCHED FINGERS with
the knife. Indy begins to LOSE HIS GRIP. His body INCHES toward the
propellers. Klaus RAISES the knife, to FINISH OFF Indiana...
But Klaus' UNTIED SHOELACE dangles beside the propellers. The shoelace
CATCHES a spinning blade. The SHOCKED Nazi is pulled INTO THE
Indiana TURNS AWAY, holding TIGHTLY to the anchor. A BLOOD RED CLOUD
surges through the surrounding water. Indiana CLIMBS the anchor to
Indiana SURFACES. Taking a GULP of air. Suddenly, the water in front
of him erupts with MACHINE GUN FIRE. Indiana SEES
GOTTERBUHG! He has PARKED the Nazi speedboat only a FEW FEET AWAY.
Gutterbuhg SMILES, pointing his FINGER at the helpless Indiana. A
SITTING DUCK. Gutterbuhg SMILES.
Goodnight, Doctor Jones.
There is a LOUD GUNSHOT! Gutterbuhg's mechanical arm is HIT BY A
BULLET! Pieces of SPRING, METAL and SPROCKETS fly from the wound.
Gutterbuhg TURNS. FURIOUS.
DASHIELL, the nightclub owner, is a few feet away. He is driving a
sleek SPEEDBOAT, its side adorned with the AMERICAN FLAG. Dashiell
points a PISTOL at Gutterbuhg, ready to take ANOTHER SHOT...
With a ROAR, The Nazi speedboat DRIVES AWAY! Toward a CLUSTER OF
DOCKS! Indiana CLIMBS into Dashiell's speedboat.
Scraggy said you might be needing
some help, sport.
Dashiell HITS the gas. TEARING after the Nazis.
A FRENZIED, HIGH SPEED CHASE BEGINS! Through the DARKNESS. Beneath the
ROWS OF DOCKS. The speedboats face countless OBSTACLES. They SWERVE
around a virtual forest of wooden poles, which FLY BY AT BREAKNECK
SPEED! The men DUCK and DODGE dangling FISH HOOKS and NETS. Many paths
are BLOCKED by the wooden RAFTS and ROWBOATS. (NOTE: Because of the
darkness, these obstacles APPEAR only when they are a FEW FEET AHEAD
of the speedboats. This makes the chase completely SURPRISING and
SCARY, causing a FUNHOUSE effect.)
Throughout the chase, Indiana and the Nazis continue to exchange
GUNFIRE. A frustrated Gutterbuhg CAN'T SHOOT. His mechanical-machine
gun arm rendered USELESS by Dashiell's bullet. He continues to RADIO
Nazi headquarters for help.
Dashiell CATCHES UP with the Nazis. The two speedboats travel SIDE BY
SIDE. Their edges SCRAPE together. SPARKS fly. The recovered Helmut
AIMS his luger at Indiana... But Indy LEAPS toward the Nazi. The two
FALL. ROLLING. TUMBLING. STRUGGLING for the gun. They fight BETWEEN
the two speedboats. The crack below them slightly OPENING and CLOSING.
Up ahead, an ENORMOUS STONE POLE appears. To AVOID a collision, the
speedboats MUST SEPARATE. Dashiell SCREAMS.
Indy FREES himself from Helmut and ROLLS back onto Dashiell's boat.
Helmut LOOKS UP. He sees the stone pole AHEAD. COMING AT HIM. Helmut
tries to MOVE...TOO LATE. The two boats SEPARATE. Helmut SMACKS into
the pole! CRUSHED!
Dashiell TURNS AWAY from the wheel, looking at Indiana.
You okay, sport?
Indiana begins to answer...then sees SOMETHING. AHEAD. He SCREAMS.
Dashiell TURNS BACK. The speedboat is HEADED STRAIGHT FOR A SOLID
WOODEN WALL! A sign on the wall reads: FUTTERMAN'S FISHING WAREHOUSE.
The Nazi speedboat has already made a SHARP TURN, AVOIDING the
warehouse. There's NO TIME for Dashiell to TURN. Indy HITS the deck.
The speedboat ARCHES upward, at an ANGLE... CRASH! The speedboat
BLASTS into the warehouse. Splintered wood SPLATTERS through the air.
Dashiell's speedboat BURSTS through another wall. The boat SKIDS
across the warehouse floor. SCREECHING TO A STOP! A SHAKEN Dashiell
gets out. Indy RUNS to the window.
The NAZI SPEEDBOAT shoots out of the docks, ESCAPING across the water.
Indiana grabs his WHIP. He KICKS OPEN the warehouse window. He SNAPS
his wrist. CRACK. The whip SHOOTS forward, ATTACHING ITSELF TO THE
REAR OF THE NAZI SPEEDBOAT! Indy firmly GRIPS his end of the whip. The
whip TIGHTENS. WHOOSH! Indiana is PULLED out of the window.
Gutterbuhg exchanges a VICTORIOUS laugh with Rudolph, the speedboat
driver, thinking they have LOST Indiana. A frightened Tyki LOOKS BACK.
His eyes suddenly fill with HOPE. Gutterbuhg TURNS. His mouth DROPS
Indiana uses his WHIP to WATER SKI BEHIND THE NAZI SPEEDBOAT! A red
faced Gutterbuhg SLAMS his fist on the dashboard. He removes a SHARP
KNIFE. He hurriedly begins to SLICE through Indy's whip. Trying to
BREAK THE CONNECTION.
Indiana AIMS his pistol at Gutterbuhg. But suddenly, a SHOT WHIZZES by
Indy's head. Followed by ANOTHER. And ANOTHER. COMING from behind.
Indy TURNS. A SECOND NAZI SPEEDBOAT is in HOT PURSUIT! There are FIVE
NAZIS inside. Armed with PISTOLS and RIFLES. All FIRING SHOTS at
Meanwhile, Gutterbuhg's knife continues to SLICE through Indy's whip.
Only a FEW THREADS remain.
Indiana performs some EXPERT WATER SKIING. SWERVING. SPINNING.
JUMPING. All in an attempt to AVOID the flying bullets from behind.
Suddenly, Indy's whip SNAPS! Indiana FALLS UNDERWATER! Directly IN THE
PATH of the seccnd Nazi speedboat!
Tyki HIDES his eyes. Gutterbuhg LAUGHS. It appears that Indiana has
met a GRISLY DEATH.
The Nazis in the second speedboat are DELIGHTED. SHAKING each other's
hands. CAMERA PANS TO BELOW the speedboat. We move UNDERWATER. SOUND
TRACK MUSIC SOARS! We see INDIANA. Very much ALIVE. He STRADDLES THE
BOTTOM OF THE SPEEDING BOAT! HOLDING ON with all of his strength!
Indiana CLIMBS toward the side of the speedboat, BATTLING the pressure
of the rushing water.
CAMERA FOLLOWS INDIANA, OUT OF THE WATER, AS HE CLIMBS ABOARD THE
SECOND SPEEDBOAT. The four Nazis are LAUGHING. TALKING. Their backs
turned to the APPROACHING Indiana. Moving like LIGHTNING, Indy GRABS
one of the Nazis and TOSSES HIM OVERBOARD. With a SWIFT PUNCH to the
stomach and jaw, Indy sends another Nazi INTO THE WATER. The other two
Nazis TACKLE Indy. They FALL to the deck. FIGHTING.
Gutterbuhg LOOKS BACK. SHOCKED that Indy is still alive. Gutterbuhg
GROWLS. FRUSTRATED. His eyes suddenly LIGHT. He SPOTS something.
TWO GARGANTUAN OCEAN LINERS
are MOVING TOWARD EACH OTHER. Coming TOGETHER. There is an OPENING
between the two ships, that continues to get SMALLER, as the ships
Gutterbuhg SMILES. An IDEA. He orders Rudolph to DRIVE THROUGH THE
In the second speedboat, the Nazis have OVERCOME Indiana. One Nazi
PINS Indy down. The other removes a THICK METAL CHAIN from his neck. A
RED SWASTIKA dangles from the chain. The Nazi WRAPS the chain around
Indy's neck. He begins to STRANGLE Indiana.
Gutterbuhg's speedboat MOVES TOWARD the ocean liners. The opening
between the two ships continues to SHRINK. Getting SMALLER...and
The second speedboat is DIRECTLY BEHIND Gutterbuhg. The Nazis are
STRANGLING Indiana. The color begins to LEAVE Indy's face. He GASPS
The opening between the two Ocean liners continues to get SMALLER...
Less than TEN FEET WIDE. Gutterbuhg's speedboat is only a FEW FEET
Through his fluttering eyes, Indiana SEES Gutterbuhg's speedboat
headed for the ocean liners. Indiana is nearly UNCONSCIOUS. The
giggling Nazis TIGHTEN the chain around his neck.
With LESS THAN AN INCH to spare... Gutterbuhg's speedboat SQUEEZES
between the two Ocean Liners!
The second speedboat is only a FEW FEET from the Ocean Liners. But as
the ships move CLOSER...the opening is nearly CLOSED. The driver CAN'T
TURN AWAY. He's TOO CLOSE. He emits a SCREAM. The Nazis PAUSE from
strangling Indiana. They TURN.
Indy MOVES FAST. He DIVES overboard. INTO THE WATER.
The speedboat HITS the opening. TOO SMALL. The speedboat is CRUSHED
between the two Ocean Liners. The Nazis let out their FINAL SCREAMS.
Followed by a fiery EXPLOSION! Flaming pieces of the wreckage are
SPLATTERED through the night sky.
GOTTERBUHG turns. His grinning, sadistic face LIT by the explosion.
Tyki's eyes are filled with FEAR.
SEVERAL FEET AWAY, Indiana Jones SURFACES. ALIVE. He SWIMS to the
nearby shore and CLIMBS out of the water. He RUBS his reddened neck,
catches his breath and LOOKS into the distance. Indy SEES Gutterbuhg's
speedboat. TOO FAR to catch.
GUTTERBUHG sees the SILHOUETTE of Indy, standing on the distant shore.
Gutterbuhg orders the driver to move FASTER. The engine ROARS.
Gutterbuhg LOOKS back at Indy. The Nazi emits a MANIACAL LAUGH that
pierces the air.
Indiana watches the speedboat ESCAPE into the night. His eyes fill
with RAGE. VENGEANCE. Clare, Scraggy and a VERY DRUNK Betsy JOIN Indy
on the shore. Betsy PUTS her arms around Indiana. She RESTS her head
on his shoulder. She CLOSES her eyes and emits a DRUNKEN SIGH.
What a romantic night!
An ANNOYED Indy pushes Betsy away. In a drunken stupor, Betsy moves to
the next person, CLARE. Thinking she's still with Indiana, Betsy puts
her arms AROUND Clare. A WORRIED Clare is TOO CONCERNED with the
departing Nazi speedboat. Clare TURNS to Inqy.
Will they hurt Tyki?
(shaking his head)
They know he's important to us.
(holds up ancient
They'll use him to bargain for this.
Eyes CLOSED, resting her head on Clare's shoulder, Betsy SIGHS.
Indy, you smell so good! So
Clare PUSHES Betsy away. Betsy SPINS and WRAPS HER ARMS around
Scraggy. Clare watches the Nazi Speedboat DISAPPEAR into the night.
Will they be following us?
Every step of the way.
Betsy, still thinking she's SNUGGLING with Indiana, rubs her face
against Scraggy's bristly beard.
Mmmm, Indy. I love it when you don't
shave. It's so sexy!
Scraggy PUSHES Betsy away. She SPINS, this time putting her arms
around a hanging FISHERMAN'S NET. Filled with FISH. Meanwhile, Scraggy
LOOKS at Indiana and Clare.
Pandoola, God of Purity, say...
"Always stay ten paces ahead of bad
Exactly. We can't let the Nazis get
to the City first. If they do,
they'll wipe out one of the greatest
archeological finds in History!
Indiana turns and WALKS AWAY. Clare and Scraggy hurriedly FOLLOW.
There's NO TIME to lose. The drunken Betsy continues to embrace the
net of DEAD FISH. Betsy TURNS. Eyes CLOSED. She SMILES.
How 'bout a little goodnight kiss?
Betsy KISSES the LIPS OF A DEAD FISH! She SMILES. IMPRESSED.
Mmmmm, Indy...you really know the
way to a girl's heart!
Betsy OPENS her eyes. FACE TO FACE with the dead fish. Betsy SCREAMS
and RUNS toward the departing Indiana, Clare and Scraggy!
EXT. ZAMBESI RIVER - THE FOLLOWING DAY
Early MORNING. The sparkling waters of the Zambesi are lined by thick
JUNGLE. Sounds of screeching GIBBONS, exotic BIRDS, chattering
INSECTS, and various other WILDLIFE echo from the jungle. BRIGHT RAYS
of HOT sunlight sprinkle through the leaves of the towering palm
A 55 foot, tattered, wooden RIVER BOAT, the "ADOBO", travels along the
Zambesi. The boat is filled with various crates and barrels of
SUPPLIES. And there are several men, CREW MEMBERS, all natives of
Mozambique. They are a MOTLEY crew, all armed with SWORDS and DAGGERS.
They are DIRTY. TATTERED. UNKEMPT. The boat pulls a long, WOODEN RAFT
behind it. Scraggy's MODEL-T is attached to the raft. One of the crew
members, a YOUNG MAN, sits on the raft. He strums a BEATEN GUITAR,
singing a FOLK SONG.
INDIANA stands at the ship's steering wheel. Forehead COVERED with
sweat. He GUIDES the ship along the twisting waters. CLARE exits from
a cabin, carrying a stenographer's NOTEBOOK. She looks RADIANT. Her
red hair SHIMMERS in the morning sun. Clare walks up BESIDE Indy. She
CRINKLES her nose.
What is that awful aroma?
Scraggy's takin' a shower.
Indy points OFF SCREEN. Scraggy, fully clothed, STANDS here. He rubs a
large, FRESH ONION over his FACE, ARMS and LEGS. SQUEEZING the onion
JUICE over his body. Indiana EXPLAINS to a befuddled Clare.
He believes that onions keep bad
spirits from entering his body.
(writing in her
In all my years of anthropology...
I've never run across anyone or
anything quite like Scraggy.
He's a rare breed.
(turns, looks at Clare
for the first time)
You're looking very lovely.
You're looking very lecherous.
(turns away, angry)
Just tryin' to be friendly.
Save it for the schoolgirls.
Look, Clare... Betsy's just an
anxious archeology student...she
admires my work...
Who can blame her?...
(back to his point)
But it's just some kinda' hero
There was never any romance.
(pops in from OFF
SCREEN, kisses Indiana)
I dreamed about our first night
Indy SIGHS. Clare DISGUSTINGLY shakes her head. She continues to
scrawl more into her notebook. Indiana gives her a STARTLED look.
You're writin' this down?...
I'm keeping an accurate record of
What's that got to do with my
Evidence. I plan on testifying at
your child molestation trial.
Indiana SHAKES his head. STARING into the distance. He SIGHS.
Why do I do this to myself?
Holding her head in PAIN, Betsy turns to Clare.
(holds her head in pain,
Hey, lady...you're s'posed to be a
Doctor...you got any cures for a
The best I've heard was used by a
New Zealand Tribe...
One part crushed owl skull...two
parts rhino saliva...one part zebra
Betsy's face becomes PALE. Indy INTERRUPTS.
No, No... Get a cup of donkey sweat
...two spoons of skunk hair...and
one pint of shredded lizard tongue.
Betsy turns a light shade of GREEN. Scraggy ARGUES.
I always use family cure! Two spoons
chopped leeches... Half cup horse
mucous...two quarts crocodile urine!
(ready to throw up)
Betsy runs OFF SCREEN. The others exchange a SHRUG. Scraggy LOOKS at
the river ahead.
How far we travel, Indy?...
Almost 20 miles.
Any sign of the Nazis?
(shakes his head,
Long as we keep up this pace...
they'll have trouble tracking us.
CAMERA PANS from the hopeful faces of Indiana, Scraggy and Clare, to
the CABIN behind them. Here, a CREW MEMBER HIDES in the shadows. His
face HIDDEN. He HOLDS a small radio receiver. He WHISPERS into the
receiver. Speaking in perfect GERMAN.
He is seated in NAZI HEADQUARTERS. He repairs his detached, MACHINE
GUN ARM, which sits on the table before him. Behind Gutterbuhg, a
GROUP OF NAZIS listen to the radio transmission of Scraggy's
treacherous Crew Member, who discloses the LOCATION of the River Boat.
The Nazis CHART out the boat's exact location on a large, WALL MAP.
LIEUT. MEPHISTO supervises the project. Tyki, BOUND, GAGGED and
BRUISED, watches from a corner. MEPHISTO looks at all the Nazis.
We must leave. Immediately.
NIGHT IN THE JUNGLE.
VARIOUS SHOTS of exotic animals. A creeping PANTHER. A sleeping WHITE
BAT. A tense SCORPION. A family of CROCODILES.
Indiana, Scraggy, Clare and Betsy are GATHERED on the deck. Seated in
a CIRCLE. They are surrounded by the CREW MEMBERS. Everyone eats their
DINNER from tin cans. The surrounding lanterns cast an EERIE LIGHT on
the area. The young crew member plays a soft, SPOOKY tune on his
guitar. Betsy is RESTLESS. She GLARES at the guitar player.
Don't you know somethin' else?
The guitar player IGNORES Betsy, continuing to play. Betsy SIGHS.
It's so hot... Stuffy... Do we have
to stay on this stupid boat all
We have to keep moving.
Can we at least jump in the
water?... Go for a swim?...
There's an old legend about the
Zambesi... In ancient times,
criminals were given their choice of
execution...or swimming across the
Zambesi. Most chose execution.
Clare's right. We'll be safer on the
(annoyed, to Betsy)
Now quit moanin' and eat your food.
An angry Betsy TOSSES her tin can overboard. She STANDS. FURIOUS with
You are so rude! I travel thousands
of miles just to be with you...and
everybody treats me like dirt!
Nobody even talks to me without
making some condescending remark
they think I'm too stupid to
So maybe I don't know a lot about
weird tribal dances... I'm still
pretty good with anthropology and
archeology... Maybe I could even
help you out...if somebody gave me a
chance...clued me in to what it is
we're doin' here...
'Cause whether you like it or not,
Indiana Jones... I'm part of this
Clare RAISES an eyebrow. IMPRESSED. Indiana says NOTHING. He can't
ARGUE. Scraggy INTERJECTS.
(motions to crew
My friends also curious about where
we journey to, Indy.
The crew members NOD. STARING at Indiana. Indiana turns to Clare. She
Tell us all a bedtime story, Doctor
Indiana SIGHS. The crew member's GUITAR PLAYING COMBINES with the
SOUND TRACK, backing up Indiana's story with an EERIE TUNE.
Long ago...a place known as the
Flower Fruit Mountain, in the
Chinese province of Ao-Lai...was
struck by lightning. A Stone Monkey,
"Sun Wu-Kung", was born.
This monkey?... He could walk?...
Talk?... Like human?...
More than human. He was blessed with
countless heavenly powers... But it
wasn't enough. Sun Wu-Kung wanted to
learn the secret of Eternal Life...
Equipped with his Golden Hooped Rod
to protect him, Sun Wu Kung
travelled the world for many years
...learning the secret philosophies
and teachings of Eternal Youth.
Eventually, he was granted entrance
to heaven...where the Jade Emperor
gave Sun Wu Kung the title of "Great
Sage of the Heavens"...and permitted
him to oversee the Garden of
After several years, the stone
monkey returned to somewhere on
earth. Here, he ruled an empire...a
Civilization of Monkeys and humans
who had life spans of many hundred
The exact whereabouts of that Lost
City has been a mystery for hundreds
of years...until Doctor Clarke
discovered the pygmy.
The crew members, Scraggy, Betsy and Clare, listen with FASCINATION.
It's uncertain just how much of this
legend is based in reality...
Nevertheless, we're hoping to find
some sign of the Lost Civilization.
What about Sun Wu Kung?...
Whatever he was...a stone idol...an
actual monkey...a human being...is
unknown. But he is one of the most
influentual religious figures in
History, and his remains are most
likely somewhere in the Lost City.
Suddenly, they are INTERRUPTED BY A DISTANT SOUND. A LOW, RUMBLING
SOUND. BIZARRE. UNEARTHLY. UNLIKE anything we've heard before. Indiana
TURNS to Scraggy.
(shakes his head)
It is far, far away...many miles...
What is it?... Some kinda' weird
No animal sounds like that.
Could be "Banseebaba".
Banseebaba is giant demon from hell.
He is 50 feet tall. Breathes fire.
Make sound like human never hear
before. He is made up of all evil in
The sound suddenly STOPS. Everyone exchanges a FRIGHTENED, TERRIFIED
GLANCE. Indiana STANDS.
Whatever the hell it is... It went
to sleep for the night. Which is
what we should do.
LATER THAT NIGHT - LONG SHOT - THE BOAT
The boat sails along the RIVER. Beneath the MOONLIGHT. A lone CREW
MEMBER stays awake. At the STEERING WHEEL. Other CREW MEMBERS sleep
along the deck. Scraggy SLEEPS in a hanging cot.
is ASLEEP in his CABIN. Suddenly, the door SLOWLY CREAKS OPEN. A
SHADOW appears on the cabin wall. COMING TOWARD Indiana. The shadow
EXTENDS a hand. The hand GRABS Indy's blanket. Indy WAKES. He LEAPS
out of bed and TACKLES the mysterious person. Indy FLIPS on the cabin
lamp. The intruder is none other than...BETSY. Indiana PULLS Betsy to
her feet. She gives a flirtatious SMILE.
Couldn't sleep. The heat. I'm in the
mood for passion.
I'm in the mood for isolation.
Indiana LEADS Betsy to the open door. He begins to PUSH her back
outside. Betsy STOPS him.
I'm not leaving. Not till I get a
One kiss. Or I'll scream. I swear.
I'll wake the whole boat.
Indiana has NO CHOICE. He SIGHS.
OKay. Just one.
(leans toward her,
Keep your mouth closed.
They KISS. Betsy WRAPS her arms around Indiana, turning it into a
At that moment, ACROSS THE HALL, Clare exits the bathroom, TOOTHBRUSH
in hand. She SEES the kissing Indiana and Betty. Clare STARES. OPEN
MOUTHED. SHOCKED. Indiana OPENS his eyes. He SEES Clare WATCHING HIM.
An ANGRY Clare MARCHES into her room. She SLAMS the door. WE HEAR
Clare LOCKING the door behind her, and moving a piece of furniture in
front of the door. Indiana PUSHES Betsy away. ANGRY. He quickly CLOSES
his door. Betsy WALKS back to her room. A huge, SATISFIED SMILE covers
THE FOLLOWING MORNING
SUNRISE. PEACEFUL. CALM. Birds SING. The River Boat has travelled
countless miles, into the heart of the ZAMBESI. A tired CREW MEMBER
mans the boat's steering wheel. CAMERA PANS DOWN, moving along the
side of the boat. WE STOP AT WATER LEVEL. A HAND SHOOTS OUT OF THE
WATER. GRIPPING a rusted, sharp KNIFE. Followed by ANOTHER HAND. And
ANOTHER. And ANOTHER. Until there are COUNTLESS HANDS, REACHING FOR
THE SIDE OF THE RIVER BOAT. The hands GRAB HOLD of the boat. SEVERAL
DARK FIGURES slowly RISE out of the water. Only the OUTLINES of their
bodies are VISIBLE, backlit by the RISING SUN. The figures CLIMB UP
the side of the boat. Carefully CREEPING. Moving SILENTLY.
Indiana stands on the REAR DECK, shirt WRAPPED around his waist. He is
SHAVING. CLARE sits a few feet away. WRITING in her journal. Indy
GLANCES to her. CURIOUS.
What's that you're writing?...
"The Erotic Adventures Of Indiana
Jones, Professor Of Perversity".
(back to shaving)
CAMERA PANS TO THE FRONT DECK. STOPPING on the DRIVER. He STARES
ahead. STEERING the ship. SUDDENLY, A FIGURE APPEARS. BEHIND the
driver. The figure GRABS the driver. AROUND THE NECK. Before the
driver can SCREAM...the figure SLICES HIS THROAT.
Scraggy WITNESSES this. Through an OPEN PORTHOLE. His face covered
with SHOCK. FEAR.
INT. LOWER CABIN - KITCHEN
Betsy stands over a large SKILLET. She FRIES pancakes, LIFTING the
first pancake, Betsy places it on a PLATE that rests beside her. Betsy
TURNS to get another pancake. A HAND REACHES FROM OFF SCREEN. The hand
GRABS the pancake from the plate. Betsy TURNS back. She sees the EMPTY
PLATE. She is PUZZLED. CONFUSED. She SHRUGS, placing ANOTHER PANCAKE
on the plate. She TURNS back to the skillet. Again, a hand GRABS the
pancake. Betsy turns and again sees an EMPTY PLATE. She hears
GIGGLING. BEHIND her. She turns and SEES
AN ORIENTAL PIRATE. TALL. MUSCULAR. The Pirate TOWERS above Betsy. He
is dressed in COLORFUL, TATTERED clothes. The pirate LAUGHS. His
bloated mouth DRIBBLES with pancake crumbs. Betsy STEPS BACK.
FRIGHTENED. The Pirate removes a DAGGER from his belt. Eyes filled
with LECHERY, the Pirate moves toward Betsy. She GRABS the skillet.
THROWING HOT OIL in the Pirate's face. He SCREAMS. Betsy DASHES OUT of
has nearly finished SHAVING. He tries to CONVINCE Clare of his
innocence. She continues to WRITE. IGNORING him.
You are blowing this Betsy thing all
out of proportion...
Indiana LEANS down. He RINSES his face in a large BUCKET OF WATER. A
DAGGER FLIES INTO FRAME! JUST MISSING Indiana. It STICKS into the
wall. A FEW FEET ABOVE Indy's head. Clare WITNESSES this. SHOCKED.
UNAWARE of the danger, Indiana RAISES his head out of the bucket. He
still tries to REASON with Clare.
It's not as if I have this sleazy
Clare is trying to INTERRUPT Indy, trying to POINT OUT the dagger. But
before she can say a word, Indiana again LEANS into the water bucket.
ANOTHER DAGGER SHOOTS INTO FRAME! INTO the wall. This time only INCHES
above Indy's head. Indiana again RAISES his head.
I am a respected...honored...
Clare LEAPS FORWARD. She pushes Indy OUT OF THE WAY, moments before
another DAGGER FLIES INTO FRAME! STICKING into the wall! Indy and
THREE PIRATES stand here. DIRTY. TOOTHLESS. UGLY. SWORDS EXTENDED,
they MOVE toward Indiana and Clare. Indy's eyes DART to the water
bucket table. His WHIP and PISTOL rest here. OUT OF REACH. Indy and
Clare are TRAPPED. The Pirates move CLOSER...
Suddenly, A LOUD SCREAM. The Pirates LOOK UP. SCRAGGY swings from a
ROPE above. TOWARD the Pirates. Before the Pirates can react, Scraggy
CRASHES into them. They TUMBLE to the deck. Scraggy SHOOTS to his
feet. He tosses a spare SWORD to Indy. Scraggy and Indy begin to
SWORDFIGBT the Pirates.
Clare TURNS. DASHING around the corner. To SAFETY. A SUDDEN STOP. Her
face is buried in the hairy, bare chest of KEZURE, an enormous, bear-
like PIRATE KING. Kezure HASN'T BATHED in years. He is dressed in
SEVERAL LAYERS of tattered, colorful clothing, GOLDEN JEWELRY, and
ANIMAL SKINS. His STRINGY hair is long, tied in a PONYTAIL behind his
head. A thick, long MOUSTACHE wraps around a large mouth, filled with
crooked, GOLDEN TEETH. Clare SHRIEKS. Kezure GRABS her around the
waist. He TOSSES Clare over his shoulder.
The river boat is overcome with a mixture of ORIENTAL and BLACK
Pirates. SOUND TRACK MUSIC SOARS! There is a HEATED BATTLE between the
crew members and the Pirates. Fists FLYING. Swords CLASHING.
Using her Brooklyn street smarts, Betsy FIGHTS like a pro. With a
swift PUNCH and KICK, Betsy DEFEATS one Pirate. She takes his SWORD.
ANOTHER Pirate comes for Betsy. She EDGES him on.
C'mon... You ain't so tough. You
wouldn't last ten minutes in
The Pirate ATTACKS. He and Betsy begin a HEATED SWORDFIGHT.
Indiana and Scraggy CONTINUE TO BATTLE the onslaught of sword slinging
Pirates. Suddenly, Indy is interrupted by Clare's LOUD SCREAM! He
A PIRATE SHIP
has APPEARED. BESIDE the river boat. The ship is ANCIENT. OMINOUS.
COUNTLESS PIRATES are aboard the ship. Armed with GUNS, BOWS AND
ARROWS and CANNONS.
EXT. RIVER BOAT - TOP DECK
KEZURE, the Pirate King, stands at the edge of the boat. He still
HOLDS the screaming Clare over his shoulder. From the Pirate ship, the
Pirates toss a GRAPNEL ROPE to Kezure. The Pirate King GRABS BOLD of
the rope. Holding TIGHTLY to Clare, Kezure SWINGS from the river boat,
to the Pirate Ship.
INDIANA runs through the FIGHTING crew members and Pirates, in an
effort to SAVE Clare. Suddenly, the SOUND OF CANNON FIRE! The river
boat ROCKS! HIT by a CANNONBALL! Indy KEEPS his balance. SWORD in
hand, he DIVES INTO THE WATER.
Indiana SWIMS across the Zambesi. TOWARD the Pirate ship. The water
surrounding Indy erupts with COUNTLESS SPRAYS OF BULLETS, CANNONBALLS
and FLYING ARROWS.
EXT. RIVER BOAT - TOP DECK
The swordfighting crew members manage to keep the many Pirates AT BAY.
Scraggy EXCHANGES swordplay with a Pirate. The sword is KNOCKED from
Scraggy's hand. He is DEFENSELESS. The Pirate COMES in for the kill.
He RAISES HIS SWORD...ready to PLUNGE it into Scraggy's heart... The
Pirate suddenly PAUSES. A HORRIFIED look on his face. The end of a
SWORD SHOOTS OUT OF THE PIRATE'S CHEST! A MOMENT PASSES...the sword
SLIDES BACK INSIDE of the Pirate's chest. The Pirate FALLS to the
deck. BETSY stands behind him. She holds the BLOODIED SWORD. Scraggy
gives her a THANKFUL NOD.
EXT. PIRATE SHIP
Indiana has MADE IT ACROSS the Zambesi. He CLIMBS UP the side of the
Pirate Ship. The Pirates begin to SHOOT at Indy. Indy is HIT. An
ARROW. In the ARM. He dives to safety in a nearby CANNON COMPARTMENT.
INT. CANNON COMPARTMENT
Indy PULLS the arrow out of his arm. He is suddenly ATTACKED by the
Pirate Gunner. The two begin to STRUGGLE. FIGHT. CAMERA PANS TO the
rear of the cannon, moving to a CLOSE UP of the FUSE. The fuse is LIT.
Meanwhile, Indy and the Pirate fight DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE CANNON'S
OPEN BARREL! Every few seconds, each of their heads MOVES IN FRONT of
the opening. The fuse continues to BURN. Getting LOWER...LOWER...
EXT. PIRATE SHIP - TOP DECK
Clare has been TIED to a mast pole. Kezure STANDS in front of her. As
his men BATTLE around him, Kezure leans forward. The drooling Pirate
King sloppily KISSES Clare. Along her NECK. Clare is NAUSEOUS.
INT. CANNON COMPARTMENT
Indy and the Pirate continue to FIGHT. The cannon fuse SPARKS. BURNING
toward the bottom. The Pirate pushes Indy's head INSIDE OF THE CANNON
OPENING. The FUSE will BLOW at any second. At the last moment, Indiana
OVERPOWERS the Pirate. Indy LEAPS to the floor. The Pirate FALLS
FORWARD. FACE TO FACE WITH THE CANNON OPENING! BOOM! The cannon FIRES!
Indy's shirt is SPLATTERED with blood. Indiana RUNS to a wooden
staircase, hurrying up the stairs. To the TOP DECK.
EXT. PIRATE SHIP - TOP DECK
Kezure kisses the bare shoulder of the STRUGGLING, HELPLESS Clare.
Indy EMERGES from the cannon compartment. Upon seeing the Pirate King
ATTACK Clare, Indiana SHOUTS.
You son of a bitch.
Kezure TURNS. He emits a gravelly laugh and scratches his neck,
curiously STUDYING Indiana. Indy EXTENDS his sword. The Pirate King
removes a long, sharp GOLDEN SWORD. They begin to FIGHT. Moving ALONG
the deck. A FAST PACED, HEATED swordfight.
EXT. RIVER BOAT - TOP DECK
A PIRATE has taken over the boat's WHEEL. He STEERS the river boat OFF
THE REGULAR PATH. It SPEEDS toward the base of a LARGE, THRASHING
WATERFALL. The Pirate ship moves ALONGSIDE of the river boat, also
HEADED for the waterfall. SCRAGGY and BETSY sees the waterfall ahead.
PANIC fills their eyes. They DASH to the steering wheel. Betsy
DISTRACTS the Pirate. They begin to SWORDFIGHT. Scraggy TAKES the
steering wheel. He attaempts to steer the ship AWAY from the
EXT. PIRATE SHIP - TOP DECK
Indiana and the Pirate King have climbed to the top of the SHIP'S
MAST. They battle AMIDST the tangled ropes. SWORDS CLASHING. As the
two men fight, Indy notices that the Pirate ship is HEADED FOR THE
WATERFALL. Indiana has a sudden REALIZATION. He sees Scraggy, trying
to STEER THE RIVER BOAT IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. Indy SCREAMS above
the cannon fire.
Scraggy!... No!... Keep goin'
straight!... Full steam ahead!...
is CONFUSED by Indy's orders. He SCREAMS back to Indiana.
What?... You crazy Indy?... We be
crushed!... We smash into rock
still SWORDFIGHTING the Pirate King, SCREAMS to Scraggy.
No!... Trust me!... Full steam
ahead!... Full steam ahead !...
BLESSES himself. His face is STRONG. CONFIDENT. He REVS the engine.
FULL SPEED. He TIGHTLY CLUTCHES the wheel. AIMING the river boat
toward the waterfall.
INDIANA AND KEZURE
SWING from sail to sail, continuing their SPECTACULAR swordfight.
CLARE helplessly watches from the deck.
THE RIVER BOAT AND THE PIRATE SHIP
continue to move SIDE BY SIDE. Moving CLOSER...CLOSER...to the
continues to rev the RIVER BOAT'S engine. CHANTING various prayers
under his breath. In the background, a FEISTY Betsy continues to
THE RIVER BOAT AND THE PIRATE SHIP
PENETRATE the waterfall. The two boats are met with an exploding
shower of POWERFUL WATER! Crew members and Pirates are TOSSED ABOUT
the deck. Indiana and the Pirate King hold TIGHTLY to the sails, to
AVOID being thrown into the waters below.
EXT. RIVER BOAT
The aged boat TOSSES. TILTS. SPINS. Nearly CAPSIZING. Boards CREAK and
MOAN. Ready to BURST. But Scraggy holds TIGHTLY to the steering wheel.
Keeping the boat AFLOAT.
The powerful water sends Betsy SOMERSAULTING along the deck. She tries
to GRAB HOLD of something...anything...that will PREVENT her from
falling off the boat. Betsy finally CLUTCHES onto something. The ARM
OF A DEAD PIRATE.
THE RIVER BOAT AND THE PIRATE SHIP
are IMMERSED into the waterfall. They DISAPPEAR behind the thrashing
curtain of water.
INT. BEHIND THE WATERFALL
The Pirates' HIDDEN FORTRESS. An enormous, underground CAVERN.
Hndreds of BURNING TORCHES cast a devilish glow. The grey rocks of the
cavern walls stretch UPWARD. Filled with countless, tiny CAVES.
Various stone artifacts and ancient untensils are SCATTERED throughout
the cavern. There are several other PIRATES here. ARMED. Waiting for
the RETURN of the Pirate Ship.
The River Boat and Pirate Ship ENTER the cave. The rushing waterfall
THRASHES behind them. The BATTERED and BRUISED River Boat comes to a
ROUGH stop. SCREECHING along a far wall. The Pirate Ship sails to a
SMOOTH STOP in the middle of the cavern. Armed with guns, knives and
swords, the Pirates hurriedly SURROUND the intruding River Boat. They
take Betsy, Scraggy and the crew members CAPTIVE.
KEZURE leaps to the Pirate Ship's deck and quickly UNTIES Clare.
Indiana ATTEMPTS to FOLLOW. He PAUSES. Quickly GRABBING A FEW STICKS
OF DYNAMITE from the Pirate Ship deck. Kezure begins to LEAD Clare off
of the ship. His sword at her THROAT. Indiana CALLS OUT.
Kezure STOPS. He TURNS. Indy WALKS toward Kezure, stopping less than
TEN FEET from the Pirate King and Clare. Indy's eyes BURN through
Free the girl...
(glances to his captive
...and my friends...
(lights a match, moves
it toward TNT fuses)
...or I blow your hideout here out
of the water!
Kezure LAUGHS. Indiana LIGHTS the dynamite fuses. Kezure STOPS
laughing...WORRIED for a moment... Then, the Pirate King breaks into a
wide, DEFIANT SMILE.
Good. We will all die.
A STANDOFF. Indy DIDN'T EXPECT this. He is suddenly FRIGHTENED.
PUZZLED. Betsy, Scraggy and Clare STARE at Indy. Waiting for his NEXT
MOVE...as the dynamite fuse SLOWLY BURNS. Getting CLOSER...CLOSER...to
the TNT. Kezure seems CALM. Perfectly WILLING TO DIE. Indy gets
ANOTHER IDEA. He BLURTS it out to Kezure.
We can take you to the Lost City of
Sun Wu Kung!
Hah! Better men than you have tried
to find the Lost City... They have
You are a fool.
(as the TNT fuse burns
No... You're the fool. You and your
friends are hiding out in Sun Wu
Kung's Water Curtain Cave...and you
don't even know it.
Scraggy and Betsy exchange a SHOCKED glance. Clare is also SURPRISED
by the news. The TNT fuse nears the end...ready to BLOW AT ANY
SECOND... Indiana removes the ANCIENT SCROLL from his pocket. He
EXTENDS the scroll to Kezure.
The Sacred Pai-Cho Scroll.
Kezure GRABS the scroll. Attempting to READ it. Indy INTERRUPTS.
Don't bother. Only WE can translate
Kezure EXAMINES the scroll. PUZZLED by the writing. Indiana and
Scraggy exchange a HOPEFUL glanpe. Kezure PAUSES. THINKING. He MUMBLES
The Lost City... Said to have
streets paved in gold...treasures
far greater than any mortal man
Kezure PUSHES Clare away. TOWARD Indiana. Clare EMBRACES Indy, as he
BLOWS OUT the dynamite fuse. Kezure GROWLS at Indy.
Your pathetic lives will be spared.
(scratching his neck)
But everything we find in the Lost
City...belongs to ME.
Fat chance, Sinbad. It's 50-50. Or
you've got no deal.
It is my way. Or you've got no head.
INT. WATER CURTAIN CAVE - THAT NIGHT
A group of Pirates sit TOGETHER. DRUNK. They SING one of their ancient
songs. The GUITAR strumming crew member accompanies them. Indiana and
Scraggy sit around a BLAZING FIRE with Kezure and several other
Pirates. Indy, wearing his spectacles, TRANSLATES the scrolls with
Scraggy. Indiana is PUZZLED. TROUBLED. He LOOKS at Scraggy.
Read that last proverb again...
"High tide drowns curiosity,
Low tide quenches thirst".
(stands, looking at the
There's something here...something
that could help us...
Meanwhile, Betsy and Clare work in ANOTHER SECTION of the cave. Clare
is doing some ARCHEOLOGICAL WORK, studying the various artifacts and
utensils. Betsy ASSISTS her. They are surrounded by LEERING, HUNGRY
EYED PIRATES. The drunken Pirates DON'T take their eyes off of the
girls. Betsy NOTICES. She POINTS it out to Clare.
Look at 'em. It's like they've never
seen a woman before.
To them... We're the ultimate women.
Kinda' flattering, isn't it?...
Being the girl of 200 guy's dreams?
Clare and Betsy exchange a CHUCKLE.
Meanwhile, Indiana, Scraggy and Kezure WALK through the cavern. Indy
is LOOKING around. CURIOUS, he turns to Kezure.
Is there an area... A place where
the tide changes?...
Kezure leads Indiana and Scraggy into a DARK CORNER of the cavern. A
large, smooth WALL stretches to the ceiling. The wall is filled with
intricate CRACKS. At the base of the wall, water slowly POURS into the
cavern. Kezure POINTS to the water.
In a few hours...the water will be
And the remainder of this wall will
Kezure NODS. Indiana's eyes LIGHT. A REALIZATION. He excitedly TURNS
We're gonna need light. A lot of
light. On this wall.
Kezure NODS. Indiana EXCHANGES an anxious, hopeful glance with
CLOSE UP - A SNORING PIRATE
CAMERA PULLS BACK. All of the Pirates SLEEP. Their slumbering bodies
LIE in various positions, throughout the cave. Indiana and Kezure are
STILL AWAKE. The flickering orange light of the TORCHES illuminates
the wall in front of them. They AWAIT the lowering tide. Scraggy,
Betsy and Clare SLEEP on the ground beside them. Kezure POURS two
glasses of whiskey from a STONE BOTTLE. He gives a GLASS to Indiana.
To my good fortune.
Kezure GOBBLES down the whiskey. Indiana RELUCTANTLY drinks. Kezure
pours TWO more glasses. LAUGHING.
You know... We are very much alike,
I doubt that.
We both share a remarkable talent
I've never gotten used to killing,
pal. I do it for survival.
I do it for pleasure.
Indiana DOWNS his whiskey. A LAUGHING Kezure does the same. Indiana
NOTICES something. ON the wall. He JUMPS to his feet. CAMERA PANS TO
THE WALL. The tide is VERY LOW. The entire wall is now VISIBLE. What
were once simple CRACKS, have become the specific LINES OF A MAP. A
group of ARROWS leads to an "X" at the BOTTOM CORNER OF THE MAP. A
FASCINATED Kezure and Indiana STUDY the wall.
This is incredible...this map was
obviously used by Sun Wu Kung's
disciples...if they were ever
These drawings...they are of the
(points to "X")
Where is that?...
It is located at the most South
Eastern part of the jungle...near
the mountains... There is a village
there. The Mongooboo Tribe.
You know them?
Very well. I traded with the chief
for many years.
Good. We'll leave in the morning.
CAMERA PANS FROM Indiana and Kezure, to a DARK CAVE. A FEW FEET away.
Standing inside, is the figure of the MYSTERIOUS CREW MEMBER. The
TRAITOR. His face is HIDDEN in the shadows. Again, he RADIOS back to
Nazis. He WHISPERS in German. CAMERA DOLLIES INTO A CLOSE UP of his
RADIO MICROPHONE. A RED SWASTIKA adorns the microphone.
EXT. JUNGLE PLAINS - THE FOLLOWING AFTERNOON
Scraggy's decrepid MODEL-T TAXI putters across the flat, jungle
terrain. The HOT SUN shines in the background. The car is completely
PACKED with people. Ready to BURST. Scraggy DRIVES. Indiana, Clare and
Betsy are CROWDED in the front seat. Kezure and four Pirates ride in
the REAR COMPARTMENT. Everyone is UNCOMFORTABLE. CRAMPED. SWEATING.
Two of Scraggy's crew members STRADDLE the sideboard. Three men sit on
the ROOF, including the GUITAR PLAYER, who plays a delightful melody.
Various rusted POTS, PANS and other UTENSILS dangle from the car. This
creates a CHARMING, JINGLING sound.
The taxi passes a HERD OF GIRAFFE. The beautiful animals stare in
BEWILDERMENT at the passing taxi. Suddenly, there is a DISTANT SOUND.
The same LOW, RUMBLING we heard earlier. The giraffes SCATTER. AFRAID
of the unnatural sound.
The bizarre SOUND echoes through the taxi. Indy EXCHANGES a puzzled
look with the others.
That sound. Again.
Still far away...but getting closer.
The sound STOPS. Indiana is BOTHERED. DISTURBED. Kezure LEANS forward.
He points to a CLUSTERED AREA OF JUNGLE. Nearly a MILE in the
The village is there. Beyond the
thick of jungle.
Scraggy NODS. He DRIVES toward the village. Suddenly, AN ARROW SHOOTS
THROUGH THE WINDOW! JUST MISSING everyone. It SHATTERS the passenger
A TRIBE OF NATIVE WARRIORS appear on the terrain. There are HUNDREDS.
SCREAMING in high pitched squeals. Their bodies ADORNED with red and
white PAINT. The angry warriors RUN TOWARD the taxi. FIRING ARROWS!
On the Taxi roof, the men DIVE for cover. Arrows WHIZ by their heads.
Inside, everyone ROLLS UP the windows. The taxi is attacked with a
SHOWER OF ARROWS. Scraggy FLOORS the gas. The taxi keeps MOVING AHEAD.
SPEEDING toward the jungle. Indiana GLARES at Kezure.
Thought you said they knew you?...
Kezure gives a PUZZLED SHRUG.
The WARRIORS continue to CHASE the Taxi. Getting CLOSER. Firing more
ARROWS. The taxi SPINS to a stop. Directly in front of a LARGE OPENING
that leads into the jungle. Everyone POURS OUT of the Taxi. ARROWS fly
by their heads. They DASH through the opening. Into the JUNGLE. The
Warriors STOP. OUTSIDE of the opening. They DON'T ENTER. TURNING to
each other, they begin to LAUGH. VICTORIOUS.
An almost PERFECT PATH has been cleared through the thick Jungle.
Indiana and the others RUN through the path. Indy SUDDENLY PAUSES.
MOTIONING for the others to STOP. A PUZZLED LOOK covers his face.
Wait... Listen... They're not
One of the Pirates CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD. His foot TRIPS A THIN
STRING that stretches across the path. WHOOSH! A BOOBY TRAPPED PALM
TREE SWINGS FORWARD! It SLAMS into the Pirate! Like a giant BASEBALL
BAT! It sends the Pirate FLYING UPWARD. HIGH INTO THE AIR! His body is
THROWN several feet into the jungle.
Indiana exchanges a CAUTIOUS look with the others.
Be careful where you step... We've
got to move slowly...very slowly...
Indiana LEADS everyone. They CREEP through the path. Indy PAUSES.
CAMERA PANS TO HIS WAIST. A SECTION OF VINE stretches across the path.
ANOTHER booby trap. Indiana CRAWLS BENEATH THE VINE. He MOTIONS for
the others to follow. One by one, they CAREFULLY CRAWL beneath the
vine. The guitar player is LAST. He begins to CRAWL through. He NEARLY
makes it, when...the top of his guitar HITS THE VINE! The vine SNAPS.
There is a CREAKING SOUND.
A GIANT, METAL TRAP, OVER FOUR FEET HIGH, SHOOTS UP FROM THE GROUND! A
HUMAN TRAP! The GUITAR PLAYER DIVES TO SAFETY! The trap's SHARP METAL
TEETH SNAP SHUT! The guitar is SNAPPED IN TWO!
Soon, the path ERUPTS with countless ROWS OF TRAPS. They EJECT from
the ground. SNAPPING SHUT. One AFTER the other. Everyone begins to
RUN. The traps SNAP SHUT ONLY A FEW FEET BEHIND THEM! Everyone ROUNDS
A CORNER... They COME UPON...
AN ENORMOUS PIT! Over TEN FEET DEEP! Filled with countless layers of
SCORPIONS! There is NOWHERE TO TURN. NOWHERE TO RUN. The METAL TRAPS
continue to SHUT BEHIND THEM!
Indiana removes his SWORD. He slices at A BAMBOO TREE. The traps
CONTINUE TO SHUT BEHIND HIM. Getting CLOSER. CLOSER. Indiana gives A
FINAL WHACK TO THE TREE. It FALLS. STRETCHING across the pool. Only A
FEW FEET ABOVE the stinging scorpions. Indiana begins to CLIMB ACROSS.
Moving HAND OVER HAND. Everyone hurriedly FOLLOWS. The bamboo tree
CREAKS with their every movement. Their feet DANGLE only INCHES above
the scorpions. The last Pirate GRABS HOLD of the bamboo tree, just as
the FINAL METAL TRAP SHUTS! JUST MISSING HIM!
As the last Pirate makes his way ACROSS the pit, he DROPS a small bag
of GOLD COINS. The coins REST a few feet below. DIRECTLY ON TOP of the
scorpions. The Pirate PAUSES. DECIDING whether to climb to safety or
retrieve the coins. Everyone else has MADE IT across. The GREEDY
Pirate wants his money. With his left hand, he HOLDS TIGHTLY to the
bamboo tree. With the other, he REACHES for the coins. His fingers are
INCHES from the ciins. But he LOSES his grip. He FALLS. INTO THE PIT.
SURROUNDED by hundreds of scorpions. He STRUGGLES to get out.
CLIMBING. SWIMMING. But he only manages to SINK. The Pirate's SCREAMS
die, as his body is ENGULFED by the stinging scorpions.
Indiana and the others CONTINUE AHEAD. Moving SLOWLY. CAREFULLY.
Someone's foot STEPS ON A WOODEN TRIGGER. There is another CREAKING
SOUND. Behind everyone, a large BAMBOO DOOR EJECTS FROM THE GROUND. It
leads to an UNDERGROUND CAGE. The door CREAKS OPEN. THREE FEROCIOUS
LIONS LEAP OUT! TEETH BARED. GROWLING. They COME FOR the humans.
Everyone DASHES FORWARD. RUNNING. The lions are in HOT PURSUIT. FAST.
The humans don't stand a CHANCE. Suddenly, Clare STOPS. She TURNS.
FACING the charging lions. Indiana LOOKS BACK. SCREAMING.
Clare! What are you...?!?
The lions STOP. Inches from Clare. They SURROUND her. Ready to ATTACK.
Indiana WATCHES. PUZZLED. Clare begins to make bizarre PURRING and
COOING SOUNDS. The lions PAUSE. They RECOGNIZE the sounds. Clare
CONTINUES. The lions begin to WARM UP to her. Clare KNEELS. She PETS
the beasts. The lions SNUGGLE up to Clare. LICKING her face. Indiana
and the others COME CLOSER. PUZZLED. Clare EXPLAINS.
I imitated the sound of a Lion
Mother calling her babies.
Betsy is IMPRESSED. Indiana SMILES. RELIEVED.
C'mon. Let's get outta' --
Indy TURNS...FACE TO FACE with a grotesque SHRUNKEN HEAD! He STEPS
BACK. The shrunken head is worn around the neck of a tall, muscular
TRIBAL CHIEF. Leader of the WARRIORS. Countless NATIVES stand behind
the chief. A look of ANGER...HATE...covers the Chief's face. Indiana
gives a HOPEFUL glance to Kezure.
Is this the Tribal Chief you told me
about?... Your friend?...
(points to shrunken
No. That is him.
Indiana ROLLS his eyes. The warriors SURROUND everyone. ARROWS aimed.
Ready to KILL. The Warriors lead everyone OUT of the path.
EXT. MONGOOBO VILLAGE
Several GRASS HUTS are scattered throughout this large village.
Indiana and the others are LED into the village. They PASS the
penetrating, unfriendly glares of the villagers. Kezure EXPLAINS to
This is a different tribe. New. They
have taken over the village.
What happened to the other tribe?
Kezure SHRUGS. Indiana TURNS to Scraggy.
You recognize their language?
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Suddenly, a VOICE echoes from inside of the oven. The natives LISTEN.
Again, the voice SHOUTS from inside. It's SCRAGGY. The natives
RECOGNIZE the language. They quickly OPEN the oven door. Scraggy is
SCREAMING in the tribe's tongue. The grille is PULLED out of the oven.
The natives hurriedly UNTIE the slightly smoked Indiana, Kezure and
Scraggy SHOOTS to his feet. FURIOUS. He begins to SHOUT at the tribal
CHIEF. The Chief and the villagers are AWESTRUCK by Scraggy's words.
The nervous Chief ORDERS Clare, Betsy and the others UNTIED. Scraggy
WHISPERS to Indiana.
I tell him we divine messengers of
Sun Wu-Kung. If he interfere with
our mission... Jade Emperor come
down from heavens and destroy his
Indy SMILES. Scraggy TURNS and again SHOUTS to the chief. The chief
OBEYS Scraggy's every word. He LEADS Indy and Scraggy to another area
of the village. Scraggy TRANSLATES for Indiana.
I tell him we lose path to city... I
ask if he have something to help us.
The chief leads Indy and Scraggy into a LARGE GRASS HUT.
INT. GRASS HUT
EMPTY, save for an elaborate MARBLE ALTAR. A dull MIRROR rests on the
altar. The small mirror is surrounded by a crude, STONE FRAME. The
chief PICKS up the mirror and GIVES it to Scraggy. The chief EXPLAINS.
Scraggy GIVES the mirror to Indiana.
He say this will help us. And since
we are divine messengers...we will
know how to use it!
Indiana SMIRKS. He EXAMINES the mirror. Totally CONFUSED by it.
EXT. MONGOOBOO VILLAGE - DAWN
The village SLEEPS. QUIET. PEACEFUL. Scraggy's Model-T is PARKED here.
Several of the crew members and Pirates are SLEEPING in and around the
car. KEZURE is sprawled on the car's roof. SNORING. It is obvious that
they have CAMPED here for the evening.
Suddenly, a SLIGHT TREMOR surges through the village. A soft
VIBRATION. Cooking utensils RATTLE. Grass huts SHAKE.
INT. GRASS HUT
Indiana SLEEPS here. In a HAMMOCK. The vibration WAKES Indy. As he
moves to climb out of the hammock, a FIGURE LEAPS ON TOP OF HIM!
Indy. I'm frightened.
Indiana attempts to PUSH Betsy out of the hammock. She RESISTS. They
begin to WRESTLE. STRUGGLE. The hammock becomes TANGLED around their
Clare WALKS BY the hut. She LOOKS inside. To her, it appears that Indy
and Betsy are in the middle of a PASSIONATE love scene. She emits a
SHOCKED GASP. Indiana SEES Clare. He CALLS OUT.
But the startled Clare HURRIES AWAY. Indiana manages to ESCAPE Betsy
and the tangled hammock. He LANDS on the floor. BREATHLESS.
The vibrating INTENSIFIES. The ground begins to RUMBLE. The
surrounding trees SHAKE. The villagers POUR out of their huts,
gathering in the middle of town. FRIGHTENED. Indiana and Betsy JOIN
Scraggy, Clare, Kezure and the others. Betsy is PUZZLED by the
The Tribal Chief STEPS FORWARD. He says ONE WORD in his language.
Scraggy TRANSLATES for the others.
A HERD OF STAMPEDING WILDEBEEST
Hundreds of the RAGING animals plow through the jungle. Moving FAST.
They CRUSH everything in their path.
EXT. MONGOOBOO VILLAGE
The vibrating is LOUDER. HARDER. The villagers PANIC. They RUN AWAY.
SCATTERING into the jungle. Indiana and his party are CLUSTERED
together. Clare EXCLAIMS.
We have to get out... Or we'll be
crushed to death.
Scraggy... How close?
Scraggy puts his EAR to the trembling ground. He LISTENS.
Indy dashes to the Model-T SUPPLY RACK. He tosses SHOVELS to each of
the group. He LOOKS around.
Where's the softest ground?...
Scraggy asks a PASSING VILLAGER. The villager SHOUTS some gibberish
and continues running. Scraggy POINTS OFF SCREEN. Toward a COMMUNAL
SNORTING. STOMPING. CARVING a wide path through the thick jungle.
Small animals RUN for their lives. Bunnies DASH ahead of the herd.
Monkeys SWING to other trees. The ANGRY Wildebeest continue ahead.
Indiana and the others stand in the LARGE GRAVEYARD. SHOVELS in hand.
They have DUG A LARGE HOLE. Pieces of DECAYED BODIES and SKELETONS
protrude from the surrounding hole. Scraggy STARES at the ghastly
sight. Eyes WIDE. FEARFUL. He begins to BABBLE. HYSTERICAL.
Oh, no! Many dead spirits! Bad
spirits... We must stay away...
Indy interrupts by PUSHING SCRAGGY INTO THE OPEN GRAVE. Scraggy falls
into the ARMS OF A SKELETON. He SCREAMS.
THE HERD OF WILDEBEEST
BURSTING through a section of jungle. They arrive on the VAST JUNGLE
PLAIN. Directly ahead of them, several feet in the distance, is the
MONGOOBOO VILLAGE. The Wildebeest head STRAIGHT for the village.
DESERTED. NO SIGN of human life. Everything TREMBLES with the force of
a major earthquake. The wildebeest ARRIVE. DESTROYING the village.
Grass Huts are FLATTENED. The enormous stone oven COLLAPSES. CRUMBLING
to pieces. Scraggy's Model-T is OVERTURNED.
With nothing left standing, the wildebeest MOVE ON. The village has
been completely DEVASTATED. Surrounded with a heavy CLOUD OF DUST.
CAMERA PANS TO THE GRAVEYARD. Grave markers and tombstones lie BROKEN
and CRUSHED. Countless HOOFPRINTS cover the flat ground. The dust
begins to SETTLE. The graveyard ground suddenly BUCKLES. MOVING. A
HAND shoots out. Indiana CLIMBS OUT of the dirt. He is FOLLOWED by the
others, who also CLIMB OUT from underground. Everyone is UNHURT. SAFE.
PROTECTED by the ground above. A skeleton has ATTACHED itself to
Betsy. REFUSING to let go.
Scraggy, Indy and a few of the men RUN to the overturned Model-T Taxi.
They GRAB hold of the car and TURN it back upright.
Clare LOOKS at the devastated village. Betsy stands beside her,
STRUGGLING TO ESCAPE from the clutches of the skeleton. Clare looks
into the DISTANCE. Watching the DEPARTING Wildebeest. She is TROUBLED.
That's odd... Wildebeests will not
stampede unless provoked...
Suddenly, the same LOW, RUMBLING SOUND from earlier, ECHOES through
the area. But this time it is LOUD. Nearly DEAFENING. Scraggy LOOKS at
This time, it is very close, Indy.
At that moment, directly behind Scraggy and Indy, the jungle ERUPTS!
The trees SEPARATE. CRASHING to the ground. Making way for some GIANT
BEHEMOTH. Scraggy and the others LEAP IN ONE DIRECTION. Indiana LEAPS
A GIANT TANK
SHOOTS out of the jungle. A METAL MONSTROSITY. ONE of a kind. The tank
is over TEN TIMES the size of a normal tank. Nearly 100 FEET LONG.
Over 25 FEET HIGH. It is equipped with THREE LEVELS. On the TOP LEVEL,
is the tank's swivelling GUN BARREL. ENORMOUS. The size of a CANNON.
Two giant, BLAZING RED SWASTIKAS adorn both sides of the tank's SECOND
The tank RUNS OVER Scraggy's Model-T. The car is FLATTENED. A THICK
CLOUD OF DUST erupts from the ground.
GUTTERBUHG is here. He views the outside action through a PERISCOPE.
TWO NAZI GUNNERS are behind him. WAITING for orders to shoot. TYKI
sits in the background. The confused pygmy is BOUND and GAGGED.
Scraggy, Clare, Betsy, Kezure and the others DASH across the plains.
RUNNING AWAY from the pursuing tank. But Indiana is NOT with them.
Scraggy, UNABLE TO SEE through the dust, calls out.
Indiana is SEVERAL FEET AWAY. On the GROUND. ALONE. LOST in the thick
of DUST. Suddenly, a DARK FIGURE appears. TOWERING over Indiana. The
dust begins to CLEAR. Revealing a protruding WHITE HORN. More dust
CLEARS. We see that the figure is a large, BLACK RHINOCEROS! Indy
LEAPS to his feet. The rhino SNORTS. Indy turns to RUN. The rhino
Meanwhile, with most of the dust CLEARED, the TANK CHASES INDY'S
FRIENDS ACROSS THE JUNGLE PLAINS.
Gutterbuhg LOOKS into the periscope. Indy's friends are in his SIGHTS.
Gutterbuhg SCREAMS to the gunners.
The tank's large barrel FIRES A SHOT at the running group. The blast
FLIES OVER THEIR HEADS. JUST MISSING everyone. It BLASTS a row of palm
trees to smithereens.
INDIANA is still running from the rampaging rhino. Indy begins to RUN
IN A CIRCLE. The angry rhino FOLLOWS him. The circle begins to
TIGHTEN... Becoming SMALLER... SMALLER... Until Indy is nearly running
ALONGSIDE of the rhino. At the exact moment, Indy GRABS HOLD of the
rhino. He LEAPS onto the beast. With a bit of careful maneuvering,
Indiana is RIDING THE RHINOCEROS!
Scraggy, Betsy, Clare, Kezure and the others CONTINUE TO RUN. The tank
is right BEHIND THEM. MOVING FAST. In HOT PURSUIT. The tank FIRES
ANOTHER SHOT! It SPLATTERS the ground. BESIDE the group. Again, JUST
MISSING everyone. The group TURNS. RUNNING in ANOTHER DIRECTION. The
Indiana continues to ride the WILD, BUCKING rhino. He has NO CONTROL
over the beast. The rhino spots SOMETHING. The TANK. From this angle,
the tank, with its large protruding gun barrel, resembles a GIANT
RHINOCEROS. Seeing this, the rhino turns and RUNS TOWARD the tank.
HEAD ON. Indy holds TIGHTLY.
Scraggy and the others PAUSE. They see the tank BEHIND THEM. They see
the rhino AHEAD of them. The group makes QUICK TURN. To the RIGHT.
They run toward a RAVINE.
The tank is headed STRAIGHT for Indy and the rhino. Both moving at
Through the periscope, Gutterbuhg SEES Indy and the rhino.
continues to RIDE the uncontrollable rhino. They are within THIRTY
FEET of the oncoming tank.
Gutterbuhg SCREAMS in German, ordering the Nazi Gunner to "Fire".
The tank FIRES. The blast is LOW. The ground in front of Indy and the
rhino EXPLODES. A cloud of dust ERUPTS.
Gutterbuhg LOOKS through the periscope. His view is BLOCKED by dust.
The tank is UPON Indy and the rhino. The rhino SCREECHES to a stop.
FRIGHTENED by the blast. Indiana LEAPS ONTO THE TANK. GRIPPING the
front section. HOLDING ON for dear life. Moments before he is crushed
beneath the tank's giant treads, the RHINO TURNS and RUNS OFF.
Scraggy, Betsy, Clare, Kezure and the others, have arrived at the foot
of a tall, several branched TREE. Located at the side of the RAVINE.
Over the ravine's edge, is a SEVERAL HUNDRED FOOT DROP onto jagged
rocks. Scraggy begins to CLIMB the tree.
Safest place from bad spirits...is
in branches of tree.
The others SHRUG. They have NO CHOICE but to FOLLOW Scraggy up into
the branches of the tree.
Indiana CLIMBS along the side of the monstrous tank. He searches for a
PASSAGEWAY inside of the tank.
The Nazis are UNAWARE of Indy's presense on the tank. Gutterbuhg
CONTINUES to look through the periscope. The dust begins to CLEAR. He
FOCUSES his sights on Indy's friends. LOCATED several feet away. They
CLIMB into the TREE. Gutterbuhg SMILES.
Indy CANNOT FIND a passageway into the tank. He SEES the GUN BARREL.
OVERHEAD. It SWIVELS. AIMING toward the tree filled with Indy's
friends. Indy GRABS one of the tank's LARGE HEADLIGHTS. He PULLS HARD.
SNAPPING OFF the headlight. Indy LEAPS upward. He quickly STUFFS the
headlight inside of the barrel opening.
The tree of Indy's friends are in Gutterbuhg's SIGHTS. A PERFECT SHOT.
Gutterbuhg SCREAMS in German, ordering the Nazi gunners to SHOOT. They
FIRE. But the barrel BACKFIRES! EXPLODING in the face of the two Nazi
gunners. It sends them FLYING against the wall. OUT COLD. The cabin
fills with SMOKE. Only Gutterbuhg and Tyki REMAIN. A FURIOUS
Gutterbuhg PICKS up the radio. He SCREAMS into the microphone.
Send help! We need assistance!
Tyki HELPLESSLY watches in the background. Gutterbuhg LOOKS into the
periscope. He SEES Indiana. ON the tank. Gutterbuhg hits a RED BUTTON.
On the CONTROL PANEL.
COUNTLESS ROWS OF MACHINE GUNS eject from secret slots. All AROUND the
tank's FIRST LEVEL. The machine guns begin to FIRE. RAPIDLY. WILDLY.
Indiana DUCKS and DODGES the guns. He CLIMBS to the SECOND LEVEL. But
the large SWASTIKAS begin to move. OPENING. They are actually HIDDEN
DOORS. SECRET COMPARTMENTS. Several NAZI SOLDIERS exit the
compartments. They COME FOR Indiana. He FIGHTS the onslaught of
soldiers. PUNCHING. WRESTLING.
The tank, without a driver, begins to wildly SPIN. Going in CIRCLES.
From the tree, SCRAGGY sees Indy's dillemma. He SHOUTS to the others.
Indy in trouble! We must help!
Scraggy begins to CLIMB OUT of the tree. A GUN suddenly MOVES INTO
FRAME. POINTED at Scraggy's head. Scraggy TURNS. One of his CREW
MEMBERS holds the gun.
(to the others)
All of you. Stay where you are.
Scraggy and the others FREEZE. Clare makes a REALIZATION. She GLARES
at the Crew Member.
It was you. You're the reason the
Nazis found us.
The crew member gives an evil SMILE.
Indiana continues to FIGHT the Nazis, along the SECOND LEVEL of the
frenzied tank. Indy has DEFEATED most of the soldiers. Only TWO NAZIS
remain. They OVERCOME Indy. They push him DOWNWARD. Toward the tank's
FIRST LEVEL. Toward the rows of FIRING MACHINE GUNS. Indiana STRUGGLES
to break free. But the powerful Nazis push him CLOSER...CLOSER...to
the machine guns.
In the TREE, the crew member keeps his pistol AIMED at Scraggy's head.
CAMERA PANS UPWARD. Kezure is PERCHED on the top branch. ABOVE
Scraggy. At the right moment, Kezure LEAPS DOWN. ON TOP of the
treacherous crew member. Kezure KNOCKS the gun from the crew member's
hand. BLAM! The gun GOES OFF. A stray bullet STRIKES the tree trunk.
Kezure PUNCHES the crew member, who LOSES HIS BALANCE and FALLS from
the tree. Going OVER THE EDGE of the ravine. His body DROPS hundreds
of feet. CRASHING to the rocks below.
Kezure SMILES. VICTORIOUS. But the tree suddenly CREAKS. GROANS. A
CRACK has formed around the trunk, where the bullet STRUCK. The tree
begins to TILT. Slowly TEETERING over the ravine's edge. Everyone
PANICS. Betsy SHOUTS.
Nobody move. Or we'll go over.
Everyone FREEZES. Scared to DEATH. They TIGHTLY GRIP their branches.
The tree SWAYS. SLOWLY.
Indiana still FIGHTS the two Nazis. STRUGGLING to keep his body from
the tank's deadly machine guns. Indy FLIPS one of the Nazis over his
head. The Nazi falls DIRECTLY IN FRONT of an entire row of machine
guns. His body does a GROTESQUE DANCE OF DEATH. RIDDLED with bullets.
Indiana and the other Nazi exchange PUNCHES. Their bodies TUMBLE over
the rear of the tank. They fall onto a SMALL LEDGE. Above the
enormous, rotating TANK TREADS. Indy and the Nazi battle to push the
other OFF THE LEDGE. Indiana PREVAILS. He pushes the Nazi ON TOP of
the giant treads. The Nazi tries to CLIMB BACK...but his body is
DRAGGED BENEATH THE TANK. CRUSHED.
Indiana turns, seeing Gutterbuhg climb out of a SECRET HATCH. On the
tank's TOP LEVEL. Gutterbuhg POINTS HIS FINGER at Indy. It rapidly
FIRES BULLETS. Indy DODGES around the side of the tank. Bullets BOUNCE
off the metal beside him.
Meanwhile, Indy's friends sit BREATHLESSLY on the swaying tree.
Everyone is SILENT. STILL. Kezure suddenly SNEEZES. The tree CREAKS.
It WAVERS over the ravine's edge. Nearly GOING OVER. But it DOESN'T.
Everyone CATCHES THEIR BREATH. The tree continues to TEETER.
Gutterbuhg PURSUES Indiana. Playing CAT AND MOUSE along the top level
of the tank. Indiana PEERS around a corner. Seeing Gutterbuhg AHEAD.
Indy grabs hold of the large ROTATING GUN BARREL. Indy LIFTS his feet.
He SWINGS FORWAFD. RIDING the gun barrel. He SPINS around the tank's
side and comes up BEHIND the unsuspecting Gutterbuhg. Indy JUMPS the
Nazi. They begin to FIGHT. Gutterbuhg tries to move his Mechanical arm
INTO POSITION. To SHOOT Indy.
The tank continues to LOSE CONTROL. It no longer SPINS in CIRCLES. It
is headed STRAIGHT TOWARD the tree filled with Indy's friends.
Tyki SITS inside. WATCHING through the periscope. HELPLESS.
Gutterbuhg and Indiana continue to FIGHT. Suddenly, there is a BUZZING
SOUND. An AIRPLANE ENGINE. Indiana LOOKS TO THE SKY. A NAZI BIPLANE
FLIES TOWARD HIM. The biplane DIVES. Moving LOWER. LOWER. Gutterbuhg
ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY. Indy is TRAPPED. A SITTING DUCK. The biplane
SWOOPS DOWN. Trying to HIT Indy. He DIVES onto the tank top. Lying
FLAT. The plane flies DIRECTLY OVER Indy. JUST MISSING him by a FEW
Meanwhile, the tank still DRIVES DIRECTLY TOWARD the swaying tree and
ravine. Scraggy, Betsy, Clare, Kezure and the others remain FROZEN.
STILL. WATCHING the tank come for them. They are FRIGHTENED. HELPLESS.
Indy and Gutterbuhg have RESUMED their fighting. STANDING on the
tank's top. The biplane LOOPS in the air. Coming back for ANOTHER
SHOT. Gutterbuhg LEAPS out of its path. The plane HEADS STRAIGHT for
Indy. He again DIVES to the tank's top. The biplane SWOOPS DOWN. This
time AIMING LOWER. As it PASSES Indy, its wheels GRAZE his back. Indy
The tank continues to SPEED TOWD the tree of trapped people. Getting
His back ACHING, Indy struggles to keep Gutterbuhg's machine gun arm
from shooting him. The biplane does another midair LOOP. It TURNS and
HEADS straight for Indy. This time, the plane WON'T MISS. As the
biplane gets CLOSE... Indy grabs a tight HOLD of Gutterbuhg's
Mechanical arm. Indy RAISES the arm. AIMING at the biplane. Indy pulls
the arm's TRIGGER. FIRING a round of shots. The rapid bullets STRIKE
the plane's belly. The biplane LOSES CONTROL. Its engine COUGHS. DIES.
The biplane SPINS. Flipping into a NOSEDIVE. Leaving a trail of BLACK
SMOKE. The biplane HITS the ground. A FLAMING CRASH! SEVERAL FEET from
Indiana OVERPOWERS Gutterbuhg. With TWO HARD PUNCHES, Indy FLOORS the
Nazi. Gutterbuhg lies SPRAWLED on the tank's top. UNCONSCIOUS. Indy
TURNS. He sees that the speeding tank is going to CRASH into the
treefull of his friends. Indiana LEAPS into the open tank compartment.
Indiana TAKES the controls. But they are completely ALIEN to him. He
hears a SQUEAL. TYKI. Behind HIM. Tyki motions to a SPECIFIC CONTROL.
Indy GRABS HOLD of it.
The tank SCREECHES. SPINNING TO A STOP. INCHES from the swaying tree.
Scraggy, Clare, Betsy, Kezure and the others, emit a UNIFIED SIGH OF
RELIEF. But the tree suddenly CRACKS. It TILTS. FALLING OVER THE
RAVINE EDGE! Everyone SCREAMS!
There is the sudden CRACK OF A WHIP! The whip WRAPS ITSELF around the
trunk of the tree. Indiana HOLDS the opposite end. He PULLS with all
of his strength. HOLDING the tree in place. He PREVENTS the tree from
FALLING into the ravine. Indy SHOUTS to his friends. Through GRITTED
Everyone begins to LEAP from the tree. To the GROUND. Indy CONTINUES
to hold the tree in place. Muscles BULGING. Sweat POURING. Veins
POPPING. Soon, everyone is back on the GROUND. SAFE. Indy RETRIEVES
his whip. The tree TILTS. FALLING over the ravine edge. The tree
CRASHES to the rocks below. SPLINTERING into a million pieces.
On the top level of the tank, Gutterbuhg STIRS. WAKES. But Indiana is
UPON HIM. Using a rope, Indy TIES UP Gutterbuhg. He removes the AMMO
CARTRIDGE from the Nazi's mechanical arm. EMPTYING the bullets onto
the ground. Indiana PUSHES Gutterbuhg INSIDE THE TANK.
Tyki CRAWLS out of the tank. He SEES Clare. TEARS of happiness fill
his eyes. He RUNS to Clare. The two exchange a WARM EMBRACE. Tyki SEES
Scraggy. They shake hands and begin an EXCITED CONVERSATION. Like two
Indy grabs the RADIO MICROPHONE. He HOLDS it in front of Gutterbuhg.
Call your mommy.
Gutterbuhg GROWLS. He SPEAKS German into the microphone. The voice of
LIEUT. MEPHISTO answers. Echoing over the SPEAKERS. Indy GRABS the
This is Jones. I've got your tank.
It's all over, pal. You lose.
CLOSE-UP: LIEUT. MEPHISTO
He is ANGRY. UPSET. But he FORCES himself to CALMLY address Indiana.
Doctor Jones... You surprise me. For
a supposedly intelligent man...you
jump to childish conclusions.
Remember... You are driving our
tank. We can FOLLOW you anywhere.
You are far from defeating us, my
friend. The battle has only just
CAMERA PULLS BACK. Mephisto is standing beside a long ROW OF TENTS.
Housing many TROOPS. Several JEEPS are parked in the background. All
mounted with RECOILEST CANNONS. 5 CANVAS TRUCKS are also here. Filled
with more TROOPS, CANNONS and AMMUNITION. The Nazis have assembled an
DROPS the microphone. Suddenly WORRIED. He HURRIES out of the tank.
Gutterbuhg stays BEHIND. LAUGHING.
Indiana HURRIES to Tyki and the others. Indy shoots an IMPATIENT
glance to Scraggy.
We've got to move. Fast.
(points to Tyki)
Ask him if he knows the way to the
City from here.
Scraggy ASKS Tyki. The pygmy ANSWERS, pointing OFF SCREEN. Scraggy
TRANSLATES for Indiana.
He do not know exact place... But it
is somewhere over there.
Indy TURNs to the direction where Scraggy points. Several miles away,
we see COUNTLESS ROWS OF MOUNTAINS. Thick layers of CLOUDS surround
the mountains. Indiana SIGHS.
A lotta' good that does us... It
could take us months...years...to
search everyone of those.
Betsy has an IDEA. She removes the STONE MIRROR from Indiana's pocket.
Maybe he knows what to do with
Betsy GIVES the mirror to Tyki. His eyes WIDEN. In AWE. Tyki
RECOGNIZES the mirror. He excitedly EXPLAINS to Scraggy, who
TRANSLATES for Indiana.
It is "Magical Mirror of Sun Wu
But whattayou do with it?
Scraggy ASKS Tyki. The energetic pygmy PLACES the mirror against an
upright stone. Tyki ADJUSTS the mirror, until it FACES the distant
mountains. Tyki emits a high pitched GIGGLE. POINTING to the mirror.
Everyone GATHERS around the mirror. The SOUND TRACK MUSIC SOARS.
The mirror reflects the CLOUDS above the mountains. But above one
SPECIFIC MOUNTAIN, we see the image of a CITY REFLECTED ON THE CLOUDS!
Indiana TURNS away from the mirror, looking at the SPECIFIC MOONTAIN.
But the city is ONLY REFLECTED IN THE MAGICAL MIRROR! Clare SMILES at
Indy, quoting Tyki from earlier.
"I come from Land Of City On
Indiana NODS. HOPEFUL. ANXIOUS. He looks back to the magical
travelling a NARROW PATH. Along the side of a STEEP MOUNTAIN. The tank
moves UPWARD. Toward the mountain TOP. The tank JERKS. WOBBLES. It's
as if the driver were having TROUBLE with the controls.
Indiana DRIVES. UNFAMILIAR with the controls. The tank is CROWDED with
everyone. Betsy and Clare sit BESIDE Indy. Gutterbuhg is DIRECTLY
BEHIND HIM. Kezure TEACHES a game to Scraggy. Tyki, the Pirates and
the various crew members WATCH. The game appears to be a BIZARRE
VERSION of chess. Only the tokens are DRIED INSECTS and LIZARDS.
This is called "Taskipi". Only the
Upon hearing this, Scraggy is even MORE EXCITED TO PLAY. The game
Indiana is becoming extremely FRUSTRATED by the tank controls. Betsy
gives a SERIOUS LOOK to him.
I've been talking to Dr. Clarke
about our problem.
(struggling with tank)
Problem?... Hey... What're you two
doin' talkin' behind my back?...
Betsy needed help. I obliged.
Since when did you become the female
Since I received a Masters Degree in
Indy ROLLS HIS EYES. Meanwhile, Kezure has TAKEN all of Scraggy's
tokens. He's obviously WON the game. A carefree Scraggy THROWS up his
We play again?
The game is not yet over, my friend.
You have lost. You must pay.
(going through pockets)
I don't have money...
No. No. money.
Rules of the game declare that I may
choose a souvenir.
(removes a knife)
A part of your body. Any part I
Scraggy GULPS. Kezure PAUSES. RUBBING his jaw. THINKING. Meanwhile,
Betsy EXPLAINS to Indians.
Dr. Clarke says that you're not
really in love with me. You're just
trying to prove that you can still
attract younger women. You're
terrified of getting old.
That's what I told her. I told her
that you really did love me.
You mean... She was right?...
No... I mean Yes... I mean...
Indy TURNS, seeing Clare GLARING at him. Indy SIGHS. PAUSES. He gives
Betsy a TENDER, HONEST look.
No, Betsy. I don't love you.
(tears fill her eyes)
That's the first time you ever said
Betsy begins CRYING. Into Clare's ARMS. Indiana SHAKES his head. Clare
There. There. He's a very disturbed
Indiana SIGHS. He TURNS. FACE to FACE with a GRINNING and NODDING
Kezure has made his DECISION. Scraggy WAITS. TERRIFIED. Kezure RAISES
his knife. TOWARD Scraggy's face.
Your eyes. They are a striking deep
Scraggy COVERS his face. Kezure ATTACKS him. Trying to CUT OUT
Scraggy's eyes. A FIGHT begins. The crew members VS. the Pirates.
Indiana TURNS, away from the controls. He BREAKS UP the fight.
Enough. We're in this together. If
we start fighting among ourselves...
we'll never get out alive.
The men CALM DOWN. CATCHING their breath. Kezure PUTS AWAY his knife.
He GLARES at Scraggy.
You owe me, old man.
The tank, without a driver, begins to SWERVE OFF THE MOUNTAIN ROAD.
Clare NOTICES the tank going over the mountain. She SCREAMS.
Indy TURNS. LEAPING back to the controls. He hurriedly STEERS the tank
back onto the mountain path. Saving it at the LAST MOMENT. Everyone
CATCHES their breath. Indiana STEPS on the gas, continuing AHEAD.
EXT. MOUNTAIN - A FEW HOURS LATER
The tank has nearly made it to the TOP of the mountain. Trekking
through a NARROW, ROCKY RAVINE. The tank rolls to a STOP. The top
hatch FLIPS OPEN. Indiana, Scraggy and Tyki POP OUT. Tyki suddenly
points to the MOUNTAIN TOP, which is cloaked in thick LAYERS OF
CLOUDS. Tyki's eyes fill with JOYOUS TEARS. He begins to SHOUT. His
voice SQUEALS with EXCITEMENT. Scraggy TRANSLATES for Indy.
He say that two miles ahead...we
will find his home.
Indiana SMILES. EXCITED by the prospects. TOUCHED by Tyki's reaction.
Indy looks to the FOOT of the mountain. Several miles BELOW.
THE NAZI FORCES
have ARRIVED! They are still at least TWO HOURS from reaching Indiana
and the others. The massive army MOVES FAST. They begin to DRIVE along
the mountain path. FOLLOWING Indiana. In HOT PURSUIT.
Indy PAUSES. WORRIED. THINKING. He LOOKS at the surrounding ROCKY
WALLS, then to the tank's enormous GUN BARREL. An IDEA. He HURRIES
back inside of the tank. Scraggy and Tyki FOLLOW. CLOSING the hatch
Indy LOOKS at the tank's control panel. A PUZZLEMENT. He LOOKS at
How do I work the big gun?
Gutterbuhg SMILES. He REFUSES to answer. Indy has NO TIME for games.
He LOOKS at Kezure.
Want your souvenir?
(grabs Gutterbuhg's left
Start with his good arm.
Kezure SMILES and removes his LONG KNIFE. He moves it Gutterbuhg's
NECK. The snivelling Nazi CRIES OUT.
Indy NODS to Kezure. The Pirate King moves his KNIFE. Gutterbuhg
hurriedly POINTS to two switches on the control panel.
There. That is what you want.
Indy NODS. He TURNS to the switches.
CLOSE-UP: The tank's large gun barrel SWIVELS. Pointing UPWARD. To the
ROCKS above. The gun FIRES A SHOT. It swivels a FEW FEET. Then FIRES
ANOTHER. And ANOTHER. A RUMBLING SOUND echoes through the area.
Indy HITS the gas.
The tank SHOOTS forward. SPEEDING ahead. An AVALANCHE BEGINS! JUST
MISSING the tank. Several pounds of ROCKS and DEBRIS fall from above.
The rocks create A THICK WALL. BLOCKING the mountain path.
The tank CONTINUES along the twisting, narrow mountain path. Moving
further and further UPWARD. The tank DISAPPEARS INTO THE THICK CLOUDS
that surround the mountain.
Indiana LOOKS through the persiscope. His view BLINDED by the clouds.
The tank is a LARGE, GREY BLUR through the clouds. Several DARK,
BULKING FIGURES APPEAR! They CLIMB along the ravine sides and tops.
The mysterious figures SURROUND the tank. All are holding ENORMOUS
BOULDERS over their heads. AIMED at the tank.
Indy EASES up on the gas. The tank SLOWS. Suddenly, there is a LOUD
CRASH! The tank is HIT. RATTLING. SHAKING. Everyone is TOSSED. Save
for Indy, who STAYS at the controls. He continues to GUIDE the tank
FORWARD. There is another CRASH. And ANOTHER. And ANOTHER.
The dark figures SHOWER the tank with heavy boulders. The tank's gun
barrel SNAPS IN TWO. Headlights SMASH. Its body becomes DENTED.
Indiana is TOUGH. PERSISTENT. He continues to move the jolting tank
FORWARD. As the surrounding walls CAVE IN. SHATTER. Everyone PANICS.
The injured, wobbling tank moves OUT OF THE CLOUDS. Arriving around
the corner from the MOUNTAIN TOP. The countless dark figures continue
to FOLLOW the tank. SCURRYING along the ravine sides and tops. The
figures EMERGE from the clouds. For the first time, they are VISIBLE.
And we see that the figures are TALL... HAIRY... MUSCULAR... GORILLAS!
They CONTINUE to assault the tank with boulders.
Indiana still attempts to move the tank FORWARD. But the engine begins
to COUGH. SPUTTER. And DIES.
The tank COMES TO A SUDDEN STOP. One of the Gorillas emits a BIGS
PITCHED SHRIEK. COMMUNICATING with the others. The others PAUSE. They
STOP the attack. The Gorillas APPROACH the tank. SLOWLY. CAUTIOUSLY.
The apes REACH OUT. TOUCHING the tank's wrecked body. A few of the
apes begin to CLIMB onto the tank.
The tank's top hatch FLIPS OPEN. Indy's HEAD pops out. TWO HAIRY ARMS
REACH INTO FRAME AND GRAB INDIANA! An enormous Gorilla pulls Indy OUT
OF THE HATCH! The ape TOSSES INDY OFF SCREEN!
Indiana FLIES INTO THE AIR! He LANDS IN THE ARMS of another Gorilla.
The ape TAKES Indy's WHIP and THROWS him to another Gorilla, who takes
Indy's HAT. The Gorilla TOSSES Indy to another ape, who tears off
Indy's LEATHER JACKET. The helpless Indy is THROWN to yet another
Gorilla. The angry ape RAISES Indy over his head. The Gorilla prepares
to THROW INDIANA OFF OF THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE!
Tyki's VOICE ERUPTS FROM OFF SCREEN. The Gorilla PAUSES, suspending
Indiana HIGH IN THE AIR. The Gorilla TURNS to Tyki. The pygmy STANDS
on the tank. He SHOUTS AN ORDER to the Gorilla. The ape NODS.
UNDERSTANDING. He KNOWS Tyki. The Gorilla gently PLACES Indy back on
the ground. Indiana ADJUSTS what remains of his clothing. He turns,
seeing A GROUP OF GORILLAS. HUDDLED together. The Gorillas SEPARATE.
They have DRESSED one of the apes in INDIANA'S HAT, LEATHER JACKET AND
WHIP! The ape begins to SNAP THE WHIP, almost as if he were IMITATING
Scraggy, Betsy, Clare and the others have CLIMBED OUT of the tank.
Upon seeing the Gorilla DRESSED as Indy, they BURST INTO LAUGHTER. A
very ANGRY Indiana growls at Tyki.
(pointing to Gorilla)
Tell him to take off my stuff!
Through laughter, Scraggy TRANSLATES for Tyki. The pygmy SHOUTS an
order to the Gorilla. The ape REMOVES the hat and leather jacket,
RELUCTANTLY giving them back to a grumbling Indiana.
Tyki continues to SHOOT orders to the other Gorillas. The pygmy
suddenly appears STRONG. AUTHORITATIVE. He obviously has POWER over
the beasts. The Gorillas GATHER together. They MOVE TOWARD the people.
The apes GENTLY take the hands of the various humans. It is a WARM,
ENCHANTING sight, as the friendly Gorillas LEAD the humans forward.
Clare, using her Gorilla MOTIONS and SOUNDS, communicates with the
beasts. The group moves AROUND A TWISTING CORNER OF THE PATH. Toward
the MOUNTAIN TOP.
AROUND THE CORNER
Indiana and the others are met with an AWESOME SIGHT! Indy STOPS. His
mouth DROPS OPEN. Clare is equally ASTOUNDED. Betsy and the others
STARE AHEAD. In total WONDERMENT. Even Gutterbuhg is AMAZED. The SOUND
TRACK MUSIC EXPLODES INTO A THUNDERING CRESCENDO!
THE LOST CITY OF SUN WU-KUNG
LIES AHEAD of the group. A SPECTACULAR SIGHT! A city whose every
building and tower is cast in SOLID GOLD! SPARKLING! GLISTENING! A
HEAVENLY place. The City is protected by a deep MOAT. The fins of
several SHARKS move through the moat waters. A THICK STONE WALL
surrounds the city. A large, golden DRAWBRIDGE is built into the wall.
PASSAGEWAY into the city.
A tremendous TOWER stretches above the city walls. The GUARD, a pygmy
similiar to Tyki, is POSTED in the tower. The guard SPOTS Tyki,
approaching the city walls. The guard's EYES LIGHT. He SMILES. The
guard CRIES OUT! SHOUTING to everyone inside of the City. He continues
to REPEAT a certain phrase.
Scraggy TRANSLATES the guard's words for Indiana.
He say... "Our Prince has returned
Indiana SMILES. Soon, the beautiful sound of COUNTLESS RINGING BELLS
is heard, welcoming Tyki home. Eyes WATERING, a proud Tyki and the
Gorillas LEAD everyone to the foot of the City Walls. The enormous
drawbridge begins to LOWER. A STUNNING SHAFT OF GOLDEN LIGHT escapes
from the opening. As the drawbridge continues to lower, the shaft of
light becomes WIDER. BRIGHTER. It ILLUMINATES the faces of Indy and
the others. When the drawbridge is completely LOWERED, everyone is LED
INTO THE CITY. Their bodies SILHOUETTED against the warm glowing
WE ENTER with Indy and the others. The city is BURSTING with the
bright colors of various VEGETABLE and FRUIT GARDENS, and various
other EXOTIC PLANT LIFE. Luscious GREEN GRASS and CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKES
surround many of the homes. The earthen streets are literally PAVED
WITH GOLD. The men and women of the City are members of Tyki's RACE.
ORIENTAL PYGMIES. There is a PEACEFUL, JOYOUS quality about them. They
RUSH toward Tyki. EMBRACING him. SHOWERING him with kisses. WELCOMING
Indiana and the others are in AWE of this new world. Gutterbuhg WALKS
with them. CAMERA PANS to his HANDS. He struggles to UNTIE his
Kezure SPOTS something. A small, SOLID GOLD GARDEN TOOL. Lying in a
VEGETABLE GARDEN. Kezure's eyes fill with GREED. He moves to STEAL the
can. Kezure GRABS the tool and begins to HIDE it. BENEATH his cloak. A
LARGE GORILLA'S HAND GRABS Kezure's arm. TOWERING over the Pirate
king, the Gorilla WAVES his finger at Kezure. A WARNING. NO STEALING.
The nervous Kezure NODS. He PLACES the garden tool back on the ground.
Meanwhile, Indy and the others are led to an elaborate PALACE. They
ascend the several GOLDEN STAIRS, toward the entrance. The palace
doors OPEN. An OLDER MAN steps outside. He is BOHBALA. The City's
RULER. A few PALACE GUARDS stand beside him. Bohbala RAISES his arms
over the crowd. Pygmies and Gorillas DROP TO THEIR KNEES. In REVERNCE.
Tyki RUNS to Bohbala. They EMBRACE. TEARS OF JOY fill their eyes.
Bohbala WIPES away his tears. He gives a WARM SMILE to Indiana and the
others. He SPEAKS. SOFTLY. In a WISE voice. Scraggy TRANSLATES for the
He thank us...for returning his son.
Indiana and the others SMILE. Betsy WHIPSERS to Indy.
If the little guy's pushin' 200
years?... How old's his Father?
Indy motions for Betsy to "Shhh". Bohbala continues to SPEAK. Scraggy
His name "Bohbala". He is Ruler of
City, faithful servant of his Lord
and Master... Sun Wu-Kung.
He welcome us to stay. As long as we
Indiana exchanges a HOPEFUL glance with Clare. As Bohbala CONTINUES to
speak, CAMERA PANS TO GUTTERBUHG. The Nazi has successfully UNTIED his
bindings. FREE. While the others listen to Bohbala, Gutterbuhg REMOVES
ONE SPARE BULLET FROM HIS MOUTH. He slyly INSERTS the bullet into his
Indiana is TOO CONCERNED with Bohbala to notice Gutterbuhg.
(anxious, to Scraggy)
Ask him where we may find the burial
place...or the remains...of Sun Wu-
Scraggy TURNS to ask Bohbala. But his question is INTERRUPTED by
Gutterbuhg's MECHANICAL ARM. It EXTENDS INTO FRAME! Its finger POINTED
AT INDIANA! Everyone STARES. SHOCKED. But the bizarre sight greatly
AMUSES Bohbala. He begins to LAUGH. He REACHES OUT and PUSHES
Gutterbuhg's finger away. But the machine gun GOES OFF! FIRING!
Bohbala is HIT! In the CHEST. He FALLS. Tyki KNEELS, cradling
Bohbala's head in his arms. Tyki CALLS his Father's name. It is
FUTILE. Bohbala is DEAD.
The crowd of villagers STARE. CONFUSED. They are unaccustomed to
Indiana CLUTCHES Gutterbuhg by the throat.
Indiana pulls back his fist to PUNCH the Nazi. But Indy is STOPPED by
the PALACE GUARDS. They move their SWORDS to his throat. Indy is
suddenly PUZZLED. The VILLAGERS FALL TO THEIR KNEES. BOWING to
Gutterbuhg. A distraught Tyki hurriedly EXPLAINS to Scraggy, who
translates for Indy.
It is written... If ruler is
defeated by greater power...he who
possess that power...
(points to Gutterbuhg)
...shall become ruler!
Gutterbuhg's eyes fill with a sadistic THRILL. He RAISES his
MECHANICAL ARM. In a "Heil Hitler" POSE. The entire City IMITATES the
Nazi. RAISING their right arms. CHEERING. HAILING their new leader.
Indiana is HORRIFIED by the scene. Tyki is UPSET. SCREAMING. He knows
that Gutterbuhg is truly EVIL! But NONE of the villagers listen.
Indiana LOOKS to his SHOCKED friends.
This is turning into one helluva
(hears, smiles at Indy)
One you will never awaken from,
Indy GLARES at Gutterbuhg. Clare and Betsy exchange a FRIGHTENED
INT. PALACE - RULER'S CHAMBER
A beautiful, expansive chamber, filled with TAPESTRIES and ARTWORK.
Gutterbuhg sits in an elaborate GOLDEN THRONE. He has donned a
ghoulish NEW OUTFIT. The robes of BOHBALA, the dead ruler. Gutterbuhg
is being ATTENDED upon by several villagers, who bring him countless
PLATES OF FOOD. He is surrounded by SEVERAL WOMEN, who patiently wait
for his orders. Gutterbuhg GOBBLES down the variety of food and wine.
Scraggy KNEELS before the Nazi. Gutterbuhg USES Indiana's WHIP as a
LEASH. It is TIED around Scraggy's neck and HELD by the Nazi.
Gutterbuhg PULLS the leash. HARD. Nearly STRANGLING Scraggy. His mouth
FILLED WITH FOOD, Gutterbuhg SCREAMS at Scraggy.
I want to see Jones!
Scraggy TRANSLATES for the guards.
DARK. MUSTY. Surrounded with moss covered STONE WALLS. Located BENEATH
the Palace. Indy and the others are LOCKED inside. Everyone is SILENT.
STARING. WAITING. Clare CONSOLES a tearful, despondent Tyki. The
dungeon gate OPENS. The two Guards ENTER. They DRAG Indiana out of the
dungeon. Betsy CALLS OUT to Indy. Trying to FOLLOW. But the guards
SLAM the wooden door in Betsy's face. She peers through the small
BARRED WINDOW. WORRIED. UPSET.
Indiana is LED into the Ruler's Chamber. Indy SEES Scraggy, tied to a
leash. An angry, VENGEFUL look covers Indy's face. He TURNS to
Gutterbuhg. The Nazi, still STUFFING his face with food, pulls TIGHTLY
on Scraggy's leash.
Your friend makes a wonderful
Indy's eyes BURN. Gutterbuhg GULPS down a glass of wine. Liquid
SPITTLES from the sides of his mouth. He LOOKS at Indy.
"The Nazi Party will exist for one
thousand years...and I wish to be
alive for every year!"
That is a favorite philosophy of our
Your feuher's philosphies belong on
a bathroom wall.
(angry, slapping Indy
across the face)
This is a very serious matter,
Doctor Jones. It could save your
I understand that somewhere in this
City...there is a Garden of...
(Indy doesn't respond,
I want information about this
Garden... And I would greatly
appreciate it, if you would share
everything you know, with me.
I don't share anything with Nazis.
Gutterbuhg NODS. He TAKES another bite of food, shooting a GLOWERING
look to Indiana.
Very well. My friends will be here
soon. They will rest...enjoy the
pleasures of my newfound kingdom...
(kisses a woman, and
pushes her away)
Then we shall exterminate these
worthless people! Destroy their
City! And we will carry away all of
its riches...in pieces.
Gutterbuhg goes back to his FOOD. Scraggy exchanges a WORRIED GLANCE
THE NAZI ARMY
TRAVELLING along the narrow mountain path. They are more than HALFWAY
up the mountain. LIEUT. MEPHISTO rides in the FRONT JEEP. He LOOKS to
his driver, who REPORTS to Mephisto.
Sir... We shall reach the mountain
top in less than sixty minutes.
Mephisto NODS. ANXIOUS.
THE LOST CITY - COLISEUM
An enormous STONE ARENA. Located in the CENTER of the City. It
resembles the ROMAN COLISEUM in size and structure. The coliseum's top
walls are SURROUNDED by countless, large METAL BELLS. The bells are
RINGING. They are the same bells we heard earlier...but they now sound
EERIE... THREATENING. The many seats are FILLED with members of the
village. All GATHERED for a special event.
Gutterbuhg sits in the elaborate RULER'S BOX. It is covered with a
protective, GOLDEN GRATING. The box is located directly above the
earthen PLAYING FIELD. Indy's WHIP is still tied around Scraggy's
neck, who kneels at Gutterbuhg's FEET.
TWO GUARDS lead a shirtless INDIANA JONES onto the playing field. They
bring Indy to a STEEL CAGE, located directly below Gutterbuhg's box.
Inside of the cage, are TWO ENORMOUS BUFFALO. ANGRY. RESTLESS.
Betsy, Clare, Tyki, Kezure, the remaining Pirates and Crew members,
all helplessly watch from inside of a LARGE METAL CAGE. The cage is
SUSPENDED in the air... DANGLING over a deep pit. It is filled with
COUNTLESS MANEATING TIGERS.
Indy is LED into the cage. BETWEEN the two buffalo. The guards GRABS
HOLD of Indiana. They TIE one of his arms, and one of his legs, to
EACH SIDW of the buffalo. Preparing to DRAW and QUARTER Indiana.
A DELIGHTED Gutterbuhg PEERS DOWN at Indiana.
Doctor Jones... Those beasts are
anxious to run wild. Free.
How long will you be able to ride...
before they TEAR YOU IN TWO?
Indy LOOKS at Scraggy, who is very FRIGHTENED.
Goodbye, Doctor Jones.
Gutterbuhg TURNS to the guards. Ready to give them the ORDER...to OPEN
THE CAGE and SET THE BUFFALO FREE! Indy suddenly SCREAMS.
Upon hearing the words, Gutterbuhg STANDS. Like a ROBOT. He RAISES his
mechanical arm in a "Heil Hitler" POSE.
The FINGERS of Gutterbuhg's mechanical arm get CAUGHT IN THE METAL
GRATING ABOVE HIS HEAD! Gutterbuhg TRIES TO REMOVE his fingers. NO
GOOD. STUCK. Gutterbuhg PULLS. HARD. His mechanical arm is RIPPED FROM
ITS SOCKET! It DANGLES from the grating.
The crowd WATCHES. PUZZLED. SHOCKED.
Scraggy THINKS FAST. He LEAPS to his feet and GRABS the arm. He TEARS
IT OUT of the grating. Scraggy HOLDS the arm above his head. Now it is
HE who possesses the POWER! The crowd CHEERS Scraggy! Their NEW RULER!
Gutterbuhg STEPS BACK. Suddenly FRIGHTENED. Scraggy ORDERS the guards
to FREE Indiana. The guards hurriedly UNTIE Indy from the buffalo.
Gutterbuhg TURNS. RUNNING out of the Coliseum. Scraggy SCREAMS to the
people, motioning for them to FOLLOW Gutterbuhg. Several people LEAP
from their seats. CHASING the Nazi.
Gutterbuhg DASHES OUT! A CROWD OF VILLAGERS follow him. In HOT
PURSUIT. Gutterbuhg RUNS toward the city gates. He RUNS through.
ESCAPING the City. The crowd PAUSES. STOPPING. They'll go NO FURTHER.
They SCREAM and SHOUT at the departing Gutterbuhg, who disappears INTO
Indiana REJOINS his friends on the playing field. They have been FREED
from the cage. Scraggy gives the WHIP to Indy. Indy is IMPATIENT.
WORRIED. He LOOKS at everyone.
Nazis'll be be here soon. We gotta
Scraggy gives Gutterbuhg's MECAHNICAL ARM to Tyki. The pygmy NODS. He
UNDERSTANDS. Tyki RAISES THE ARM TOWARD THE PEOPLE. They CHEER Tyki,
their rightful ruler. Tyki, PULLS BACK and THROWS the mechanical arm.
HIGH INTO THE AIR! It SOARS several feet! FLYING OVER the coliseum
The arm flies THROUGH the air... It lands into the MOAT! The arm is
ATTACKED by a horde of hungry sharks. They TEAR it to pieces.
EXT. MOUNTAIN PATH
The Nazis have arrived at the section of path that is BLOCKED by the
AVALANCHE. Their other VEHICLES and TROOPS have pulled back. A FEW
HUNDRED FEET from the AVALANCHE. SEVERAL STICKS OF DYNAMITE have been
placed beneath the avalanche. The T.N.T. is connected to a LONG FUSE,
that extends along the path. LIEUT. MEPHISTO stands at the fuse's end.
He STRIKES a match. Preparing to LIGHT THE FUSE. The match flare is
INCHES from the fuse... Mephisto is INTERRUPTED by a FAMILIAR VOICE.
It is GUTTERBUHG. Mephisto BLOWS OUT the match.
A SOAKING WET Sgt. Gutterbuhg SLIDES down the edge of the ravine. He
still wears the COLORFUL, ELABORATE ROBES of Bohbala. Mephisto is
PUZZLED by Gutterbuhg's BIZARRE APPEARANCE. Gutterbuhg STOPS in front
of Mephisto. Gutterbuhg ATTEMPTS a "Heil, Hitler"... but suddenly
realizes that his mechanical arm is GONE. Gutterbuhg DRIPS WATER all
over Mephisto, who is DISGUSTED by the appearance of his officer. He
Idiot!... Why are you dressed like
that!... Where is your uniform?...
Before he can answer, Gutterbuhg is SHOVED AWAY by the disgusted
Mephisto, who ATTEMPTS to LIGHT the fuse. But his matches are USELESS.
Soaked with WATER. Furious, Mephisto SLAPS Gutterbuhg, ordering him to
fetch something. The snivelling Gutterbuhg nods and bows, SCURRYING
away. He RUNS into the rear of A CANVAS TRUCK.
Filled with several crates of DYNAMITE and SUPPLIES. Gutterbuhg DASHES
inside. Toward a SILVER, METALLIC BRIEFCASE that rests in the rear of
the truck. Gutterbuhg's greasy fingers OPEN the briefcase.
Inside, encased in black velvet, are TWO RECTANGULAR COMPARTMENTS. One
of the compartments is EMPTY. The other houses another MECHANICAL ARM.
Gutterbuhg quickly ATTACHES the arm to the stub of his shoulder and
RUNS BACK OUTSIDE.
EXT. MOUNTAIN PATH
Gutterbuhg REJOINS Mephisto and EXTENDS his new mechanical arm TOWARD
THE FUSE. Gutterbuhg POINTS his finger. He SQUEEZES A LEVER, located
on the palm of the mechanical arm. A BRIGHT, JAGGED LINE OF ELECTRICAL
CURRENT shoots from the arm's finger! The electricity LIGHTS the fuse.
It BURNS. Moving TOWARD the dynamite. Gutterbuhg and Mephisto HIDE
behind a rock. There is a LOUD EXPLOSION. Rocks and debris FLY THROUGH
THE AIR. The path is CLEARED.
The SOUND OF THE EXPLOSION echoes through the City. SHAKING the city
walls. The Nazis are CLOSE.
Indiana STANDS in the city square. He has ASSEMBLED everyone for the
battle. Tyki and the pygmies are armed with BOWS and ARROWS, SPEARS
and BLOW PIPES. Kezure and the Pirates hold their SWORDS. Scraggy's
men carry REVOLVERS and DAGGERS. Clare and Betsy STAND with several
Gorillas. Tyki WHISPERS to Scraggy, who TRANSLATES for Indiana.
They want you to give speech.
Before battle... General always give
speech to inspire troops.
General?... Who the hell do they
think I am... Custer?...
But ALL EYES are on Indiana. DEPENDING on him. Indy SIGHS. Trying to
THINK of something to say. He MUMBLES to Scraggy.
Geez... The only speeches I remember
are from college...when I played
Scraggy SHRUGS. Indy CLEARS his throat. He LOOKS at everyone.
Men...and, ah...women... I...ah...
We're about to face one of our
toughest opponents... They've got
size...hardware...and well, quite
frankly...we're the underdogs...
Indy's eyes LIGHT. A moment of INSPIRATION. The background MUSIC
SLOWLY BEGINS TO RISE. Indy's voice becomes LOUDER. TOUGHER.
But...well, if it wasn't for the
little guy...where would this
I mean...I knew this little guy once
...a scrawny runt, with thick black
glasses and about 300 different
kinds of allergies... But this
little kid had a dream... He wanted
to be on the football team.
(Music rises, so does
Well, all the big guys made his life
miserable...always shoving his head
in the drinking fountain...putting
mustard in his pants...throwing me
...'er, HIM!...throwing HIM in the
shower with all his clothes on...
But that little guy didn't quit. Be
worked hard. Never gave up. And in
two years...he was the Quarterback.
Star of the team. And you know why?...
(Music SOARS, as does
'Cause that little kid had somethin'
that those big guys never heard
of... He had HEART! And nothin' can
stop that! Nothin'!
(we hear the Nazis
Now let's go out there and show 'em
JUST HOW TOUGH THE LITTLE GUYS ARE!
Everyone breaks into a loud CHEER. Ready to FIGHT. The sound track
music SOARS. Indiana RAISES HIS SWORD. He TURNS and RUNS toward the
DRAWBRIDGE. The people FOLLOW, as Indy LEADS THEM INTO BATTLE!
Indiana, armed with a shield, sword and pistol, LEADS his troops
forward. The Nazis are APPROACHING. LIEUT. MEPHISTO rides in the front
jeep, which is mounted with a large RECOILIST MACHINE GUN. The entire
Nazi army is BEHIND HIM. Mephisto's jeep begins to CROSS the
drawbridge. Moving TOWARD Indiana and the others. The recoilist
machine gunner OPENS FIRE on Indy and the troops.
Bullets BOUNCE from Indy's shield. Several of the pygmies are HIT.
FALLING to the drawbridge. An angry pygmy THROWS his spear. It HITS
the machine gunner. THROUGH the heart.
The jeep continues to DRIVE FORWARD. HEADED straight for Indiana, who
LEAPS ONTO the jeep's hood. Indy's troops SPLIT INTO GROUPS. Dashing
around the speeding jeep to BATTLE the oncoming Nazis.
Indiana CRAWLS along the jeep hood. TOWARD the Nazis. Mephisto
attempts to SHOOT Indy. The bullets ZIP through the windshield.
WHIZZING by Indy's head. Indiana GRABS Mephisto. He PULLS the Nazi
over the windshield. Indiana and Mephisto TUMBLE along the jeep's
hood. FIGHTING. STRUGGLING for the gun.
The jeep DIRECTLY BEHIND Mephisto is filled with several CRATES OF
DYNAMITE. GUTTERBUHG, back in uniform, rides here with THREE NAZI
SOLDIERS. As the pygmy troops come forward, Gutterbuhg EXTENDS HIS
MECHANICAL ARM. He ZAPS several of the pygmies. KILLING them with
deadly JOLTS OF ELECTRICITY.
As the jeep PASSES through the City gates, Indiana and Mephisto
continue to BATTLE along the hood.
Mephisto ATTEMPTS TO SHOOT Indiana. But Indy PUSHES AWAY the Nazi's
arm. The gun FIRES. HITTING the jeep driver, who SLUMPS over the
wheel. The speeding jeep SPINS OUT OF CONTROL. It FLIPS. Sending
Indiana and Mephisto FLYING through the air. They TUMBLE to the
ground. The jeep CRASHES into a wall.
A SHAKEN Indiana gets to his feet. Mephisto LIES A few feet away. OUT
COLD. Suddenly, a BLAST OF ELECTRICITY BURSTS INTO FRAME! SPARKING the
ground beside Indiana. Indy TURNS and sees GUTTERBUBG! The Nazi's jeep
has ENTERED the city. Gutterbuhg POINTS his mechanical arm toward
Indy. ANOTHER ELECTRICAL SHOCK ejects from his finger. Indy DIVES. The
shock TEARS A SMOLDERING HOLE through the building behind him. Only
INCHES above Indy.
Meanwhile, the Nazis begin to UNLOAD the dynamite from Gutterbubg's
jeep. They UNWRAP a long, section of FUSE from a large coil. Placing
the fuse ALONG THE GROUND.
Indiana is RUNNING for his life. Gutterbuhg is DIRECTLY BEHIND him. In
HOT PURSUIT. The Nazi continuously FIRES ELECTRICAL SHOTS at Indiana.
The thin lines of electricity WHIZ by Indy's HEAD. His ARMS. His LEGS.
JUST MISSING INDY. A CAT AND MOUSE CHASE BEGINS, as Gutterbuhg PURSUES
Indiana throughout the city.
TYKI AND SEVERAL PYGMIES
They have CLIMBED to the top of the City Walls. From here, they GUARD
and DEFEND their city. Crowds of NAZI TROOPS are on foot. Running
TOWARD the city walls. The pygmies SHOWER the Nazis with ARROWS,
SPEARS and POISINOUS DARTS. The Nazis fight back with MACHINE GUNS and
RIFLES. A HEATED, BLOODY BATTLE.
SCRAGGY AND THE CREW MEMBERS
They stand at the CITY GATE. PROTECTING the City entrance. They
hurriedly load a large, wooden CATAPULT with a huge BALL OF HAY. A
crew member TORCHES the hay. It BURSTS INTO FLAME. Scraggy CRIES
"Fire!" His men LAUNCH the fireball. It SAILS over the City Walls.
LANDS directly onto a speeding NAZI JEEP. The Nazis and jeep CATCH
FIRE! The vehicle LOSES CONTROL. The flaming jeep CRASHES into the
side of a mountain wall.
A NAZI TANK
ROLLS toward the city. Its GUN BARREL aimed at the city walls. CAMERA
PANS AWAY, SEVERAL FEET AHEAD OF THE TANK. CAMERA MOVES UPWARD, TO THE
MOUNTAIN TOP, ABOVE the path. CLARE is here. A GROUP OF GORILLAS are
beside her. The apes each have a TIGHT HOLD of individual sections of
HANGING VINE. They stand at the EDGE OF THE RAVINE. Clare LOOKS to the
OPPOSITE RAVINE. BETSY is here. She stands with ANOTHER GROUP OF
GORILLAS, who also securely bold lengths of vine.
On the mountain path, the Nazi tank PASSES DIRECTLY BENEATH Betsy and
Clare. The two women TURN to the Gorillas. Emitting Gorilla GRUNTS,
MOANS and MOTIONS, Betsy and Clare COMMUNICATE with the apes. The
Gorillas LISTEN. NODDING. UNDERSTANDING. When the tank is DIRECTLY
BELOW... Betsy and Clare ORDER the Gorillas to JUMP!
The apes SWING from the mountain. RIDING the vines. TOWARD the tank.
The Gorillas LAND on the tank. They CLIMB aboard. EXPLORING the tank's
FILLED with Nazis. The gunner looks into the PERISCOPE. He is met with
the reflection of a SNARLING GORILLA'S FACE. He SCREAMS and JUMPS
There is a sound of RIPPING METAL. Suddenly, the tank's top HATCH is
TORN OPEN. COUNTLESS GORILLAS pour inside! The apes ATTACK.
OVERPOWERING the Nazis.
As the Gorillas climb inside of the tank, Betsy SWINGS across the
passageway to Clare. She EXCHANGES a congratulatory handshake with
Clare. Betsy's face suddenly goes WHITE. A SHOCKING SIGHT.
A GROUP OF NAZIS have climbed to the mountain top. The soldiers SPOT
Clare and Betsy. They RUN TOWARD the women. Betsy and Clare DASH OFF.
Into the THICK of the jungle. The Nazis FOLLOW. In HOT PURSUIT.
TWO LARGE CANVAS TRUCKS
BARRELLING along the mountain path. KEZURE, the Pirate King, LEAPS
from the side of the path, between the two trucks. Kezure climbs onto
the REAR BUMPER of the FIRST TRUCK. The DRIVER of the SECOND TRUCK
spots Kezure. He begins to FIRE SHOTS at the Pirate King. As bullets
whiz by him, Kezure hurriedly removes a thick METAL CHAIN from around
his neck. He securely CONNECTS the two truck BUMPERS with the chain.
INT. SECOND TRUCK
Filled with NAZI TROOPS. SEATED. ARMED. Waiting to FIGHT. There is a
sudden RIPPING SOUND. Followed by ANOTHER. And ANOTHER. The NAZIS are
STARTLED to see the BLADES OF COUNTLESS SWORDS. PIERCING the canvas.
Through all SIDES of the truck. SEVERAL PIRATES leap through the
canvas. ATTACKING the Nazis. The Nazis FIGHT BACK with bayonets and
INT. FIRST TRUCK - CABIN
Two Pirates BURST into the cabin. They STAB the Nazi driver. The
CACKLING Pirates take control of the steering wheel. They madly STEER
the truck toward the steep EDGE of the mountain path.
THE FIRST TRUCK
PLUMMETS over the eage. The second truck, ATTACHED by the metal chain,
FOLLOWS the first truck. The two canvas trucks FALL into the moat!
SPLASHING into the shark infestea waters!
The Nazis have planted an enormous PILE OF DYNAMITE on the palace
stairs. Enough to DESTROY the entire city. The T.N.T. is attached to a
LONG FUSE, that stretches hundreds of feet, over VARIOUS SECTIONS of
the city. The Nazis LIGHT the fuse end. It SPARKS. IGNITES. BURNING
FAST. The Nazis TURN and RUN.
Gutterbuhg continues to CHASE Indiana. BLASTS OF ELECTRICITY SHOOT
from the Nazi's arm. Indy DUCKS... DODGES... AVOIDING the electrical
jolts. Indy SPINS around a building corner. He spots the BURNING FUSE.
It STRETCHES along the ground, moving up OVER a wooden fence. Indy
DIVES and STOMPS OUT the fuse. But Gutterbuhg, who is directly behind
Indy, RELIGHTS the fuse with a shot of electricity. Before Indy has a
chance to stop the fuse...Gutterbuhg AIMS at Indy. Indy LEAPS OVER the
fence. Gutterbuhg SHOOTS. The fence is SPLINTERED by the powerful
Indiana runs into a small ALLEYWAY. The burning fuse STRETCHES up
along the alley wall, moving to the ROOFTOP. Indy begins to climb the
ancient golden bricks that PROTRUDE from the wall. TOWARD the roof.
Gutterbuhg APPEARS. He SHOOTS at Indiana, who avoids the blast by
LEAPING onto the roof. Gutterbuhg hurriedly begins to CLIMB the wall.
Gutterbuhg ARRIVES at the top. He LOOKS around. There is NO SIGN of
Indy. But the fuse RESTS at the roof's edge. UNLIT. Gutterbuhg
RESTARTS the fuse. At that moment, Indiana LEAPS OUT from inside of
the stone smokestack. He JUMPS the unsuspecting Gutterbuhg. They
TUMBLE and FALL OFF the rooftop edge.
Indiana and Gutterbuhg HIT the ground. They continue to STRUGGLE...
FIGHT...as the fuse BURNS in front of them. It SPEEDS toward the pile
of dynamite. Less than FIFTY FEET AHEAD. Still wrestling with
Gutterbuhg, Indy ROLLS toward the fuse. Indy reaches out and STOPS THE
FUSE with his hand. But Gutterbuhg MOVES FAST. Again, the Nazi
RELIGHTS the fuse.
Indy suddenly LEAPS to his feet. He RUNS OFF SCREEN. Gutterbuhg
FOLLOWS. The fuse continues to BURN. Moving CLOSER...CLOSER...to the
Indiana runs to a CLUSTER OF TREES. He comes to an abrupt stop,
between TWO TREES. Gutterbuhg is UPON HIM. The Nazi PAUSES. Only a FEW
FEET from Indy. Gutterbuhg POINTS his arm at Indy. A CLEAR SHOT.
Gutterbuhg SMILES. Indiana is TRAPPED.
THE FUSE is now only a FEW FEET from the dynamite. It will BLOW at any
Gutterbuhg SHOOTS. Moving like LIGHTNING, Indy LEAPS OUT OF THE WAY,
revealing a LARGE LAKE behind him. It's TOO LATE for Gutterbubg. The
electrical current HITS THE WATER. The Nazi's body SURGES with
electricity. Gutterbuhg FRIES. He SHIVERS. SHAKES. FROZEN, as the
powerful electrical current FLOWS through his veins. SMOKE billows
from his body. His mechanical arm suddenly EXPLODES. Gutterbuhg's
charred body FALLS. FACE DOWN. ELECTROCUTED.
Indiana LEAPS TO HIS FEET. Suddenly remembering... THE FUSE! It is now
INCHES from the T.N.T. Indy can't get to it IN TIME. He GRABS his
whip. His arm SNAPS FORWARD. The whip CRACKS. It SLICES the remaining
fuse in two. The fuse FIZZLES and GOES OUT. The city is SAVED. Indy
SIGHS. There is a GUNSHOT! A BULLET whizzes by Indy's head. He TURNS.
MEPHISTO, bruised and bloodied from the jeep accident, stands SEVERAL
FEET AWAY. Mephisto's LUGER is aimed at Indy. Prepared to take ANOTHER
SHOT. Indy removes his REVOLVER. He FIRES at Mephisto. The Nazi DASHES
into the COLISEUM. Indiana FOLLOWS.
BATTLING the oncoming Nazis with his sword. Tyki fights HARD. FAST. He
manages to DEFEAT many Nazis. But the sword is suddenly KNOCKED from
Tyki's hand. A TROOP OF NAZIS come toward him. Their eyes MURDEROUS.
Tyki is TRAPPED. HELPLESS.
Scraggy and his crew members load ANOTHER FIREBALL onto the catapult.
Scraggy cries "FIRE!" The fireball FLIES over the city walls. It lands
DIRECTLY IN FRONT of the Nazi troops who are about to attack Tyki.
Many of the soldiers CATCH FIRE. The others RUN from the flames. Tyki
is UNHURT. He REJOINS his friends in the battle.
CLARE AND BETSY
BREATHLESS...FRIGHTENED...they continue to RUN through the jungle. The
Nazis are a few feet BEHIND THEM. Moving FAST. Getting CLOSER. The
women turn a corner, scramble through a section of bushes and find
themselves face to face with...ANOTHER TROOP OF NAZIS.
Clare and Betsy STOP. TRAPPED. SURROUNDED by Nazis. The soldiers MOVE
TOWARD the women. The Nazis eyes are LECHEROUS. HUNGRY. Clare WHISPERS
to a TREMBLING Betsy.
Do exactly what I do.
Betsy NODS. The Nazis MOVE CLOSER. Clare looks to the SKY. She begins
to make BIZARRE...HIGH PITCHED...NOISES. A CONFUSED Betsy makes the
same noises. The Nazis LOOK at each other and CHUCKLE. The women
CONTINUE to make the sounds.
Suddenly, the exact sound seems to ECHO FROM THE SKY. It becomes
LOUDER... LOUDER... But it belongs to A HUNDRED VOICES. The Nazis
PAUSE. Looking UPWARD. PUZZLED.
There is a SPLATTERING OF BIRDS. They ATTACK from above. The birds'
screeching is IDENTICAL to Clare and Betsy's calls. The angry birds
ATTACK THE NAZIS. PECKING. SCRATCHING. BITING. Clare and Betsy
CONTINUE to make the sounds, which causes the birds to IGNORE THEM.
The Nazis SCREAM. DROPPING their weapons. FALLING to their knees. Each
soldier is COVERED with birds. They are being TORN TO SHREDS. Clare
and Betsy TURN and RUN. ESCAPING into the jungle. The Nazis' screaming
ECHOES behind them. As they run, Clare EXPLAINS to Betsy.
I made the sound of a baby Swandola
bird, crying for help... The Mother
birds immediately reply to the cries
...angrily protecting their
children, and murdering the baby's
THE TWO CANVAS TRUCKS
They crookedly FLOAT along the shark infested moat waters. The
battered, bruised trucks now resemble two sinking PIRATE SHIPS. Kezure
and the Pirates BATTLE the Nazis along the truck frames. The pirates
fight in their element... WATER! With fast SWINGING SWORDS, the
Pirates are defeating the Nazis. Several Nazis fall INTO THE WATER and
are immediately ATTACKED by countless SHARKS.
At one point, Kezure FALLS INTO THE WATER. Several SHARKS come for
him. The Pirate King DISAPPEARS beneath the water surface. A few of
his men PAUSE. WORRIED. AFRAID. Suddenly, Kezure LEAPS OUT OF THE
WATER. He holds a LIVE SHARK in his hands. The crazed Kezure TAKES A
BITE from the shark. He TOSSES the fish back into the water. Kezure
CHEWS ana SWALLOWS the raw shark meat. BLOOD spills down his chin.
Kezure resumes his FIGHTING with the Nazis, as the two truck frames
continue to SINK.
Several Nazis are SPRAWLED on the tank floor. UNCONSCIOUS. UNDRESSED.
CAMERA PANS UPWARD. The Gorillas have TAKEN CONTROL of the tank. They
have DRESSED THEMSELVES IN NAZI UNIFORMS!
As the battle RAGES around them, the Gorilla's tank makes a sudden
U-TURN. It heads straight for the SECOND NAZI TANK.
INT. SECOND TANK
The Nazis stare through their PERISCOPE. Puzzled by the sight of their
own tank COMING TOWARD THEM.
The Gorilla's tank FIRES A DIRECT SHOT at the other Nazi tank. BLAM!
The Nazis' tank is BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS.
INT. GORILLA TANK
The Gorillas break into a VICTORIOUS CHEER. JUMPING. SCREAMING.
Indiana WALKS across the coliseum floor. REVOLVER in hand. He moves
SLOWLY. CAUTIOUSLY. He is looking for a SIGN of Mephisto. But
everything is SILENT. CALM. DESERTED.
Mephisto SNEAKS along the top wall of the coliseum. HIDING behind the
row of surrounding BELLS. The Nazi UNLATCHES the chain that holds all
of the bells in place. The bells begin to FALL. THUNDERING down the
Indy COVERS his ears. The sound of countless CLANGING BELLS is nearly
deafening. He TURNS. Seeing the enormous bells ROLLING TOWARD HIM!
Indiana begins to RUN. GIANT ROLLING BELLS CHASE HIM FROM ALL
DIRECTIONS! Indy TWISTS...TURNS...LEAPS...in an effort to avoid being
CRUSHED by the heavy bells.
Mephisto WATCHES from above. SMILING.
Indy CONTINUES to run. A giant ROLLING BELL chases him from behind.
The bell GAINS SPEED. Getting CLOSER. CLOSER. A few feet in front of
Indy...is the deadly TIGER PIT. But Indy CAN'T STOP RUNNING, or he'll
be CRUSHED by the bell. Indiana LEAPS INTO THE PIT! The bell ROLLS
DIRECTLY OVER the pit.
But Indiana is SAFE. There is a FIVE INCH DROP from the ground, to the
pit's OVERHEAD METAL BARS. Indy LIES on the bars. SAFELY above the
The bells have all COME TO A STOP. They LIE around the coliseum
ground. STILL. Only one bell GENTLY ROCKS. It slowly TEETERS on the
coliseum stairs. It HASN'T yet rolled off.
Indiana begins to CLIMB OUT out of the pit, when suddenly... ANOTHER
GUNSHOT RINGS OUT. Indy is HIT. In the CHEST. He SLIPS. FALLS. Bis
wounded body is SPRAWLED on the bars. TEETERING. Ready to FALL into
the waiting tigers.
Mephisto's luger is SMOKING. The Nazi WALKS down the coliseum stairs.
He moves TOWARD Indiana. Seeing Mephisto heading for him... Indiana
REMOVES his gun. He AIMS at the Nazi. But Indy's vision is BLURRED.
His hand TREMBLES. Mephisto's silhouette nears... But the bullet ZIPS
PAST Mephisto and STRIKES a section of wood below the teetering bell.
This causes the bell to FALL...and slowly ROLL forward.
Mephisto ARRIVES at the edge of the Tiger Pit. He is about to shoot
Indy...then comes upon ANOTHER IDEA. Mephisto LOWERS the luger. He
gives a SWIFT KICK to Indy's ribs. Indiana FALLS THROUGH the bars. His
arm SHOOTS OUT. With his last bit of strength, Indy's hand GRABS HOLD
of a bar. CLUTCHING on for dear life. His body DANGLES over the
tigers. They SNAP at his legs. HUNGRY. GROWLING. Mephisto SMILES. He
STEPS on Indy's fingers. GRINDING them beneath his boot heel. Indy
CRIES OUT... He's going to FALL...
Mephisto PAUSES. He HEARS something behind him. A CLANGING BELL.
Getting CLOSER. LOUDER. Mephisto TURNS. He sees the GIANT BELL. COMING
at him. Only INCHES AWAY. There is NO TIME to move. The bell ROLLS
OVER MEPHISTO. KNOCKING him INTO THE PIT.
Mephisto FALLS through the bars. INSIDE the pit. INTO the middle of
the hungry tigers. Mephisto SCREAMS. The tigers are UPON HIM. The Nazi
is RIPPED TO SHREDS. Within seconds, his screams are a MEMORY.
A very WEAK Indiana still clutches the bar. He manages to BOOST
himself out of the pit. He takes a FEW STEPS. WOBBLING. BLOOD pours
from the wound in his chest. He STUMBLES. To his KNEES. His eyes ROLL
BACK. He FALLS to the ground. His body is STILL. MOTIONLESS.
The Gorillas, still dressed as NAZIS, continue to DRIVE THE TANK
The tank SPEEDS TOWARD THE ROWS OF CHARGING NAZI TROOPS. The Nazis
STOP. SHOCKED to see their own tank coming at them. But the tank
continues to BARREL AHEAD. Many of the Nazis are CRUSHED beneath the
heavy tank treads. Others DROP their weapons and RUN. FRIGHTENED.
The Gorillas are ECSTATIC. HOWLING. CHEERING.
KEZURE AND THE PIRATES
They have DEFEATED all of the Nazis. One of the canvas trucks has
completely SUNK. Only a small section of the other truck JUTS OUT of
the water. The Pirates CLING to the fleeting safety of the sinking
truck frame, which is surrounded by several HUNGRY SHARKS. There are
even TOO MANY maneaters for the powerful Kezure to handle. As the
frame continues to SINK...the Pirates' feet get CLOSER...CLOSER...to
the snapping sharks...
Suddenly, a ROPE DROPS FROM OVERHEAD! Kezure LOOKS UP. SCRAGGY and his
crew members stand on the DRAWBRIDGE. They have DROPPED the line.
Kezure and the Pirates CLIMB upward. To SAFETY.
On the drawbridge, Scraggy ASSISTS Kezure. Scraggy SMILES, repeating
Kezure's earlier threat.
You owe me, old man.
Kezure LAUGHS. He EMBRACES Scraggy. They are joined by TYKI and the
OTHER PYGMIES. A sudden CALM...a sudden SILENCE...overcomes the city.
The battle has ENDED. The Nazis have been DEFEATED. The city is SAVED.
But Tyki is SOLEMN. DISTRESSED. He STARES OFF SCREEN. CAMERA PANS TO
HIS P.O.V. We see the countless BODIES OF PYGMIES. SPRAWLED on the
ground. DEAD. The price you pay for FREEDOM. Suddenly, the silence is
INTERRUPTED. Someone is CRYING. It is BETSY.
Scraggy looks OFF SCREEN, to the direction of the sounds. The color
LEAVES his face.
A group of pygmies CARRY the limp body of Indiana Jones out of the
coliseum. They GENTLY LOWER Indy's body to the ground. Clare and Betsy
KNEEL beside Indy. TEARS run down Betsy's face.
Scraggy suddenly BREAKS AWAY from the crowd. CAMERA DOLLIES WITH HIM
as he runs toward Indy. Scraggy STOPS at Indy's body. Clare, eyes
FILLED with tears NODS to Scraggy. She can BARELY utter the words...
TEARS erupt in Scraggy's eyes. He breaks down CRYING. A startled
KEZURE joins the others. CAMERA PULLS BACK to an extremely LONG SHOT.
The entire village GATHERS around Indiana's body. Everyone is SOLEMN.
A SLOW DISSOLVE:
CLOSE-UP: INDIANA'S BODY.
It is LYING in state. Resting on a BAMBOO STRETCHER. It is covered
with EXOTIC, COLORFUL FLOWERS. CAMERA PULLS BACK. Indy is being
carried by several, elaborately dressed PYGMIES. At the head of a long
FUNERAL PROCESSION. Betsy, Clare, Scraggy and Kezure MARCH beside
Indy's body. They also wear the ceremonial FUNERAL FLOWERS. Behind
them, the body of BOHBALA is being carried. And behind the ruler, the
bodies of all DEAD PYGMIES are being carried by the remaining
VILLAGERS and GORILLAS. It is NIGHTIME. All mourners are carrying
FLICKERING CANDLES. At the rear of the procession, a lone pygmy strums
an UNUSUAL STRING INSTRUMENT. This creates a HAUNTING melody.
CAMERA PULLS BACK TO A LONG SHOT, as we see the procession move
through the city. The hundreds of flickering candles against the dark
night sky create a BEAUTIFUL IMAGE. The procession arrives at a large
STONE WALL. It appears to be a DEAD END. Tyki WALKS to the wall.
He FALLS to his knees and begins to CHANT. Clare, Betsy, Scraggy and
Kezure WATCH. There is a SMALL RUMBLE. A hairline CRACK begins to form
in the mountain. As if it were being DRAWN by an invisible hand, the
crack forms a LARGE DOOR in the wall. The door slowly OPENS. An almost
BLINDING WHlTE LIGHT emanates from inside. Tyki ENTERS. The procession
The procession ascends a TWISTING STONE STAIRCASE, that spirals
upward, where the light becomes BRIGHTER... BRIGHTER... At the
stairway top, there is ANOTHER DOORWAY. Tyki and the others ENTER.
Indiana's body is CARRIED through.
THE GARDEN OF IMMORTAL PEACHES!
A breathtakingly beautiful forest of never ending luscious green
trees, filled with succulent, ripe PEACHES. We have never seen COLORS
like this. So MAGICAL...so INTENSE... Bright SUNLIGHT shines from a
vivid blue sky. There is always a RAINBOW here. The procession ENTERS.
Scraggy, Clare, Betsy and Kezure stare in total WONDERMENT. Betsy is
PUZZLED by the bright sunlight.
But... It's... It's the middle of
Tyki WHISPERS to Scraggy, who explains to Betsy.
Sun always shine in the Garden of
Clare NODS. Kezure is MESMERIZED by the peach trees. His mouth HANGS
OPEN. He TURNS to Scraggy.
These are the peaches that make one
Scraggy NODS. Tyki LEADS the procession to a clearing in the garden.
Many freshly dug GRAVES are here. All of the bodies are carried to
SEPARATE GRAVES, including Indiana And Bohbala.
A few feet ahead of the graves, rests the LARGEST PEACH TREE in the
forest. It is much WIDER and TALLER than the others. There is a small,
glass encased TOMB built into the tree. Inside of the tomb, is a TINY
SKELETON. No more than FOUR FEET TALL. The skeleton is adorned with a
LION SKINNED ROBE and golden CROWN. In its hand, the skeleton clutches
the famous GOLDEN HOOPED ROD, a glorious, elaborate STAFF. An ancient
inscription is ETCHED IN STONE over the tomb. Pointing to the
inscription, Clare TURNS to Scraggy.
What does it say?...
"Our Lord... Our Master... Sun...
THE SOUND TRACK MUSIC RISES. It is the tomb of the STONE MONKEY KING.
Clare exchanges an AWE INSPIRED glance with Betsy, then looks to the
still body of Indiana.
Damn you, Jones! Why couldn't you be
here to share this with me!
The pygmies begin to LOWER the dead bodies, including Indiana and
Bohbala, into the ground. Tyki reads from ANCIENT SCRIPTURE. Scraggy
SOBS on the shoulder of Kezure, who continues to stare in ASTONISHMENT
at the peach trees.
Suddenly, there is a RUMBLING SOUND. Followed by a slight, TREMOR. The
trees begin to SWAY, as a HOWLING WIND rushes through them. The tomb
of Sun Wu Kung GLOWS with a BRIGHT LIGHT. The glass surrounding the
tomb suddenly SHATTERS. The skeleton's head TURNS. Its body RATTLES.
Beginning to MOVE. The skeleton STEPS OUT OF THE TOMB.
Everyone STARES in awe. TERRIFIED.
The skeleton takes a FEW STEPS forward, STOPS, and RAISES its arms.
HIGH in the air. The skeleton OPENS its mouth. Emitting a HIGH PITCHED
...UNEARTHLY...SCREECH! An ectoplasmic GREEN SMOKE seeps from the
skeleton's fingers, slowly TRAVELING over the heads of the humans. The
ectoplasm separates into several INDIVIDUAL LINES, that touch down
upon EACH OF THE GORILLAS. The ectoplasm ENCIRCLES each the Gorilla's
bodies. The Gorillas begin to RISE from the ground. HIGH in the air.
The ectoplasm appears to be CARRYING them toward Sun Wu Kung. As the
Gorillas TRAVEL through the air, their bodies begin to SHRINK. Growing
The humans stare into the SKY. Watching the AMAZING, MAGICAL
As the Gorillas get CLOSER to Sun Wu Kung, their bodies have shrunken
to TINY, HAIR-LIKE substances. When the Gorillas ARRIVE at the
skeleton, they ATTACH themselves to his body. We see that the shrunken
Gorillas are actually individual HAIRS on the skeleton's body. As the
countless hairs CONVERGE, the skeleton begins to take SHAPE...FORM...
SUN WU KUNG COMES TO LIFE! He is UNLIKE anyone or anything we have
ever seen. HALF-HUMAN. HALF-HONKEY. His face is covered with WRINKLES.
His wide eyes are COAL BLACK. PROBING. WARM. When he smiles, it is
DEVILISH, but incredibly CHARMING. His movements are PERKY. QUICK. An
extremely ADORABLE little fellow. Instantly LOVABLE. But there is a
STRONG, POWERFUL presense about him. He is indeed, a HEAVENLY FIGURE.
Sun Wu Kung LOOKS over the congregation. Everyone FALLS to their
knees. Clare, Betsy, Scraggy and a RELUCTANT Kezure do the same.
Sun Wu Kung PACES through the clearing. He LOOKS into the many graves.
He is DISTRESSED. TROUBLED. His wrinkled face twists into FURIOUS
expression. He RAISES his golden hooped rod to the sky. He SCREAMS.
His old voice CREAKS and GROANS.
SUN WU KUNG
We cannot bury these men!... This is
a garden of life... Not of death!...
Betsy WHISPERS to Clare.
Why's he speakin' in English?
He is a heavenly being. According to
legend, when a heavenly being
speaks, men of all countries can
understand him. We hear him in
English...the pygmies hear him in
Betsy NODS. Sun Wu Kung CONTINUES his heartfelt scream into the
SUN WU KUNG
Return their souls!... I demand
it!... Return their souls!
A few MOMENTS pass. Then...a thick, white cloud ECLIPSES the sun. A
small hole in the cloud, allows one RAY OF SUNLIGHT to shine through.
The ray shines down upon ONE PARTICULAR PEACH TREE. Sun Wu Kung TURNS
to that peach tree. He raises the GOLDEN HOOPED ROD toward the tree.
He begins to SING an unusual hymn. Suddenly, several peaches magically
FLY from the trees. They congregate ABOVE the golden hooped rod. The
peaches SPIN in midair. With quick movements of the rod, Sun Wu Kung
SENDS several peaches flying OFF SCREEN.
CAMERA FOLLOWS the magical peaches as they SEPARATE and FLY INTO EACH
GRAVE. Toward the BODIES OF THE DEAD PYGMIES. Each body is HIT with an
individual peach. When the peaches MAKE CONTACT with the dead bodies,
there is a small, colorful EXPLOSION. A small FIREWORKS display. The
bodies erupt with a BRIGHT GOLDEN GLOW. A few moments PASS. One of the
bodies STIRS. MOVES. The body SITS UP. Gets to its FEET. ANOTHER BODY
does the same. So does ANOTHER. And ANOTHER. Soon, the various pygmies
CLIMB out of the graves. Their wounds have DISAPPEARED. Their life has
Sun Wu Kung flings the remaining TWO PEACHES into the GRAVES of
Indiana and Bohbala. There is a small EXPLOSION...followed by the WARM
GLOW of their bodies. The wound in Indy's chest VANISHES. His eyes POP
OPEN. To the delight of his friends, Indy STANDS. ALIVE. He is
PUZZLLED by the surrounding grave. Clare, Scraggy and Betsy HELP
Indiana OUT of the grave. They SHOWER him with EMBRACES and KISSES.
But Indy remains CONFUSED. PUZZLED.
What the hell's goin' on?
Sun Wu Kung, looking very PLEASED with himself, stands BEHIND Indiana.
Clare SMILES at Indy.
I think there is someone you should
Clare POINTS to behind Indy, who TURNS and sees the smiling SUN WU
KUNG. Indy is at first SHOCKED... His face breaks into a CHILDLIKE
SMILE...filled with DELIGHT. He then manages to UTTER...
You... You're... Sun Wu Kung?...
Sun Wu Kung STEPS FORWARD. He nods and ANSWERS.
SUN WU KUNG
You are... Indiana Jones?...
Huh?... You know me?
SUN WU KUNG
I have watched you for many, many
years...from the heavens. I was
fascinated by your bravery...your
passion...in searching for me.
Well, I... Thanks I'm very honored.
SUN WU KUNG
The honor is mine, Doctor Jones. You
and your friends have saved my city
I would like to return the favor.
Sun Wu Kung gives Indiana the GOLDEN HOOPED ROD. Indiana takes the
PRICELESS ARTIFACT. He STARES at the beautiful rod. He is very MOVED.
SPEECHLESS. Sun Wu Kung EXPLAINS. RAISES an eyebrow.
SUN WU KUNG
The Golden Hooped Rod will be a
faithful friend. It is capable of
one hundred transformations...and
will always remain by your side.
Indy manages a NOD. Sun Wu Kung SIGHS.
SUN WU KUNG
I will explore the heavens for
another. Surely, my search will be
shorter and less hazardous than
Meanwhile, Kezure uses the oppurtunity to SNEAK AWAY. He DISAPPEARS
into a cluster of PEACH TREES. He CLIMBS the smallest tree. The GREEDY
Pirate King begins to PICK several peaches. HIDING them in his
Sun Wu Kung LOOKS OVER the healthy, restored community of pygmies. The
Monkey King SMILES.
SUN WU KUNG
With my city alive again...I will be
able to return to the heavens.
(warm smile to Indy and
Goodbye...my dear friends.
Sun Wu Kung again RAISES his arms. Green ECOTPLASM again emanates from
his fingers. The individual strands of HAIR fly from his body. In a
reversal of what we saw only moments ago, the strands of hair FLY
through the air. They grow LARGER...LARGER...until they resume the
shape of the GORILLAS.
Sun Wu Kung has RETURNED to his skeletal form. He TURNS and WALKS back
to his resting place. The pieces of broken glass RE-ASSEMBLE. SEALING
Kezure, his pockets STUFFED with peaches, hurriedly REJOINS the
others. Tyki EMBRACES Bohbala, glad to have his Father ALIVE. Bohbala,
resuming his position as Ruler, LEADS HIS PEOPLE out of the garden.
Indiana, CLUTCHING his golden hooped prize, EXITS with the others.
EXT. CITY GATES - THE FOLLOWING MORNING
Indiana, Clare, Betsy, Scraggy, Kezure, the Pirates and Crew members,
have GATHERED outside of the city walls for the journey home. They are
saying "Goodbye" to TYKI, BOHBALA And the other PYGMIES.
Clare and Tyki exchange a TEARFUL FAREWELL, communicating in hand
signals. They share a final EMBRACE. Bohbala again THANKS Indiana for
his help. Betsy says "Goodbye" to the many GORILLAS. Betsy
COMMUNICATES in Gorilla hand motions and growls.
Indiana, holding the Golden Hooped Rod, TURNS and moves across the
drawbridge. The others FOLLOW. The entire city of pygmies and Gorillas
CHEER for their departing friends. Indy and the others DISAPPEAR into
the clouds, walking down the MOUNTAIN PATH. The Lost city GLISTENS in
the background. The drawbridge CLOSES...until the next visitor
EXT. MOUNTAIN PATH - A FEW HOURS LATER
Early AFTERNOON. The sun is HOT. SCORCHING. Indy and his party REST.
They NAP in a shady section of the path. CAMERA PANS THE SNOOZING
BODIES of everyone, coming to a STOP at Indiana. The Golden Hooped Rod
RESTS beside Indy. A HAND COMES INTO FRAME and GRABS the staff. OTHER
HANDS MOVE INTO FRAME. They STEAL Indy's WHIP and REVOLVER. They TAKE
all weapons from Scraggy and his crew members.
Indiana is awakened by a SWORD. At his THROAT. Indy REACHES for his
gun and whip...GONE. He LOOKS UP. KEZURE stands over him, holding the
sword in one hand, the GOLDEN ROD in another. Indy TURNS. The other
Pirates hold SWORDS and DAGGERS at the throats of Clare, Betsy,
Scraggy and the crew members. Kezure TWIRLS the golden hooped rod in
front of him. He SMILES at Indiana.
She is a wonderful treasure...
We had a deal.
(moves sword closer to
I have no deals with dead men.
Son of a bitch.
Kezure LAUGHS. He has REMOVED a peach from his pocket. He SHINES the
peach on his cloak, and gives a SHRUG to Indiana.
I am an old Pirate, Doctor Jones. Do
you suddenly expect me to treat you
with kindness and fairness?... It is
not my way of life!
Indy is DISGUSTED. Kezure TAKES A LARGE BITE from the peach. As he
chews and swallows, Kezure NODS to his men, motioning toward Indy and
(takes another bite of
But save their hair. I will make a
coat out of it.
The men MOVE to kill Scraggy, Betsy, Clare and the crew members.
Suddenly, Kezure emits a LOUD SCREAM. He GRABS his stomach in pain. He
FALLS to his knees. The HALF EATEN PEACH rolls from his hand. Onto the
Indy and Clare RUSH TOWARD Kezure. Something very STRANGE is happening
to the Pirate King... His hair begins to FALL OUT. His teeth ROT. His
skin SHRIVELS. His body becomes THINNER. SPINDLY. Kezure has begun to
RAPIDLY AGE. He continues to SCREAM. In horrible PAIN.
The Pirates STEP AWAY. FRIGHTENED. The others WATCH IN HORROR.
Kezure's body CONTORTS. His skin WITHERS... FLAKES... It begins to
PEEL from his bones. His screams FADE... His eyeballs ROLL OUT of
their sockets. Only his skeleton REMAINS. It turns BLACK and CRUMBLES
TO DUST. Only his elaborate clothing REMAINS. The many stolen peaches
ROLL OUT of his cloak, onto the ground.
The remaining Pirates DROP THEIR WEAPONS. They RUN OFF down the
mountain. SCARED to death!
Indiana HOLDS the half eaten peach in his hand. Betsy is PUZZLED.
I thought the peaches promised
The garden of immortal peaches
promises life only to those who are
pure in heart.
Kezure was evil. His heart was
filled with greed.
Indiana DROPS the peach to the ground. He grabs his WHIP, REVOLVER and
GOLDEN HOOPED ROD. Scraggy and his crew members RETRIEVE their
weapons. Everyone TURNS, CONTINUING down the mountain path. LEAVING
Kezure's clothes and the several peaches behind.
EXT. MOZAMBIQUE - DOCK - A FEW DAYS LATER
Passengers board a large OCEAN LINER, bound for the United States.
INDIANA JONES is here. Bags PACKED. He holds a rectangular wooden
crate, covered with the words "FRAGILE". The Golden Hooped Rod is
obviously STORED inside. Indy is WAITING for someone. He impatiently
CHECKS his wristwach. LOOKING around. He GRUMBLES to himself.
Where's Betsy?... The boat leaves in
Suddenly, a HORN interrupts. Indy turns to the DIRECTION OF THE SOUND.
It is SCRAGGY. He is wearing DRIVING GOGGLES. He rides a battered,
bruised MOTORCYCLE, attached to a ricketty SIDECAR. The word "TAXI" is
painted on the sidecar's exterior. Scraggy PULLS UP beside Indiana.
Scraggy JUMPS OFF the motorcycle. Excitedly, he RUNS toward Indy.
Oh, Indy! Indy! I want to give you
something for your journey!
Scraggy FUMBLES through his pockets. He removes a small bottle of
PURPLE LIQUID. He HOLDS it out to Indy.
Take one drink before bed. It keep
out all bad spirits.
Indy DECLINES. He flashes a FLASK OF WHISKEY from inside of his coat
But this'll keep out all the bad spirits. Scraggy SHRUGS. They are
Indiana TURNS. BETSY and CLARE walk toward him. Indy LOOKS at Betsy.
Where're your bags?
I'm not leaving.
Huh?... But, you... You have to
I'm staying on as Clare's assistant.
Indy shoots a JEALOUS GLANCE to Clare, then back to Betsy.
But you're MY assistant.
Not any more. I'm having my credits
Clare is a brilliant teacher.
So am I.
Yes, but I don't offer a course in
You stay out of this.
Indy... I thought you wanted me out
of your life...
That was before I realized how
gifted...how talented you are... I
mean... I could really use you...
Especially aboard ship for three
weeks. It gets terribly lonely.
I warned you...
Indy, I've learned a lot from you.
But it's time I started
concentrating on a career in
anthropology...instead of romance.
(sighs, to Betsy)
You've certainly developed a mature
Thanks to you.
(pauses, looking into
You know... I always thought of you
as my knight in shining armor...
But now, I'll think of you as the
Father I never had.
(rolls his eyes)
Clare WALKS up to him. She EXTENDS her hand.
Doctor Jones...although your libido
is questionable, your bravery and
intelligence are exceptional.
It has been an honor working with
Indy LEANS toward Clare, as if he is going to KISS HER. He RAISES an
eyebrow. SPEAKING in his smoothest...most suave...
You know, Clare...there's
...something I've been wanting to
...since we first met...
LEANING forward, Indy closes his eyes to KISS Clare. But Clare MOVES
AWAY. BONZO THE GORILLA enters the FRAME. BONZO KISSES Indy on the
lips. Indy OPENS his eyes. He tries to MOVE AWAY. But the Gorilla will
not move, WRAPPING HER ARMS around Indy. The Gorilla WRESTLES Indy to
By using Gorilla HAND MOTIONS and GRUNTS, Clare manages to persuade
BONZO to MOVE AWAY from Indiana. Indy WIPES his mouth. Clare, Betsy
and Scraggy are LAUGHING. Betsy EXPLAINS to Clare.
Sorry. Guess I left her cage open...
she followed us.
The ocean liner's horn SOUNDS! It begins to DRIFT away from the dock.
Indiana TURNS and RUNS up the stairs, leading to the boat. The boat is
a FEW FEET from the dock. Indy LEAPS onto the boat. He MAKES IT. JUST
Indiana pauses... Suddenly UPSET. He realizes that he's FORGOTTEN the
Golden Hooped Rod! It SITS on the dock. At Scraggy's FEET. As the
Ocean Liner PULLS AWAY, Indy is about to SCREAM to his friends... But
Clare PICKS UP the crate. She SHRUGS to Indy. The ocean liner pulls
FURTHER...FURTHER...from the dock. Indiana is HELPLESS. He CAN'T GO
INT. CLARE'S ROOM - THAT EVENING
Clare is SOUND ASLEEP in bed. CAMERA PANS TO a corner of the room. The
wooden crate holding the Golden Hooped Rod RESTS here. Suddenly, the
box's NAILS begin to TWIST. TURN. As if they were being turned by
INVISIBLE HANDS. They FALL OUT of the box. DROPPING to the floor. ONE
by ONE. The box SLOWLY OPENS. The Golden Hooped Rod SHIKMERS in the
moonlight. Suddenly, the staff begins to MOVE. TWISTING. SHRINKING. It
CHANGES SHAPE...turning into a GOLDEN EAGLE! The bird slowly FLAPS its
wings and FLIES OUT of the open window. INTO the night. Clare
continues to peacefully SLEEP.
EXT. OCEAN - NIGHT
The full moon ILLUMINATES the night sky. SHIMMERING across the ocean
waters. Countless BRIGHT STARS sparkle in the night sky. Indy's OCEAN
LINER sails across the water. The image of an EAGLE appears in the
night sky. SILHOUETTED against the moon.
INT. SHIP CABIN
Indiana Jones is SOUND ASLEEP in his bed. The room's porthole
mysteriously SWINGS OPEN. The Golden Eagle FLIES inside. The eagle
TRANSFORMS back into the Golden Hooped Rod. The rod LEANS AGAINST the
wall. The moonlight REFLECTS the rod, SHINING into Indiana's eyes.
Indy WAKES. He SITS UP and sees the Golden Hooped Rod. At first, he is
SHOCKED. He TOUCHES the rod...then comes upon a REALIZATION. The
CREAKY VOICE of Sun Wu Kung FILLS the SOUNDTRACK.
SUN WU KUNG (V.O.)
The Golden Hooped Rod will be a
faithful friend. It is capable of
one hundred transformations...and
will always remain by your side.
Indy STANDS. He turns and LOOKS out of the porthole. A DREAMY...
SATISFIED smile covers Indy's face, as he stares at the stars ABOVE.
SOUND TRACK MUSIC SOARS. CAMERA PULLS BACK, TO EXTREMELY LONG SHOT of
the ship SAILING across the ocean.