TheRaider.net
 

Go Back   The Raven > Beyond the Films > General Indiana Jones Discussion
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
What happened to Short Round?

I just finished watching "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". I was wondering, what happens too Short Round? Did he have any other adventures with Indiana? Did he adopt him? I didn't see this around the forum so I am asking.

Oh and I thought it was real funny that Dan Ackroyd was in the movie too. I never noticed it until today. Well thanks for looking!
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
Nevermind I found something to fill in the gap in my mind.
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
I don't know what happened to him either, and I've always been curious. It would be cool if maybe they mentioned him somehow in KOTCS, but I doubt it. For Christ's sake he was practically Indy's son in ToD, so I never knew how they just left that hanging. It wasn't like he was some romantic love interest that Indy had fleetingly. For all we knew from the film, Indy had practically adopted him. Why would he never be mentioned again?

It's bizarre... I never got it?
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
trippweeder
IndyFan
 
trippweeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wexford, Ireland
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by deckard24
I don't know what happened to him either, and I've always been curious. It would be cool if maybe they mentioned him somehow in KOTCS, but I doubt it. For Christ's sake he was practically Indy's son in ToD, so I never knew how they just left that hanging. It wasn't like he was some romantic love interest that Indy had fleetingly. For all we knew from the film, Indy had practically adopted him. Why would he never be mentioned again?

It's bizarre... I never got it?

A cameo for him in Crystal Skull would be sweet, but probably pointless.
trippweeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #5
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by trippweeder
A cameo for him in Crystal Skull would be sweet, but probably pointless.
I agree a cameo would be pointless, but you know they are gonna mention what happened to Sallah, Marcus, Henry Sr.(who I still think will make a surprise cameo), and Willie. So why not Short Round? He was waaaayyyy more important to Indy in TOD than Willie. He had just met her, but she's got a pic on his mantle in the Indy's house doc. on IndianaJones.com? Strange? All these other secondary characters get nods, but nothing for Indy's surrogate son? Maybe he's another surprise in KOTCS, or hopefully at least a loose end they'll tie up if this truly is the last film.
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:06 AM   #6
oki9Sedo
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by deckard24
I agree a cameo would be pointless, but you know they are gonna mention what happened to Sallah, Marcus, Henry Sr.(who I still think will make a surprise cameo), and Willie. So why not Short Round?

I don't see any need to explain where Sallah or Henry Sr. are. They're just not part of this adventure. They're absence needs no explanation.

I don't see any need to explain Willie's absence either. She was his girlfriend, they split up. It happens.

I always felt Short Round's absence does need an explanation though. He was Indy's adopted son, whose real parents are dead. You can't really just drop him like the others.
oki9Sedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #7
trippweeder
IndyFan
 
trippweeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wexford, Ireland
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by deckard24
I agree a cameo would be pointless, but you know they are gonna mention what happened to Sallah, Marcus, Henry Sr.(who I still think will make a surprise cameo), and Willie. So why not Short Round? He was waaaayyyy more important to Indy in TOD than Willie. He had just met her, but she's got a pic on his mantle in the Indy's house doc. on IndianaJones.com? Strange? All these other secondary characters get nods, but nothing for Indy's surrogate son? Maybe he's another surprise in KOTCS, or hopefully at least a loose end they'll tie up if this truly is the last film.

Regarding Connery, you may be on the money. It wouldn't kill him to ditch the golf for one afternoon and film the final scene, if it does turn out to be a family ceremony of some kind.
trippweeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #8
oki9Sedo
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by trippweeder
Regarding Connery, you may be on the money. It wouldn't kill him to ditch the golf for one afternoon and film the final scene, if it does turn out to be a family ceremony of some kind.

"Pish off, I'm not ditching my golf for five bloody minutsh to be in that film. Harrison musht be older than I am at thish stage."
oki9Sedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #9
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
OK, so you have me interested again. Well according to the Wikiapedia for Indiana Jones:

"Actor Ke Huy Quan portrayed Short Round in Temple of Doom.
According to the unauthorized Spanish-language book Indiana Jones: Biografía, Short Round was adopted by a high-society couple—friends of Willie Scott—in New York City, and eventually followed in Indy's footsteps, studying archaeology at the University of Chicago. This account is not endorsed by Lucasfilm. "

Well I am ok with this, but someohow I think that he should have been adopted by Indy. That's my opinion, but if you think about it really, it is implied in the movie that Short Round was Indy's sidekick and that he met him when he was really young trying to pick pocket him. Well for "Short Round's sake" he will be introduced in my next book in memory of him. So my hat is off for him.

Now for Conry, I just think he is pisse off with the movie industry for his last film, that sucked by the way. So maybe he wants to be remembered for his other roles and leave it at that. Who knows, but I agree that if the ending of the movie has somehow a family reunion of some sort that it would be approperiate to have him in it. At least for 30-1mins. It would funny if they got a guy who looked like him. Some elderly dude. LOL How many of us would be pissed then?
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:18 AM   #10
trippweeder
IndyFan
 
trippweeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wexford, Ireland
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by oki9Sedo
"Pish off, I'm not ditching my golf for five bloody minutsh to be in that film. Harrison musht be older than I am at thish stage."

Come on, Sean, many have yet to forgive you for that "Zardoz nappy" debacle. You owe us...
trippweeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:22 AM   #11
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
If anything it seems that a failure to mention him in KOTCS, indicates it's too crowded where "family members" are concerned. That's my only logical guess, but it still seems like a huge loose end to leave unanswered.

I've always though that Connery would like to go out on a hign note where his career is concerned, and KOTC would reunite him with one of his most beloved characeters next to Bond. If money was always the issue, I'm sure that Spielberg and Lucas could come up with a sizable amount, enough to make him happy!

An imposter Henry Sr.!! LOL Merek Jones

HAHAHA, that would piss people off in a huge way.

Yeah, I think Indy should have adopted Shorty too!

Trippweeder, maybe he could appear in KOTCS in his Zardoz loincloth? LOL
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 12:00 PM   #12
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
I know it would piss me off.
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 12:10 PM   #13
trippweeder
IndyFan
 
trippweeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wexford, Ireland
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by deckard24
Trippweeder, maybe he could appear in KOTCS in his Zardoz loincloth? LOL

*tries to picture it*

*screams in horror*
trippweeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 12:12 PM   #14
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merek Jones
I know it would piss me off.
How about an imposter Henry Sr. played by Billy Connoly, an imposter Sallah played by Danny Devito, and the ghost of Marcus Brody played by Hayden Christensen? Oh yeah, and Jackie Chan as Short Round and Bette Midler as Willie!
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 12:13 PM   #15
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by trippweeder
*tries to picture it*

*screams in horror*
LMAO! He would have to have his tweed hat and specs though, and then nothing else but the loincloth!
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #16
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
My god what have I started.
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #17
trippweeder
IndyFan
 
trippweeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wexford, Ireland
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by deckard24
LMAO! He would have to have his tweed hat and specs though, and then nothing else but the loincloth!

You're hurting me now...
trippweeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 01:50 PM   #18
Adamwankenobi
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,185
Getting back to the original topic, yeah, Short Round should have at least a mention in KOTCS. Whether or not Mutt turns out to be Indy's biological son or whatever, it just wouldn't be right to ignore Short Round, who looks up to Indy as a father-like figure in TOD.
Adamwankenobi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 02:03 PM   #19
oki9Sedo
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adamwankenobi
Getting back to the original topic, yeah, Short Round should have at least a mention in KOTCS. Whether or not Mutt turns out to be Indy's biological son or whatever, it just wouldn't be right to ignore Short Round, who looks up to Indy as a father-like figure in TOD.

It would be very difficult to mention or feature him in KOTCS without it being intrusive or coming off as fanboy-ish.

That said, I always felt his absence needed an explanation, not necessarily in the films themselves, but at least from Spielberg or someone in an interview.
oki9Sedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 02:04 PM   #20
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adamwankenobi
Getting back to the original topic, yeah, Short Round should have at least a mention in KOTCS. Whether or not Mutt turns out to be Indy's biological son or whatever, it just wouldn't be right to ignore Short Round, who looks up to Indy as a father-like figure in TOD.
Exactly, it would pretty much make Indy a deadbeat dad!
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #21
oki9Sedo
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,181
A great idea would be a shot of a photo in Indy' house of him, Shorty and two adopted parents, segueing into a scene in his house.

That ways, his fate is explained, and in an unintrusive and un-fanboyish way. It would feel really natural and fluid.

It certainly beats a cameo as a wedding car chauffeur in Saucer Men From Mars.
oki9Sedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #22
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
Forgot about that. I have seen the video on Indy's house. I didn't see any photos of him. Maybe they will in the movie. It be a shame if he is not mentioned at all. I think in some way that it would be a sad non-closed moment.
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 03:13 PM   #23
deckard24
IndyFan
 
deckard24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by oki9Sedo
A great idea would be a shot of a photo in Indy' house of him, Shorty and two adopted parents, segueing into a scene in his house.

That ways, his fate is explained, and in an unintrusive and un-fanboyish way. It would feel really natural and fluid.

It certainly beats a cameo as a wedding car chauffeur in Saucer Men From Mars.
This would be a great way to bring closure to the character!
deckard24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 03:38 PM   #24
Merek Jones
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL, GA, USA
Posts: 66
I second that. I must of missed it.
Merek Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 12:48 AM   #25
Dust McAlan
IndyFan
 
Dust McAlan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 302
Short Round---where did he go?

So, one of the few problems I have with Temple of Doom is Short Round. Not the character, but what happens to the character after the film ends. This being a prequel means that more happens to him once the credits finish rolling, but in Raiders, which a year or a little more later, there's no sign of Short Round. Yet in Temple, Indy and Shortie act as though they have a father-son relationship, very loyal and loving.

So my question is this: I know that Shortie goes on and becomes an archaeologist himself, but does anyone know what happened to him post-Temple? Does he get adopted or something?
Dust McAlan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.