Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is a college professor of archaeology who would rather go on an adventure than lecture. He’s known for making good use of his bullwhip, although he’s not afraid to use his gun when the situation calls for it. In fact, the only thing he seems to be afraid of are snakes.
Kennon Wong, nicknamed Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan), has been through a lot. He’s an orphan from the Second Sino-Japanese War, he earns a living as an 11-year-old driving a taxicab in Shanghai, and he assists Indiana Jones on his mission. But his unique nickname has nothing to do with any of these — Short Round is named after the screenwriters’ pet dog.