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Raiders of the Lost Ark ()


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Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

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Indy
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Marion
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Belloq
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Toht
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Sallah
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Brody
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Satipo
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Dietrich
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Gobler
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Barranca / Monkey Man
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Col. Musgrove
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Major Eaton
Bill Reimbold ...
Bureaucrat
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Jock
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Australian Climber
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2nd. Nazi
Malcolm Weaver ...
Ratty Nepalese (as Malcom Weaver)
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Mean Mongolian
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Mohan
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Giant Sherpa / 1st Mechanic
Christopher Frederick ...
Otto
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Imam
Ishaq Bux ...
Omar
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Abu
Souad Messaoudi ...
Fayah
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Arab Swordsman
Steve Hanson ...
German Agent
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Pilot
Martin Kreidt ...
Young Soldier
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Katanga
Eddie Tagoe ...
Messenger Pirate
John Rees ...
Sergeant
Tony Vogel ...
Tall Captain
Ted Grossman ...
Peruvian Porter
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German Soldier (uncredited)
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Soilder (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
Darin Chambers ...
Nazi Supporter (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ...
German (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
Reg Harding ...
German Lieutenant (uncredited)
Barrie Holland ...
Archivist (uncredited)
Billy Horrigan ...
Gobler's Gunner (uncredited)
Josh.Ag ...
The Boulder (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ...
Driver of German Truck (uncredited)
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German soldier (uncredited)
Sergio Mioni ...
Driver of German Truck (uncredited)
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Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited)
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Screaming Savages (uncredited) (voice)
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Nazi Solder (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ...
Flying Wing Mechanic (uncredited)
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U-Boat Captain (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
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Special Vocal Effects (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Steven Spielberg

Written by (WGA)

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Lawrence Kasdan ... (screenplay by)
 
George Lucas ... (story by) and
Philip Kaufman ... (story by)

Produced by

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Howard G. Kazanjian ... executive producer (as Howard Kazanjian)
George Lucas ... executive producer
Frank Marshall ... producer
Robert Watts ... associate producer

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Douglas Slocombe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Kahn
George Lucas ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Duwayne Dunham ... assistant film editor: ILM
Bruce Green ... assistant film editor
Bob McMillian ... color timer (as Robert McMillian)
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter
Phil Sanderson ... assistant film editor
Colin Wilson ... assistant film editor
Julie Kahn Zunder ... apprentice film editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Mary Selway

Production Design by

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Norman Reynolds

Art Direction by

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Leslie Dilley

Set Decoration by

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Michael Ford

Costume Design by

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Deborah Nadoolman

Makeup Department

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Mike Lockey ... hairdresser
Pat McDermott ... chief hairdresser (as Patricia McDermott)
Richard Mills ... makeup artist (as Dickie Mills)
Tom Smith ... key makeup artist
Chris Walas ... special makeup effects: ILM (as Christopher Walas)
Jim Gillespie ... key makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Patricia Carr ... assistant production manager
Mohamed Ali Cherif ... production supervisor: Tunisia
Dorothy Marchini ... production manager: France
Hassine Soufi ... production manager: Tunisia
Douglas Twiddy ... production supervisor
Robert Watts ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Roy Button ... second assistant director
Patrick Cadell ... second assistant director
Louis G. Friedman ... second assistant director: Peru/Hawaii
Carlos Gil ... first assistant director: second unit (as Carlos Gill)
Michael Hook ... second assistant director: second unit
Vincent Joliet ... first assistant director: France
Naceur Ktari ... first assistant director: Tunisia
Michael D. Moore ... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
David Tomblin ... first assistant director
Frank Marshall ... second unit director (uncredited)
Julian Wall ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Frank Bruton ... property master
Roy Carnon ... sketch artist
Sharon Cartwright ... art department assistant
Mick Chubbock ... plasterer
Kenneth Clarke ... supervising plasterer (as Kenneth Clark)
Ron Cobb ... production artist
Ken Court ... assistant art director
George Djurkovic ... draftsman
John Fenner ... assistant art director
Andrew Garnet-Lawson ... scenic artist
George Gunning ... assistant construction manager
Peter Hancock ... property master: Tunisia
Fred Hole ... assistant art director
Michael Lamont ... assistant art director
Michael Lloyd ... production artist
David Lusby ... chief buyer
Ralph McQuarrie ... illustrator: ILM
Dave Middleton ... construction storeman
David J. Negron ... sketch artist (as David Negron)
Bert Rodwell ... head plasterer
Eric Shirtcliffe ... master painter
Keith Short ... modeller
Hassen Soufi ... assistant art director: Tunisia
Charles Torbett ... property supervisor
Ed Verreaux ... production illustrator
Bob Walker ... decor and lettering artist
Bill Welch ... construction manager
Andy Aitken ... plasterer (uncredited)
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Tony Boxall ... art department design work (uncredited)
Michael Finlay ... painter (uncredited)
Taieb Jallouli ... property buyer: Tunisia (uncredited)
Paul James ... plasterer stand-by (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster artist (uncredited) / poster designer (uncredited)
Dave Midson ... dressing prop (uncredited)
Brian Muir ... sculptor (uncredited)
Kent State ... art department (uncredited)
Dave Stevens ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
William Stout ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Tony Vice ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound effects editor
Ben Burtt ... sound designer
Roy Charman ... production sound
John Dunn ... foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound effects editor (as Steve H. Flick)
Peter Grives ... apprentice sound editor
Howie Hammerman ... recording technician
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording
Mark A. Mangini ... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Steve Maslow ... re-recording
Kevin O'Connell ... sound dubbing technician
Andrew Patterson ... dialogue editor (as Andy Patterson)
George Rice ... production sound maintenance
John Salter ... sound boom operator
Curt Schulkey ... supervising dialogue editor
Gary Summers ... sound effects recording
Bill Varney ... re-recording
Eric Whitfield ... assistant dialogue editor
Vanessa Theme Ament ... foley artist (uncredited)
Richard L. Anderson ... sound effects recording (uncredited)
Alan Howarth ... special sound effects (uncredited)
Mark A. Mangini ... sound effects recording (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Randy Thom ... sound effects (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chris Condon ... special effects electrician
Roy Coombes ... special effects carpenter
Peter Dawson ... senior effects technician
Yves De Bono ... special effects welder
Rodney Fuller ... effects technician
Ken Gittens ... effects assistant
Terry Glass ... effects engineering
Ray Hanson ... effects assistant
Trevor Neighbour ... effects technician
Terry Schubert ... effects technician
Bill Warrington ... special effects equipment supervisor
Kit West ... mechanical effects supervisor
Michael Dawson ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Peter Amundson ... assistant effects editor: ILM
Charles Bailey ... model maker: ILM (as Charlie Bailey)
Craig Barron ... matte photography assistant: ILM
William Beck ... stage technician: ILM
David Berry ... optical printer operator: ILM
Patricia Blau ... production coordinator: ILM
Mike Bolles ... design engineer: ILM
Marty Brenneis ... electronics engineer: ILM
Kris Brown ... computer engineering: ILM
Conrad Buff IV ... visual effects editorial supervisor: ILM (as Conrad Buff)
Laura Buff ... production accountant: ILM (as Laura Kaysen)
Scott Caple ... animator: ILM
Melissa Cargill ... electronics technician: ILM
Wade Childress ... special projects: ILM
Terry Chostner ... still photographer: ILM
Joe Class ... assistant visual effects editor: ILM
Sam Comstock ... animation supervisor: ILM (as Samuel Comstock)
Dick Dova ... stage technician: ILM
Don Dow ... camera operator: ILM
Loring Doyle ... animator: ILM
Richard Edlund ... visual effects supervisor
Judy Elkins ... animator: ILM
John Ellis ... optical printer operator: ILM
Chrissie England ... administration assistant: ILM
Bob Finley III ... stage technician: ILM (as Bobby Finley III)
Pat Fitzsimmons ... stage technician: ILM (as Patrick Fitzsimmons)
Warren Franklin ... optical line-up: ILM
Dietrich Friesen ... animation supervisor: ILM (as Deitrich Friesen)
Michael Fulmer ... model maker: ILM (as Mike Fulmer)
Steve Gawley ... model maker: ILM
Tim Geideman ... laboratory technician: ILM
Miki Herman ... production associate: ILM
Edward Hirsh ... stage technician: ILM
Paul Huston ... model maker: ILM
Jerry Jeffress ... electronic systems designer: ILM
Joe Johnston ... art director: visual effects, ILM
Ed Jones ... laboratory technician: ILM
David Kakita ... production accountant: ILM
Sylvia Keulen ... animator: ILM
Kim Knowlton ... animator: ILM
Neil Krepela ... matte photography: ILM
Shirley Lee ... production accountant: ILM
Gary Leo ... electronics engineer: ILM
Mike MacKenzie ... electronics engineer: ILM
Alan Maley ... matte painting supervisor: ILM
Scott Marshall ... animator: ILM
Cristi McCarthy ... electronics technician: ILM
Roberto McGrath ... still lab technician: ILM
John McLeod ... stage technician: ILM (as John McCleod)
Ted Moehnke ... supervising stage technician: ILM (as T.E. Moehnke)
Thaine Morris ... pyrotechnics: ILM
Duncan Myers ... laboratory technician: ILM
Bill Neil ... camera operator: ILM
Bruce Nicholson ... optical photography supervisor: ILM
Kerry Nordquist ... still lab technician: ILM
Ease Owyeung ... model maker: ILM
Clint Palmer ... assistant cameraman: ILM
Udo Pampel ... machinist: ILM
Michael Pangrazio ... matte artist: ILM
Lorne Peterson ... modelshop foreman: ILM
Gary Platek ... cloud effects: ILM
Jason Pomerantz ... production supervisor (IMAX Version 2012)
Bruce Richardson ... model maker: ILM
Nilo Rodis-Jamero ... assistant art director: ILM
Thomas Rosseter ... optical line-up: ILM (as Tom Rosseter)
Wesley Seeds ... model maker: ILM
Kenneth Smith ... optical printer operator: ILM
Thomas G. Smith ... production supervisor: ILM (as Thomas Smith)
Howard Stein ... assistant effects editor: ILM
Peter Stolz ... stage technician: ILM
Marc Thorpe ... model maker: ILM
John T. Van Vliet ... animator: ILM (as John Van Vliet)
Mark Vargo ... optical line-up: ILM
Jim Veilleux ... effects cameraman: ILM
Laurie Vermont ... production coordinator: ILM
Garry Waller ... animator: ILM
Gene Whiteman ... equipment engineering supervisor: ILM
Bess Wiley ... electronics technician: ILM (as Bessie Wiley)
Samuel Zolltheis ... model maker: ILM (as Sam Zolltheis)
Chris Crowell ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Beth D'Amato ... digital paint and roto lead (uncredited)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman ... damage artist/supervisor: Lowry Digital (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... stunts
Peter Brace ... stunts
Gerry Crampton ... stunts
Peter Diamond ... stunt arranger
Romo Gorrara ... stunts (as Romo Garrara)
Martin Grace ... stunts
Reg Harding ... stunts
Billy Horrigan ... stunts
Wendy Leech ... stunts (as Wendy Leach)
Terry Leonard ... stunts
Sergio Mioni ... stunts (as Sergio Mione)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Randall)
Rocky Taylor ... stunts
Chuck Waters ... stunts
Bill Weston ... stunts
Paul Weston ... stunts
Vic Armstrong ... stunt double: Mr. Ford/Indiana Jones double #1 (uncredited)
Peter Diamond ... stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace ... stunt double: Indiana Jones #3 (uncredited)
Richard Graydon ... stunts (uncredited)
Wendy Leech ... stunt double: Karen Allen (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunt double: Indiana Jones #2 (uncredited)
Rick Lester ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Beeson ... additional photography
Alan Brady ... gaffer: Peru/Hawaii
Wally Byatt ... operating cameraman: second unit
Albert Clark ... still photographer
Jerry Dunkley ... operating cameraman: second unit (as Gerry Dunkley)
Martin Evans ... gaffer
Jim Kane ... dolly grip: second unit
Red Lawrence ... head rigger
Colin Manning ... dolly grip
Eamonn O'Keeffe ... second assistant cameraman: second unit
Danny Shelmerdine ... second assistant cameraman
Chris Tanner ... assistant cameraman: second unit
Robin Vidgeon ... assistant cameraman
Chic Waterson ... operating cameraman
David Worley ... operating cameraman: second unit
Albert Clarke ... still photographer (uncredited)
Wick Finch ... electrician (uncredited)
Ron Herschman ... electrician (uncredited)
Bruce Hill ... ultra high speed photography (uncredited)
Paul Kenward ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ray Meehan ... best boy (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ian Hickinbotham ... wardrobe assistant
Sue Wain ... wardrobe assistant
Rita Wakely ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Abdelkrim Baccar ... location manager: Tunisia
Habib Chaari ... location manager: Tunisia
Bryan Coates ... location manager
Maile Semitokol ... location manager: Peru/Hawaii

Music Department

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Carl Fortina ... orchestra contractor
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist
Kenneth Wannberg ... supervising music editor
Don Williams ... musician: xylophone
Jerry Williams ... musician: percussion
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Tom Raney ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited) / musician: french horn (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Harry Ueshiro ... transportation captain: Peru/Hawaii
John Ott ... camera car driver (uncredited)
Terry Pritchard ... driver: cast (uncredited)

Other crew

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Simon Atherton ... armorer
Jane Bay ... assistant: Mr. Lucas
Tarak Ben Ammar ... production coordinator: Tunisia
Arthur Carroll ... production accountant
Gilly Case ... production assistant (as Gill Case)
Martin Casella ... assistant: Mr. Spielberg (as Marty Casella)
Junior Charles ... production assistant: France
Michael Culling ... animal handler
Jack Dearlove ... stand-in: Mr. Ford
Jed Edge ... animal handler
Steve Edge ... animal handler
Deborah Fine ... researcher
Barbara Harley ... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Felicity Hodder ... doctor (as Dr. Felicity Hodder)
Maggie Jones ... continuity: second unit
Laura Kenmore ... assistant: Mr. Kazanjian
Kathleen Kennedy ... associate to Mr. Spielberg
Michael Larkins ... assistant accountant
Pamela Mann ... continuity
Hassam Moossun ... doctor: second unit (as Dr. Hassam Moossun)
Kat Mullaly ... described video
J. Daniel Nichols ... production coordinator: Peru/Hawaii (as Dan Nichols)
Daniel Parker ... production assistant
Stefano Priori ... location accountant
Stella Quef ... accountant: France
Bonne Radford ... accountant: Peru/Hawaii
Derek Robbins ... unit publicist
Patty Rumph ... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Alan Sutton ... fire safety coordinator
Ridha Turki ... accountant: Tunisia (as Ridna Turki)
Michael Bay ... production intern (uncredited)
Xavier Legris ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Steranko ... original illustrations (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it. Written by John Wiggins

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Taglines Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Indiana Jones (United States)
  • The Adventures of Indiana Smith (United States)
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (United States)
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (World-wide, English title)
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (South Africa, English title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,673,731, 09 Sep 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $389,925,971

Did You Know?

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Trivia The famous scene in which Indy shoots a marauding and flamboyant swordsman was not in the original script. Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip to get the sword out of his attacker's hands, but the food poisoning he and the rest of the crew had gotten, made him too sick to perform the stunt. After several unsuccessful tries, Ford suggested "shooting the sucker". Steven Spielberg immediately took him up the idea, and the scene was successfully filmed. See more »
Goofs During the travel to Nepal, "Thailand" is written on the map. The country has had this name only since 1939. This film takes place in 1936, when Thailand was called Siam. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Lost Horizon (1973). See more »
Soundtracks I am the Monarch of the Sea See more »
Crazy Credits The mountain in the Paramount logo dissolves into the mountain in the Peruvian jungle. See more »
Quotes Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.
Indiana: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
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