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28 November 1981 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Scott Beach ... Narrator (voice)

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

Frank Marshall ... Himself

Howard G. Kazanjian ... Himself (as Howard Kazanjian)

Harrison Ford ... Himself

Karen Allen ... Herself
Norman Reynolds ... Himself
Robert Watts ... Himself

John Rhys-Davies ... Himself
David Tomblin ... Himself
Kit West ... Himself

Ronald Lacey ... Himself (as Ronnie)

Paul Freeman ... Himself

Douglas Slocombe ... Himself
Michael D. Moore ... Himself (as Mickey Moore)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... Himself (as Glenn Randall)
Terry Leonard ... Himself

Directed by
Phillip Schuman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Knight  (as Lee Davis Knight)
Phillip Schuman 

Produced by
Sidney Ganis .... executive producer
Howard G. Kazanjian .... producer (as Howard Kazanjian)
Cinematography by
Phillip Schuman 
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... sound mixer
Eugene Finley .... music editor
Laurel Ladevich .... sound editor
Emily Craig Macrae .... sound editor (as Emily Craig)
David Wisnievitz .... production sound recordist
Editorial Department
Bayard Carey .... assistant editor
Nancy Cipes .... apprentice editor
Victoria Lewis .... assistant editor
Emily Craig Macrae .... editorial consultant (as Emily Craig)
Cary Medoway .... editorial consultant
Steve Starkey .... assistant editor
Other crew
Louis G. Friedman .... assistant to the producer
Jack Mathis .... serial researcher
Steve Starkey .... post production co-ordinator
Marcia Lucas .... special thanks
Ben Schuman .... special thanks
Alan Sharp .... special thanks

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60 min
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The Raiders of the Lost Ark documentary, 25 September 2012
Author: maldelus from Maryland, United States

I finally saw this documentary today, Sept. 25, 2012, as it was included as a backup feature on the fifth disc of the 2012 Blu-Ray five disc "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" release. I immediately bought it for under seventy dollars and I couldn't be happier. Buy the set. Go through the trials and tribulations and visit the locations the cast and crew had to meet and face daily while the film was being made. See why stunt people are needed and necessary for an adventure film to succeed. Fire, crashes, cast and crew get together to capture on film for present and future audiences the visions of story writers and a director to create a finished product that will only be known to be well done if movie theaters are filled with customers and critics are amazed as well.

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