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28 November 1981 (USA) See more »
One of the first 'Making of...' movies to become a hit in its own right, this documentary treats movie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination 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
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Shame not on the DVD!, 25 August 2006
Author: miguel jaramillo ( from STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

I just bought the Indy trilogy on video from the 90's because this vintage documentary was included as an extra tape. The ten bucks i payed for the whole worth the purchase of just this "Making of...".Is the first VHS i buy in years! But i don't regret it at all. I remember i saw it in 1981 on TV. And it's just great!! Too bad it was not on the DVD. It shows in great and really funny detail how this classic was made. It covers the scenes with the big rolling stone, the excavation, the burning of the Nazis and the truck ("What truck!")super stunt. The logistics the locations in Tunisia and in the studios in England. It's a whole one hour and i enjoyed every second of it. If Raiders is your favorite film or is in your top ten you HAVE to put your hands on a copy of it!

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