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
Lawrence Kasdan quickly established a career as a director in his own right. Two of his films, The Big Chill, and Silverado, featured Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum took a lead role in The Fly, in which his make-up effects were created by Chris Walas, who worked on this film as well. In fact, he modified his own melting face effect for a melting hand that the mutated Goldblum vomits on. Goldblum came full circle by working with Spielberg on Jurassic Park. See more »
Position of medallion's chain when Marion pulls it out of her blouse. See more »
[picking up poison dart]
The Hovitos are near.
[tastes the end of the dart, spits it out quickly]
The poison is still fresh, three days. They're following us.
If they knew we were here, they would have killed us already.
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The mountain in the Paramount logo dissolves into the mountain in the Peruvian jungle. See more »
ABC edited 24 seconds from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »
Harrison Ford, in the role that suited him best...
Ford stars as Indiana Jones, an archaeologist adventurer, who spends his time traveling all over the world through jungles, deserts, oceans, and caverns in search for hidden treasureslike the priceless long-lost Ark of the Covenant (the Hebrew sacred artifact that held the supposed Ten Commandments). Unfortunately, a group of treasure-hungry Nazis wants it too, having heard that any army who wins it would receive supernatural powers
With his trademark hat, whip, leather jacket, and pistol for backup, our stubborn, intelligent, determined and loyal hero escapes innumerable dangers, evades multiple obstacles including fearsome thugs in a busy Cairo bazaar, and hangs underneath a fast-moving truck in an exciting chase through a road These are only some of the film's incredible set pieces Steven Spielberg likable hero is not invincible, though, facing impossible odds, capable of getting beaten, struck violently, heart broken, and falling asleep after the first kiss
The villainsespecially Indy's suave and cultured French rival wearing a Panama hat and white suits, Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman)are not really that much different from him, except in their motivation The shrill heroine, Marion (Karen Allen)is not the girl always in discomfort either, but a resourceful, dynamic and formidable woman who doesn't require the hero at all
"Raiders of the Lost Arc" is a perfect package of unforgettable scenes, countless action, humor, astonishing technical effects, thrilling sequences, and terrific performances It was followed by three fun sequels
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