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
George Lucas first dreamed up the idea of an adventurous archeologist about the same time he came up with the idea for the Flash Gordon-type space story that became Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). 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 »
On the Laserdisc (widescreen) version, the sound effect when the staff lands in the map room after Indy drops it is different from all other versions.... See more »
This is the first movie in the Indiana Jones series. It is also the best film in the series. Indy is hired by the US government to track down the sacred arc of the covenant. While he is on his quest the Nazis are also searching for the arc. This is a wonderful adventure story that covers many countries. Harrison Ford was born to play this role, and he does it with flair. After having seen this film quite a few times, you also get to pick out the Easter eggs that are scattered around. One hint is be on the lookout for two well known Star Wars droids.
I do not think that there was a better combination in the 80's than Lucas and Spielberg. This in everything you would want from an adventure movie and more.
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