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
The musical theme for the Ark of the Covenant is heard several times throughout the film. Each time, it either trails off, segues into a different theme, or modulates into a different key. Only at the climax of the film is the entire theme heard and resolved in its original key. See more »
Indy's secondary pistol, a Browning Hi-Power, is a model made by Inglis of Canada. While the Hi-Power was designed in 1925 and began production in 1935, Inglis did not begin production of the Hi-Power until 1944. 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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Film ends with a man in a warehouse pushing a crate with the ark buried 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 »
I believe that there is no need to give a summary of the most legendary adventure film ever made. When you think of Harrison Ford, you think of Indiana Jones. And don't lie you think of "Star Wars". It may be a bigger and more popular franchise, but I bet Indiana is everyone's first association. A charismatic professor of archaeology who swings his whip in remote places of the third world, overcomes all obstacles with ease of a comic-book hero, a charmer who seduces women and audiences and who has marked childhood for many generations. Technically excellent, visually impressive (except for the quite silly special effects towards the end), atmospheric, with perfectly balanced elements of adventure, action, humor, and romance. It may not be a masterpiece of cinematography, but with its spirit and influence on the genre as well as on generations of viewers, it certainly deserves cult status.
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