Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Poster

John Rhys-Davies: Sallah



  • Indiana : Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.

    Sallah : How?

    Indiana : I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!

  • [Upon opening the Well of the Souls and peering down] 

    Sallah : Indy, why does the floor move?

    Indiana : Give me your torch.

    [Indy takes the torch and drops it in] 

    Indiana : Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?

    Sallah : Asps... very dangerous. You go first.

  • Sallah : Indy, there is something that troubles me.

    Indiana : What is it?

    Sallah : The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.

  • Sallah : Indy, you have no time. If you still want the ark, it is being loaded onto a truck for Cairo.

    Indiana : Truck? What truck?

  • Sallah : Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!

  • [the old man reveals writing on the back of the medallion, which states that part of the staff must be removed] 

    Indiana : Balloq's medallion only had writing on one side? You sure about that?

    Sallah : Positive!

    Indiana : Balloq's staff is too long.

    Indiana , Sallah : They're digging in the wrong place!

  • Sallah : [catches date and points to dead monkey]  Bad dates.

  • Indiana : I knew the Germans had hired you, Sallah. You're the best digger in Egypt.

    Sallah : My services are entirely inconsequential to them. They hired or shanghaied every digger in Cairo. The excavation is enormous. They hire only strong backs and they pay pennies for them. It's as if the pharaohs have returned.

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