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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989)

A shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), started by three 12-year-olds and completed over a period of six years.

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Eric Zala

Writers:

Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Strompolos ... Indy / Warehouse Man
Angela Rodriguez Angela Rodriguez ... Marion
Michael Bales Michael Bales ... Dietrich
Eric Zala ... Belloq / Tall Captain
Ted Ross Ted Ross ... Toht
Alan Stenum Alan Stenum ... Sallah / Clipper Passenger / Street Arab / Arab Digger / Nazi Soldier / Pirate
William Coon William Coon ... Brody
Kurt Zala Kurt Zala ... Gobler / Col. Musgrove / 2nd Nazi / Peruvian Porter / Tent Soldier / Water Merchant / Bar Patron / Street Arab / Bar Patron / Arab Digger / Nazi Soldier / Street People
Clay LaGrone Clay LaGrone ... Satipo / Street Arab
Sam Cummings Sam Cummings ... Barranca
Jason Ross Jason Ross ... Major Eaton / Giant Sherpa / Bar Patron / Street Arab / Arab Digger / Nazi Soldier
Don Hawkins Don Hawkins ... Jock / Nazi Soldier
John Brooks John Brooks ... Drinking Man / Mean Mongolian
Derek Paulson Derek Paulson ... Ratty Nepalese / Smoking Soldier / Bar Patron / Nazi Soldier / Pirate
Jayson Lamb Jayson Lamb ... Imam / Student
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A shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), started by three 12-year-olds and completed over a period of six years.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Nearly all of the interiors were shot in Eric's mom's house in Ocean Springs, Mississippi - The Cave Scene, the Well of Souls, the Map Room, the Catacombs, the Bantu Wind hold, and the Bar fight (which nearly burned the house down) were all shot in the basement. Sallah's Porch, the Cabin Scene, the Tent Scene, Indy's House, were shot inside the house proper, while Indy's flight from the Hovitos across an open field was shot in Eric's backyard. Eric's parents to this day still show the basement walls frescoed with hieroglyphics to wide-eyed youngsters around town. See more »

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A tribute to the fire of youth
18 February 2009 | by rzajacSee all my reviews

I was dumbstruck watching this. Yeah, it's obviously not as well-executed as the original, but you have to admire the dedication and energy.

At the end, after the lid on the ark comes down and Indy and Marion hug, I cried. I didn't cry at this point when watching the original. I was just so touched at the love and passion these kids lavished on trying to pay honor to the wonderfulness of the original.

Well! All that gushing aside, anything else? This was certainly a worthwhile enterprise, but I do sincerely hope these kids have gone on to create and wrangle media. It'd be nice to see them get a budget and bring something fully of their own to marvelous fruition.


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