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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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Chris Strompolos ... Himself
Eric Zala ... Himself
Jayson Lamb Jayson Lamb ... Himself
Angela Rodriguez Angela Rodriguez ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Cline ... Himself (as Ernie Cline)
Casey Dillard ... Herself
James Donald James Donald ... Arab
Rob Fuller ... German Mechanic
Francisco Gonzalez Francisco Gonzalez ... Himself
Chris Gore ... Himself
John E. Hudgens John E. Hudgens ... Himself (as John Hudgens)
Guy Klender Guy Klender ... Himself (as Guy James Klender)
Harry Jay Knowles ... Himself (as Harry Knowles)
Scott Lionberger Scott Lionberger ... Himself
Michael Mobley ... Himself
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In 1981, two 11-year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. With the help of all their friends, it took them seven years to complete in their basement. Except one scene, the airplane scene. Thirty years later, they set out to finally finish their fan film and full realize their childhood dream. This is the story behind the making of what is known as the greatest fan film ever made.

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What started as a childhood project ends in an adult obsession.

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Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and others organized a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund filming of the only scene missing from Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989): Indy's battle on the landing pad with the plane, ending in a bloody mess. Filming completed in 2014. See more »

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Despite being listed as a 2015 film, the final title card of the released version of the film references events that occurred in 2016. See more »

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References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

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THERE IS LOVE FOR YOU MR. JONES...!
5 July 2018 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

It's not too many docs that can pull at the heartstrings when the paraphrased edict "the sincerest form of flattery is imitation" is evidenced in this, the ultimate piece of fan worship. Who would've known that a shot by shot "adaptation" of Raiders of the Lost Ark made by teenagers would be the guiding nexus for 35 years of their lives. Though I grumbled to myself, maybe their time would've been better spent doing something original, I can't deny the audaciousness of the enterprise. Not many of us can say they've lived their dreams to fruition, these Raiders kids can & they have the VHS to prove it.


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