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


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A documentary of the story behind Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989).

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Jayson Lamb ...
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Angela Rodriguez ...
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James Donald ...
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Francisco Gonzalez ...
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John E. Hudgens ...
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Guy Klender ...
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Scott Lionberger ...
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Ryan Pierini ...
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Karl Preusser ...
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Mark Spain ...
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Kurt Zala ...
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Directed by

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Jeremy Coon
Tim Skousen

Written by

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Tim Skousen ... (written by) &
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Alan Eisenstock ... (book)

Produced by

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Jeremy Coon ... producer
Kyle Newman ... executive producer
Tim Skousen ... producer

Music by

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Anton Sanko

Cinematography by

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Tim Irwin
Ed Stephenson

Film Editing by

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Barry Poltermann
Tim Skousen

Editorial Department

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Ian R. Anderson ... assistant editor
Dan Didier ... post production supervisor
Kyle V. James ... assistant editor
Greg MacLennan ... additional editor: opening title sequence
Dave Myszewski ... assistant editor
LeVar Pickens ... assistant editor (as Lavar Pickens)
Travis Starr ... assistant editor

Costume Design by

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Todd Coyle

Makeup Department

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Kc Mussman ... makeup department head
Ivy Spinova ... makeup artist

Art Department

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Gary E. Irwin ... poster designer

Sound Department

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Nate Hoffman ... re-recording mixer

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Perry Harovas ... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marco Colosimo ... camera operator
James Donald ... grip
Nick Ramey ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Holly Chatham Beets ... costume assistant (as Holly Chatham)

Music Department

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Steve Glotzer ... composer: additional music
Ted Hinckley ... music contractor
Tracie Turnbull ... music coordinator / score coordinator

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James Donald ... production assistant
Brandy Fons ... publicist

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines What started as a childhood project ends in an adult obsession. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Poszukiwacze zaginionej Arki - Najlepszy fanowski remake (Poland)
  • Искатели (Russia)
  • Raiders!
Runtime
  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Features Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »
Crazy Credits 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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