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Raiders of The Lost Ark

PG| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.

Cast: Harrison Ford , Karen Allen , Paul Freeman , Wolf Kahler , Ronald Lacey , John Rhys-Davies , Denholm Elliott , Anthony Higgins

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Adventure, Action

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981)

Release Date: June 12th, 1981|1 hr. 55 min.

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fan reviews ( 7 )
  • Plays like an anthology of the best parts from all the Saturday matinee serials ever made. show more

  • An adventure film that plays like an old-time 12-part serial that you see all at once, instead of Saturday-to-Saturday. It's a modern "Thief of Baghdad." It's the kind of movie that first got you excited about movies when you were a kid. (Translation for today's children: It's better than anything on TV.) [12 June 1981] show more

  • Has all the right ingredients: a smart script, a likable hero, a dash of romance, more than a touch of comedy, and a lot of fast-paced action. show more

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  • September 15, 2012 mikesmutt
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    without question one of the all time great movies---fun story, terrific dialogue, plenty of comic relief and outstanding action scenes---the is the granddaddy of all LOTR films

  • August 13, 2012 filmlover1994
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    Indiana Jones Is My Favorite Film Character.

  • January 19, 2012 Dry Master
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    It was exciting...but the violence was a little flat and pathetic. But wonderful job!

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