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Release Date: June 12th, 1981

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2008

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

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Plays like an anthology of the best parts from all the Saturday matinee serials ever made. show more

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark is, in fact, about as entertaining as a commercial movie can be. What is it? 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. 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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