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Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Basics


Year of Release: 1981
Running Time: 1 hr. 55 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: George Lucas, Willard Huyck, Lawrence Kasden and Philip Kaufman
Producers:George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian and Frank Marshall
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Raiders of the Lost Ark Synopsis


The first of a popular adventure series staring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg. This movies is a modern version of the adventure serials that used to show before featured movies in the early days of motion picture history. Raiders focuses on Professor Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) search for the Lost Ark of the Covenant.

Raiders of the Lost Ark Original Theatrical Trailer





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Raiders of the Lost Ark Cast


Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood

Paul Freeman as Dr. Rene Belloq

Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Toht

John Rhys-Davies as Sallah

Denholm Elliot as Dr. Marcus Brody

Alfred Molina as Satipo

Wolf Kolhler as Colonel Dietrich

Anthony Higgins as Gobler

Vic Tablian as Monkey Man

George Harris as Katanga

William Hootkins as Major Eaton

Don Fellows as Colonel Musgrove

Vic Tablian as Barranca

Fred Sorenson as Jock Lindsey

Pat Roach as Mechanic

Terry Richards as Cairo Swordsman



Raiders of the Lost Ark Awards and Nominations


1981 Academy Awards® Best Art Direction (Win)
Best Visual Effects (Win)
Best Editing (Win)
Best Sound (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Cinematography (Nom)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)



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Raiders of the Lost Ark


Indiana Jones ( Harrison Ford ):

"I hate snakes. I HATE them."


In Raiders, how long is the Staff of Ra supposed to be?

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