Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writer: Philip Kaufman
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali
  • Release date: June 12, 1981
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Indiana Jones
  • "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures, Inc. company produced action movie by George Lucas screenwriter, Steven Allan Spielberg the director, Harrison Ford , Karen Allen , Paul Freeman starred.
    The film tells the story of archaeology professor Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. entrusted by the US military to go to Egypt to find the "Ark of the Covenant" and fight the wits with the minions of Nazi Germany.
    The film was released in 1981 and won multiple nominations for the 54th Oscar including best visual effects, best art direction, best editing, and best sound. 


    • Release date June 12, 1981
    • Filming locations Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur, Tunisia
    • Production companies Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm

    Box office


    $18,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Hugh 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      The Charm of Movies - After Viewing "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

      I just saw this movie on TV a long time ago. But after a long time, the only memory is a cowboy with a long whip (please forgive my young ignorance at the time - now I know, not a cowboy, but a doctor, and the famous Harrison Ford). After the popularity of the Internet, I came to know IMDB. On IMDB, Raiders of the Lost Ark got a high score of 8.7, ranking 17th. This made me dig out this old movie again. One is to relive it again, and the other is to see what the charm of this movie is?...

    • By Rosalia 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      As long as you dare to imagine, anything is possible

      The limitation of a blockbuster is that although it was exciting and shocking to watch at the time, when you watch it again a few years later, it is already greatly reduced. The first part of this Treasure Hunting series also led to the upsurge of adventure films at that time, but today, it is actually mediocre, and the plot arrangements in many places are really simple to the naive level, such as the excavation site controlled by the German army. Excavation, such as breaking into the German...

    • By Brionna 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      ~~~~Harrison Ford

      I watched "Star Wars" a few days ago, and I just felt that he was handsome and loyal to the male and second protagonist, and his acting skills were also in place. But I didn't pay too much attention, thinking that it was a normal performance of the generally high acting skills and quality of actors in that era. . .

            Yesterday, I watched the sci-fi masterpiece "Blade Runner", which was rated as the top ten Hollywood sci-fi movies and is still difficult to compare with "2001: A...

    • By Kadin 2022-04-20 09:01:01

      "Raiders of the Lost Ark 1" - the beauty that cannot be appreciated

      I stayed up late last night watching this movie and it was actually hard to write something. Because it really doesn't touch me very much. As a 1981 movie, I'm really embarrassed to pick out the flaws in stunts, but the flaws in the plot are easily exposed. First of all, I still don't know what the so-called "ark of the law" is? It was worth the effort that Hitler and America went to to find it. In the end, when the hero and heroine were tied to a post, and I was still wondering how they...

    • By Liana 2022-04-19 09:01:02

      typical box office movie

      Before the festival, I talked to the Germans about movies, and the Germans highly praised a movie "Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark" (the Chinese name is "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Unfortunately, I haven't seen it, so I made up my mind to spend the long holiday and evil Make up.

            There are 3 "Raiders of the Lost Ark", and the English names are like Indianna Jones and XXX. Indianna Jones is a young, handsome, brave, and adventurous archaeologist. The whole story is about...

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    • By Jaden 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      What the first generation of business gurus did was groundbreaking, but almost invariably...

    • By Earnest 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      Ultra high-definition, the male protagonist is a little bit passerby and a little bit of a waste of wood alliance jeff temperament. The first 10 minutes were boring, and then I watched and took a shower, and it was over when I came back. No idea why this movie was so popular that Sheldon was quoted,...

    • By Chet 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      In fact, looking at it now, it is a funny movie, but I still like the tone of this movie, a bloody story about...

    • By Robyn 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      Together with "Star Wars", it was called "the two movies I least...

    • By Arnulfo 2022-04-23 07:01:01

      I've watched it several times. It was a good adventure movie in that...

    Movie plot

    In Peru in 1936, the archaeologist Indiana Jones found the treasure of Chachapoya fertility idol from an ancient temple. After evading many traps, he ran into the archaeologist Belloc who led many indigenous people to stop him. Jones' rival, Belloc asked him to hand over the golden statue. After some chase, Jones escaped from the danger by seaplane.
    Returning to the American university campus, Jones met two military intelligence agents....
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    Piercing lens

    When Jones escaped from the cellar and pushed a large stone away on the wall, it bounced up when it fell on the ground.
    A pole was attached to the bottom of the exploded truck so that it could be turned over.
    The glass wall between Jones and Cobra. This was erased in the 2003 version of the DVD.
    more about Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Piercing lens


    Tom Serik is Spielberg's second candidate for the role of Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford was the first choice, but George Lucas opposed it because Ford starred in "American Style Painting" and "Star Wars."
    The biplane that appeared at the beginning of "Ark of the Ark" is marked with OB-CPO. These 5 letters are the Jedi Knights in "Star Wars"-Obi-WanKenobi (Obi-WanKenobi) and the intelligent robot C-3PO The English abbreviation of.
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    Brewing preparations

    In 1973, George Lucas completed the script " The Adventures of Indiana Smith " (The Adventures of Indiana Smith) . During the creation, Lucas spent several weeks discussing the idea with Philip Kaufman, which triggered the whole The Ark of the Covenant (Ark of the Covenant) of the story was proposed by the latter.
    In 1976, Philip Kaufman shelved the film for directing "Outlaw My Wells". In 1977, Lucas met Steven Spielberg on Maui....
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    Shooting process

    "Indiana Jones" was filmed in the French coastal city of La Rochelle on June 23, 1980, and scenes about Nazi submarines were filmed here. After that, the crew moved to Elstree Studios to shoot "The Well of Soul" and the interior of the temple and tavern. In the "well of soul" where the ark of the covenant was hidden, the crew dropped 7,000 snakes, of which only the cobra was poisonous, but even so, one crew member was bitten by a giant...
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    Evaluation action

    As the first part of the "Indiana Jones" series, "Indiana Jones" really deserves its name. It has not only become a pioneer in creating a new path for Hollywood adventure films, but also achieved extraordinary box office results. As for the reason for winning, you can see the names of the two directors, Spielberg and George Lucas, in this film. (CCTV review
    In 1981, Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" came out, ushering in a new era of...
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    Movie quotes

    • Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.

      Indiana: Now you're getting nasty.

    • [Upon opening the Well of the Souls and peering down]

      Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move?

      Indiana: Give me your torch.

      [Indy takes the torch and drops it in, revealing hundreds of snakes all over floor of the Well of Souls]

      Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?

      Sallah: Asps... very dangerous. You go first.

    • Indiana: This site also demonstrates one of the great dangers of archaeology; not to life and limb, although that does sometimes take place. I'm talking about folklore.