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A 1981 adventure film starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg.

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A Quick Tip by CDubs7717

  • Jul 13, 2010
One of the all time great movies featuring one of the all time great stunts as Terry Leonard recreates the famous Yakima Canutt gag.
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Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
Awesome movie, probably my favorite of the series. A must see.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
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This movie kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It still is my favorite of the series.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
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A action movie that set the bar for other movies. It is a classic and a must see
review by . December 17, 2008
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In 1981 Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were at the top of their game. Spielberg had directed Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, while George Lucas had directed American Graffiti and Star Wars. The two had formed a friendship earlier and decided to collaborate on their next project.      Lucas had wanted to make a film about an adventurer/archaeologist who hunts down supernatural relics while being pursued by dastardly villains. The concept was inspired …
review by . November 10, 2003
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Based on the 1940's serials, this movie has it all. Non-stop action, mystery, suspense, and a love story to boot. This is the role that I will always remember Harrison Ford by. The opening 5 minutes is also probably the most famous sequence in movie history. Forget the 3 DVD set! Just get this first film.
review by . March 18, 2003
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Pros: Indy's hat and whip are freakin' COOL!     Cons: TWO great trilogies, and John Rhys-Davies is STILL ignored     The Bottom Line: If you only see one action movie in your whole life... MAKE IT RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK!!!     Well. Here I am. Review number 100. Maybe I should take everyone’s advice and start seeking out a place to do this professionally.      That being said, I wonder what it is about Raiders …
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford. It is the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise, and pits Indiana Jones (Ford) against the Nazis, who search for the Ark of the Covenant, in an attempt to make their army invincible. The film co-starred Karen Allen as Indiana's former lover, Marion Ravenwood; Paul Freeman as Indiana's nemesis, French archaeologist René Belloq; John Rhys-Davies as Indiana's sidekick, Sallah; and Denholm Elliott as Indiana's colleague, Marcus Brody.

The film originated with Lucas' desire to create a modern version of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s. Production was based at Elstree Studios, England, and filming also took place in La Rochelle, Tunisia, Hawaii, and California from June to September 1980.

Released on June 12, 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark became the top-grossing film of 1981; it remains one of the highest-grossing films ever made. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards in 1982, including Best Picture, and won four (Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, Visual Effects) as well as winning a fifth Special Achievement Academy Award in Sound Effects Editing. The film's critical and popular success led to three additional films, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and ...

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics
Release Date: June 1, 1981
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Lawrence Kasdan
DVD Release Date: 2004; 2008
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
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