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Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie

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An 80s movie that represents another installment of the Indiana Jones adventures. This time, Indiana Jones goes on assignment for the US Government.

Raiders of the Lost Ark DVD


The adventures of Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford) continue, this time the noted archeologist is sent on an assignment by the Government to locate the Ark of the Covenant in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

While on his mission with ex girlfriend Marion (played by Karen Allen), Indiana realizes that he is not the only one chasing after the Ark of the Covenant. It is one adventure after another in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Indiana Jones - Harrison Ford
Marion Ravenwood - Karen Allen
Dr. Rene Belloq - Paul Freeman
Major Arnold Toht - Ronald Lacey
Sallah - John Rhys-Davies
Dr. Marcus Brody - Denholm Elliott
Satipo - Alfred Molina
Colonel Dietrich - Wolf Kahler
Gobler - Anthony Higgins
Barranca/Monkey Man - Vic Tablian
Col. Musgrove - Don Fellows
Major Eaton - William Hootkins
Bureaucrat - Bill Reimbold
Jock - Fred Sorenson
Australian Climber - Patrick Durkin


Because of his commitment to the television show “Magnum PI,” Tom Selleck, who was originally cast for the role, could not take the role as Indiana Jones in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Raiders of the Lost Ark picked up four Oscar Awards and was one of the biggest grossing films of the year.

Academy Awards:

Steven Spielberg won for Best Director for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

John Williams won for Best Original Score for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Frank Marshall, Producer won for Best Picture for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark was released to theatres on 06/12/1981 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $242,374,454 at the box office in the US on a budget of $20,000,000 .

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