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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Overview

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
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Matt Geiger
June 23, 2021
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Marion Ravenwood, the Unsung Hero of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Let me preface this by saying that I adore Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). I will unquestionably hail it for years to come as both Steven Spielberg’s magnum opus and a truly timeless adventure film. Even if I didn’t think it was both of these things, little can be said to deny the impact Indiana Jones’ first onscreen outing has had on the action and adventure genres since its inception. Yet when people talk about Raiders as a finely structured homage to classic 1930s film serials with 1980s blockbuster action sensibilities, the presence of Harrison Ford’s charismatic Dr. Jones usually rests at the center of that conversation. Even the name of the film itself has been co-opted, rebranded, and falsely embraced as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Movie Information


When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Rating:PG
Genre:Adventure, Action
Directed By:Steven Spielberg
Written By:Lawrence Kasdan
In Theaters:6/12/1981
Box Office:$389,925,971
Runtime:115 minutes
Studio:Paramount, Lucasfilm Ltd.

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