Raiders of the Lost Ark

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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.

  1. Philip Kaufman


  2. George Lucas


  3. Lawrence Kasdan


  4. Steven Spielberg


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  1. Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford

    Indiana Jones

  2. Karen Allen

    Karen Allen

    Marion Ravenwood

  3. Paul Freeman

    Paul Freeman

    Dr. Rene Belloq

  4. Ronald Lacey

    Ronald Lacey

    Major Toht

  5. John Rhys-Davies

    John Rhys-Davies


  6. Denholm Elliott

    Denholm Elliott

    Dr. Marcus Brody

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $18,000,000.00

Revenue $389,925,971.00


Release Information

  • June 12, 1981
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by Vincent

By Vincent

Trailblazers of a Lost Art

Little wonder James Cameron and Joss Whelon movies are the biggest box-office earners. They are masters of cinematic rhetoric. The unfolding dramatic situations and controlled dialogue are meticulously contrived. Cameron could probably have potted more if it wasn't for his earnest, simplistic messages (rich bad; nature good). All three movies (Titanic, Avatar, Avengers) plot along comfortably then suddenly spike spectacularly.

But no one has ever laid on the cinematic charm and cajolery like Stephen Spielberg. He was by far the craftiest manipulator of... read the rest.

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