Raiders of the Lost Ark

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.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genres: Adventure, Action,
Production Company: Paramount, Lucasfilm Ltd.,

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 12-06-1981
  • Runtime: 115 Minutes
  • Popularity: 26.39
  • Vote Count: 8,431
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9
  • Budget: USD 18,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 389,925,971
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: http://www.indianajones.com






Photo Name Character
Harrison Ford - Azwaad Movie Database Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
Karen Allen - Azwaad Movie Database Karen Allen Marion Ravenwood
Paul Freeman - Azwaad Movie Database Paul Freeman Dr. René Belloq
John Rhys-Davies - Azwaad Movie Database John Rhys-Davies Sallah
Ronald Lacey - Azwaad Movie Database Ronald Lacey Major Arnold Toht
Wolf Kahler - Azwaad Movie Database Wolf Kahler Colonel Dietrich
Anthony Higgins - Azwaad Movie Database Anthony Higgins Gobler
Denholm Elliott - Azwaad Movie Database Denholm Elliott Dr. Marcus Brody
Alfred Molina - Azwaad Movie Database Alfred Molina Satipo
Vic Tablian - Azwaad Movie Database Vic Tablian Barranca / Monkey Man
Photo Name Department
George Lucas-Editing George Lucas Editing (Editor)
George Lucas-Production George Lucas Production (Executive Producer)
George Lucas-Writing George Lucas Writing (Story)
John Williams-Sound John Williams Sound (Original Music Composer)
Steven Spielberg-Directing Steven Spielberg Directing (Director)
Michael Kahn-Editing Michael Kahn Editing (Editor)
Jane Feinberg-Production Jane Feinberg Production (Casting)
Mike Fenton-Production Mike Fenton Production (Casting)
Philip Kaufman-Writing Philip Kaufman Writing (Story)
Frank Marshall-Production Frank Marshall Production (Producer)

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**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 action and melodrama there ever was. He was the progenitor of summer blockbusters and all-ages, all-nations spectacles. At his best he had a gift for re-living and realizing that ethereal and irresistible childhood awe. If _Raiders of the Lost Ark_ (NOT the sequels... NO, not even the father- son one) was made today, exactly the same way, okay maybe in 3D with updated CGI, it would surely land at the top of the box-office heap. It is essentially the first comic book movie that wasn't a comic book (bespectacled mild-mannered Archaeology prof by day and globe-trotting whip-wielding action hero on sabbatical). _Raiders of the Lost Ark_ (the first and only) is arguably the greatest adventure movie ever cooked up. And we, the abject audience, servile participants of the artifice, were licking its boots. We wanted Spielberg and his Indy to rope us in, reel us into the action, and completely have their way with us. We overlooked the emotional manipulation and contrived trappings because it was a pure freaking joy to watch, a Lucas produced godsend. Harrison Ford was born to play it just as Steven was born to direct it. It's really too bad they had to brand and knock off inferior sequels that, while making oodles of money, tarnished the shine of the unsurpassed prototype. Indiana Jones was the perfect reluctant action hero on a selfless mission. A whip-snapping, truck-wrangling, swordster-gunning, Nazi- brawling adventurer who was matched only by his headstrong and sassy love interest, one pistol of a gal who could drink any man under the table. Not enough credit has been given to the great Lawrence Kasdan as the writer of this marvellous adventure. The script is as close to perfect as anybody could scribe. Even a dialogue-heavy expository scene (poisoned dates) was infused with a tense element of suspense. Yes, the story was hyper-fictional, completely contrived, shamelessly far-fetched... and altogether delightful. I wasn't expecting much when I went in to watch it back in 1981, but it had me wanting to do do back-flips on the way out. America's own Fab Four, Larry, Steve, Harrison and George, put on an action-adventure clinic. Possibly the only weak spot in the movie is the climax which had our hero and heroine tied to a stake while God, the almighty Mcguffin from the Old Testament, magically wrapped things up for them. "Don't look" Indy warns, with his patented crooked grin. Are you kidding? We can't possibly take out eyes off of this. With respect to lost Teddy Bears from space and anti-Nazi machinators, Raiders is Spielbergs greatest achievement. It is one of the finest films ever made, of its or any kind. It is, hands down, my desert island movie.

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Gimly

I think for a lot of people, Raiders is their favourite (x) movie. Be that their favourite adventure movie, favourite '80s movie, favourite Spielberg movie, whatever. None of those ring true for me, but it is my favourite Indiana Jones movie. I was a mad fiend for Temple of Doom as a kid, and I've managed to make multiple teachers put The Last Crusade on in class, so I'm quite a fan of the franchise, but Raiders is the most enjoyable to me... I've never even seen Crystal Skull... So maybe it's dishonest to say I'm a fan of the franchise... I'm a fan of the trilogy! _Final rating:★★★½ - I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._

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Kamurai

Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. For Spielberg's American Alan Quartermaine, I can certainly understand what the hype is about, but I've never been a big fan myself. For starters, Nazis are boring. I'm sure they were all the rage once upon a time as a classic villain, but it doesn't do much for me. Harrison Ford, of course, carries the movie, but Karen Allen plays really well with him throughout the movie and is amazing in her own right. If nothing else, Spielberg is able to shoot a powerful atmosphere, and the movie is captivating and engaging. It's not something I can watch over and over, but when I do watch it I know I'm going to get drawn in and have a great time.

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