RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981 U.S.) D: STEVEN SPIELBERG W: LAWRENCE KASDAN/PHILIP KAUFMAN/GEROGE LUCAS P: FRANK MARSHALL
Harrison Ford is the 1930`s archeologist adventurer in the first entry of the highly succesful Indiana Jones trilogy. The screenplay borrows heavily from old serials. Jones has to find the hiding place of the lost ark containing the original Ten Commandments (and the power of God) in Cairo (actualy Tunisia) before arch enemy Paul Freeman (working for the Nazis) does. There`s plenty of booby traps, rolling boulders, snakes, skeletons and action and adventure to keep it interesting. The climax has melting face FX. With Karen Allen, Ronald Lacey, Denholm Elliot, Alfred Molina, Anthony Higgins, John Rhys-Davies, William Hootkins and Marshall. John Williams` theme became as iconic as his one for JAWS. George Lucas was the Executive Producer. INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM followed.

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