Raiders of the Lost Ark

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: June 12, 1981
DVD: May 13, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.80
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Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina


Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments.

Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy and his ex-flame Marion escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Frank Marshall
Screenplay: George Lucas, Philip Kaufman, Lawrence Kasdan
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  • 5 stars "The greatest action adventure movie ever made. I saw this originally in 1981, and look forward to its return to theatres and seeing it again on the big screen every chance I get. Harrison Ford rocks as Indiana Jones. The ultimate action hero."
  • 5 stars "Probably the most perfect action film and one of the greatest films in the history of this medium. Great cinematography, directing, acting etc. Spielberg even admitted that of all his films, this one was the most perfect he had ever filmed ! Hope for a 5th one !!!"
  • 5 stars "One of the best action adventure films of all time. Surprisingly clever - great homage to serials of old."