Raiders of the Lost Ark

Poster for the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Our mission is to answer “Were the movies we loved when growing up really that good?” Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark isn’t as good as we remembered: It’s better. If you’re sick of hearing us complain about how other ’80s movies fell short of the mark, this is the episode for you. We’ll discuss how Harrison Ford was perfect for the Indiana Jones role, Karen Allen stole our hearts as Marion, the action scenes thrilled us, and Steven Spielberg’s direction tickled our brains. This movie is downright perfect.

Plot Summary: “Raiders of the Lost Ark Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, 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.

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Director
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Frank Marshall
Production
Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures
Release Date
12 June 1981

Not rated yet!
Director
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Frank Marshall
Production
Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures
Release Date
12 June 1981