Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.

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Podcast Release Date:
Apr 17, 2015

Indiana Jones Series Episode 1

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Individually Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were Hollywood’s two most popular filmmakers.  When they joined forces it seemed a hit was guaranteed with Raiders of the Lost Ark.  But this was no science fiction epic; Raiders was a period piece about an archaeologist racing Nazis to discover a religious relic.   The film cemented Harrison Ford as a star, launched a film franchise, and maintains its popularity to this day.  What makes Raiders of the Lost Ark such a classic?  Donate to Now Playing and you can join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob and find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Steven Spielberg
Series
Indiana Jones
Original Title
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Title
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Director
Steven Spielberg
Author
Producer
Frank Marshall
Writer
Actors
Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins, George Harris, Fred Sorenson, Anthony Chinn, Eddie Tagoe, Bill Reimbold, Patrick Durkin, Matthew Scurfield, Malcolm Weaver, Sonny Caldinez, Pat Roach, Christopher Frederick, Tutte Lemkow, Ishaq Bux, Kiran Shah, Souad Messaoudi, Terry Richards, Steve Hanson, Frank Marshall, Martin Kreidt, John Rees, Tony Vogel, Ted Grossman, Vic Armstrong, Peter Diamond, Nick Gillard, Romo Gorrara, Rick Lester, Rocky Taylor, Reg Harding, Harry Fielder, Billy Horrigan, Terry Leonard, Sergio Mioni, Dennis Muren, Glenn Randall Jr., Michael Sheard, Frank Welker
Runtime
1 h 55 min
Release Date
12 June 1981
Genres
Adventure, Action
Overview
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.

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