Paramount Pictures released Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to theaters on June 12, 1981. Steven Spielberg directs the film which stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Summary
In the late 1970’s, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were basking in their mutual successes of Star Wars and Jaws. The two influential directors were vacationing at Lucas’ ewok farm in Hawaii when Spielberg told Lucas that he wanted to direct a James Bond film.
Lucas told him that he had a better idea: a womanizing, archaeologist by the name of Indiana Smith who travels the world seeking ancient artifacts and fighting Nazis. Spielberg jumped at the idea, and the genesis of Raiders of the Lost Ark began.
The heroic story begins in 1936 in a thick Peruvian jungle. Our anti-hero, the archaeologist Indiana Jones, played to perfection by Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, is in search of ancient fertility idol that lies within a hidden jungle temple. The temple is protected by various booby-traps that only the astute Indy is clever enough to figure out. Well, almost figure out.
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