In 1936, archaeologist Indiana Jones braves an ancient booby-trapped temple in Peru and retrieves a golden idol. He is confronted by rival archaeologist René Belloq and the indigenous Hovito people. Surrounded and outnumbered, Indy surrenders the idol to Belloq and escapes aboard a waiting floatplane.
Jones returns to his teaching position at a New England college, where he is interviewed by two Army Intelligence agents. They inform him that the Nazis are searching for his old mentor, Abner Ravenwood, under whom Jones studied at the University of Chicago. The Nazis know that Ravenwood is the leading expert on the ancient city of Tanis in Egypt, and that he possesses the headpiece of the Staff of Ra. Jones deduces that the Nazis are searching for the Ark of the Covenant – the Nazis believe that if they acquire the Ark, their armies will become invincible. The Staff of Ra is the key to finding the Well of Souls, a secret chamber in which the Ark is buried. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||Howard G. Kazanjian, George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Robert Watts|
|Directed By:||Steven Spielberg|
|Written By:||Philip Kaufman, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas|
|Cast:||John Rhys-Davies, George Harris, Michael Sheard, Darin Chambers, Paul Freeman, Anthony Chinn, Steve Hanson, Malcolm Weaver, Patrick Durkin, Alfred Molina, Terry Leonard, Fred Sorenson, Rocky Taylor, Pat Roach, Kiran Shah, Frank Welker, Glenn Randall Jr., Harry Fielder, Don Fellows, William Hootkins, Sergio Mioni, Dennis Muren, Vic Armstrong, Anthony Higgins, Eddie Tagoe, Ishaq Bux, Terry Richards, Sonny Caldinez, Vic Tablian, Wolf Kahler, Bill Reimbold, Denholm Elliott, John Rees, Karen Allen, Tutte Lemkow, Christopher Frederick, Ted Grossman, Tony Vogel, Frank Marshall, Romo Gorrara, Harrison Ford, Matthew Scurfield, Ronald Lacey|
|In Theaters:||Jun 12, 1981|
|Runtime:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Production:||Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|