Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

8.5 / Rated by 10 people

115 min.
Plot  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, Jones is forced to surrender the idol to Belloq and escapes aboard a waiting floatplane.

Jones returns to his teaching position at Marshall College, where he is interviewed by two Army Intelligence agents. They inform him that the Nazis, who are obsessed with the occult, are searching for his old mentor Abner Ravenwood. The Nazis know that Ravenwood is the leading expert on the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis, and that he possesses the headpiece of the Staff of Ra. Jones deduces that the Nazis are searching for the location of 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.

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Paul Freeman
Dr. René Belloq
Karen Allen
Marion Ravenwood
Ronald Lacey
Major Arnold Toht
Denholm Elliott
Dr. Marcus Brody
Wolf Kahler
Colonel Dietrich
Anthony Higgins
Major Gobler
William Hootkins
Major Eaton
Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones


All Titles

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States



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