Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Release: June 12, 1981
Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $390,000,000
Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark is a historical action movie, the first in the Indiana Jones series. The movie tells the story of archaeologist, Dr. Jones’ challenge to beat the Nazis in a search for the Ark of the Covenant. The film is chock-packed with fun and action. The perfect pick for family movie night.
This movie is an award winning Spielberg masterpiece. It has it all – a fantastic cast, a humorous script and action.
Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is the protagonist of the film. Jones, a tenured professor of archaeology, is characterized by his bullwhip, fedora, satchel, and leather jacket.
Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) is an old love interest of Indiana Jones and the daughter of a professor of archaeology, Indiana’s mentor. In the film Marion helps Indiana with his quest to locate the Ark of the Covenant.
Dr. René Emile Belloq (Paul Freeman), Indiana’s adversary is a French archaeologist who follows Indiana and takes credit for his findings.