Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
Genre: Action / Adventure
Region: United States
Languages: English / German / Hebrew / Spanish / Arabic / Nepali
Released: 1981-06-12 (USA)
Series:  Indiana Jones
Length: 115 minutes
Also known as: Raiders of the Lost Ark / Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark / Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rating: IMDB 8.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%
During World War II, Hitler convened archaeologists around the world to search for the “lost ark of the covenant” – the holy object in the Bible that guides the Hebrews to communicate with God. Hitler wanted to use it to protect the Nazi war.
In order to destroy Hitler’s plan, Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) went to Nepal, trying to dig out clues while dealing with the all-pervasive Nazis. Relying on extraordinary wisdom, extraordinary courage and fearless courage, Jones finally found the sun stick indicating the location of the ark in Egypt, and then discovered the ark.
Just when they were done, the Nazi army embezzled the fruits of victory and left Jones and others in the snake’s lair! But Jones, who is invincible, always has a way to escape from death and fight back fiercely.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, and John Rhys-Davies. The film was produced by George Lucas and is the first installment in the Indiana Jones franchise.
The film follows the adventures of Indiana Jones (Ford), an archaeologist and adventurer who is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can get their hands on it. The Ark is believed to hold immense power, and Jones must battle his way through a series of obstacles and enemies to retrieve it.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $389 million worldwide and receiving praise for its action, humor, and performances. The film is considered a classic of the action-adventure genre and has spawned several sequels, including “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”