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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Harrison Ford
Karen Allen
Paul Freeman
Ronald Lacey
Denholm Elliott
Directors
Steven Spielberg
Screenwriters
George Lucas
Philip Kaufman
Lawrence Kasdan
Running Time
115 minutes

Raiders Of The Lost Ark
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Plot
Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.


Verdict
If Lucas is Raiders' guts and Kasdan its head, then Spielberg is its beating heart.


Reviewed by Mark Dinning

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