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Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, and Denholm Elliott. Ford portrays Indiana Jones, a globe-trotting archaeologist vying with Nazi forces in 1936 to recover the lost Ark of the Covenant, a relic said to make an army invincible. With his former lover Marion Ravenwood (Allen), Jones races to stop rival archaeologist René Belloq (Freeman) from guiding the Nazis to the Ark. photography began in June 1980 and concluded the following September. Filming took place on sets at Elstree Studios, England, and on location in La Rochelle, Tunisia, and Hawaii. It was the highest-grossing film of 1981 and won 5 Oscars, 7 Saturn Awards, and one BAFTA. It is now considered one of the greatest films ever made and has had a lasting impact on popular culture. It led to further Indiana Jones films, games and toys.(Full article...)