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The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)

One of the first 'Making of...' movies to become a hit in its own right, this documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark, about the ... See full summary »

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Phillip Schuman

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Phillip Schuman, Lee Knight (as Lee Davis Knight)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Behind the scenes footage, clips, outtakes and deleted scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Stars: Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, George Lucas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Beach Scott Beach ... Narrator (voice)
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
George Lucas ... Himself
Frank Marshall ... Himself
Howard G. Kazanjian ... Himself (as Howard Kazanjian)
Harrison Ford ... Himself
Karen Allen ... Herself
Norman Reynolds ... Himself
Robert Watts ... Himself
John Rhys-Davies ... Himself
David Tomblin David Tomblin ... Himself
Kit West Kit West ... Himself
Ronald Lacey ... Himself (as Ronnie)
Paul Freeman ... Himself
Douglas Slocombe ... Himself
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One of the first 'Making of...' movies to become a hit in its own right, this documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark, about the quest to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Included are interviews with stars Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, director Steven Spielberg and other members of the cast and crew who talk about the experience of making the film, as well as all of the effort that went into it. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Näin tehtiin Kadonneen aarteen metsästäjät See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The Raiders of the Lost Ark documentary
25 September 2012 | by maldelusSee all my reviews

I finally saw this documentary today, Sept. 25, 2012, as it was included as a backup feature on the fifth disc of the 2012 Blu-Ray five disc "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" release. I immediately bought it for under seventy dollars and I couldn't be happier. Buy the set. Go through the trials and tribulations and visit the locations the cast and crew had to meet and face daily while the film was being made. See why stunt people are needed and necessary for an adventure film to succeed. Fire, crashes, cast and crew get together to capture on film for present and future audiences the visions of story writers and a director to create a finished product that will only be known to be well done if movie theaters are filled with customers and critics are amazed as well.


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