Released Date
June 12, 1981
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Action
Rating
PG
Budget
$18,000,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$248,159,971 + $141,766,000 = $389,925,971
79

Harrison Ford

as Indiana Jones

68

Alfred Molina

as Satip

77

John Rhys-Davies

as Sallah

70

Karen Allen

as Marion Ravenwood

72

George Harris

as Simon Katanga

78

Paul Freeman

as Dr. René Belloq

1935-1991

Ronald Lacey

as Major Arnold Toht

1922-1992

Denholm Elliott

as Dr. Marcus Brody

About Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

About

Steven Spielberg directed film about an archaeologist who tries to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Trivia

Some of the sound effects were created by hitting leather jackets with baseball bats. Actor Jeff Bridges was considered for the role of Indiana Jones.