About

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

8.5
13k
Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay)
George Lucas (Story)
Philip Kaufman (Story)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.

Cast

Keywords

nazi treasure hunt archaeologist hat himalaya egypt 1930s ark of the covenant ten commandments cairo swastika riddle saving the world nepal moses whip treasure medallion leather jacket mediterranean excavation archeology  religious history

Photos

Lists

#46 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#217 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#66 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#2 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects Richard Edlund Joe Johnston

Special Achievement Award Ben Burtt Richard L. Anderson

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Norman Reynolds Leslie Dilley Michael Ford

Oscar for Best Sound Gregg Landaker Roy Charman Steve Maslow