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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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Scott Beach Scott Beach ... Narrator (voice)
Steven Spielberg ... Self
George Lucas ... Self
Frank Marshall ... Self
Howard G. Kazanjian ... Self (as Howard Kazanjian)
Harrison Ford ... Self
Karen Allen ... Self
Norman Reynolds ... Self
Robert Watts ... Self
John Rhys-Davies ... Self
David Tomblin David Tomblin ... Self
Kit West Kit West ... Self
Ronald Lacey ... Self (as Ronnie)
Paul Freeman ... Self
Douglas Slocombe ... Self
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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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Shame not on the DVD!
25 August 2006 | by guely55See all my reviews

I just bought the Indy trilogy on video from the 90's because this vintage documentary was included as an extra tape. The ten bucks i payed for the whole worth the purchase of just this "Making of...".Is the first VHS i buy in years! But i don't regret it at all. I remember i saw it in 1981 on TV. And it's just great!! Too bad it was not on the DVD. It shows in great and really funny detail how this classic was made. It covers the scenes with the big rolling stone, the excavation, the burning of the Nazis and the truck ("What truck!")super stunt. The logistics the locations in Tunisia and in the studios in England. It's a whole one hour and i enjoyed every second of it. If Raiders is your favorite film or is in your top ten you HAVE to put your hands on a copy of it!


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28 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Näin tehtiin Kadonneen aarteen metsästäjät See more »

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