Raiders of the Lost Ark script
Synopsis: Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.


If they knew we were here, they would

have killed us already.

The two Indiana jabber in Quechua, near hysteria. Barranca

is sweating profusely, eyes darting. He yells at the Indians

in Quechua to "shut up".

In the undergrowth, there is slithering movement.

Indian #1 draws aside a branch and is faced with a horrific

stone sculpture of a Chachapoyan demon. The Indian is so

frightened no sound comes out when he screams. He turns and

runs silently away.

Indian #2 calls to his friend. Getting no response, he steps

in that direction. A huge macaw, flushed from the undergrowth,

screams and flies away. Indian #2 does exactly the same thing,

never to be seen again.

Indy, Satipo and Barranca, just clearing the trees, look

back in that direction. They all turn to face the Temple.

It is dark and awesome. Vegetation curls from every crevice,

over each elaborate frieze. The entrance - round, open and

black - has been designed to look like open jaws.


So this is where Forrestal cashed



A friend of yours?


Competitor. He was good, very good.

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Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan co-wrote the Star Wars sequel trilogy film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will co-write the series' Han Solo spin-off film.[ more…

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