Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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.
Genre: Action, Adventure

The Hovitos are near.

The poison is still fresh,

three days.

They're following us.

If they knew we were here,

they would've killed us already.

This is it.

This is where Forrestal

cashed in.

A friend of yours?

A competitor.

He was good.

He was very, very good.

Seor... nobody's

come out of there alive.




Stay out of the light.


Let us hurry.

There is nothing to fear here.

That's what scares me.

Stay here.

If you insist, seor.

Give me the whip.

Throw me the idol.

No time to argue.

Throw me the idol,

I throw you the whip.

Give me the whip!

Adios, seor.

Adios, Satipo.

Dr. Jones.

Again we see there is nothing

you can possess

which I cannot take away.

And you thought I had given up.

You chose the wrong friends.

This time, it will cost you.

Too bad the Hovitos...

don't know you the way I do,


Yes, too bad.

You could warn them,

if only you spoke Hovitos.

Jock! Start the engines!

Get it up!

Jock, the engines!

Start the engines, Jock!

There's a big snake

in the plane, Jock!

Oh, that's just

my pet snake Reggie!

I hate snakes, Jock!

I hate 'em!

Come on!

Show a little backbone, will ya?

"Neo," meaning "new"

and "lithic"...l- T-H...

...l- C, meaning "stone."

All right, let's get back

to this site:

Turkdean Barrow, near Hazelton.

Contains a central pas-passage

and three chambers, or cysts...

...don't confuse that with

robbing, in which case we mean

the removal of the contents

of the barrow.

This site also demonstrates... of the great dangers

of archaeology...

not to life and limb, although

that does sometimes take place...

no, I'm talking about folklore.

In this case,

local tradition held

that there was golden coffin

buried at the site,

and this accounts for the holes

dug all over the barrow

and the generally poor condition

of the find.

However, chamber three

was undisturbed,

and the undisturbed chamber

and the grave goods

that were found in another, uh...

in the area, give us a r...


...reason to da...

to, uh, to-to date this,

uh, find as we have.


Any questions, then?

No? Okay, that's it

for the day, then.

Um, don't forget...

Michaelson, chapters four

and five for next time.

And I will be in my office

on Thursday, but not Wednesday.

I had it, Marcus.

I had it in my hand.

What happened?



You want to hear about it?

Not at all.

I'm sure everything you do

for the museum

conforms to

the International Treaty

for the Protection

of Antiquities.

It's beautiful, Marcus.

I can get it.

I got it all figured out.

There's only one place

he can sell it:

I need $2,000. Look...

Listen to me, old boy.

I brought some people

to see you.


I got these pieces.

They're good pieces, Marcus.

- Look.

- Indiana...

Yes, the museum will buy them,

as usual, no questions asked.

Yes, they are nice.

They're worth at least

the price

of a ticket to Marrakech.

But the people

I brought are important,

and they're waiting.

What people?

Army Intelligence.

They knew you were coming

before I did.

Seem to know everything.

They wouldn't tell me

what they want.

Well, what do I want

to see them for?

What am I, in trouble?

Yes, Dr. Jones,

we've heard a great deal

about you.

Have you?

Uh, professor of archaeology,

expert on the occult,

and, uh, how does one say it?

Obtainer of rare antiquities.

That's one way of saying it.

Why don't you sit down?

You'll be more comfortable.

- Oh, thank you.

- Thank you.

Yes, you're a man

of many talents.

Now, you studied

under Professor Ravenwood

at the University of Chicago.

Yes, I did.

You have no idea

of his present whereabouts?

Uh... well, just rumors, really.

Somewhere in Asia, I think.

I haven't really spoken

to him for ten years.

We were friends, but, uh...

had a bit of a falling out,

I'm afraid.


Dr. Jones, now,

you must understand

that this is all

strictly confidential, eh?

I understand.


Yesterday afternoon,

our European sections

intercepted a...

a German communiqu

that was sent

from Cairo to Berlin.

- Now, to Cairo...

- See, over the last two years,

the Nazis have had teams

of archaeologists

running around the world

looking for all kinds

of religious artifacts.

Hitler's a nut on the subject.

He's crazy.

He's obsessed with the occult.

And, right now, apparently,

there's some kind

of German archaeological dig

going on in the desert

outside of Cairo.

Now, we've got some

information here,

but we can't make anything

out of it, and maybe you can.

"Tanis development proceeding.

"Acquire headpiece, Staff of Ra.

Abner Ravenwood, U.S."

The Nazis have discovered Tanis.

Just what does that mean to you,

uh, Tanis?

Well, it...

The city of Tanis

is one of the possible

resting places of the Lost Ark.

The Lost Ark?

Yeah, the Ark of the Covenant.

The chest the Hebrews used

to carry around

the Ten Commandments.

What do you mean,


You talking

about the Ten Commandments?

Yes, the actual

Ten Commandments.

The original stone tablets

that Moses brought down

out of Mount Horeb and smashed,

if you believe

in that sort of thing.

Any of you guys

ever go to Sunday school?

Well, I...

Oh, look.

The Hebrews took

the broken pieces

and put them in the Ark.

When they settled in Canaan,

they put the Ark in a place

called the Temple of Solomon.

In Jerusalem.

Where it stayed for many years.

Until, all of a sudden,

whoosh, it's gone.


Well, nobody knows

where or when.

However, an Egyptian pharaoh...

- Shishak.

- Yes.

...invaded the city of Jerusalem

right about 980 BC,

and he may have taken the Ark

back to the city of Tanis

and hidden it

in a secret chamber

called the Well of Souls.

Secret chamber?

However, about a year

after the pharaoh

would return to Egypt,

the city of Tanis was

consumed by the desert

in a sandstorm which

lasted a whole year.

Wiped clean by the wrath of God.


Obviously, we've come

to the right men.

Now you seem to know, uh,

all about this Tanis, then.

No, no, not really.

Ravenwood is the real expert.

Abner did the first serious work

on Tanis.

Collected some of its relics.

It was his obsession, really.

But he never found the city.

Frankly, we're somewhat

suspicious of Mr. Ravenwood.

An American being mentioned

so prominently

in a secret Nazi cable.

Oh, rubbish.

Ravenwood's no Nazi.

Well, what do the Nazis

want him for, then?

Well, obviously,

the Nazis are looking

for the headpiece

to the Staff of Ra

and they think Abner's got it.

What exactly is a headpiece

to the Staff of Ra?

Well, the staff

is just a stick...

I don't know, about this big,

nobody really knows

for sure how high...

and it's... it's, uh...

it's capped

with an elaborate headpiece...

in the shape of the sun,

with a crystal in the center.

And what you did was

you take the staff

to a special room in Tanis...

a map room with a miniature

of the city all laid out

on the floor...

and if you put the staff

in a certain place,

at a certain time of day,

the sun shone through here

and made a beam that came down

on the floor here...

and gave you the exact location

of the Well of the Souls.

Where the Ark of the Covenant

was kept, right?

Which is exactly what the Nazis

are looking for.

What does this Ark look like?


There's a picture of it

right here.

That's it.

Good God.

Yes, that's just

what the Hebrews thought.


now, what's that supposed to be

coming out of there?



power of God or something.

I'm beginning to understand

Hitler's interest in this.

Oh, yes.

The Bible speaks of the

Ark leveling mountains,

and laying waste

to entire regions.

An army which carries

the Ark before it...

is invincible.

You did it, didn't you?

They want you to go for it.

Oh, Marcus!

They want you to get ahold of

the Ark before the Nazis do

and they're prepared

to pay handsomely for it.

And the museum?

The museum gets the Ark

when we're finished?

Oh, yes.


The Ark of the Covenant.

Nothing else has come close.

That thing represents everything

we got into archaeology

for in the first place.


You know, five years ago,

I would've gone after it myself.

I'm really rather envious.

I've got to locate Abner.

I think I know where to start.

Suppose she'll

still be with him?

Possibly, but...

Marion's the least

of your worries right now,

believe me, Indy.

What do you mean?

Well, I mean that

for nearly 3,000 years,

man has been searching

for the Lost Ark.

Not something to be taken


No one knows its secrets.

It's like nothing you've ever

gone after before.

Oh, Marcus.

What are you trying to do,

scare me?

You sound like my mother.

We've known each other

for a long time.

I don't believe in magic,

a lot of superstitious


I'm going after a find

of incredible

historical significance.

You're talking

about the bogeyman.

Besides, you know

what a cautious fellow I am.

Nice to see you again,

Dr. Jones.

Thank you.

Shh... shh...


Give him space!

Give him space!

Go on, Regan!

Shh! Shh!

Shh! Shh! Shh!

Hello, Marion.

Indiana Jones.

Always knew, someday,

you'd come walking back

through my door.

I never doubted that.

Something made it inevitable.

So, what are you doing here

in Nepal?

I need one of the pieces

your father collected.

I learned to hate you

in the last ten years.

I never meant to hurt you.

I was a child.

I was in love.

It was wrong and you knew it!

You knew what you were doing.

Now I do!

This is my place.

Get out!

I did what I did.

You don't have to be happy

about it,

but maybe we could help

each other out now.

I need one of the pieces

your father collected.

Bronze piece, about this size,

with a hole in it, off-center,

with a crystal.

You know the one I mean?


I know it.

Where's Abner?

Where's Abner?

Abner's dead.

Marion, I'm sorry.

Do you know what you did to me,

to my life?

I can only say

I'm sorry so many times.

Well, say it again, anyway.


Yeah, everybody's sorry.

Abner was sorry for dragging me

all over this earth


for his little bits of junk.

I'm sorry to still be

stuck in this dive.

Everybody's sorry for something.

It's a worthless bronze

medallion, Marion.

You going to give it to me?


I don't know where it is.

Well, maybe you could find it.

Well, that will get me back,

but not in style.

I can get you another two

when we get to the States.

It's important, Marion.

Trust me.

You know the piece I mean?

Do you know where it is?

Come back tomorrow.


Because I said so, that's why.


See you tomorrow, Indiana Jones.

Good evening, Fraulein.

The bar's closed.

We... We are...

not thirsty.

What do you want?

The same thing your friend

Dr. Jones wanted.

Surely he told you

there would be

other interested parties.

Must've slipped his mind.

The man is... nefarious.

I hope, for your sake,

he has not yet acquired it.

Why, are you willing

to offer more?

Oh, almost certainly.

Do you still have it?


But I know where it is.

Hey, how about a drink

for you and your men?

Your fire is dying here.

Why don't you tell me

where the piece is right now?

Listen, Herr Mac...

I don't know what kind of people

you're used to dealing with,

but nobody tells me

what to do in my place.

Fraulein Ravenwood,

let me show you

what I am used to.

Take your hands off me!

Take your lousy hands off!

Wait a minute.

Wait, I... I can be reasonable.

That time is passed.

You don't need that.


I'll tell you everything.

Yes, I know you will.

Let her go.


Shoot them.

Shoot them both.

My medallion!

Well, Jones, at least

you haven't forgotten

how to show a lady a good time!

Boy, you're something!

Yeah, I'll tell you what.

Until I get back my $5,000,

you're going to get more

than you bargained for.

I'm your goddamn partner!

Cairo, city of the living.

A paradise on earth.


Why do you forget yourselves?

What is this?

Where did this animal come from?

Oh... oh, no.


What an adorable creature.

Then it shall be welcome

in our house.

Oh, well, no, you don't have to

keep it here just because of me.

I knew the Germans

would hire you, Sallah.

You're the best digger in Egypt.

My services are entirely

inconsequential to them.

They've hired or shanghaied

every digger in Cairo.

The excavation is enormous.

They hire only strong backs

and they pay pennies for them.

It's as if the pharaohs

had returned.

When did they find the map room?

Three days ago.

They have not one brain

among them.

Except one.

He is very clever.

He's a French archaeologist.

What's his name?

They call him "Bellosh."

Belloq. Belloq.

The Germans have

a great advantage over us.

They are near to discovering

the Well of Souls.

Well, they're not

going to find it without this.

Who can tell us

about these markings?

Perhaps a man I know

can help us.


there is something

that troubles me.

What is it?

The Ark.

If it is there, at Tanis,

then it is something that man

was not meant to disturb.

Death has always surrounded it.

It is not of this earth.

Do we need the monkey, huh?

I'm surprised at you, Jones...

talking that way about our baby.

He's got your looks, too.

And your brains.


I noticed that.

She's a smart little thing...



Hey, where you going?

She'll be all right.

Have a date.

Come on. Come on.



What's this?

It's a date.

You eat 'em.

How come you haven't found some

nice girl to settle down with,

raise eight or nine kids,

like your friend Sallah?

Who says I haven't?

I do.

Dad had you figured

a long time ago.

He said you were a bum.

Oh, he's being generous.

The most gifted bum

he ever trained.

You know, he loved you

like a son.

Took a hell of a lot

for you to alienate him.

Not much, just you.

Marion, get out of here!



Shh! Shh!


Help! Over here, Indy!

Get out of the way!

Move! Move it!

Help me!

You can't do this to me!

I'm an American!


Indiana Jones!

Help me, Jones!





Dr. Jones.

You looking for me?


Good afternoon, Dr. Jones.

I ought to kill you right now.

Not a very private place

for a murder.

Well, these Arabs don't care

if we kill each other.

They're not going

to interfere in our business.

It was not I who brought

the girl into this business.

Please, sit down

before you fall down.

We can at least behave

like civilized people.

I see your taste in friends

remains consistent.

How odd that it should end

this way for us,

after so many

stimulating encounters.

I almost regret it.

Where shall I find

a new adversary

so close to my own level?

Try the local sewer.

You and I are very much alike.

Archaeology is our religion,

yet we have both fallen

from the purer faith.

Our methods have not differed

as much as you pretend.

I am a shadowy

reflection of you.

It would take only a nudge

to make you like me,

to push you out of the light.

Now you're getting nasty.

You know it's true.

How nice.

Look at this.

It's worthless.

Ten dollars

from a vendor in the street.

But I take it,

I bury it in the sand

for a thousand years,

it becomes priceless...

like the Ark.

Men will kill for it.

Men like you and me.

What about your boss,

der Fuehrer?

I thought he was waiting

to take possession.

All in good time.

When I am finished with it.

Jones, do you realize

what the Ark is?

It's a transmitter.

It's a radio

for speaking to God.

And it's within my reach.

You want to talk to God?

Let's go see Him together.

I've got nothing better to do.

Uncle Indy, come back home now!

Uncle Indy!

Next time, Indiana Jones,

it'll take more than children

to save you.

Uncle Indy!

I thought I would

find you there.

Better than the United

States Marines, eh?

Marion's dead.

Yes, I know.

And me! And me!

I'm sorry.

Life goes on, Indy.

There is the proof.


I have much to tell you.

First we will take them home,

and then I will take you

to the old man.

I can't figure out

how Belloq did it.

Where'd he get a copy

of the headpiece?

There are no pictures,

no duplicates of it anywhere.

I tell you only what I saw

with my own eyes:

A headpiece like that one,

except round the edges,

which were rougher.

In the center, the Frenchman

had embedded a crystal,

and... and surrounding

the crystal, on one side,

there were raised markings,

just like that one.

They made their calculations

in the map room?

This morning.

Belloq and the boss German,


When they came out

of the map room,

they gave us a new spot

in which to dig,

out away from the camp.

The Well of the Souls, huh?

Come, come, look.

Look here... look.

Sit down.

Come, sit down.

What is it?

This is a warning

not to disturb

the Ark of the Covenant.

What about the height

of the staff, though?

Did Belloq get it off of here?


It is here.

This were the old way,

this mean six kadam high.

- About 72 inches.

- Wait!

"And take back one kadam

to honor the Hebrew God

whose Ark this is."

You said their headpiece

only had markings on one side.

Are you absolutely sure?

Belloq's staff is too long.

They're digging

in the wrong place.

I am the monarch of the sea

I am the ruler of the...

Bad dates.

I told you not to be premature

in your communiqu to Berlin.

Archaeology is not

an exact science.

It does not deal

in time schedules.

The fuehrer is not

a patient man.

He demands constant reports,

and he expects progress.

You led me to believe...


I made no promises.

I only said

it looked very favorable.

Besides, with the information

in our possession,

my calculations were correct.

Boy, they're not kidding,

are they?

What time does the sun

hit the map room?

At about 9:
00 in the morning.

Not much time, then.

Where are they digging

for the Well of the Souls?

On that ridge...

but the map room's over there.

Let's go, come on.



They're here.

Please, my friend,

what is the matter?

I fetch the water.

I shall get it for you.

If you want water,

I will get you water.

No problem, no problem.

I thought you were dead.

You must have switched baskets.

Are you hurt?

No. You have to get me

out of here, quick.

They're gonna be back

at any minute.

Cut me loose.


They keep asking about you.

What you know.

What's wrong?

Cut me loose.

I know where the Ark is, Marion.

The Ark's here?

I'm coming with you, Jones.

Get me out of here!

Cut me loose!

You can't leave me here!

If I take you out of here now,

they'll start combing

the place for us.

Jones, you've got to get me

out of here!

Come on, Jones, are you crazy?!

Marion, I hate to do this,

but if you don't sit

still and keep quiet,

this whole thing

is going to be shot.

I'll be back to get you.

Jones, what's the matter?

That's it.

Who knows?

Perhaps the Ark is still waiting

in some antechamber

for us to discover.

Perhaps there's some vital

bit of evidence which eludes us.


Perhaps the girl can help us.

My feeling exactly.

She was in possession

of the original piece for years.

She may know much,

if properly motivated.

I tell you,

the girl knows nothing.

I'm surprised

to find you squeamish.

That is not your reputation.

But it needn't concern you.

I have the perfect man

for this kind of work.

Heil Hitler.

Indy! Here!

We've hit stone!

Clear it off.

Come on, find the edges.

Good, good, good.

You see, Indy? You see?

Okay, bring the pry bars in.

As a team, boys! As a team!


Get 'em in there.

Get 'em under.

Good, good, that's it.

Watch your toes.

Carefully, carefully!

Sorry, Indy.


why does the floor move?

Give me your torch.


Why did it have to be snakes?


Very dangerous.

You go first.

If you're trying

to escape on foot,

the desert is three weeks

in every direction,

so please, eat something.

I must apologize

for their treatment of you.

Yeah. Whose idea was it?

No food, no water.

What kind of people

are these friends of yours?

At this particular time

and place, to do my work,

they are necessary evils.

They're not my friends.

However, with the

right connections,

even in this part of the world,

we are not entirely uncivilized.

It's beautiful.

I would very much like

to see you in it.

I'll bet you would.

All right.

What do you got to drink

around here?

We don't have much time.

Soon they will come to harm you,

Soon they will come to harm you,

and I will not be able

to stop them,

unless you are able

to give me something

to placate them.

Some, uh, piece

of information...

which I can use

to protect you from them.

I've already told you

everything I know.

I have no loyalty to Jones.

He's brought me

nothing but trouble.

Marion, you are beautiful.

I don't think

we need a chaperone.


Steadily. Whoa!


Down... Whoa.

Carefully, carefully!

You all right, Indy?

Now gently, boys.

Gently, gently!


I told you it will be all right.


Sallah, get down here!

You pour.

Oh, that's good.


What is this stuff, Rene?

I grew up with this.

It's my family label.

Well... I have to be

going now, Rene.

I like you, Rene, very much.

Perhaps we'll meet someday

under better circumstances.

We meet again, Fraulein.

You Americans,

you're all the same.

Always overdressing

for the wrong occasions.


what shall we talk about?

All right... take it up!


You're as stubborn as that girl.

You like her too much, I think.

Your methods of archaeology

are too primitive for me.

You would use a bulldozer

to find a... China cup.

Shliemann! Wake your men!

Indy, the torches

are burning out.

Go on, get out of here.





Why, Dr. Jones,

whatever are you doing

in such a nasty place?

Why don't you come on down here!

I'll show you!

Thank you, my friend,

but I think we are all

very comfortable up here.

That's right, isn't it?

Yes, we are very comfortable

up here.

So, once again, Jones,

what was briefly yours

is now mine.

What a fitting end

to your life's pursuits.

You're about to become

a permanent addition

to this archaeological find.

Who knows?

In a thousand years,

even you may be worth something.

Son of a b*tch.

I'm afraid we must be

going now, Dr. Jones.

Our prize is awaited in Berlin.

But I do not wish to leave you

down in that awful place

all alone.

Slimy pig, you let me go!

Stop it!


Hang on.


- Indy!

- Don't fall!

Marion, I got you!

I got you! I got you!

You traitor!

You get your hands off of me!


Oh, sh... oh, at your feet!

The girl was mine!

She's of no use to us.

Only our mission

for the fuehrer matters.

I wonder sometimes, Monsieur,

if you have that

clearly in mind.

It was not to be, chrie.

You bastards!

I'll get you for this!

Indiana Jones...



Take this.

Wave it at anything

that slithers.

Thank you.

Oh, my God, this whole

place is slithering.


Ow! Jesus!

Where did you get this?

From him?

I was trying to escape.

No thanks to you.

How hard were you trying?

Well, where the hell were you?

Watch it, watch it.

What are you doing?!

For the fire!

How the hell are we going

to get out of here?

I'm working on it!

I'm working on it!

Well, whatever you're

doing, do it faster.


Where are you going?

Through that wall.

Just get ready to run,

whatever happens to me.

What do you mean by that?


Damn it! Don't you leave me

down here by myself!


Here we go!

Get ready!

Indy, the torch is going out!



Look. Look.

They're going to fly it

out of here.

When that Ark gets loaded,

we're already going

to be on the plane.

Ah, monsieur, let us toast

our success in the desert.

To the Ark.

When we are very far

from here.

That will do.

Hey, you now... come here!

Come here!


Stay with the Ark!

Stay with the Ark!

Look out!

Oh, my God.


In here! Up here!

Indy, come on!

Hold on!

Move up!

It's gonna blow up!

It's stuck! Indy!

I can't push it off!

It's stuck!

- Turn it! Turn it!

- It's stuck!

Turn it there!

Never mind!

Get back! Get back!

Get the Ark away from

this place immediately.

Have it put on the truck.

We'll fly it out of Cairo.

And Gobler, I want

plenty of protection.


Holy smoke, my friends,

I... I'm so pleased

you're not dead!

Indy, Indy, we have no time.

If you still want the Ark,

it is being loaded

onto a truck for Cairo.


What truck?

Let's go!

Get back to Cairo.

Get us some transport

to England...

boat, plane, anything.

Meet me at Omar's.

Be ready for me.

I'm going after that truck.


I don't know.

I'm making this up as I go.


He's there!

Idiot! Idiot!

Everything at last

has been arranged.

The Ark?

Is on board.

Nothing is lacking,

now that you're here.

Or what is left of you.

You trust these guys?


Mr. Katanga.

Mr. Katanga,

these are my friends.

They are my family.

I will hear of it

if they are not treated well.

My cabin is theirs.

Mr. Jones...

I've heard a lot about you, sir.

Your appearance is exactly

the way I imagined.


Look out for each other.

I am already missing you.

You're my good friend.


That is for Fayah...

that is for your children...

and this is for you.

Thank you.

A British tar is a soaring soul

As free as a mountain bird

His energetic fist

should be ready to...

...a dictator...

Where did you go?

I'm cleaning up.

Where'd you get that?

From him.

Who him?


I got a feeling

I'm not the first woman

ever to travel

with these pirates.

It's lovely.





What'd you say?

Wait... I don't need any help.

You know you do.

You're not the man

I knew ten years ago.

It's not the years, honey,

it's the mileage.

You are...

Please, I don't need a nurse.

- I just want to sleep.

- Don't be such a baby.

Marion, leave me alone.

- What is this here?

- Go away.

Yes, it hurts.


Well, goddamn it, Indy,

where doesn't it hurt?



This isn't too bad.




We never seem to get

a break, do we?

What is it?

Engines have stopped.

I'm going to go check.

What's happening?

We have most important friends.

Holy sh*t.

I sent my man for you.

You and the girl must disappear.

We have a place in the hold.

Come on, go, go, go.

Come on, go, my friend, go.

Where is Dr. Jones?

What's the big idea?

Let go!

Don't you touch me.

What about Jones?

There's no trace yet, sir.

Jones is dead.

I killed him.

He was of no use to us.

This girl, however, has certain

value where we're headed.

She'll bring a very good price.


Herr Colonel,

that cargo you've taken...

if it's your goal,

go in peace with it,

but leave us the girl.

It would reduce our loss

on this trip.


You are not in the position

to ask for anything.

We will take what we wish.

And then decide whether or not

to blow your ship

from the water.

The girl goes with me.

She'll be part

of my compensation.

I'm sure your fuehrer

would approve.

If she fails to please me,

you may do with her as you wish.

I will waste

no more time with her now.

Excuse me.

I can't find Mr. Jones, Captain.

I've looked everywhere.

He's got to be here somewhere.

Look again.

- I found him.

- Where?


The altar has been

prepared in accordance

with your radio instructions,



Take the Ark there immediately.


I am uncomfortable

with the thought

of this... Jewish ritual.

Are you sure it's necessary?

Let me ask you this:

Would you be more comfortable

opening the Ark in Berlin,

for your fuehrer?

Finding out, only then,

if the sacred pieces

of the Covenant are inside?

Knowing, only then,

whether you have accomplished

your mission,

and obtained the one true Ark?




I'm going to blow up the Ark,


Your persistence

surprises even me.

You're going to give

mercenaries a bad name.

Dr. Jones...

surely you don't think you can

escape from this island.

That depends on how reasonable

we're all willing to be.

All I want is the girl.

If we refuse?

Then your fuehrer has no prize.

Okay, stand back.

All of you, stand back.

Stand back.

Okay, Jones.

You win!

Blow it up.

Yes, blow it up!

Blow it back to God.

All your life has been spent

in pursuit

of archaeological relics.

Inside the Ark are treasures

beyond your wildest aspirations.

You want to see it open

as well as I.


we are simply passing

through history.


This is history.

Do as you will.

Marion, don't look at it.

Shut your eyes, Marion.

Don't look at it,

no matter what happens.


It's beautiful!


Don't look, Marion!

Keep your eyes shut!


You've done your country a

great service, and we thank you

and we trust you found

the settlement satisfactory.

Oh, the money's fine.

The situation's

totally unacceptable.

Well, gentlemen,

I guess that just about

wraps it up.

Where is the Ark?

I thought we'd settled that.

The Ark is somewhere very safe.

From whom?

The Ark is a source

of unspeakable power

and it has to be researched.

And it will be,

I assure you, Dr. Brody,

Dr. Jones.

We have top men

working on it right now.


Top men.

Hey, what happened?

You don't look very happy.

Fools. Bureaucratic fools.

What'd they say?

They don't know

what they've got there.

Well, I know what I've got here.

Come on.

I'll buy you a drink.

You know...

a drink?

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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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