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Raiders of the Lost Ark

12th June 1981
1h 55m
Steven Spielberg

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 Action Adventure film released on 12th June; Steven Spielberg directed the film which stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Alfred Molina. A sequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, was released in 1984. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $371,925,971 on its budget.

9.2
MetaCritic
85
Rotten Tomatoes
95%
IMDb
8.4

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.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 3:45pm.

Cast (27)

Harrison Ford's profile Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Karen Allen's profile Karen Allen
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Alfred Molina's profile Alfred Molina
Age at Filming ≈ 27
John Rhys-Davies's profile John Rhys-Davies Sallah
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Denholm Elliott's profile Denholm Elliott
Age at Filming ≈ 58
William Hootkins's profile William Hootkins
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Paul Freeman's profile Paul Freeman
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Wolf Kahler's profile Wolf Kahler
Age at Filming ≈ 40
George Harris's profile George Harris
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Ronald Lacey's profile Ronald Lacey
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Kiran Shah's profile Kiran Shah
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Anthony Higgins's profile Anthony Higgins
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Tony Vogel's profile Tony Vogel
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Patrick Durkin
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Don Fellows's profile Don Fellows
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Matthew Scurfield
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Tutte Lemkow's profile Tutte Lemkow
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Terry Richards
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Vic Tablian
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Anthony Chinn's profile Anthony Chinn
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Frank Marshall's profile Frank Marshall
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Ishaq Bux
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Sonny Caldinez
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Pat Roach's profile Pat Roach
Age at Filming ≈ 43

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

11% 20-29
33% 30-39
26% 40-49
11% 50-59
7% 60-69
11% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

4% Female
96% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

4% Good
96% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

4% Archaeologist
96% Unknown

Raiders of the Lost Ark FAQ

When was Raiders of the Lost Ark released?

Raiders of the Lost Ark was released on Friday June 12th, 1981.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Raiders of the Lost Ark?

The lead role is played by Harrison Ford in the role of Indiana Jones.

How much did Raiders of the Lost Ark cost to make?

The budget was $18,000,000.

How much money did Raiders of the Lost Ark make?

The worldwide revenue was $389,925,971.

Is Raiders of the Lost Ark on Netflix?

No, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Raiders of the Lost Ark on Amazon Prime?

No, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Raiders of the Lost Ark on Disney Plus?

Yes, Raiders of the Lost Ark is currently available on Disney+ in the United States