Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 film about archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones, who is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman.
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Indiana Jones

  • I hate snakes, Jacques! I HATE 'EM!
  • [handing a torch to Marion] Here. Wave it at anything that slithers.

Rene Belloq

  • [to Indy] You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am a shadowy reflection of you. And it would take only a nudge to make you like me, to push you out of the line.
  • Look at this [holds up a silver pocket watch]: 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.
  • [after trapping Indy in the Well of Souls] You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows, in a thousand years, even you may be worth something!
  • We are simply passing through history. [pointing to the Ark] This... this is history.


Belloq: 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.
Jones: You wanna to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do.

Sallah: Indy. Why does the floor move?
Jones: Gimme your torch. [drops the torch into the Well of Souls and finds it covered with snakes] Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps. Very dangerous. [pause] You go first.

Jones: I'm going after that truck.
Sallah: How?
Jones: I don't know, I'm making this up as I go.

Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.
Jones: It's not the years, honey; it's the mileage.


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