Indiana Jones was created by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Harrison Ford starred as a main character in it.
There are 3 movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade.
Legendary filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas combined talents to create Indiana Jones, the bullwhip-cracking archaeologist assigned by the U.S. Government to find the mystically empowered Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can obtain it for their own evil use.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliot, Karen Allen and others. Music: John Williams. Raiders March is really great
(fragment of original review from 1981)
''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' is one of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made. It is an homage to old-time movie serials and back-lot cheapies that transcends its inspirations to become, in effect, the movie we saw in our imaginations as we watched, say, Buster Crabbe in ''Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars'' or in Sam Katzman's ''Jungle Jim'' movies.
The film is about Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), a two-fisted
professor of archaeology with a knack for landing in tight situations
in some of the earth's more exotic corners, and his sometimes
girlfriend Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the daughter of a
world-famous archaeologist and who, when we first meet her, is running
a lowdown bar in remotest Nepal. Just how Marion has come to be
running a gin mill in Nepal is never explained, but ''Raiders of the
Lost Ark'' is great fun as much for the things it explains as for the
explanations it withholds.
From Raiders Review - New York Times
By VINCENT CANBY
c. 1981 N.Y. Times News Service
This one is the best: On the streets of Cairo, when Marion is kidnapped, Indiana Jones is confronted by a man wielding a scimitar. The guy is being very fancy with it, and Indy just shoots him. For many people
this is the funniest part of the movie, it is also reminded in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
This was funny, but originally he was supposed to fight him with the whip. Harrison Ford was suffering from a bad case of the flu or other illness, felt too bad to use the whip, pulled out his gun and created one of the most memorable moments of the film.
When Indiana Jones is dragging along the ground, hanging onto the Nazi truck with the Ark inside, you can see the pad that he's being dragged on.
When Belloq is yelling at Indiana Jones on the island from down in the canyon, you can see a fly crawling about his face. He flinches not, nor does he make any attempt to shoo it.
Before the shoot-out in Marion's bar, after the Nazi asks her for the amulet, she's sitting alone at the table. She pulls the amulet out of her shirt, the chain still around her neck, and stares at it in the candlelight. The next moment the chain is not around her neck and she hangs the necklace onto the table centerpiece.
When Marion is being held captive she is gagged, and in one scene her hair is held near her ear. In the next scene it is closer to her nose.
The shadow of the stone Indiana Jones pushes out to escape from the Well Of Souls bounces down the sand dune!
This is supposed to take place in the 1930's, but the map says Iran, Iraq, and I believe Israel too. Naturally, Israel didn't receive statehood until 1948, and at the time Iran/Iraq was Persia.
When Indiana Jones first falls in the Well of Souls and is face to face with the cobra, you can see the snake's reflection on the glass dividing it and Harrison Ford, also some fingerprints and stuff like that.
Sallah and Indiana Jones are peering into the well of souls. Sallah is to the right of Indy. Indiana Jones then drops the torch into the well, and when the camera comes back up, Sallah is on the left of Indiana Jones.
Indy's gun is frequently knocked away from him and lost, yet in the next scene, his gun is back.
In the shoot out in Marion's bar, Indy's gun has only 6 shots, yet he fires off about 20 shots without reloading.
In the well of souls, you can see hieroglyphics of C3PO and R2D2 on the wall.
In the shoot out at Marian's bar Indiana starts with a revolver then switches to a semi-automatic pistol halfway through. (He throws the first gun away and pulls another gun out of his jacket pocket).
As they come out of the "mapping room" in the tomb, there is an extra crouched down by the door, apparently hiding. It seems as if it was a quick fix for someone who was where they weren't supposed to be.
When Indy is running through the streets of Cairo looking for the men carrying Marion in a basket, the sweat stain on the back of his shirt shrinks and grows.
Indiana Jones and Sallah visit the old man and find out that the Nazis' headpiece to the Staff of Ra has only one side. This means they have a six foot high staff (as one side of the headpiece orders to build) but have not subtracted one foot (making it a five foot staff) as the other side of the headpiece says. When Indiana Jones goes to the map room the staff he is holding is well over five feet tall. It towers over Indy's head.
The stunt where Indiana Jones pushes the statue through the wall in the Well of Souls happened too quickly. If you watch the stunt man, he slips and almost falls off the statue, because it fell before he was ready.
When the Well of Souls is opened it makes a vacuum sound. This would be impossible if the snakes were entering from outside, or if they were to survive.
Some of them taken from MovieMistakes