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tiY-5)r 99K. is the result of one of the most significant filmmaking collab- orations in motion picture history It was directed by Steven Spielberg, the filmmaker responsible for two of the most successful films in history - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Jaws' " "Raiders" was conceived by George Lucas, the creator of the phenomenal "Star Wars"saga, andproducedunderhis Lucasfilm Ltd. banner. This cohb- oration marks the first time during their eleven-year friendship that these two important filmmakers have worked together.


Satin 1936, this epic film centers an the fantastic adventures of archaeologist and part-time' adventurer, Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford, and lndy's perilous quest for a gold- encrusted wooden chest, the Ark of the Covenant. Because the Ark is said to bring invincible and mysterious powers to whoever possesses it, German Heichchancellor, Adolf Hitler, has hired a rival group of professional investigators to find it first. The race is on.

Executive Producer George Lucas and Director Steven Spielberg on location in Tunisia and the elaborate set of the ancient South American Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors under construction at EMI Fistree Studios in London.

                                            The story incorporates exotic locations, lost cities, and mad ambitions, pitting power-crazed villains against well-matched rivals. "Raiders" contains romantic interludes, dangerous liaisons and terrifying chases -high action elements that
,fir% leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
  ilaiders of the Lost Ark" stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey and Denholm Elliott. It is a Lucasfilm Ltd. production of a Steven Spielberg film, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall. Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, which is based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. George Lucas and Howard Kazaniian are executive producers of the Paramount Pictures release. The music is by John Williams.
""The thing to keep in mind about this film is that it is only a movie," says Steven Spielberg. "it takes am the license of an exotic entertainment that aims to thrill and scare and strike one with a sense of wonder."