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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Short plot summary

Boy (Indiana Jones - Harrison Ford) returns to girl (Marion Ravenwood - Karen Allen) after 10 years. Girl punches boy on chin. Boy and girl get caught up in mystery involving the Ark of the Covenant. Boy and girl saved as Ark kills those nasty Nazi's.

What our panel of critics thought

"A triumph of frying pan head clunking!"

"If you have ever heard yourself saying something like: 'back in the good old days when men were real men and mules were real mules' etc... then this movie is for you. In this movie the bad guys look like real bad guys, the men look like real men, and the women can kick like a real mule."

"Never have I been more annoyed by someone looking so sinister while looking over the top of Life magazine. Oh, if only Life meant Playboy in German!"

"You have to admire a German Nazi who is not afraid to go with the standard fetish dress code. A triumph of evil eyes, evil spectacles and a collar made out of the hardest rubber."

"I had a drinking contest like that once. I lost the drinking contest, but won the vomiting like a 3 month old baby competition afterwards."

Please tell me the ending, or the whole plot if necessary

The Nazis are searching for the Ark of the Covenant. Indiana Jones is hired to find it first. He doesn't, the Nazi's do, but when they open it, a ghostly force destroys the horrid Germans.

Our heroes survive because they manage to keep their eyes closed throughout. But it's a close run thing...

Quotable quotes (real)

"You can't do this to me, I'm an American."

"I hate snakes!"

"Why does the floor move?"

Other comments

This movie is in the styling of a classic Saturday morning matinee, popular for kids of about Steven Speilberg and George Lucas's age...

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