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Raiders of the Lost Ark

On June 12, 1981, moviegoers were introduced to archaeologist Indiana Jones when Raiders of the Lost Ark made its debut in theatres. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Harrison Ford as a globe-trotting “obtainer of rare antiquities.” The story was written by George Lucas as an homage to the action-packed serials of his youth.
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