When I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981 I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Who didn't want to be Indiana Jones?! This rugged, curious adventurer changed the face of archeology forever, at least in the minds of movie junkies. Searching for hidden relics was no longer about long, boring digs in the desert, but rather, fistfights, cliffhangers, bottomless pits, pretty girls, poisonous snakes, daring escapes, dense jungles, treasure maps, and priceless artifacts!
Watch the video: Me at Raiders of the Lost Ark Film Location (Kauai, HI). With my replica Indiana Jones fedora on I visit two film locations on the island of Kauai.
Dr. Jones. Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. • Belloq
The Bible speaks of the Ark leveling mountains and laying waste in entire regions. An Army that carries the Ark before it... is invincible. • Marcos Brody
Indy: I'm going after that truck.
Indy: I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!
It's [headpiece to Staff of Ra], uh... it's capped with an elaborate headpiece in the shape of the sun with a crystal in the center. And what you did was, you take the staff to a special room in Tanis, a map room with a miniature of the city all laid out on the floor. And if you put the staff in a certain place at a certain time of day, the sun shone through here and made beam that came down on the floor here... and gave you the exact location of the Well of the Souls. • Indiana Jones
Indy: Do we need the monkey?
Marion: I'm surprised at you. Talking that way about our baby. He's got your looks, too.
Indy: And your brains.
All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this *is* history. • Belloq
Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
Indy: Try the local sewer.
Look at this. 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. • Belloq
Short Round: Wow! Holy Smoke! Crash landing!
Indy: Short Round, step on it.
Short Round: Okey dokey, Dr. Jones. [turns his cap around] Hold on to your potatoes!
I'm allowing you to tag along. So why don't you give your mouth a rest. Okay doll? • Indiana Jones
Willie: You're gonna get killed chasing after your damn fortune and glory!
Indy: Maybe. But not today.
Sallah: Please, what does it always mean, this... this "Junior"?
Professor Henry Jones: That's his name. [points to himself] Henry Jones... [points to Indy] ...Junior.
Indy: I like "Indiana."
Professor Henry Jones: We named the *dog* Indiana.
Sallah: The dog? [starts laughing] You are named after the dog? HA HA HA...!
Indy: I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog!
Source of all quotes and images: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Paramount Pictures.
This page is intended as a fan tribute to the movie.