Top 20 Raiders Of The Lost Ark Movie Details

While searching the internet for Raiders Of The Lost Ark movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In "Raiders of the Lost Ark", when Ren? Belloq opens the Ark he recites "???? ????", an actual Jewish prayer which is said in synagogues when the Torah Ark is opened. He omits the end of the prayer - which consists of a blessing to the Jewish people.
In "Raiders of the Lost Ark", when Ren? Belloq opens the Ark he recites "???? ????", an actual Jewish prayer which is said in synagogues when the Torah Ark is opened. He omits the end of the prayer - which consists of a blessing to the Jewish people.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) While fighting the thugs in Cairo, after one accidentally stabs another next to a fruit stand, its later revealed he also skewered some fruit as well!
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) While fighting the thugs in Cairo, after one accidentally stabs another next to a fruit stand, its later revealed he also skewered some fruit as well!

Trivia

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  1. Stuntman Pat Roach has played significant roles in the first three Indiana Jones films. He was the pilot Indy fights in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), the slavedriver in Temple of Doom (1984), and one of the Nazis aboard the blimp in The Last Crusade (1989).

  2. The u-boat U-96 is used in filming (Shown as U-26). It is the same u-boat used in Das Boot on loan to them as they were filming there at the time.

  3. The submarine models built for Das Boot were also the ones used in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

  4. During the fight in Marion's bar, three whiskeys are featured. Toht lights the bar top fire with Jack Daniels, a shattered bottle of Jim Beam is on the bar top, and Marion hands Indiana a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label when he asks for Whiskey to use as a weapon.

  5. They fired a chunk of telephone pole out of the bottom of the truck carrying Marion in an attempt to make it flip in the air before exploding ... the flip didn't work, and you can see the telephone pole sticking out of the bottom of the truck ...

  6. In the scene with the swordman (which was shot because Harrison Ford was sick), After the guy is shot, his right hand doesn't touch the floor for a few seconds. Also, if you didn't know, the butcher behind indy isn't really good at using a knife.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Written from a story by George Lucas has hieroglyphics of R2-D2 and C3PO in the chamber where the Ark of the Covenant is stored.

  • C3PO and R2D2 appear in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Hidden Details

1 - Indy is holding a stick meassuring 5 kadams (6, one subtracted). One kadam is roughly equal to 29 cm (11"), meaning that he would be about 120 cm (4'2") tall.
Indy is holding a stick meassuring 5 kadams (6, one subtracted). One kadam is roughly equal to 29 cm (11"), meaning that he would be about 120 cm (4'2") tall.
1 - On the way to the Well of Souls, Indy and Sallah's team crosses paths with Belloq.
On the way to the Well of Souls, Indy and Sallah's team crosses paths with Belloq.
1 - Right before opening the Ark, the Nazis say a prayer said by Jews when they open the ark with the torahs in synagogues, but they leave out the ending that wishes good fortune on the Jews.
Right before opening the Ark, the Nazis say a prayer said by Jews when they open the ark with the torahs in synagogues, but they leave out the ending that wishes good fortune on the Jews.
1 - When Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) is thrown out of her room by a German she gets mad at the soldiers and led into a submarine. When they get off the submarine, we see the same German bandaged up indicating a struggle with Marion.
When Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) is thrown out of her room by a German she gets mad at the soldiers and led into a submarine. When they get off the submarine, we see the same German bandaged up indicating a struggle with Marion.
1 - The Map room has a grid of holes. These represent the day of the year, and there are 365 holes (12*30 + 5). The hole Indiana puts his stick into is two holes away from the ones the Nazis used two days earlier. This is also why the stick tick works at all.
The Map room has a grid of holes. These represent the day of the year, and there are 365 holes (12*30 + 5). The hole Indiana puts his stick into is two holes away from the ones the Nazis used two days earlier. This is also why the stick tick works at all.
1 - If you look closely in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), you can see that an image of R2-D2 and C-3PO appear as hieroglyphs behind Indiana Jones in and Ark scene.
If you look closely in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), you can see that an image of R2-D2 and C-3PO appear as hieroglyphs behind Indiana Jones in and Ark scene.

When the basket is placed into the back of the truck, we see a man run off screen to the right. If you look closely when Indy is being accosted by beggars, you can see a truck tire come out from behind the first truck. That is the vehicle Marion was in all along.

1 - The iconic scene in which Indiana Jones shoots the swordsman was requested by Harrison Ford. Ford contacted dysentery while shooting the film and he persuaded Steven Spielberg to do the scene this way for it to be less strenuous. Originally, it was more elaborate.
The iconic scene in which Indiana Jones shoots the swordsman was requested by Harrison Ford. Ford contacted dysentery while shooting the film and he persuaded Steven Spielberg to do the scene this way for it to be less strenuous. Originally, it was more elaborate.
1 - There are hieroglyphics of C-3PO and R2-D2 in the background of a scene.
There are hieroglyphics of C-3PO and R2-D2 in the background of a scene.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark poster
Raiders Of The Lost Ark poster

Raiders Of The Lost Ark Plot: In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Raiders Of The Lost Ark, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Raiders Of The Lost Ark and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Adventure
Director Steven Spielberg
Main Actors Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey
IMDB score 8.4