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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Nazi forces are searching for the ancient Hebrew Ark of the Covenant, believing it will ensure their army's supremacy. Under the commission of the US government, Professor Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) trades chalkboard and classroom for fedora and bullwhip in a race to try and find the artifact first. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 11 Jun 1981
Video Release: 21 Oct 2003
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The premise for this movie centers on the Ark of the Covenant, built by Moses and the Children of Israel after they left Egypt. Because you can’t believe everything you read in a script, be sure to look up the account found in the Bible. It includes a description of the gold-covered chest, what it carried, and some of the extraordinary incidents it was involved in.

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