Raiders of the Lost Ark

After the Nazis snatch the Ark out of Indy's hands, they throw him and Marion in the Well of Souls to die. Indy quickly finds a way out only to encounter various fights versus the Nazis. Once he is told that the ark is being taken to an isolated Island near Greece and Marion has been taken Prisoner, Indy infiltrates The Nazi base on that Island and threatens to blow the Ark up with a Bazooka. However, his Nemesis Belloq urges him to watch what's inside the Ark before. Indy submits and is taken prisoner along with Marion. While they are cuffed to a pole, Belloq, Interrogator Toht and and the Nazi Commander open the Ark. Realizing that one cannot watch the power of God, Indy orders Marion to keep her eyes shut. Spirits come out of the Ark, Beautiful as they can be - only to turn into demons on earth. Toht, Belloq and the Nazis scream with fear as the power of God is unleashed upon every Nazi arround. Toht's face melts; the commander's face is disfiguired, and Belloq's head explodes. All of the Corpses fly to the sky. Then - the Ark is closed. Marion and Indy survives the event due to Indy's advice. In America, The ark is taken into the Waerhouse, another box in the middle of nowhere...

Grappa

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the movie where Indiana is running away from the tribe of South American Indians after Belloq robs Indiana of the gold statue, in one shot you can see that the Indians are only a few meters behind Indiana, but in the next shot, they are at least 50 meters behind. (00:11:20)

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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?
Indiana: Try the local sewer.

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Trivia: There's a Star Wars reference to Obi-Wan and C-3PO on the plane rescuing Indy at the start - it has the registration OB-CPO.

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Question: After the scene where Indy first goes onto the German U-boat, he runs around apparently looking for something, then the scene changes to the inside of the sub where you can hear that the order has been given to dive. Was there an actual scene cut out of the film where Indy lashes himself to the periscope? (When Raiders first came out in Aus, I vividly remember seeing it with this scene.)

Answer: The scene you describe was indeed filmed. It was cut out of the US release of the film although I cannot speak for the Australian version. The scene also appears in the Marvel Comics adaptation. http://www.theraider.net/films/raiders/deleted_scenes.php has a list of this and the other deleted scenes.

Phil C.

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