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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.


Indiana Jones, obtainer of rare antiquities. With his signature fedora hat and bullwhip, he took us on unforgettable journeys of Biblical proportions... In search of the Ark of the Covenant, mystical stones, the Holy Grail, and golden idols. Not even the notorious Nazi army could stop the gutsy Indiana Jones!

I don't believe in magic, a lot of superstitious hocus pocus. I'm going after a find of incredible historical significance, you're talking about the boogie man. Besides, you know what a cautious fellow I am.

[throws his gun into his suitcase] • Indiana Jones

Major Eaton: Alright now, what do you mean the Ten Commandments, you're talking about THE Ten Commandments?

Indy: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments. The original stone tablets that Moses brought down out of Mount Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing. Didn't you guys ever go to Sunday School?

You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do. • Indiana Jones

Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.

Indy: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.

Indy: There's a big snake in the plane, Jock!

Jock: Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie.

Indy: I hate snakes, Jock! I hate 'em!

Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!

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.