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Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a 1981 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford. It is the first in the Indiana Jones film and television series, and the twenty-fourth in internal chronology. In the film, the Nazis are searching for the lost Ark of the Covenant to make their army invincible, as it did for the Israelites of the Old Testament, and it is up to archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones to find it first.

Lucas conceived the film while also writing Star Wars, because of his interest in reviving 1930s cliffhanger serials. The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike, leading to two more films, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. There was also the The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series and a fourth film, Wikipedia:Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in 2008.

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