Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman as Dr. René Belloq, Jones' arch nemesis Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Toht, an interrogator for the Gestapo, John Rhys-Davies as Sallah, "the best digger in Cairo"
The South America jungle was filmed at Kipu Ranch, a 3,000 acre working cattle ranch located in the historic Kipu area of Kauai. The ranch has contracted with Kipu Ranch Adventures to offer a limited number of daily tours. The tour takes to location where Harrison Ford flees a band of Hovito Indians and uses a rope swing to fly into the river to the waiting seaplane. The river is Hule'ia River. On the river bank, the views of the majestic Ha'upu Mountain Range, the Hu'leia Valley and the Menehune Fishpond are in the close distance. The ranch is aso used in the Jurassic Park: the lost world.
Much of Raiders of the Lost Ark was set in Egypt but all the desert filming was done at Tunisia.
All of the Cairo street and chase scenes were shot in the medina quarter of Kairouan. A medina quarter is a distinct city section found in many North African cities. The medina is typically walled, contains many narrow and maze-like streets.
Kairouan is defined as the a Muslim holy city which ranks fourth after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem as a place of pilgrimage. Referred to as the Islamic Cultural Capital, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It hosts the oldest Islamic settlement and the oldest mosque in North Africa. The minaret of the Great Mosque of Kairouan is the oldest standing minaret in the world.
The scenes of the Indy leaps from horseback onto the convoy truck and Indy threatens Belloq with a rocket propelled grenade were filmed at Sidi Bouhlel canyon, also known as Star Wars Canyon, on the outskirts of Tozeur, an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. Tanis Digs location is a short distance away.
In the ending scene, Indy and Marion walked down steps of the grandiose lobby of a government building, which is San Francisco City Hall.
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