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...

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Continuity mistake: When Indy goes to save Marion in the tent he removes the handkerchief gag. But when he decides to leave her there, he puts the gag back on and some of her hair gets caught underneath the gag on one close up shot from the left. But when the camera goes to the back of Indy, her hair is no longer caught underneath the gag. (00:56:00)

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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: In the Well of Souls, you can see hieroglyphics of C3PO and R2D2 on the wall.

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Question: Considering how powerful and dangerous the Ark is, why would Indy hand it over to the United States government, instead of putting it back where it was found and to ensure it's never located, lie to them and say him or the Nazis never found it?

Answer: Indy and Marcus Brody believed that the Ark needed to be studied. They certainly didn't want to put it back where it was found. They believed that the U.S. government would find the best archaeologists, researchers, and scientists in the world to study the Ark. They are both upset that instead, the government has decided to simply lock the Ark away. This is why Indy says "Fools. They don't know what they've got there." as he is leaving the building.

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Answer: To add to the previous answer, there is no way that the ark could have been secretly returned to where it was found and conveniently forgotten. Too many people already knew of its existence and location. It would only be a matter of time before someone more sinister would retrieve it. Rightfully, it belonged to the Egyptian government and should have been turned over to them.

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