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First lines:
Satipo: The Hovitos are near. The poison is still fresh, three days. They're following us.
Barranca: If they knew we were here, they would've killed us already.
Indy's first lines:
Indy: This is it... This is where Forrestall cashed in.
Satipo: A friend of yours?
Indy: A competitor... he was good. He was very good.

Satipo: Let us hurry. There is nothing to fear here.
Indy: That's what scares me.

Satipo swings over a black pit leaving Indy without an escape. As Indy reaches the edge of the pit:
Indy: Give me the whip.
Satipo: Throw me the idol.
Behind Satipo a slab of rock begins to lower, blocking the exit.
Satipo: No time to argue. Throw me idol, I'll throw you the whip.
Indy tosses the idol to Satipo, who drops the whip on the floor.
Indy: Give me the whip!
Satipo: Adiós, senor.
Belloq's first lines:
Belloq: Dr. Jones... Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.
A huge Boa Constrictor is crawling on Indy's lap.
There's a big snake in the plane, Jock.
Jock: Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie.
Indy Shudders.
Indy: I hate snakes, Jock. I hate 'em.
Jock: C'mon, show a little backbone, will ya?
Indiana: This site also demonstrates one of the great dangers of archeology, not to life and limb, although that does sometimes take place, I'm talking about folklore.
(Army Intelligence officer describing Indiana Jones)
Major Eaton: Professor of archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it? Obtainer of rare antiquities.
Indy: The Ark of the Covenant, the chest that the Hebrews used to carry around the Ten Commandments.
Major Eaton: What, you mean THE Ten Commandments?
Indy: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments, the original stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mt. Ararat and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing.
The men are impressed but impassive.
Indy: Either of you guys go to Sunday school?
(examining an old picture of the Ark in a Bible)
Colonel Musgrove: Now, what's that supposed to be coming out of there?
Indy: Lightning. Fire. The power of God or something.
Major Eaton: I'm beginning to understand Hitler's interest in this.
Brody: Oh yes. The Bible speaks of the Ark leveling mountains and laying waste in entire regions. An Army that carries the Ark before it... is invincible.
Brody: Marion's the least of your worries right now, believe me, Indy.
Indy: What do you mean?
Brody: Well, I mean that for nearly three thousand years man has been searching for the lost ark. It's not something to be taken lightly. No one knows its secrets. It's like nothing you've ever gone after before.
From his desk, Indy picks up something wrapped in cloth.
Indy: (laughing) Marcus, what are you trying to do? Scare me? You sound like my mother. We've known each other for a long time. 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.
He pulls away the cloth to reveal a gun, which he tosses into the suitcase.

Indy: Hello, Marion.
Marion: Indiana Jones. I always knew some day you'd come walking back through my door. I never doubted that. Something made it inevitable. So, what are you doing here in Nepal?
Indy: I need one of the pieces your father collected.
She hits him with a solid right to the jaw.
Marion: I've learned to hate you in the last ten years.
She turns away from him.
Indy: I never meant to hurt you.
Marion: I was a child. I was in love. It was wrong and you knew it.
Indy: You knew what you were doing.
She gestures at the door as Mohan enters.
Marion: Now I do! This is my place! Get out!

Indy: I can only say I'm sorry so many times.
Marion: Well, say it again anyway.
Indy: Sorry.
Marion: The bar is closed.
Toht: We are... (laughing slightly)- we are not thirsty.
Marion: What do you want?
Toht: Ah, the same thing your friend Dr. Jones wanted? Surely he mentioned there would be other interested parties.
Marion: Must have slipped his mind.
Toht: The man is nefarious. I hope for your sake that he has not yet acquired it.
Marion:: Why, are you willing to offer more?
Toht: Oh, almost certainly. Do you still have it?
Marion: No. But I know where it is.
Toht: Your fire is dying, here. Why don't you tell me where the piece is right now?
Marion:: Listen, Herr Mack, I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place.
Toht: Fräulein Ravenwood, let me show you what I am used to...
Toht turns from the fireplace. In his hand is a poker, its end glowing orange. He advances on Marion. Marion stops yelling; her eyes widen in terror.
Marion: Wait a minute. Wait. I--I--I can be reasonable.
Toht: That time is past.
The glowing poker point moves inexorably across the room toward Marion's face.
Marion: You don't need that. I'll tell you everything.
Toht: Yes, I know you will.
A Sherpa begins to choke Indy while Toht and the Second Nazi watch.
Shoot them. Shoot them both.
Both the Sherpa and Indy hear this. They exchange an alarmed look and together swing Indy's gun toward the surprised Second Nazi and shoot him.

The bar burns in the savage wind.
Marion: Well, Jones, at least you haven't forgotten how to show a lady a good time.
Indy: Boy, you're something.
Marion: Yeah? I'll tell you what. Until I get back my five thousand dollars, you're gonna get more than you bargained for. I'm your goddamn partner.
She holds up the medallion.

Sallah: Indy, there is something that troubles me.
Indy: What is it?
Sallah: The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.
Marion: Dad had you figured out a long time ago. He said you were a bum.
Indy: Oh, he's being generous.
Marion: The most gifted bum he ever trained. You know, he loved you like a son. Took a hell of a lot for you to alienate him.
Indy: Not much, just you.
(Marion is being kidnapped)
Marion: You can't do this to me! I'm an American!
(Indy meets Belloq in a crowded bar)
Indy: Belloq.
Belloq: Good afternoon, Dr. Jones.
Indy: I ought to kill you right now.
Belloq: What a very private place for a murder.
Belloq: Please, sit down before you fall down. We can at least behave like civilized people.
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?
Indy: Try the local sewer.
Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.
Indy: Now you're getting nasty.
(Belloq picks up a watch)
Belloq: Look at this. It's worthless - ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless... like the Ark. Men will kill for it. Men like you and me.
Belloq: Jones, do you realize what the Ark is? It's a transmitter. It's a radio for speaking to God. And it is within my reach!
Indy: You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better...
Belloq: Next time, Indiana Jones, it will take more than children to save you.
Indy: You said their headpiece only had markings on one side. You absolutely sure?
Sallah nods yes.
Indy: Belloq's staff is too long.
Indy & Sallah: (together) They're digging in the wrong place!
Indy tosses a date in the air. It descends in slow motion toward this mouth, but before it reaches its destination, Sallah reaches out and grabs it. We see the reason why -- they monkey lies dead on the floor.
Sallah: Bad dates.
Sallah: Indy... why does the floor move?
Indy: Give me your torch.
Indy drops the torch into the Well.
As the torch falls to the ground, the "carpet" starts to move. It is an incredible mass of snakes. Thousands of them slithering and sliding, covering the whole floor.
Indy rolls over on his back -- away from the edge of the hole.

Indy: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.

Marion and Belloq are laughing it up. They have clearly had a lot to drink and Marion slips from her chair to the floor.
What is this stuff, Rene?
Belloq: I grew up on this. It's my family label.
Marion crawls toward her pile of clothes as they continue laughing. Suddenly she grabs the hidden knife and puts it between her and Belloq.
Marion: (laughs) Well, I have to be going now, René. I like you, René, very much. Perhaps we'll meet again under better circumstances.

Toht: You Americans, you're all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions.
Belloq: So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine.
Belloq: What a fitting end to your life's pursuits. You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows? In a thousand years, even you may be worth something.
Indy: (laughing) Son-of-a-bitch.
Belloq: The girl was mine.
Dietrich: She's of no use to us. Only your mission for the Führer matters.
Indy hands a torch to marion.
Take this. Wave it at anything that slithers.
Marion: (whispers) Thanks... Oh, my God! This whole place is slitherin'!
In her panic, Marion thinks the whip coiled on Indy's hip is a snake, and attacks it with her torch.
Indy: Ouch! Jesus!
Sallah: Holy smoke, my friends! I--I'm so pleased you're not dead.
Sallah: Indy! Indy, we have no time. If you still want the ark, it is being loaded onto a truck for Cairo!
Indy: A Truck?? What truck?!
Indy: Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.
Sallah: How?
Indy: I don't know, I'm making this up as I go.
Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.
Indy: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
Katanga: Jones is dead. I killed him. He was of no use to us.
Crewman: I can't find Mister Jones, Captain, I've looked everywhere.
Katanga: He's got to be here somewhere. Look again.
The crewman looks out to sea.
Crewman: I found him.
Katanga: Where?
Crewman: (points) There!
As the sub begins to move, Indy pulls his dripping body onto the sub's main deck. He runs quickly toward the haven of the conning tower. Katanga and his crew cheer and wave.
Indy: I'm gonna blow up the Ark, René.
Belloq:Your persistence surprises even me. You're going to give mercenaries a bad name.
Dietrich: Surely you don't think you can escape from this island?
Indy: That depends on how reasonable we're all willing to be. All I want is the girl.
Dietrich: And if we refuse?
Indy: Then your Führer has no prize.
Belloq: Yes, blow it up. Blow it back to God. All your life has been spent in pursuit of archeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This is history.
(Discussing the fate of the Ark)
Major Eaton: I assure you, Dr. Brody, Dr. Jones. We have top men working on it right now.
Indy: Who?
Major Eaton: Top... men.
Last lines:
Marion: Hey, what happened? You don't look very happy.
Indy: Fools. Bureaucratic fools.
Marion: What'd they say?
Indy: They don't know what they've got there.
Marion: Well, I know what I've got here. Come on. I'll buy you a drink. You know? A drink?


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