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The scene in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' as shot for the film was dramatically shortened. [[Harrison Ford]] along with most of the crew were suffering from dysentery, and attempted to film the scripted lengthy sword duel. Ford then suggested they "just shoot the f***er". [[Steven Spielberg]] agreed resulting in the biggest laugh of the film and one of it's most memorable sequences.<ref name="death">[http://www.indy-net.co.uk/articles.php?article_id=4 Empire Magazine #135]</ref>
 
The scene in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' as shot for the film was dramatically shortened. [[Harrison Ford]] along with most of the crew were suffering from dysentery, and attempted to film the scripted lengthy sword duel. Ford then suggested they "just shoot the f***er". [[Steven Spielberg]] agreed resulting in the biggest laugh of the film and one of it's most memorable sequences.<ref name="death">[http://www.indy-net.co.uk/articles.php?article_id=4 Empire Magazine #135]</ref>
   
The scene is virtually replicated for the prequel, ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom|Temple of Doom]]''. Escaping from the Temple, two swordsmen challenge Indy, and he reaches for his gun. The music cue confirms the homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark, however he smiles and shrugs when he finds it's simply not there.
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The scene is humorously revisited in the prequel, ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom|Temple of Doom]]''. After Indy escapes the Temple, two swordsmen challenge him, and he reaches for his gun. The music cue confirms the homage to ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''; however, this time, Indy can do nothing but smile, shrug, and fight them with his whip, as his gun was lost by [[Willie Scott]] earlier in the film.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 09:44, July 4, 2008

The Arab Swordsman (also known as the Cairo Swordsman) challenged Indiana Jones in Cairo in 1936 during Indy's frantic search for the kidnapped Marion Ravenwood. A busy Cairo marketplace suddenly parts as a black-robed man confronts Jones with a simitar. However, Jones decides he has no time for a protracted fight and simply shoots him. The Cairo citizens cheer this and run off with his sword.

Behind the scenes

The scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark as shot for the film was dramatically shortened. Harrison Ford along with most of the crew were suffering from dysentery, and attempted to film the scripted lengthy sword duel. Ford then suggested they "just shoot the f***er". Steven Spielberg agreed resulting in the biggest laugh of the film and one of it's most memorable sequences.[1]

The scene is humorously revisited in the prequel, Temple of Doom. After Indy escapes the Temple, two swordsmen challenge him, and he reaches for his gun. The music cue confirms the homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark; however, this time, Indy can do nothing but smile, shrug, and fight them with his whip, as his gun was lost by Willie Scott earlier in the film.

Appearances

Notes and references

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