(W) Alan Eisenstock
In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, aged 11, asked Eric Zala, 12, a question: "Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark
? I'm playing Indiana Jones." And they did it. Every shot, every line of dialogue, every stunt. They borrowed and collected costumes, convinced neighborhood kids to wear grass skirts and play natives, cast a 15-year-old as Indy's love interest, rounded up seven thousand snakes (sort of), built the Ark, the Idol, the huge boulder, found a desert in Mississippi, and melted the bad guys' faces off. It took seven years. Alan Eisenstock's Raiders!
is the incredible true story of Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, how they realized their impossible dream of remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark
, and how their friendship survived all challenges.
In Shops: Nov 14, 2012