Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Sword vs Gun

The infamous scene in which Indy shoots a marauding and flamboyant swordsman was not in the original script. Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip to get the swords out of his attacker's hands, but the food poisoning he and the rest of the crew had gotten made him too sick to perform the stunt. After several unsuccessful tries, someone made the off-handed remark, "Why doesn't he just shoot him and get it done and over with?" Steven Spielberg immediately took up the idea and the scene was successfully filmed.

Just think, if Ford wasn't sick that day, we would not have this great scene and if Tom Selleck wasn't committed to "Magnum, P.I." He would've been cast as the original Indiana Jones, yeckkkk!

Related Indiana Jones Movie Deaths

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Nazi Melt
Last Crusade - He Chose Poorly
Temple of Doom - Heart Rip
Temple of Doom - Gator Food

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