Indiana Jones fans spot grim ‘blunder’ as star ‘eats fly’ in tense scene

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    Indiana Jones fans have spotted a hilarious "editing blunder" in a scene from the hit 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was filmed in Tunisia.

    In the scene, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is seen threatening to destroy the Ark of the Covenant with a Panzerfaust as he has a tense showdown with Belloq in the desert.

    Dr Rene Belloq, played by Paul Freeman, responds by challenging him to destroy the history of what he has spent his life searching for, knowing he won't be able to do it.

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    But despite the nail-biting back and forth between the characters, fans were distracted as they spotted a strange editing blunder.

    While he is talking, a fly can be seen landing on Freeman's mouth before crawling inside, although the actor didn't react to the insect.

    After fans never see the fly coming back out of his mouth, they assumed the actor swallowed the fly while delivering his lines.

    Freeman has since revealed that one of the most consistent questions he gets from Indiana Jones fans is whether he actually swallowed the fly during the scene.

    He admitted that the fly actually came out of his mouth just moments later but director Steven Spielburg decided to cut it.

    He apparently liked the effect of Belloq casually swallowing the fly that he decided to cut out a couple of frames because he wanted fans to think he wanted to eat one.

    The hit film went on to become a huge franchise, producing two more films in the eighties and a fourth film in 2008.

    The fifth movie in the franchise is being released on June 30 in the US, and will see Harrison Ford reprise his role once again.

    John Rhys-Davies is also returning as Sallah, while Ford will also be joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas.

    With a budget of over $300million, it is one of the most expensive films ever made, and the most of the Indiana Jones franchise.


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