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This movie was shot on the Gulf Coast — Now, it’s coming to Netflix

“Raiders! The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” will be available on Netflix in September.
“Raiders! The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” will be available on Netflix in September. Courtesy

A documentary about two Coast residents remaking a popular 1980s film will soon be making its way to a popular streaming platform.

“Raiders! The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” will be available on Netflix starting Sept. 16.

Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos and Jayson Lamb were 11 when they started making their remake in 1981. They worked on the film for seven years, completing it except for a shot where Indiana Jones fights the Nazis on an airfield. Jeremy Coon's documentary, “Raiders!,” tells the tale of Strompolos and Zala, as adults a quarter-century later, assembling a crew and filming the scene in Vancleave in 2014.

John Rhys-Davies, who played Sallah in “Raiders of The Lost Ark,” appears in the documentary.

Zala and Strompolos hosted a Mississippi premiere of the film August 26 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

“Raiders!” joins the Disney animated film “Zootopia” and the teen rape documentary “Audrie & Daisy” as one of the more anticipated movies coming to Netflix in September.

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