'Indiana Jones' and the Rip-offs of Doom
Indy replacement: Max Donigan (Chuck Norris)
The rip-off: Consider director J. Lee Thompson and producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus the Spielberg and Lucas of cheapo knockoffs. After their collaboration on "King Solomon's Mines," they re-teamed to take the Indy rip-off into the present day. And with the casting of Chuck Norris they did Harrison Ford one better--they added lots of kicking. But aside from the modern trappings and feet of fury, this hunt for lost treasure features lots of of Indy-like touches. More bickering in the face of danger, angry natives and ancient Mayan temples with lots of booby traps. Plus, Sallah himself, John Rhys-Davies makes an appearance as well.
The other films in the "Rip-offs of Doom" gallery also feature primitive tribes and lost temples. But since none of them are explicitly about Indians, I didn't mention them.
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.
Firewalker trailer (Cannon Films)