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A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

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Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Nicolas Cage
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Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who've all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben's close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated PG for action violence and some scary images | See all certifications »

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19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del tesoro perdido  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,071,825 (Japan) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

$173,005,002 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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Trivia

The movie suggests that something is written on the back of the Declaration of Independence. It is true that something is written on its back. The writing on the back of the Declaration of Independence reads: "Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776" and it appears on the bottom of the document, upside down. While no one knows for certain who wrote it, it is known that early in its life, the large parchment document (it measures 29 3/4 inches by 24 ½ inches) was rolled up for storage. So, it is likely that the notation was added simply as a label. See more »

Goofs

The movie's depiction of the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom (where the Declaration of Independence is displayed at the National Archives) has several inaccuracies, including: the brightness of the room (the room is kept dark to help preserve the documents); the location of the security guards (the movie depicts one standing to the left of the Declaration, whereas they are posted to the left and right side of the Constitution); the absence of two signs identifying the people in the Barry Faulkner murals on the walls; the absence of holes in the walls where some actual security sensors are stored; and the size of the rooms adjacent to the Rotunda. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Ben Gates: Grandpa!
John Adams Gates: You're not supposed to be up here, looking at that.
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The Jerry Bruckheimer Productions logo sequence blacks out before it finishes running. See more »

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Referenced in Ragnarok (2013) See more »

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String Quartet in A Major Movement No. 3
Written by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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Pleasant Surprise!
20 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

National Treasure was not on my must-watch list. but it turned out to be a most pleasant surprise. the history behind the show may not be accurate and it also has around it, an air of mystery, but it certainly was a fun filled ride with the face-paced action flicks! I'm NOT a particular Cage fan. nonetheless i had to admit he did a pretty good job as Ben Gates - slightly serious yet very witty! together with Riley, they provided the tickles that brought the audience through the entire film.

with no explicit language and scenes, National Treasure is well-suited for family entertainment! its a light-hearted film good for an evening of chilling out! the subtle love story also adds credit to the film.

well done!


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