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National Treasure (2004)

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



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Stephen A. Pope ...
Phil (as Stephen Pope)


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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The clues are right in front of your eyes. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del tesoro perdido  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,142,554 (USA) (19 November 2004)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the yellow piece of paper, on which Ian (Sean Bean) was writing out the secret message contained on the pipe found on the "Charlotte", there was drawn, at the top of the page, two crossed swords with a circle between them. This drawing is the logo for Bean's hometown Football Club, Sheffield United known also as The Blades. See more »


When the tube with the Declaration inside is dropped in the street, the tube changes places multiple times between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Young Ben Gates: Grandpa!
John Adams Gates: You're not supposed to be up here, looking at that.
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Crazy Credits

The Jerry Bruckheimer Productions logo sequence blacks out before it finishes running. See more »


Written by Norbert Pawlicki, Hans Salomon
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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User Reviews

Indiana Jones minus the gore
11 January 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

This one gets my vote for the most enjoyable flick of 2004 (together with The Indredibles). You'd think it's just for kiddies, but any adult capable of just going to the cinema to enjoy themselves should be able to sit back, gobble the popcorn, suck the straw, nibble on the ice- cream and just have a couple of hours of unproblematic mania—with good and bad guys, daring thefts, lost treasures, romance, chases, near escapes, disasters and rescues and everything you'd expect in this kind of Bruckheimer production.

The whole thing is paced just right, the villains are just bad enough, and the goodies are nobles with a roguish streak. The cheesy bits are mellowed with a dash of wry humor, and those that aren't: well, just take them, don't cringe and, again, have fun!

I came out of this movie smiling, as did my wife and elder daughter (that would make all of us into definite 'adults'). Since a smile was what we all wanted that day, we got exactly what we asked for.

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