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

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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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In order to break the code, one man will have to break all the rules. See more »


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

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$173,005,002 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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In the opening pyramid scenes Ben Gates' Grandfathers eye provides the all seeing eye over the broken pyramid See more »

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Ben, Abigail and Riley follow a clue from the engraving of Independence Hall on the $100 bill. Noting the time on the clock in the tower and following the shadow of the tower to a spot on a wall. In reality the original tower of Independence Hall that existed in 1776 had no clock, it was built only to hold a bell (i.e. the Liberty Bell.) What's more that tower became unstable and was removed in 1781 and was replaced by a simple peaked roof. The original clock on the building was built into the side of the building facing Congress Hall. The current tower with its clock wasn't built until 1828. Benjamin Franklin who was the focus of many of the clues died in 1790 so there's no way he could have used the tower clock in setting up the clues. This information comes from "Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia" by Roger W. Moss. See more »

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Young Ben Gates: Grandpa!
John Adams Gates: You're not supposed to be up here, looking at that.
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Excellent movie vastly underrated by critics
15 December 2004 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I went to see four movies this week (Birth, Incredible, Bridget, and this one, National Treasure).

I went to see National Treasure last because it got the worst rating by critics.

It turned out to be the best of four.

An excellent movie, packed with suspense, good acting, plot, from beginning to end.

Two thumbs down for critics. They missed this one just like they did for Riddick.

I heartedly recommend it to anyone.


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