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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Benjamin Franklin Gates
... Abigail Chase
... Riley Poole
... Ian Howe
... Patrick Gates
... Sadusky
... John Adams Gates
... Shaw
... Powell
... Shippen
Stephen A. Pope ... Phil (as Stephen Pope)
... Agent Dawes
... Agent Johnson
... Agent Hendricks
... Agent Colfax
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del tesoro perdido  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,142,554, 21 November 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$173,008,894, 2 June 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,443,000, 2 June 2005
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Before the movie got its rating, it was under the Touchstone Pictures banner (which is part of Disney). When the film got its rating (which is PG), it was then put under the Walt Disney Pictures banner, as it is clear that it is a more family-friendly movie. See more »

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When Ben is hiding from Abigail in the gift shop, he ends up buying a Declaration replica using his credit card. Throughout this scene, Riley is known to be listening in to Ben's conversations, so he would have heard at least Ben's side of that transaction. Yet later when discussing their options in the park, Riley expresses surprise about the credit card transaction. See more »

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[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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String Quartet in A Major Movement No. 3
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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Security risks
28 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

"National Treasure" is a thriller that was obviously targeted for young audiences. John Turtletaub, its director, has created a film that will resonate with those audiences because of the great ride and the adventure it depicts. On the other hand, heaven help us, should anyone feel inspired to emulate the hero of the film and attempts to do something similar, which in a way, doesn't say much about the security in guarding the real "natural treasures" of the country.

If we can believe Ben Gates can pull the caper, then there's no problem in enjoying this film, which offers an action packed couple of hours that could have been trimmed a little bit to make it even better.

Not being a Nicolas Cage fan, one was prepared for the worst, but this is one of the films in which Mr. Cage is at his mellowest intensity and it's easy to tolerate his antics. Diane Kreuger is a beautiful addition to the film that pays well. Justin Bartha does what he can being a computer nerd and pulling fantastic stuff to help his friend. Sean Bean, Christopher Plummer and Jon Voight, are seen in supporting roles.

This is a film that will play well with young minds and with adults that will allow for the silliness of the situation at hand.


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