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"In order to break the code, one man will have to break all the rules."
  • PG
  • 2004
  • 2 hr 11 min
  • 6.9  (353,078)
  • 40

National Treasure is a 2004 action-adventure film directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, and Justin Bartha. The film follows the story of Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), a treasure hunter whose family has been obsessed with finding the legendary treasure of the Knights Templar for generations. After discovering a clue on the back of the Declaration of Independence that leads to a hidden map, Gates embarks on a race against time to find the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands.

The movie opens with a prologue set in 1974, where a young Ben Gates is at his grandfather's house being told about the legend of the treasure. The story goes that during the Crusades, the Knights Templar accumulated vast amounts of stolen treasure, which was then hidden across the world. The Templars were eventually disbanded, and the location of the treasure was lost to history. Gates is fascinated by the story, and when his grandfather tells him that the clues to the treasure's whereabouts have been passed down through their family, he becomes determined to solve the mystery.

Fast forward to the present day, and Gates is now a successful treasure hunter with numerous expeditions under his belt. He works alongside his quirky sidekick Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) to procure rare artifacts and uncover hidden secrets. When Gates learns that his former colleague Ian Howe (Sean Bean) is also on the hunt for the treasure, he becomes worried that the treasure will fall into the wrong hands. Gates heads to Philadelphia to examine the Declaration of Independence and decipher the clues that will lead him to the map.

At the archives, Gates meets Dr. Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger), the curator of the Declaration, and convinces her to help him. However, before they can get the answers they need, Ian and his team break into the archives and try to steal the Declaration. In the ensuing chaos, Gates and Abigail manage to escape with the Declaration, but they soon realize that they are being pursued by Ian and his men.

Gates then embarks on a perilous journey across the country as he and his team try to follow the clues that will lead them to the treasure. Along the way, they encounter numerous obstacles and have to solve complex puzzles to figure out the next step. They are pursued by Ian and his team, who are also trying to solve the mystery.

The tension really begins to mount as the group comes closer to the treasure, and they have to use all of their skills and intelligence to overcome the challenges that stand in their way. The final showdown takes place at a secret location, where Gates and Ian face off in a thrilling battle to determine who will claim the treasure.

Overall, National Treasure is an action-packed adventure that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. With a great cast, stunning visuals, and a gripping story, it's no wonder that the film has become such a classic in the action-adventure genre. So if you're looking for a thrilling ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat, be sure to check out National Treasure!

National Treasure is a 2004 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 40.

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    2 hr 11 min
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    6.9  (353,078)
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