National Treasure

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  131 min.
Release Date: November 19, 2004
DVD: May 3, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.88
based on 7785 votes and 166 reviews
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Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha, Christopher Plummer


All his life, Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), third generation treasure hunter, has been searching for a treasure no one believed existed: amassed through the ages, moved across continents, to become the greatest treasure the world has ever known.

Hidden by the United States of America's Founding Fathers, they left clues to the treasure's location right before our eyes... from America's birthplace, to the nation's capitol, to clues buried within the symbols on the U.S. dollar bill.

Gates' lifelong journey leads him to the last place anyone thought to look: a map hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence. But what he thought was the final clue is only the beginning.

Gates realizes in order to protect the world's greatest treasure, he must now do the unthinkable: steal the most revered, best guarded document in American history before it falls into the wrong hands.

In a race against time, Gates must elude the authorities, stay one step ahead of his ruthless adversary (Sean Bean), decipher the remaining clues and unlock the 2000-year-old mystery behind America's greatest national treasure.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub
Screenplay: Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley
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  • 4 stars "The only franchize about treasure hunters which can match with Indiana Jones."
  • 5 stars "One of the ten best movies ever made."