National Treasure

National Treasure is a 2004 American action-adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf and the Wibberleys, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turteltaub. It is the first film in the National Treasure film series and stars Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha, and Christopher Plummer.


In 1974, John Adams Gates tells his grandson, Benjamin Franklin Gates, a story in which Charles Carroll of Carrollton passed on a secret to their ancestor, Thomas Gates, in 1832 of a fabled treasure taken from ancient empires throughout history that was discovered by the Knights Templar and later protected by the Freemasons. The treasure would eventually be hidden in America by the Founding Fathers. The clue leading to the treasure is the phrase "The secret lies with Charlotte." While Ben is convinced by the story, his skeptical father, Patrick, dismisses it as nonsense.

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    contentLocation New Jersey New York City Pennsylvania Washington, D.C.
    director Jon Turteltaub
    editor William Goldenberg
    events national treasure
    genre action adventure
    keywords $100 bill arctic arrest bell tower benjamin franklin book cipher boston break in charles carroll of carrollton charlotte church clemency color computer expert credit card cryptographer cryptologist dead end declaration of independence fbi fbi agent ferrari finder\'s fee founding fathers founding fathers of the united states franklin institute freemason gift shop hidden treasure homeland security john adams kidnap knights templar liberty bell meerschaum pipe meet national archives national archives and records administration old north church ottendorf cipher paul revere silence dogood the national trap treasure hunter treasure map united states declaration of independence united states one hundred-dollar bill uss intrepid wash
    musicBy Trevor Rabin
    producer Jerry Bruckheimer Jon Turteltaub
    productionCompany Jerry Bruckheimer Films Junction Entertainment Saturn Films Walt Disney Pictures
    publisher Buena Vista Pictures
    recordedAt Berkshire Carpenters' Hall Head House Square Independence Hall Library of Congress Lincoln Memorial Los Angeles National Archives Building New York City Pennsylvania Avenue Philadelphia Philadelphia City Hall Reading Terminal Market Society Hill Trinity Church Utah Washington, D.C. Washington Square
    theme heist war