National Treasure (2004)
Director: Joe Deterduba
Writers: Jim Cove, Cormac Webley, Marianne Webley, Oren Aviv, Charles Seghers
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, David Daye Fisher, Stewart Finlay-McClelland / Oleg Taktarov / Stephen A. Pope / Anne Parisi / Mark Pellegrino / Armand Risco / Eric ·gold
Region: United States
Language: English / Spanish
Released: 2004-11-19 (USA)
Series:  National Treasure
Runtime: 131 minutes
Also known as: Shocking Treasure (Hong Kong) / National Treasure
Rating: IMDB 6.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 46%
The Gates family is a family of famous adventurers. As a child, Ben (Nicolas Cage) learned a shocking secret of their family: the place where the nation’s wealth was buried at the founding of the United States was hidden in the Declaration of Independence. Although his father didn’t want the Gates family to be entangled in the national treasure, Ben started the treasure hunt with computer master Rayleigh (Justin Bartha).
Ben’s treasure hunt quickly hits a dead end. At the same time, Ian the British rich man (Sean Bean Sean Bean) also focused on this treasure. He sent people to sneak into the National Library of America to find the secret of the treasure in the Declaration of Independence and plot to deal with it. Dr. Abigail (Diane Kruger) of the library, after learning of Ian’s sinister intentions, is determined to help Ben find the national treasure…
National Treasure is a 2004 action-adventure film directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The movie stars Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates, a treasure hunter who, with the help of his team, sets out to find a legendary treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers of the United States.
The movie follows Ben Gates and his team as they search for the treasure, which is believed to be hidden in various clues and artifacts throughout the country. Along the way, they encounter a series of challenges and obstacles, including rival treasure hunters and government officials who want to keep the treasure hidden.
The film features a talented cast, including Diane Kruger as Dr. Abigail Chase, a historian who helps Ben decipher the clues, and Justin Bartha as Riley Poole, Ben’s tech-savvy sidekick. The supporting cast includes Sean Bean, Harvey Keitel, and Jon Voight.
National Treasure was a commercial success, grossing over $347 million worldwide. It was praised for its thrilling action sequences and the performances of its cast. The film spawned a sequel, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, in 2007, and there has been talk of a third movie in the series for many years.
The movie has become a beloved classic, especially among fans of action-adventure and historical fiction. It is known for its exciting plot, witty dialogue, and stunning visuals. The movie also sparked interest in the real-life history of the United States and the Founding Fathers, inspiring many viewers to learn more about the country’s past.
Overall, National Treasure is a thrilling and entertaining film that has captivated audiences for years. Its blend of action, adventure, and historical fiction has made it a beloved classic and a must-watch for fans of the genre.