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National Treasure

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Template:Infobox Movie National Treasure is a 2004 movie written by Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Jon Turteltaub. It stars Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel and Christopher Plummer. It is an adventure movie set in the USA about a search for lost treasure and the map.

Tagline 
The greatest adventure history has ever revealed.

Synopsis

Cage plays Benjamin Franklin Gates, scion of the Gates family, who, following in the footsteps of his grandfather (Plummer), is protector of the key to a legendary ancient worldwide Knights Templar/Freemasons treasure hidden by Masons during the American Revolution. Hoping to find it, he ventures to the wrecked SS Charlotte, whereupon finding this riddle:

The legend writ, the stain affected. The key in Silence undetected. Fifty-five in iron pen, Mr. Matlack can't offend.

He discovers that there might be a map to the treasure on the back of the Declaration of Independence, and he and his sidekick, Riley Poole (Bartha), decide to steal the Declaration in order to keep it out of the hands of the sinister traitorous Ian Howe (Bean). Along the way, he obtains the assistance of his reluctant father (Voight) and a National Archives archivist, Abigail Chase (Kruger). They are all tracked by FBI agents, led by Agent Sadusky (Keitel). The searchers ultimately discover that the Knights Templar thought that the treasure was too big for one man. There is a strong implication that the Templars believed in democracy, and that one monarch should never hold all the power.

External links

fr:Benjamin Gates et le trésor des Templiers nl:National Treasure sv:National Treasure

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