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Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe, Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague.
Benjamin Franklin Gates has spent his whole life searching for a fortune few dare to believe exists. This is the legendary Knights Templar Treasure, rumored to be the most awesome bounty in human history, and hidden somewhere in America. For six generations, the Gates family has chased after clues left behind by America's Founding Fathers and scoured the nation in search of the treasure. Now the maverick Ben Gates has made a breakthrough. At last, he knows where the ultimate hint to the treasure's location lies--a hidden map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. As knowledge of the map spreads to a ruthless adversary, Ben is faced with a terrible dilemma. Either Ben must be first to steal America's most sacred document--one guarded by the most sophisticated security in the world--or let it fall into dangerous hands. In a race against time, his rivals and the authorities, Gates teams together with his tech-whiz friend Riley and the alluring, but unwitting, National Archives conservator Abigail Chase to accomplish the unthinkable. Will they succeed in pulling off one of the most ambitious heists of all time? Will the Declaration of Independence lead Ben closer to the treasure? From the ventilation shafts of the National Archives to the catacombs beneath New York City--the answers are revealed as Ben Gates unlocks the mystery behind America's greatest national treasure.
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|MPAA Ratings:||PG||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2004||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Walt Disney Studios Distribution|
|Sound:||Production Co:||.....Production Company, Jerry Bruckheimer Films .....Production Company, Sam Film .....Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Theatrical Distributor, Buena Vista International .....Theatrical Distributor, Sony Pictures Releasing .....Theatrical Distributor, Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong) .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Theatrical Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures .....Studio, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Ster-Kinekor .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Asylum Visual Effects .....Title Design; Visual Effects, .....Picture Car Vehicles, J.L. Fisher, Inc. .....Grip & Lighting Equipment Supplier, Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities .....Music Preparation (Walt Disney Music Library); Negative Cutter (Buena Vista Negative Cutting); Sound Editing Services (Buena Vista Sound Studios), Spacecam Systems, Inc. .....Aerial Camera Provider, Scarlet Letters .....End Titles, Signet Sound Studio .....Score Mixing Facility, .....Legend Sequence, Grant Wilfley Casting .....Extras Casting` (New York Unit), Tm Motion Picture Equipment Rental Inc .....Grip & Lighting Equipment Supplier, McKenna Brothers .....Craft Service (New York Unit), Boone'S Animals For Hollywood, Inc. .....Animals Provider, Warner Bros. Sound .....Score Recording Facility, Tony's Food Service .....Catering, Panavision, Ltd. .....Various, Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. .....Camera Cranes And Dollies, Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc .....Catering (New York Unit), .....Animals Provider, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Sound Mixing Facility (Cary Grant Theatre)|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|
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