National Treasure

A series of clues finally leads the group, now held hostage by Ian and his cohorts, to Trinity Church in New York City. Behind a crypt is a subterranean maze of stairwells. Deep below is a hidden room, but it’s empty. Ben’s father cons Ian into believing that a clue inside the room means that the treasure is hidden in Boston’s Old North Church. Ian strands Ben and the others underground, seemingly with no way out. Ben finds a secret opening leading to another room, which has another secret door, which leads to the room containing the massive treasure and an exit to the surface. Ian and his accomplices are arrested while breaking into the Old North Church. The treasure is divided among the museums of the world, and Ben and Riley each get a cut, making them fabulously wealthy. Ben and Abigail hook up.


Factual error: During the heist preparation scene, Riley enters the National Archives Metro station to record surveillance camera footage. Surveillance camera feeds for the National Archives would never be accessible within a Metro station due to both security concerns and the fact that the feeds are not needed outside of the National Archives building. (00:32:00)

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FBI: Here are your options. Door number one you go to prison for a very long time, door number two you help us get back the declaration from Ian, and you'll still go to prison for a very long time, but you'll feel good inside.
Ben Gates: Is there a door that doesn't lead to prision?
FBI: Someone's gotta go to prison, Ben.

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Trivia: When Ben is talking to Riley in front of the Lincoln Memorial, you see a long pool behind them. This pool is filled with computer generated water, because the pool was drained at the time of shooting.

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Question: When Ben and the others enter the treasure room, who's carrying the Declaration of Independence?


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