“National Treasure” quotes

Movie National Treasure
Title National Treasure
Year 2004
Director Jon Turteltaub
Genre Comedy, Adventure, Action
Plot – Benjamin Franklin Gates is the last descendant of a family that for six generations has been committed to finding the treasure of the Templars, the spoils of war of the United States' founding fathers. Benjamin has learned that the map is hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence and has to deal with those who would take possession of the precious document. He then puts together a plan with tech whiz Riley and Abigail, Washington National Archives director.
All actors – Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, David Dayan Fisher, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Oleg Taktarov, Stephen A. Pope, Annie Parisse, Mark Pellegrino, Armando Riesco, Erik King, Don McManus, Ron Canada, Hunter Gomez, Deborah Yates, Arabella Field, Sharon Wilkins, Alexandra Balahoutis, Dahn Ballard, Yves Beneche, Jason Earles, Terrence Currier, Rod McLachlan, Elizabeth Greenberg, Jody Halse, Liam Noble, Joshua Bitton, Michael Russo, Fern D. Baguidy Jr., Thomas Q. Morris, Antony Alda, John Travis, , Michael Ahl, Heidi Albertsen, Adriana Alveario, Frank Anello, Michael Arthur, Matthew Ballistreri, Nick Benson, James Biberi, Gavin Black, Jackson Bolt, Brooke Bonder, Louis Centanni, Chrismandu, Kym Cohen, Ty Copeman, Blaze Kelly Coyle, Colleen Dengel, Suzanne Dengel, Christian Dorsey, Sharif El-Mahdi, Alexander Emmert, Roland Gomez, Cleve Gray, Thomas M. Hagen, Rodney J. Hobbs, Yoshi Jenkins, Basil Kershner, Kirk Lambert, Jenni Lileikis, Tony Luke Jr., Christina Mahon, Ronald McAdams, Chris McMullin, Neal Orion, David Peters, Vito Pietanza, Joe Rampino, Leo Rogstad, Jonathon Ruckman, Tony Sagastizado I, Richard Serlen, Kyle Shaw, Deborah S. Smith, Keyon Smith, Joe Sperandeo, Tony Swift, Sheila Thomas, Ryan Tygh
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  • “A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and - Oh! Oh, my personal favorite - and had their entrails cut out and burned! So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
  • “You know, Agent Sadusky, something I've noticed about fishing? It never works out so well for the bait.”
    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
  • “- Benjamin Franklin Gates: I'm in a little trouble.
    - Patrick Gates: Is she pregnant?
    - Benjamin Franklin Gates: If she is would you leave the mother of your grandchild standing out in the cold?
    - Patrick Gates: Come in.”

    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
    Jon Voight - Patrick Gates
  • “- Benjamin Franklin Gates: Meet me at the car. Call me if you have any problems.
    - Riley Poole: Like if we get caught and killed?
    - Benjamin Franklin Gates: Yeah, that would be a big problem.”

    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
    Justin Bartha - Riley Poole
  • “- Benjamin Franklin Gates: I leveled with you one hundred percent.
    - Abigail Chase: Give me the Declaration, Mr. Brown.
    - Benjamin Franklin Gates: OK, my name's not Brown. It's Gates. I leveled with you ninety-eight percent.”

    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
    Diane Kruger - Abigail Chase
    [Tag:honesty, lies, name]
  • “Okay, Ben, pay attention. I've brought you to the Library of Congress. Why? Because it's the biggest library in the world. Over 20 million books. And they're all saying the same exact thing: Listen to Riley.”
    Justin Bartha - Riley Poole
    [Tag:books, library, trust]
  • “- Powell: How do a bunch of guys with hand tools build all this?
    - Benjamin Franklin Gates: Same way they built the pyramids and the Great Wall of China.
    - Riley Poole: Yeah... the aliens helped them.”

    Stewart Finlay-McLennan - Powell
    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
    Justin Bartha - Riley Poole
    [Tag:alien, building, tools]
  • “- Sadusky: So, here is your options: Door number one: you go to prison for a very long time. Door number two: we're going to get back the Declaration of Independence; you help us find it, and... you still go to prison for a very long time. But you'll feel better inside.
    - Benjamin Franklin Gates: Is there a door that doesn't lead to prison?
    -...” (continue)
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    Harvey Keitel - Sadusky
    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
  • “If there's something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.”
    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
  • “You know the key to running a convincing bluff? Every once in a while you got to be holding all the cards.”
    Sean Bean - Ian Howe
    [Tag:deceit, truth]
  • Why can't they just say, "go to this place, here's the treasure, spend it wisely"?

    Justin Bartha - Riley Poole
  • “- Patrick Gates: And he dragged you two into this nonsense?
    - Abigail Chase: Literally.
    - Riley Poole: I volunteered.”

    Jon Voight - Patrick Gates
    Diane Kruger - Abigail Chase
    Justin Bartha - Riley Poole