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Small Details Fans Noticed In 'National Treasure'

June 3, 2021 122 votes 20 voters15 items

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National Treasure is one of the most popular action-adventure movies from the 2000s. It grossed over $170 million in America, another $170 million overseas, and spawned a sequel with another in development. More than 15 years later, people are still poring over the film and discovering unique details that they share with others online.

Here are 15 such details that fans have recently noticed about National Treasure.

  • 1

    Before Breaking Into The National Archives, The Villains Stay At The Watergate Hotel

    Photo: u/freefeets44 / Reddit

    From Redditor u/freefeets44:

    In National Treasure (2004), Ian Howe (Sean Bean) and the bad guys spend the night at The Watergate Hotel before stealing the Declaration of Independence.

    Watergate was the centerpiece of a massive scandal during the Nixon presidency when The Democratic National Committee headquarters was broken into. A nice connection from the filmmakers of having the thieves stay at the site of a historic break in.

    Worth it's weight in gold?
  • 2

    Sean Bean Subtly Shouted Out His Favorite Football Team

    Photo: u/alcoholic_afternoons / Reddit

    From Redditor u/alcoholic_afternoons:

    In National Treasure (2004), actor Sean Bean hid a reference to his favorite football team, Sheffield United FC.

    Worth it's weight in gold?
  • 3

    The Guard's Name Is Mike Hawk

    Photo: u/m1n1k1t / Reddit

    From Redditor u/m1n1k1t:

    I'm National Treasure (2004), the guard that discovers the break in at the Gala calls himself Mike and his last name is briefly visible on his name tag.

    Further explained by Redditor u/IndigoMichigan:

    I was expecting Hunt, but this also works. Hah. 


    Worth it's weight in gold?
  • 4

    Ben's Grandfather's Eye Is Positioned Atop A Pyramid During A Scene Transition, Creating The Mythical Symbol From The One-Dollar Bill

    Photo: u/gungroutgary / Reddit

    From Redditor u/gungroutgary:

    In National Treasure (2004), when the grandfather tells of the treasure, there is a flashback to Egypt. During the scene transition, the grandfather's eye stays for a second longer than the rest of his face, creating the pyramid and eye on the US dollar bill.

    Worth it's weight in gold?