National Treasure

Walt Disney Pictures

If there’s one thing famous above all in Boston, it’s the rich history with our founding fathers. The Disney movie National Treasure explores the history of a few historically significant cities across America – Boston included.

Although the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it was a financial success in America, remaining at number one at the box office for three weekends in a row. In addition to Nicholas Cage, the film is rounded out by a star studded cast including Justin Bartha, Harvey Keitel, Sean Bean, Diane Kruger, Christopher Plummer, Jon Voight, and Jason Earles.

One location in Boston was briefly mentioned during the film – The Old North Church, located in the heart of the North End. In this scene John Voight’s character tricks the antagonist Sean Bean into thinking that the next clue in the hunt was to go to where the historic ride taken by Paul Revere began. The team falls for it and the team led by Nicholas Cage is freed.

The sequel, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, was released three years later in 2007 with Ed Harris, Bruce Greenwood, and Helen Mirren joining the cast, which also was a financial success. A potential third film is in the works but there have been no official announcements.

Check out the Old North Church when riding through the North End on our Boston TV and Movie Sites Tour!

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