|Nicolas Cage||Ben Gates|
|Hunter Gomez||Young Ben Gates|
|Diane Kruger||Abigail Chase|
|Justin Bartha||Riley Poole|
|Sean Bean||Ian Howe|
|Jon Voight||Patrick Gates|
|Christopher Plummer||John Adams Gates|
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.