It's surrounded by guards... video monitors... and little families from Iowa... and little kids on their eighth grade field trips.

Riley Poole

Abigail Chase: What let you to assume there's this invisible map?
Ben Gates: We found an engraving on the stem of a 200-year-old pipe.
Riley Poole: Owned by the Free Masons.
Abigail Chase: May I see the pipe?
Riley Poole: We don't have it.
Abigail Chase: Did Bigfoot take it?

Abigail Chase: You're treasure hunters, aren't you?
Ben Gates: We're more like treasure protectors.

Ben Gates: Do you trust me?
Abigail Chase: Yes.

Powell: [referring to the underground staircase] How do a bunch of people with hand tools build all this?
Ben Gates: The same way the built the pyramids, and the Great Wall of China.
Riley Poole: Yeah... the aliens helped them.

Riley Poole: Do you actually know who the first person to come up with the idea of daylight savings time was?
Abigail Chase, Ben Gates: Benjamin Franklin.
[Riely stomps down his foot in disappointment]

Ian Howe: You all right, Ben? No broken bones? A jump like that could kill a man.
Ben Gates: No, it was cool. You should try it some time.

Ben Gates: Dad, where are the letters?
Patrick Gates: I don't have them, son.
Ben Gates: [pause] What?
Patrick Gates: I don't have them.
Ben Gates: [Another pause] Where are they?
Patrick Gates: I *donated* them to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Ben Gates: Time to go.

Riley Poole: [after Ben decides to steal the Declaration] This is... huge.
Riley Poole: Prison... huge. You are gonna go to prison. You know that, right?
Ben Gates: Yeah, probably.
Riley Poole: Well... that would... bother most people.

[They see Abigail hanging out the back of Ian's truck, clinging to the door and screaming]
Ben Gates: Oh, no.
Riley Poole: Holy Lord.

Abigail Chase: You can't *seriously* intend to run chemical tests on the Declaration of Independence... in the back of a moving van!
Riley Poole: We have a clean room environment all set up: EDS suits, a particulate air filtration system, the whole shebang.
Abigail Chase: Really?

I'm the family kook. I have a job, a house, health insurance...

Patrick Gates

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