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  • [BONGO DRUM MUSIC]

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • [COFFEE DRIPPING]

  • What's up, everyone?

  • This is "Disney+ Deets," where we break down everything

  • you need to know about your favorite

  • Disney+ movies and series.

  • I'm Kenneth.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: And I'm Marcellus.

  • And not to toot our own horns, but we're pretty

  • much the biggest Disney+ fans out there.

  • No, let's do it.

  • Toot toot!

  • Beep beep!

  • That's right.

  • Let's get into it.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • For today's episode, we're hunting

  • for the deepest of deep details from the filming

  • of "National Treasure."

  • KENNETH BROWN: Marcellus, I love this movie.

  • Don't you?

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Listen, I can't get enough.

  • So much action and adventure.

  • It's one of those movies I can just watch over and over again.

  • KENNETH BROWN: [SIGH] Like how you always

  • tease me over and over again.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Here we go.

  • Already starting.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Anyway, tell them something they probably didn't know, Kenneth.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Let's talk about the main treasure

  • that they're searching for, the Knights Templar treasure.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Ooh.

  • KENNETH BROWN: This is an actual treasure.

  • The Knights Templar were so wealthy

  • that all the kings around Europe came to them for loans.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: I know you wish you were a king.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Yeah. I wish you'd give me a loan.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • It was so mysterious. It was lost in the 14th century,

  • and has never been found, though rumors

  • place it in North America.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Ooh.

  • KENNETH BROWN: That's what inspired the film's

  • screenwriters to put it in the hands

  • of America's Founding Fathers, hidden by a series of clues.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: That is so cool.

  • I love it.

  • It makes sense, because in the colonial days,

  • America's political elite went to great lengths

  • to hide their ideas and treasures

  • from spies and enemies.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Mm-hmm.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: There are rumors of cryptic codes

  • and secret symbols hiding in plain sight, woven

  • into early American history.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Okay!

  • I didn't know you were such a history buff, Marcellus.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Well, you know, I dabble.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • KENNETH BROWN: Now this is the part

  • where they're trying to crack more parts of the code.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: All I can think about is how cold I'd be.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Listen.

  • One time our heater went out in church.

  • That's exactly how we all looked in church, with these coats on.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • And you know what code they were trying to crack?

  • How to get that heater fixed. MARCELLUS KIDD: How to--

  • how to fix the heater.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • KENNETH BROWN: So let me drop some knowledge on you, then.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Ooh.

  • Enlighten me, Kenneth.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Like the Gates family in the film,

  • many of the Founding Fathers belonged to secret societies

  • such as the Freemasons.

  • They are an actual society evolved from

  • the historic Knights Templar.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: OK.

  • KENNETH BROWN: The history, the iconography, the architecture

  • of the real-world Freemasons inspired

  • the plot, the clues, and visual language of the film.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Ken, you're so smart.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Thank you.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: I love Ben Gates's disco collar.

  • KENNETH BROWN: [LAUGHING] I wasn't gonna say nothing.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: I love it.

  • KENNETH BROWN: He didn't come to play.

  • He gonna be stylish and smart.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Stylish and smart.

  • KENNETH BROWN: When the film crew

  • was ready to shoot at the National Archives,

  • it was actually closed for renovations.

  • [BUZZER] MARCELLUS KIDD: Uh-oh.

  • KENNETH BROWN: So an accurate re-creation

  • had to be built on the soundstage,

  • and it had to match the new post-renovation look.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: It is just mind-boggling to me

  • how they can build replicas like that.

  • You know how long it took me to build

  • a dresser in my new apartment?

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • I know they would've fired me.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Yes, I remember, 'cause I helped you move.

  • You still owe me for that, by the way.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Uh, keep going.

  • KENNETH BROWN: When Ben, Abigail, and Riley drive

  • into Philadelphia right here, they're going over the Benjamin

  • Franklin Bridge.

  • Just a cool nod to the Founding Fathers theme in the movie.

  • Now when I was a kid, my family took a road trip

  • in our RV to visit various historical sites,

  • and we crossed that very same bridge.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Ooh.

  • KENNETH BROWN: In fact, when we visited Philadelphia,

  • I was able to see the Declaration of Independence.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Then did you notice

  • that the actual Declaration of Independence

  • is pretty badly faded, and many of the signatures and its title

  • are too difficult to read now?

  • The one in the film is a replica,

  • so they could make those areas a little more legible,

  • and I'm thinking just like, so authentic.

  • KENNETH BROWN: I didn't even know it was all this intricate.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Right.

  • KENNETH BROWN: First of all, we went to go see the Declaration

  • of Independence.

  • I just thought it was the security

  • guard standing at the door. MARCELLUS KIDD: No.

  • Look.

  • KENNETH BROWN: I had no idea it was all this stuff.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: It's going down into the depths.

  • I would be, like, so outdone by it.

  • Anyway, let's talk about the FF.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Marcellus, what is the FF?

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Ben, Patrick, and John Gates were all

  • named after Founding Fathers.

  • FF, get it?

  • KENNETH BROWN: Wow, Marcellus.

  • No comment. MARCELLUS KIDD: Support me.

  • Support me.

  • Abigail Chase, who is played by Diane Kruger,

  • is a combination of Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams,

  • and Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration

  • of Independence.

  • KENNETH BROWN: If I was a teacher,

  • I would have my students watch "National Treasure"--

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: I believe it.

  • KENNETH BROWN: --just to kind of teach them a little bit.

  • Even Riley, who is

  • one of my favorite characters ever--

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Yeah.

  • KENNETH BROWN: --he's inspired by real teenagers

  • hired by the National Security Agency

  • to build computer models.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: OMG.

  • The NSA could have used me.

  • I used to love doing puzzles as a teenager.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Uh-uh.

  • I don't think so.

  • The NSA wasn't hiring nobody to do no jigsaw puzzles.

  • Oh! Oh!

  • They're shooting at him! We gotta go!

  • We gotta go!

  • Hurry up.

  • Get on the elevator, Ben. Get on the elevator!

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: You know, and they said it was bulletproof.

  • I love that he put that in front of him,

  • 'cause he knows it's bulletproof.

  • KENNETH BROWN: 'Cause another bad guy comes out.

  • Yeah. He rolls up the--

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: He rolls it--

  • KENNETH BROWN: --Declaration of Independence.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: --so quick.

  • KENNETH BROWN: It is the real one.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: He thought-- Look.

  • He thought so fast, too.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Got on his white usher gloves, though.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Yeah. [LAUGHTER]

  • It's so amazing.

  • Speaking of experts, various consultants

  • were brought in to help make the film more believable.

  • They brought in real treasure hunters, cryptographers,

  • code breakers, and criminal strategy experts

  • to bring the heist to life.

  • KENNETH BROWN: It's this attention

  • to detail that's incredible.

  • Listen.

  • Marcellus, you see these catacombs

  • and that bottomless shaft?

  • They don't exist in real life, but they

  • were inspired by real chambers and tunnels

  • found under the Trinity Church.

  • The skeletons are both in the film and in real life.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: That is creepy.

  • KENNETH BROWN: And I'mma tell you, I'm not stepping

  • on any of those wooden planks.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: No, they do not seem sturdy.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Wouldn't even know if that stuff is going

  • to hold my body weight up.

  • And I don't weigh that much.

  • Don't say nothing. MARCELLUS KIDD: OK.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Don't say nothing,

  • 'cause I know I set myself--

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: We'll keep moving forward.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Yeah, let's move forward--

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: [LAUGHING] OK.

  • KENNETH BROWN: --'cause I know I set myself up for that.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • One aspect of Trinity Church that wasn't included

  • in the film is an outdoor cemetery on church grounds

  • that includes the remains of one Alexander Hamilton.

  • What?

  • Why do I suddenly have the urge to sing?

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Hmm.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • KENNETH BROWN: OK.

  • If you didn't catch on, we think "National

  • Treasure" is a Disney treasure.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: You're absolutely right, Ken.

  • This is such an amazing movie.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Don't forget to check out "National Treasure,"

  • now streaming on Disney+.

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Take care of yourself and the planet.

  • Make sure to subscribe and like this video.

  • KENNETH BROWN: Yes!

  • And tell us in the comments below what movies

  • or shows you want us to give you all the Disney+ deets on next.

  • Thanks, Marcellus!

  • MARCELLUS KIDD: Oh, you're welcome, Ken.

  • Marcellus and Ken signing off.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

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