Trivia: In the scene where Ian (Sean Bean) is figuring out the clue, revealing Silence Dogood to him (when he realises this is a name), you see on the paper a few random doodles, including 3 pipes and at the top of the page two crossed swords, These swords are actually a reference to his favourite football (as is soccer) team Sheffield United, as the crossed swords are the team's symbol.
Trivia: The film shares a few interesting similarities with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Besides the fact that the main characters are both treasure hunters, Jon Voight plays the father of the main character in both films. Flashbacks featuring the main characters as children are also present in both films.
Factual error: As Ben is clinging to the staircase while it is falling apart, there is a close-up of a nail being pulled out of the wood. This nail is round-headed, rather than square as it would have been over 200 years ago. It's also shiny instead of rusty, which indicates that it's galvanized. Galvanization as an industrial, metal-preservation process was not patented until 1837, and was not used in building materials until well into the late-1800s. Since the film states the staircase was made by "the Founding Fathers, " and there was no galvanization of iron nails in any industrialized nation in 1780s-1830's, this is a huge anachronism.Kristal
FBI: Here are your options. Door number one you go to prison for a very long time, door number two you help us get back the declaration from Ian, and you'll still go to prison for a very long time, but you'll feel good inside.
Ben Gates: Is there a door that doesn't lead to prision?
FBI: Someone's gotta go to prison, Ben.
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