Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Based on Characters
Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Gates, treasure hunter, historian and cryptologist
Justin Bartha as Riley Poole, computer expert and author, Ben's best friend
Diane Kruger as Dr. Abigail Chase, Director of Document Conservation at the National Archives, Ben's ex-girlfriend
Jon Voight as Patrick Henry Gates, Ben's father who is divorced from his wife Emily
Helen Mirren as Dr. Emily Appleton-Gates, professor of Native American Studies, Ben's mother who is divorced from her husband, Patrick
Ed Harris as Mitchell "Mitch" Wilkinson, a black market dealer
Harvey Keitel as FBI Special Agent Peter Sadusky
Armando Riesco as FBI Special Agent Hendricks
Alicia Coppola as FBI Special Agent Spellman
Albert Hall as Dr. Nichols
Bruce Greenwood as President of the United States
Ty Burrell as Connor, White House curator, Abigail's new boyfriend.