In the heart of the beautiful and historically rich Dordogne Valley of France, a team of archaeology students and their professor diligently work to uncover the ruins of a 14th-century castle. For Professor Edward Johnston, the project is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Aided by assistant professor Andre Marek, his son Chris and students Kate, Stern and Francois, Johnston has made major strides in unearthing not only La Roque Castle but also a monastery and structures from the surrounding village of Castelgard. But things are about to go haywire...

Suspicious of the dig's benefactor, International Technology Corporation (ITC) and the man who runs it, Robert Doniger, Professor Johnston heads to ITC headquarters in New Mexico to get some answers, and while he's away, his students discover a chamber that has been sealed for more than 600 years. Marek and Kate descend into the unstable room, and just before a near disastrous cave-in, they make two startling discoveries -- a bifocal lens, which couldn't have been invented before the chamber was sealed, and even more intriguing, a handwritten plea for help dated April 2, 1357... from Professor Johnston!

A movie directed by Richard Donner

2003 - 116 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35

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Main Cast

  • Chris Johnston
  • Kate Ericson
  • Andre Marek
  • Professor Johnston
  • Robert Doniger
  • Lady Claire
  • Frank Gordon
  • Steven Kramer
  • Josh Stern
  • Lord Oliver
  • Lord Arnaut
  • Sir William De Kere / William Decker
  • François Dontelle
  • Baker
  • Arnaut's Deputy

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Release dates

  • December 05, 2003
  • November 26, 2003
  • February 05, 2004
  • December 05, 2003
  • November 19, 2003 (premiere)
  • November 26, 2003