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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery  |  21 December 2007 (USA)
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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.



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While Ben Gates is presenting new information about John Wilkes Booth and the 18 pages missing from Booth's diary, a man by the name of Mitch Wilkinson stands up and presents a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary. Thomas Gates, Ben's great-grandfather, is mentioned on the page. It shows that Ben's great-grandfather was a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's murder. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail Chase, and Riley Poole to Buckingham Palace (which they break into). They discover a plank that has early Native American writing on it. The plank has only one symbol that Patrick Gates can identify. The symbol is Cibola (see-bowl-uh) meaning the City of Gold. In order to define the rest they have to go to Ben's mother, Patrick's divorced wife. After 32 years it brings back old arguments. After that the other clue is in the President's desk in the Oval Office in the White House (which Ben and Abigail sneak into) to discover that the clue lies in The ... Written by mviedirctr354

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Rated PG for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets  »

Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,444,195 (USA) (21 December 2007)


$219,961,501 (USA) (13 June 2008)

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In the second scene with Agent Sadusky (Harvey Keitel) and his two agents, Agent Sadusky can be seen wearing crossed US and Marine Corps flags on his lapel. Keitel is a former marine. See more »


Gates pulls a copy of Riley's book out of the back of an SUV enclosed in an envelope and answers Riley's objection as to why he has not read it by saying he was in the middle of moving. However in the beginning of the movie Gates is sitting on the steps reading a copy of Riley's book when they first reunite. See more »


[first lines]
Barkeep: He's in the other room.
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Is It Still Over
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19 December 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I will keep it short and simple. Just watched it, paid 10$ for it, it is worth it. Not much of details as you would expect out of a great movie, not much of substance in the movie itself however the acting and the pace of the movie is so beautiful you wont think of the flaws in the intricate plans they carry out in the movie. The subtle comedy is really nice and they have kept the first movie in consideration and have not brought many new characters. It is not a movie that you would think a lot about after you come out of the hall, however you will not think anything else either while the movie is going on. I will give it 7 for the sheer value of entertainment and nothing else and of course the one liners that keep popping up which actually make you laugh.

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