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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ben Gates
... Riley Poole
... Abigail Chase
... Patrick Gates
... Emily Appleton
... Mitch Wilkinson
... Sadusky
... The President
... Connor
... Daniel
... Seth (as Timothy Murphy)
... FBI Agent Spellman
... FBI Agent Hendricks
... Dr. Nichols
... Thomas Gates
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Storyline

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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21 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets  »

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$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,444,195, 23 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$219,964,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$457,364,600
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The guy who gets his car stolen by Ed Harris in London is the same guy who got his Hummer stolen by Sir Sean Connery in The Rock (1996), another of Jerry Bruckheimer's movies which also starred Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. See more »

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The Statue that Riley and Ben go to is located on the Allee des Cygnes, about 1.5 kilometers downriver from the Eiffel Tower; it faces southwest and towards the Statue in New York City. In the shots where Riley is piloting the toy helicopter and Ben is chatting with the police officers, the Eiffel Tower looks much closer than approximately 1.5 kilometers, because this was filmed on the Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridge, about 750 meters from the Tower. Finally, the Statue on the Allee des Cygnes faces away from the Pont de Grenelle and is much further away from the Eiffel Tower than shown (a fact seen clearly on Riley's remote while inspecting the torch). The Statue at the Luxembourg Gardens is Frederic Auguste Bartholdi's personal model that he donated to the Gardens. See more »

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Barkeep: He's in the other room.
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Sequel plenty of tension, intrigue and especial effects galore
13 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Again new adventures with Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) , a descendant from a historical line familiar whose mission was guard a hidden national treasure . This time happen the followings events , as the film starts with the Lincoln death and James Wilkes Booth saying the famous words , ¨Sic Semper Tiranus¨ .Benjamin's ancestor named Thomas Gates (Joel Gretsch) is spontaneously implicated as key conspirator in Abraham Lincoln death caused by a missing page of the murderer's diary and found now . Ben along with his friend Poole (Justin Bartha) and his ex-fiancée Abigail (Diane Kruger) will take on lots of adventures , risks and confronting a stubborn enemy (Ed Harris). Ben will attempt demonstrate the true and he's determined to prove his great-grandfather's innocence . Poole , Abigail, Ben , his father (John Voight) and later his mother (Helen Mirren) undergo a chase that take them from Paris'statue of Liberty , London's Buckinham Palace , White House , including kidnapping of the US President (Bruce Greenwood) , and Mount Rushmore . Plus , Inspector Saduski (Harvey Keitel)and underlings (Alicia Coppola) are also to the hunting of the chain of clues .

This amusing movie displays suspense , noisy action , tension , humor and extraordinary adventures . The picture blends the ¨Spielberg's Indiana Jones¨ rip-roaring feats and mystery from ¨Da Vinci Code¨ by Dan Brown . It's a pretty amusing cinematic roller coaster that have you on the edge of your seat . The film cast is pretty good , in fact , it includes includes three Oscar winners : Nicolas Cage, Helen Mirren and Jon Voight ; and two Oscar nominees: Harvey Keitel and Ed Harris . Stimulating action set pieces illuminate the full-blown adventures of our protagonists with breathtaking final attraction in the scenes of the underground Olmeca temple . Similar technicians outfit , adding a lively musical score by Trevor Rabin . Replacing the previous cameraman Caleb Deschanel by Amir Mokri and John Schwartzman who make a glamorous cinematography . However , director of photography Amir Mokri was replaced by John Schwartzman several weeks into shooting, this was reportedly due to "creative differences" between Mokri and director Jon Turteltaub. The flick is again lavishly produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stunningly directed by John Turteltaub . The picture will appeal to Nicolas Cage fans and those have seen the previous part.


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