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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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Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Marianne Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys), Cormac Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Ben Gates
Justin Bartha ... Riley Poole
Diane Kruger ... Abigail Chase
Jon Voight ... Patrick Gates
Helen Mirren ... Emily Appleton
Ed Harris ... Mitch Wilkinson
Harvey Keitel ... Sadusky
Bruce Greenwood ... The President
Ty Burrell ... Connor
Michael Maize ... Daniel
Timothy V. Murphy ... Seth (as Timothy Murphy)
Alicia Coppola ... FBI Agent Spellman
Armando Riesco ... FBI Agent Hendricks
Albert Hall ... Dr. Nichols
Joel Gretsch ... Thomas Gates
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Storyline

Several years since Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) found the Knight's Templar and became rich and famous. Now, another treasure hunter named Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris) has found what is a missing page of the diary of John Wilkes Booth, which contains clues to the location of a lost city of gold, Ben must compete against Mitch to find the lost city, he goes to France and Great Britain to find other clues and even peak inside the President's secret book to put the pieces of the puzzle together, his parents and his friends also help Ben find the lost city and to stay one step ahead of Mitch. Written by John Wiggins

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

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Trivia

The lecture scene at the beginning, which introduced Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris), was filmed at the Memorial Theater of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. Freemasonry, especially amongst the Founding Fathers, was featured prominently in National Treasure (2004). See more »

Goofs

If Estevanico was taken to Cibola by Native Americans they would have walked, the journey from Florida to South Dakota would take months to complete much less walking back to be picked up by a Spanish ship and taken back to Europe. Total time would be around a year after the shipwreck occurred. See more »

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[first lines]
Barkeep: He's in the other room.
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Crazy Credits

The Jerry Bruckheimer logo becomes a real life version of itself as a road some Union soldiers walk along towards 1865 Washington DC. See more »

Connections

Follows National Treasure (2004) See more »

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I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts
Written by Fred Heatherton (joint pseudonym of Elton Box, Desmond Cox and Irwin Dash)
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Sequel plenty of tension, intrigue and especial effects galore
13 April 2009 | by ma-cortesSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,783,772, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$219,964,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$459,242,249
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2.39 : 1
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