National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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By on July 27, 2009

Category: 13
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 2007
Country: USA
Runtime: 124
Rating: (0)
Languages: English, French
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Sound: SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • The film that terrified Europe has come to America
  • You'll never feel safe in your home again.

  • Writing by: Marianne Wibberley – (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys) &
    Cormac Wibberley – (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys)
    Gregory Poirier – (story) and
    Marianne Wibberley – (story) (as The Wibberleys) &
    Cormac Wibberley – (story) (as The Wibberleys) &
    Ted Elliott – (story) &
    Terry Rossio – (story)
    Jim Kouf – (characters) and
    Oren Aviv – (characters) &
    Charles Segars – (characters)

    Produced by: Oren Aviv – executive producer
    John Bernard – line producer: Paris
    Jerry Bruckheimer – producer
    Chad Oman – executive producer
    Selwyn Roberts – line producer: London
    Pat Sandston – associate producer
    Charles Segars – executive producer
    Mike Stenson – executive producer
    Jon Turteltaub – producer
    Barry H. Waldman – executive producer (as Barry Waldman)

    Cast: 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

    Music: Trevor Rabin
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    Plot Outline: Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary.
    Plot: 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 the 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 President's Book. But in order to see the book, their choice is either get elected president or kidnap the President of the United States. Which do they choose? It's obvious. With Wilkinson close on their tail, they find the book in the Library of Congress. The conspiracy then crosses to Mount Rushmore where the clue was on the hills, but (according to the Book) President Calvin Coolidge had the faces carved in so no one can find the City of Gold. When they get there they find out that they must work with Wilkinson since he has some clues of his own. Who will claim Cibola? And will the name of Gates be known as murder?

    Movie Quotes:
    Riley Poole: So let's recap: We've broken into Buckingham Palace, and the Oval Office, stolen a page from the President's super-secret book, and actually kidnapped the President of the United States. What are we gonna do next, short-sheet the Pope's bed?
    Ben Gates: Well, you never know.


    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The opening Walt Disney Pictures logo is “darker and more orange” according to the director.

    Goofs: We know about 50 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Boom mic visible: After Riley jumps into his shiny red Ferrari, a reflection is seen in the car's paint on screen left.

    Trivia: There are 12 entries in the trivia list – like these:

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