National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 American mystery action adventure film directed by Jon Turtelaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub. The screenplay was written by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley from the story by Gregory Poirier, Cormac Wibberley, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and is based on characters by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv and Charles Segars.
Rated: PG (movie contains some violence and action)
Run Time: 2h 4min
Release Date: December 21, 2007 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Budget: $130 Million
Box Office: $457.4 Million
National Treasure: Book of Secrets stars Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Greenwood, Ty Burrell, Michael Maize, Alicia CoppolaArmando Riesco, Albert Hall and Joel Gretsch.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets picks up with famous treasure hunter, Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage), making a presentation about John Wilkes Booth and his diary while telling his great-grandfather’s story at a Civilian Heroes conference.
The Gates presentation gets interrupted by a man in the audience named Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris) who claims to have one of the eighteen missing pages from the Booth diary. He presents the missing page which contains a reference to Ben’s great-grandfather, Thomas Gates. Wilkinson convinces everyone that Thomas Gates was not only a co-conspirator but the grand architect of the Abraham Lincoln assassination, which not only tarnishes the Gates family’s reputation but Ben and his father, Patrick Gates (Jon Voight) are disgraced.
Ben examines the newly discovered missing page and finds and translates a hidden cipher and after decoding it, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail (Diane Kruger) and Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) to Paris, Buckingham Palace and back to Washington D.C. in search of clues to help clear his great-grandfathers name.
“There’s my tax dollars at work… coming to arrest me!” – Riley Poole
“You are the President of the United States, sir. Whether by innate character, the oath you took to defend the Constitution, or the weight of history that falls upon you, I believe you to be an honorable man, sir.” – Ben Gates
“Gates, People don’t believe that stuff anymore.” – The President
“They want to believe it.” – Ben Gates
“Someone else is after the treasure” – Ben Gates
“Of course someone else is after the treasure. It’s the axiom of treasure hunting.” – Riley Poole
“I’m gonna kidnap him. I’m gonna kidnap the President of the United States.” – Ben Gates
Official Movie Trailer
Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates
Justin Bartha as Riley Poole
Diane Kruger as Abigail Chase
Jon Voight as Patrick Gates
Helen Mirren as Emily Appleton
Ed Harris as Mitch Wilkinson
Harvey Keitel as Sadusky
Bruce Greenwood as The President
Ty Burrell as Connor
Michael Maize as Daniel
Timothy V. Murphy as Seth
Alicia Coppola as FBI Agent Spellman
Armando Reisco as FBI Agent Riesco
Albert Hall as Dr. Nichols
Joel Gretsch as Thomas Gates