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National Treasure: Book of Secrets [2007] (2 discs)

Director:Jon Turteltaub
Writer:Cormac Wibberley
Marianne Wibberley
Composer:Trevor Rabin
Length:124 minutes
(2 hours 4 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Action
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IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:31%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Benjamin Gates has to clear his ancestor's name by finding the legendary city of gold.

Reaction: Don't expect anything deep. This is a good popcorn flick and it has a good pace throughout. Quite enjoyable. It doesn't bring a lot of new elements to the storytelling process, but the puzzles are fun to watch and the dialogue is snappy. Basically, if you liked the first one, definitely see the second.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Jon Turteltaub => Director
Cormac Wibberley => Writer
Marianne Wibberley => Writer
Trevor Rabin => Composer
Billy Unger => Charles Gates
Brent Briscoe => Michael O'Laughlen
Bruce Greenwood => The President
Christian Camargo => John Wilkes Booth
Diane Kruger => Abigail Chase
Ed Harris => Mitch Wilkinson
Glenn Beck => Abraham Lincoln
Harvey Keitel => Sadusky
Helen Mirren => Emily Appleton
Jon Voight => Patrick Gates
Justin Bartha => Riley Poole
Larry Cedar => Control Room Guard
Nicolas Cage => Ben Gates
Randy Travis => Celebrity Music Star
Ty Burrell => Connor

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The document briefly seen in Riley's book is an autopsy report for Marilyn Monroe.
  • In the second scene with Agent Sadusky and his two agents, Agent Sadusky can be seen wearing crossed US and Marine Corps flags on his lapel.
  • In The Rock, Nicolas Cage's character is given information that leads him to a hidden roll of microfilm containing government secrets, including information about the Kennedy assassination (just as the "Book of Secrets" contains). Ed Harris plays the villain in both films.
  • Bruce Greenwood, who played the President, previously played President [?] John F Kennedy in the movie Thirteen Days.
  • Nicolas Cage has won an Academy Award (for Leaving Las Vegas), and the actor and actress who played his parents (Jon Voight and Helen Mirren) are also Academy Award winners (for Coming Home and The Queen, respectively).
  • Randy Travis shot his cameo in one day at 1 A.M.
  • As stated in the commentary, experts were brought in to match President Lincoln, Queen Victoria and President Coolidge's handwriting.
  • Patrick Gates makes a reference to FDR during World War Two. Jon Voight played Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Pearl Harbor.
  • Because of her role in The Queen, Helen Mirren was invited to meet [?] Queen Elizabeth II, but couldn't make the meeting because she was in South Dakota filming this movie.