National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets - 2007
Movie: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets - 2007
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Synopsis: Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicholas Cage) is a historical treasure hunter - and the great-great grandson of Thomas Gates, a well known puzzle solver in the Civil War era. According to family lore, he is approached by members of the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) to solve a puzzle in the dairy of John Wilkes Booth - who is about to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Learning that Lincoln has been shot, Thomas Gates solves the puzzle, but refuses to divulge the information, tears pages from the diary, and throws them in the fire. The KGC agents shoot and kill him. Speaking at a Civilian Heros conference, along with his father Patrick (Jon Voight), Ben is confronted by Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris), who produces a photo of one of the missing pages from the diary - implicating Thomas Gates as the mastermind behind the assassination. From there the adventure begins, with Ben attempting to save his ancestor's reputation - wherever the adventure leads him.
Scene: Top: Ben and wife Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) follow a lead found in Paris to London to try to break into Buckingham Palace and examine one of the Resolute Desks. Bottom: Ben crashes the birthday party of the president (Bruce Greenwood) held a Mount Vernon, in order to kidnap him after learning that the coded panel in the second Resolute Desk in the Oval Office is missing.
Monogram: Top: The monogram (MG) and name of Malcolm Gilvary - maker of the Resolute Desk (and puzzlemaker) - found under on the bottom of one of the Desk drawers. Bottom: A map of Mount Vernon - said to have been drawn for George Washington's grandfather Lawrence - and showing secret tunnels, bearing an inscription with the initials LW. Ben uses this map to lure the president to the basement, where they find a matching inscription on a stone wall.
Contributed by: Cathy Sundermann