National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Continuity mistake: At the end of National Treasure 1, Riley has a Ferrari 360 Spider. At the beginning of Book of Secrets, when his car is being towed away, it's a Ferrari F430 Spider. At the end of the movie, he is given back a 360 Spider.

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Factual error: Ben, Abigail and Riley arrive at the Library of Congress to take the President's Book very late at night. However the Library of Congress, despite being shown as open, consistently closes at 5 PM.

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Darius Angel

Revealing mistake: In the scenes where Riley is using his computer to look up information on the "SearchInfo" site, the screenshot used is of Wikipedia. (You can even see the "About Wikipedia" link on the left).

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Factual error: At the beginning of the film, John Wilkes Booth is seen departing the tavern and arriving at Ford's Theater by horse. The tavern is actually right next to the theater.

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Revealing mistake: When water is breaking through the wall you can see that at times the water is going through preformed squares.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where the barrels of beer are rolling off the truck, you can notice small squibs going off to make the barrels look like they have been shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the last scene when Riley Poole is walking to his home and spots his Ferrari that was repossessed, when the camera tracking shot stops, in the reflection on the side of the car you can see the camera and the camera track reflected in the door of the Ferrari.

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Continuity mistake: During the car chase in London, when you see from inside the car, you can't see any of the glass at the bottom on the rear window, but when you see the car from the outside there is a significant portion of the glass left.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: During the scene where they encounter the beer truck in the alley, they are driving towards it, but in the next shot the car is the other way and are driving away from it.

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Factual error: When inside the Oval Office, we look out through the windows to the left of the desk (towards the East) and see bushes and trees right outside the windows. But on that side of the oval office there is a covered patio with columns, and it is quite dark.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Mitch Wilkinson jumps to a hanging ladder in the hidden chamber at Mount Rushmore, the first shot shows him hanging off the ladder with a pistol holster through his belt loops. The shot cuts away and when it returns there is no pistol holster where there was seconds earlier.

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Other mistake: There's a scene where they turn a wheel to control the flow of water into a much larger chamber. The cavern that is presumably completely filled with water (water is dripping off the ceiling) is massive. The flow from the smaller chamber into the cavern is relatively small. They enter moments after stopping the flow to find the cavern is drained. It should A) either take the cavern a very long time to drain or B) the cavern should never have been fully filled with water.

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Continuity mistake: Many beer kegs fall from the truck, yet the number remaining on the truck barely goes down from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: During the car chase in London, the Range Rover with Mitch Wilkinson crashes into the rear end of the Fuller beer truck, damaging the left front bumper parts and headlights. Later in the chase, no damage is seen.

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Factual error: Whenever Riley gets into his Ferrari, he makes a gesture implying that he is engaging reverse via a gearstick, followed by a grinding sound. However the Ferrari he is driving uses a trip-tronic gearbox and the paddles are visible in the shot.

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Paddy09

Plot hole: In order for the treasure trail to be followed both desks would need to have existed in 1865 when the code was deciphered. However HMS Resolute wasn't broken up and made into desks until 1879.

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Blue321

Continuity mistake: When Ben Gates and company first examine the Booth diary page, they notice a few of the digraphs relevant to the cipher. After he says to flip the page, pause it and notice the digraphs that are visible. They are: ME IK QO CQ TE ZX. Later, when Ben discovers that the key to decoding the cipher is DEATH, Riley inputs the keyword into his computer. Pause it when it shows his computer screen. The various digraphs that they have input are nowhere close to the ones they discovered on the page. They are: QF JU WJ AK EH. Not even the same amount of digraphs, no less. The results are larger too. The entire interface is different for the two shots.

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Factual error: In the scene where Ben and Abigail are using the service lift to get to a different floor in Buckingham Palace, Ben presses the button on the exterior, then shuts the door. This is inaccurate as, with that type of lift, pressing the buttons when the doors are open does nothing. The lift can only move if the doors are closed when the buttons are pressed.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the last scene when Riley Poole gets in his Ferrari, you can see the camera man in the reflection by the head rest of the seat. You can see a black dot moving. That's the camera man's head.

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Continuity mistake: In the final scene of the movie, when Riley is walking toward his car, he walks approx 30 feet from behind the car up to the car, notice that there are no other cars behind him. As soon as he starts the car he accidentally goes in reverse and we hear him crash into another car, yet there was no one behind him for at least 30 feet. We did not see or hear another car pull in behind him in that few seconds. There is no car parked behind him.

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Robert Sullinger

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