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Fool's Gold (I) (2008)

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A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

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Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter certain he's onto the find of the century in waters near an island close to Key West owned by a murderous rap star to whom Ben is in debt. Ben's flat broke and recently divorced from Tess, his long-time research and diving partner whom he still loves. She's nearby, working as a steward aboard the yacht of Nigel Honeycutt, a multimillionaire. The rapper has hired a rival treasurer hunter. Can Ben convince Nigel to bankroll his search, convince Tess to work with him, keep the rapper and his thugs at bay, and find a Spanish treasure hidden for centuries and rich beyond imagination? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This February True Love Takes a Dive.


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Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£975,498 (UK) (18 April 2008)

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$70,224,196 (USA) (23 May 2008)
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Trivia

"Moe Fitch" is based on treasure hunter Mel Fisher, whose Key West maritime museum houses gold and silver artifacts from Spanish treasure ships. See more »

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The airplane that sinks is clearly fake. Many of the parts are different than the airplane parts shown. See more »

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Moe Fitch: Well, well, well. If it isn't the Ukrainian sidekick.
Alfonz: I don't think of myself that way. I am the lead character in my own story.
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Written by Lee 'Scratch' Perry (as Lee 'Scratch' Perry) and Derrick Harriott
Performed by The Inspirations
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as horrible as everyone says
9 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film "cute" and "silly". Don't go to it and expect the best film of the year, but rather something fun to watch during a date. I went and saw this last night with a friend who did not want to see it...at all. In the end he said he did enjoy it after all.

There is a little bit of a "Dupree" feeling towards the character Finn who is irresponsible and far from mature. His character is charming in a goofy way. He seems to mess everything up, but somehow in the end it all work out.

I did not care too much for the character Gemma, but nonetheless I laughed at her idiotic comments because I have met people as naive as her. She's basically a miniature Paris Hilton at sea who knows nothing about the sea.

I wouldn't describe this movie as thrilling, but it was entertaining. The comedy is shallow here and there. However, there are some incidents that will make you laugh and laugh. If you want to see a light hearted film that'll make you smile and giggle then I'd recommend seeing this.


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