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Fool's Gold (I) (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  8 February 2008 (USA)
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This February True Love Takes a Dive.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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8 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Amor y tesoro  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,589,295 (USA) (8 February 2008)


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

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Yesterday i watched this movie for the seventh time and thought to myself.. hey i never watch movies more than twice and i rarely enjoy watching them over again, and here i am, having great time, watching Fool's gold for the seventh time, something must be wrong, i must like this movie more than any other. And in fact it is my favorite. I feel it, i enter the atmosphere of this naive paradise like world. I love that it is so positive, even when there is a fight and one is trying to shoot the other there isn't any hate or anger. Not to mention that almost any scene from the movie qualifies for an amazing desktop wallpaper. There are big yachts, hot chicks, clear ocean waters, paradise island, treasures, funny jokes and original action scenes. Perfect ingredients for me. I wish everyone to feel so much enjoyment from a movie like this, it is awesome!

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