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Fool's Gold (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>

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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Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor y tesoro  »

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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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The scene where Tess slaps Ben after they walk out of the court house was filmed in front of the Vice-Chancellor's Building at the Queensland University of Technology, which is above the city's botanical gardens. See more »


When Gemma and Finn are chasing the plane, a wake can be seen on the far side of the plane that doesn't match with the jet ski or the plane. See more »


On Screen Text: [first lines, the text that appears on screen] On July 24th, 1715, in celebration of the marriage of King Philip of Spain, the largest treasure fleet in maritime history set sail from Havana, Cuba.
On Screen Text: The 500 million dollars worth of gold, silver and jewels came to be known as The Queen's Dowry.
On Screen Text: Unfortunately, in his eagerness to consummate the marriage, King Philip ordered the fleet to sail at the worst time of year.
On Screen Text: And so, the great galleons, heavy with their sparkling cargo, sailed straight ...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Carrie Underwood (2008) See more »


Could You Be Loved
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Hits it's mark...hey if you want Shakespeare, maybe Hudson an McConaughey aren't for you!
2 March 2008 | by (Easton, PA) – See all my reviews

My 11 year old daughter and I, big fans of "How to Lose a Guy..." went to see this last night because there really was not another movie we could agree on. I was reluctant based on the HORRIBLE reviews this movie received, which I now believe were completely undeserved.

I'm as big a movie snob as anyone. Yes, I saw "La Vie En Rose" in the theater the week it came out. I love the Coen Brothers and anything written by Charlie Kaufman. I'm no stranger to so-called "good" films.

But guys - if you're looking for high-brow, why oh why would you expect it from Kate and Matthew. I mean, have you BEEN to a movie in last ten years? She is Goldie Hawn's daughter. I mean, duh! We were very pleasantly surprised by this movie. The scenery and cinema photography were beautiful. I agree completely with another commenter's statement that it was a great cure for SAD. This movie was fun, and sweet, and everything you'd expect from this cast.

Go see this and have fun!

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