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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)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

Finn's boat catches fire, blows up, and burns to a crisp. When he dives down 10 minutes later, the boat is intact. He even retrieves a picture from a bulletin board, in perfect condition. See more »

Quotes

Ben 'Finn' Finnegan: [to his investors, after he accidentally sunk his boat] Hey, boats sink! No one knows why!
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Enjoyably fun
21 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie so very entertaining. I thought Alexis Dziena who plays Gemma was so adorable, innocent, sweet, and fun. She brought a lot of entertainment to the movie and was able to hold her own among a very talented cast, especially the experienced pros. I didn't want to see this movie because I found the commercials boring and dull and also silly. I was happy I went along with friends, we all laughed, held out breath in places, rooted for the good guys to get that good. Kate Hudson and Matthew Matthew McConaughey are a good team together, and hope they do some more films together in the future. They're good together in comedy. I could also go on and on about the cast members who were a pleasant surprise to see.


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