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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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treasure | rapper | debt | yacht | rap star | See more »

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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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The Precious Gem is a 135' Sovereign yacht built in New Zealand and designed by Jack Sarin. Its real name is the Kerri Lee. It charters for $70,000 per week, and can accommodate up to 12 guests. See more »

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When Tess is lowered into the blow hole, the knot around her body is a bowline. Later in the scene, it's a square knot. See more »

Quotes

Tess Finnegan: It's not here.
Ben 'Finn' Finnegan: I refuse to believe that.
Tess Finnegan: Well, just because you refuse to believe something doesn't make it true. Or false. Or... whatever the hell I'm saying.
Ben 'Finn' Finnegan: Something wrong, Tess?
Tess Finnegan: Something wrong? Why would anything be wrong? We just had sex in a church - and we're not even married - and now we're gonna dig up a grave! I mean, what is that, like a triple sin? I'm surprised we haven't been struck by lightning.
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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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Favourite movie of all times
13 February 2012 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

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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