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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 »

Goofs

When Tess is alone in the blow hole just before Finn jumps in. This is the last time she is on the inside edge of the blow hole and dives in. There is no rope seen around her body (her back) as she is diving in. The next seen under water the rope is tied around her waist again. See more »

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Moe Fitch: [after Finn jumps from the water onto the plane to save Tess] Now that's a man that loves his wife!
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Let's Get It Crackin'
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Vincent Alfieri and Alana Da Fonseca
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Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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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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