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Fool's Gold (2008)

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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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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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$70,224,196 (USA) (23 May 2008)
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Kevin Hart had never seen the word "facade" in print. He said the line, "Don't you think that this is a fakade?" three times before the director corrected him. When asked what he thought he was saying, Kevin said he didn't know, but he knew he sold the line. See more »

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When Finn is flying the seaplane, the elevator clearly has the training edge down, which would make the plane nose over and dive into the water. When a plane is on the ground, such as blue screen shots for close ups, the yoke would sit naturally forward, placing the training edge down. See more »

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Tess' Attorney: Florida didn't ruin your life, you did. You married the guy for sex, then expected him to be smart.
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You Can Get It If You Really Want
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by Desmond Dekker
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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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