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8 February 2008 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
This February True Love Takes a Dive.
Plot:
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Matthew McConaughey ... Finn

Kate Hudson ... Tess

Donald Sutherland ... Nigel Honeycutt

Alexis Dziena ... Gemma Honeycutt

Ewen Bremner ... Alfonz

Ray Winstone ... Moe Fitch

Kevin Hart ... Bigg Bunny

Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Cordell
Brian Hooks ... Curtis

David Roberts ... Cyrus
Michael Mulheren ... Eddie

Adam LeFevre ... Gary

Rohan Nichol ... Stefan

Roger Sciberras ... Andras
Elizabeth Connolly ... Precious Gem Crew Nurse

Harli Ames ... Precious Gem Crew Member 1 (as Ali Ammouchi)

Tom O'Sullivan ... Precious Gem Crew Member 2

Eddie Ritchard ... Precious Gem Crew Woman (as Edwina Ritchard)
Duncan Young ... Jim
Luke Pegler ... Young
Xavier Fernandez ... Petruchio

A. Ramel El ... Moe's Diver
Nicholas Cooper ... Moe's Diver

Andrew Allen ... Moe's Diver
Glenn Suter ... Moe's Diver
Peter Whitford ... Judge

Laurence Coy ... Finn's Attorney
Linda Cropper ... Tess' Attorney

Clementine Heath ... Co-Ed Girl 1
Ashley Cheadle ... Co-Ed Girl 2

Jason Dundas ... Frat Boy 1

Todd Lasance ... Frat Boy 2

Ray Bull ... Vicar

Valentino del Toro ... Barman Key West
Frank Turner ... Old Man 1
Bill Watson ... Old Man 2
Henry Browne ... Bartender Topsail Cay (as Henry Browne Jr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laura Collier ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Tim Oliver Koenig ... Precious Gem Crew Member (uncredited)

Tana Smith ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Tennant 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Claflin (screenplay) &
Daniel Zelman (screenplay) and
Andy Tennant (screenplay)

John Claflin (story) &
Daniel Zelman (story)

Produced by
Donald De Line .... producer
Jim Dyer .... executive producer (as James R. Dyer)
Bernie Goldmann .... producer
Stephen Jones .... co-producer
Jon Klane .... producer
Wink Mordaunt .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess 
 
Film Editing by
Troy Takaki 
Tracey Wadmore-Smith 
 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Seth Yanklewitz 
 
Production Design by
Charles Wood 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Chan (supervising art director)
Damien Drew 
Peter Russell 
 
Costume Design by
Ngila Dickson 
 
Makeup Department
Paige Badenoch .... hair stylist
Paige Badenoch .... makeup artist
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist: Ms. Hudson (as Kathy Blondell-Hart)
Dalia Fernandez .... hair stylist
Dalia Fernandez .... makeup artist
Nikki Gooley .... hair supervisor
Nikki Gooley .... makeup supervisor
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist: Ms. Hudson
Georgia Lockhart-Adams .... hair stylist
Georgia Lockhart-Adams .... makeup artist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist: Mr. McConaughey
Anita Morgan .... hair stylist
Anita Morgan .... makeup artist
Nadine Wilkie .... hair stylist
Nadine Wilkie .... makeup artist (as Nadine Wilke)
 
Production Management
Jennifer Cornwell .... unit production manager
Carol Dantuono .... post-production supervisor
Jim Dyer .... unit production manager (as James R. Dyer)
Sara Flamm .... production supervisor: Bahamas
Kim Gladman .... assistant unit manager
Nathaniel Purdon .... assistant unit manager: second unit
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Bailey .... second assistant director
Michael Bate .... third assistant director
Bish Bishop .... second second assistant director
Jamie Crooks .... first assistant director: second unit
Toby Pease .... first assistant director
Brett Robinson .... third assistant director: Bahamas
Adam Smillie .... third assistant director: second unit
Paul Sullivan .... second assistant director
Alexander Witt .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Kristen Anderson .... set designer
Michael Bell .... assistant art director
Tom Brkich .... scenic painter
Tom Brkich .... stand-by painter
Gillian Butler .... buyer/set dresser
Gary Cameron .... leading hand propmaker
Jane Culverhouse .... property master
Maxine Dennett .... art department coordinator
Vanessa Edwards .... set decoration coordinator
Jenny Hitchcock .... set designer
Geoff Kemmis .... concept model maker
Hannah Knowlton .... set dresser
Jacinta Leong .... set designer
Dale Mackie .... conceptual illustrator
Leigh Mackie .... conceptual artist
Leigh Mackie .... props concept artist
Helen O'Loan .... design assistant
William Overstall .... prop modeller
Rick Polikowski .... propmaker
Mélanie Poudroux .... assistant propmaker
Kristin Reuter .... assistant property master
Shannon Riggs .... props laborer
Katie Sharrock .... stand-by art director
Eddy Taylor .... prop laborer
Natalie Taylor .... art department accountant
Barry Thompson .... propmaker
Greg Tuckwell .... leading hand propmaker
Philip Worth .... construction supervisor
Peter Wyborn .... prop manufacturing supervisor
Karyn Zlatkovic .... assistant construction coordinator
Marcus Levy .... action vehicles (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound effects recordist
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Andrew Bock .... first assistant sound editor
Rod Conder .... boom operator
Michael Dressel .... foley editor
Christopher Flick .... supervising foley editor
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard King .... sound designer
Steven King .... boom operator
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Magill .... dialogue editor
Aileen Maquiraya .... audio post-conform
Michael W. Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Jason Oliver .... sound recordist
Stacey Parish .... assistant sound
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Hamilton Sterling .... co-supervising sound editor
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Linda Yeaney .... first assistant sound editor
Chris Gillette .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Julian Borbidge .... special effects technician
Bruce Bright .... senior effects technician
Leanne Brooks .... special effects office coordinator
Aaron Cox .... special effects technician
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
Peter Exton .... special effects technician
Sebastian Foxx .... special effects coordinator
Dean Franklin .... special effects technician
Jeff Gribble .... armourer
Nicole La Praik .... special effects assistant
Jim Leng .... special effects technician
Greg Oliver .... special effects
Brian Pearce .... on-set supervisor
Julian Summers .... special effects technician
Gary Supánova .... special effects crew (as Gary Fry)
Thomas Van Koeverden .... senior special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... rotoscoping artist
Lindsay Adams .... lead compositor
Charlie Armstrong .... senior compositor
Vaughn Arnup .... digital compositor
Emmanuel Blasset .... supervisor: Animal Logic
Dan Breckwoldt .... lead compositor
Ken Busick .... digital compositor
Tony Cole .... lead compositor
Chris Cooper .... research & development lead: Animal Logic
Fiona Crawford .... visual effects producer
Dexter Davey .... compositor
Marie Victoria Denoga .... digital compositor
Laura Dubsky .... compositor
Suzanne Evans-Booth .... visual effects coordinator
Matt Greig .... digital compositor: Animal Logic (as Matthew Greig)
Michael Halford .... digital artist
David Hansen .... digital artist
Jason Hawkins .... digital compositor
Katie Hecker .... digital compositor
Jayne Herrmann .... visual effects coordinator: Animal Logic
Andrew Jackson .... assistant visual effects supervisor: Animal Logic
Bhakar James .... senior animator: Animal Logic
Ingrid Johnston .... visual effects coordinator: Animal Logic
Simon Legrand .... digital artist
Julien Leveugle .... digital compositor
Nick Lines .... digital artist
David Nelson .... visual effects supervisor: Animal Logic
Marco Nero .... digital artist
Jamie Nimmo .... digital compositor
Tristan North .... digital artist
Holly Radcliffe .... visual effects producer
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
Danielle Rubin .... visual effects coordinator
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor
Evan Shipard .... digital matte artist: Animal Logic
Andy Simonson .... visual effects coordinator
Martha Soehendra .... digital compositor
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor
Wendell Stephens .... roto artist: Animal Logic
Paul Taylor .... post services lead
Alex Timbs .... head of it: animal logic
Eric Vidal .... compositor
Jamie Wood .... compositor
Max Liani .... digital artist (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shea Adams .... stunts
Lee Adamson .... stunts
Ric Anderson .... stunts
Renee Bowen .... stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Stephen Daddow .... stunts
Craig Hosking .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunts
Rene Perrin .... stunts
Tove Petterson .... stunts
Brett Praed .... stunt double - Ewen Bremner
R.A. Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Glenn Ruehland .... stunts
Yasca Sinigaglia .... stunts
Melody Sorensen .... stunt performer
Carla Thexton .... safety diver
Jimmy Waitman .... stunts
Mark Wickham .... stunt rigger
Malachi Winters .... stunts
Rhodes Barton .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Christiansen .... stunts (uncredited)
Rhye Copeman .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Haydn Dalton .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Kyle Gardiner .... stunt double: matthew mcconaughey (uncredited)
Nathan Lawson .... stunts (uncredited)
Che McGuinness .... safety diver (uncredited)
Angela Moore .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Norby .... stunt double: matthew mcconaughey (uncredited)
Gulliver Page .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tove Petterson .... stunt double: Kate Hudson (uncredited)
Glenn Suter .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Sheree Swords .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcus Ballantine .... grip
Hans Bjerno .... aerial director of photography
Ashleigh Carter .... focus puller: second unit
Simon Christidis .... underwater director of photography
Shaun Conway .... gaffer
Phil Cross .... underwater camera operator (as Philip M. Cross)
Tristan Davies .... additional second assistant camera: second unit
Colin Deane .... first assistant camera
Julian Filer .... lighting technician
Andrew Fisher .... assistant camera
Josh Flavell .... second assistant camera
Sean P. Gilbert .... assistant camera
Billy Harmer .... additional grip
Stephen Head .... best boy electric rigger
Paul Johnstone .... second unit: gaffer
Christian Luxton .... second assistant camera
Peter McCaffrey .... camera operator
Calum McFarlane .... camera operator: "b" camera
Che McGuinness .... underwater lighting technician
Dan McMahon .... video assist
Jason McPhee .... best boy grip
Jesse Moyes .... lighting technician
Nino Neuboeck .... first assistant camera: Bahamas
David Nichols .... key grip
Gene Page .... still photographer: Bahamas
Jem Rayner .... underwater focus puller
Paul Reddin .... lighting technician
Benjamin Relf .... digital video operator
Henry Richards .... rigging grip
Michael Ryan .... grip
Rod Scott .... head rigger
Nimrod Sztern-Adlide .... video assist
Mike Thomas .... underwater director of photography
David Thomson .... rigging best boy
Anthony Tulloch .... best boy: second unit
Vince Valitutti .... still photographer
Helen Ward .... key second assistant camera
Matt Windon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jayden York .... libra head technician
Andrew Conder .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ian 'Thistle' Thorburn .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rakefet Abergel .... casting technology assistant
Michele Berumen .... casting associate
John Garnett .... casting intern
Christine King .... casting: Australia
Freya Krasnow .... casting assistant
Fiona McMaster .... extras casting
David Newman .... casting assistant
Annabel Osborne .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alecia De Marco .... costume assistant
Libby Dempster .... head textile artist
Loretta Egan .... costume cutter
Amanda Enders .... set costumer
Zoe Harvey .... dresser: Mr. McConaughey
Pip Lingard .... costume supervisor
Cookie Lopez .... dresser: Ms. Hudson (as Cookie Lopez-Fahey)
Liz McGregor .... assistant costume designer
Hilary Niederer .... costume buyer
Senna Shanti .... costumer
Christina Validakis .... stand-by costume
Samantha Walker .... set costumer
Arlie McGill .... tailor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kirsty Bruce .... assistant editor
Trish Cahill .... dailies colorist
Bryan Cantrall .... preview editor
Gabriel Diaz .... post-production assistant
Matt Evans .... associate editor
Skip Kimball .... digital intermediate colorist
Bryan Lamoureux .... first assistant editor
Justin McDonald .... telecine dailies coordinator
Aidan Stanford .... film color timer
Daniel Paress .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Zara Park .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Chris Clad .... musician: violin
Jordan Corngold .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Richard A. Harrison .... music editor
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Paul Rabjohns .... score programmer
Simon Rhodes .... additional score mixer
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Shane Greedy .... transportation captain
Dave Heazlewood .... transportation captain
Mark 'Lurch' Houstein .... swing driver
Truck Humphries .... action vehicle co-ordinator
Warwick King .... driver: Kate Hudson
Aaron Kybartas .... driver: cast
Richard Mugridge .... driver: cast
Rodney Woods .... action vehicle co-ordinator
Douglas Ngai .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Andrew Allen .... co-dive supervisor
Neil Andrea .... marine department: Bahamas
Cua-Cua Apey .... marine crew: Bahamas
Tara Aucoin .... assistant: Mr. Dyer
Sarah Babineau .... assistant: Mr. Tennant
Rhodes Barton .... dive supervisor
Justin Brace .... accounting assistant
Kayce Brown .... assistant: Ms. Hudson
Tim Buckland .... production assistant (as Timothy John Buckland)
John C. Chaney .... assistant: Mr. McConaughey (as John Chaney)
Melanie Chryssochoides .... payroll accountant (as Melanie Chryss)
Tony Clarke .... location manager
Merilyn Cook .... second unit production secretary
Lauren Cooper .... location assistant
Nicholas Copping .... production coordinator
Cameron D'Arcy .... dailies assistant
Mark Davies .... shipping coordinator: Bahamas
Kaleb Day .... nurse: second unit
Duncan Foster .... assistant: Mr. Klane
Richard Franceschini .... production resources executive
Ian Freeman .... assistant accountant
Suzie Freeman .... production accountant
Robert Gibson .... vessel broker
Cindy Gollagher .... assistant production coordinator
Katie Harris .... unit nurse
Kelly Head .... asset coordinator
Dean Hood .... financial controller
Craig Hosking .... aerial coordinator/pilot
Matt Jermyn .... video split assistant
Duncan Jones .... location manager
Karen Jones .... location manager
Lynsey Jones .... assistant: Mr. De Line
Lance Julian .... marine coordinator
Seth Larney .... technical supervisor
Nicholle Leahy .... assistant accountant
Steven Lees-Smith .... IT coordinator: Animal Logic
Chris Lemos .... assistant: Mr. De Line
Josh Levitan .... assistant: Mr. Goldmann
J.C. Merrill .... marine coordinator
Jennifer Radzikowski .... location scout
Nathalia Rayfield .... production team
Patricia Rigby .... scenery coordinator
Sean Rigby .... safety supervisor
Justin Ritson .... key set production assistant: Bahamas
Jeremiah Rolle III .... production staff
Antionne Rolle .... production staff
Sarah Romney .... assistant: Ms. Mordaunt
Peta Ross .... construction coordinator
Jason Rowling .... on-set production assistant
Nick Spetsiotis .... assistant marine coordinator
Lehi Tahau .... unit manager: 2nd unit
Adam Taylor .... assistant production coordinator
Gary Ticehurst .... helicopter pilot
Landon Trawny .... assistant accountant
Jill Vaupen .... travel coordinator: Bahamas
Ryan Verbruggen .... assistant: Mr De Line
Prudence Williams .... assistant accountant
Pamela Willis .... script supervisor
Kristin Witcombe .... script supervisor
Michael Wolstenholme .... assistant accountant
Ian Zweig .... personal chef: Matthew Mcconaughey
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language
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112 min
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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: Tess kisses Finn in the airplane, then takes her arm from behind Finn and puts it somewhere else. In the next shot, she takes her arm from behind Finn again.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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29 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Balmy Escapism from the Winter Doldrums? Let's See…, 17 February 2008
Author: enli101 from United States

"Fools Gold" centers on an almost divorced, or newly divorced, or still madly-in-love couple (all 3 apply) searching for Spanish treasure that was sunk in a hurricane in 1715. Does the movie succeed as balmy escapism from the winter doldrums? Let's see…

Is there action?: Yes, the action was there, fun at parts, but broken up by a lot of talking that really didn't advance the plot, but worked well to confuse it (I mean a lot of talking). There was also the sound of crickets chirping that at some points was so loud it drowned out the dialogue. On purpose perhaps?

Did the actors have chemistry?: Yes, in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" they did. However, both Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson are likable enough off-screen and in other films that you want to root for them, despite the flaws of this film.

How 'bout the location?: I was never quite sure where the story was supposed to be set. The real 1715 fleet went down off the Eastern coast of Florida near Cape Canaveral. At one point in the movie they said they were in Key West, but I've been there enough times to know that those mountainous islands in the distance weren't anywhere near Duval Street. The movie "The Deep," which also involved treasure hunters searching for the 1715 treasure, also suffered from a lack of appreciation of history, setting the wreck in Bermuda. But who can complain when you have a salty Robert Shaw and Jacqueline Bisset in a wet T-shirt?

Funny?: The laughs were few and far between. Theo Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" was one of the baddies, and I think his pal in the film might have been Cockroach (no word on whether or not their knowledge of the 1715 treasure was based on "Cleland Notes"). I remember laughing at parts, and then waiting to laugh again, and I was still waiting when the lights came up and the usher rolled a trashcan in. I was still waiting when I got in my car. I'm still waiting.

All bad?: What the movie does well is gets you out of the cold for a couple hours. There were picturesque vistas of the tropics, girls in bikinis, palm trees blowing in the breeze, and Bob Marley music in the background. You may fool yourself for a moment into believing that you're actually in the Caribbean, if you sneak in a Pina Colada or two, or three.

Post Script: If you want to read a real thrilling, funny, and sexy adventure story about treasure hunting for the 1715 fleet, try reading Tom Ryan's novel "A Sword for Pizarro."

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