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Fool's Gold (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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Andy Tennant

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John Claflin (screenplay), Daniel Zelman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Michael Mulheren ... Eddie
Adam LeFevre ... Gary
Rohan Nichol ... Stefan
Roger Sciberras ... Andras
Elizabeth Connolly Elizabeth Connolly ... Precious Gem Crew Nurse
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fool's Gold See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,589,295, 10 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,231,041, 29 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,231,041
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production was delayed when an infestation of deadly box jellyfish kept Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson out of the water. See more »

Goofs

When Gemma and Finn are chasing the plane, a wake can be seen on the far side of the plane that doesn't match with the jet ski or the plane. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

You Can Get It If You Really Want
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by Desmond Dekker
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Just Plain Fun.
9 February 2008 | by mwvachonSee all my reviews

While not necessarily Oscar material, this movie was at least fun to watch. Kate and Matthew deliver OK performances as the central characters in a film that has a good balance of multiple story lines, mystery, and comic antics. I likened this offering to a lightweight version of National Treasure, without all the pretentious BS. Alexis Dziena was also a surprise as the air-headed daughter of the millionaire benefactor played by Donald Sutherland (hated the accent, what was that supposed to be? Euro-trash?). Sure, this movie was a bit smarmy here and there, but this one plays strictly for laughs and warm emotions. I thought some of the actions scenes were very well done for a comedy. I actually found myself unconsciously squirming in my seat during a couple of the suspenseful moments. Of course the Caribbean scenery was also great to look at. Given the lack of decent date-movies lately, Fool's Gold is a welcomed 'treasure'.


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