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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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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.


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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:

Amor y tesoro 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson worked together in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003). See more »

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At the end, flaps on the sea plane's wings go from extended to retracted and back several times. See more »

Quotes

Tess Finnegan: Nigel, I'm so sorry, but she's gotta learn that there's better ways to get attention than acting like a bimbo.
Alfonz: Like what?
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One of the worst...
7 February 2008 | by eggartrealtySee all my reviews

We got to see this one at a "sneak" in LA the other night.... This has got to be one of the worst movies I've ever sat through. Kate Hudson certainly is a cute girl but not a good actress by any stretch of the imagination.

Continuous unfunny, clichéd movie lines and situations made this one unbearable. Everything from the cinematography to the direction was just bad. It's one thing to do a mediocre romantic comedy but this one "bit the big one". I don't think the "simplest minds" would enjoy this one. The writers should know by now that we've seen all these situations before in every soap opera and TV sitcom. Having cute actors star in it doesn't make it a good movie.

Be sure to look for the boom mic shadows, the choppy editing, the weird off camera sounds and Matthew's accent turning on and off.


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