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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

The box jellyfish is only located on the northern coast of Australia. So the infestation of them could have only been there where they were actually filming. And the mountain range back ground doesn't exist in the Caribbean. So in fact it was filmed in Australia. See more »

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Gemma arrives on Nigel's yacht, which has no helipad, via helicopter. Nigel greets her as she walks up a staircase. The helicopter would have landed on the roof, so she should be coming down, not up. 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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Written by Lee 'Scratch' Perry (as Lee 'Scratch' Perry) and Derrick Harriott
Performed by The Inspirations
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Nice break from winter blue's
17 February 2008 | by spetemanSee all my reviews

My expectations for this movie were very low going in, and I would say that the movie met them. I expected a fun, exotic, exciting adventure, which the movie delivered upon. It is a fairly predictable movie, but always fun to watch Mathew McConaughey play the guy who hasn't grown up along with Kate Hudson playing the lady who wishes he would. Their chemistry is great, and isn't that all you really expect from a movie like this, regardless of plot?

The only thing that didn't fit in the movie was a couple of overly bloody scenes (on an absolute basis the blood was very minor, but the fact that they showed up at all was surprising.)

Not the best movie you will ever see, but will certainly give you a break from all this extreme winter weather we have been having.


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