Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
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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