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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.

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writers:

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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Trivia

Kevin Hart plays a gangster named Bigg Bunny in this film. He later voiced a cartoon bunny in The Secret Life of Pets (2016). 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

On Screen Text: [first lines, the text that appears on screen] On July 24th, 1715, in celebration of the marriage of King Philip of Spain, the largest treasure fleet in maritime history set sail from Havana, Cuba.
On Screen Text: The 500 million dollars worth of gold, silver and jewels came to be known as The Queen's Dowry.
On Screen Text: Unfortunately, in his eagerness to consummate the marriage, King Philip ordered the fleet to sail at the worst time of year.
On Screen Text: And so, the great galleons, heavy with their sparkling cargo, sailed straight into a...
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Connections

References Snakes on a Plane (2006) See more »

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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Fool's Gold
28 August 2007 | by nbrochujrpSee all my reviews

I just came from a screening, one of the first I think, for this film and I have to tell you it was one of the most enjoyable movies that I have seen in quite a while. The cast was flawless, and the performance given by Donald Sutherland was a treat! It was funny, it was witty, and the comedic timing and chemistry between Matt McConaughey and Kate Hudson was delightful. The action scenes were realistic but believable and the location of the film was breathtaking. I would recommend this film to people of all ages, and it was for sure NOT a chick flick. I plan on going again with my husband once it hits the theatres. Job well done to all!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,589,295, 10 February 2008

Gross USA:

$70,231,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,231,041
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40:1
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