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Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

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Stephen Gaghan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Kenny Wells
Edgar Ramírez ... Michael Acosta (as Édgar Ramírez)
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Kay
Corey Stoll ... Brian Woolf
Toby Kebbell ... Paul Jennings
Bill Camp ... Hollis Drescher
Joshua Harto ... Lloyd Stanton
Timothy Simons ... Jeff Jackson
Craig T. Nelson ... Kenny Wells Sr.
Macon Blair ... Connie Wright
Adam LeFevre ... Bobby Burns
Frank Wood ... Scottie Nevins
Michael Landes ... Glen Binkert
Bhavesh Patel ... Bobby Owens
Rachael Taylor ... Rachel Hill
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Storyline

With the sudden death of his father, fourth-generation prospector Kenny Wells sees the family business, Washoe Mining, rapidly decline and him out of business. But ambitious Kenny has a dream, a vivid vision that promises mountains of brilliant and pure gold in the lush jungles of remote Indonesia; an aspiration which the well-known, yet still unlucky geologist Michael Acosta shares. Before long, down-on-his-luck Kenny will convince the eager geologist to become his partner and set off on an adventure deep into uncharted territory, while in the meantime, he would hunt for investors. Unfortunately though, as the risky expedition begins without a single speck of gold or the promise of it on the horizon, disease and failure will begin to threaten the short-lived dream. However, is it indeed an intriguingly bold and reckless fantasy? Written by Nick Riganas

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Based on a too good to be true story. See more »


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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

27 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zlato See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,471,316, 27 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,222,964, 3 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,227,038, 21 April 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Matthew McConaughey shaved his head, gained 45 lbs and wore false teeth to make the character less attractive looking. He said he gained the weight eating cheeseburgers and drinking beer and milk shakes. See more »

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Present-day cars are seen driving around in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Wells: You see these hands? These are my fathers hands. I'll bury you with these hands.
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Featured in 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) See more »

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Torch Song
Written by Stephen Edwards (as Homer Greencastle)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Very good, especially its intrinsic elements
28 June 2017 | by alanpginiSee all my reviews

What got me about this flick, was the whole risk element. When your at your very lowest, with nothing left to lose, then risking everything, isn't too difficult. Matthew McConaughey is brilliant as he always is. The mystery of his ability is different from other actors. He looks, talks and seems very much the same in all his roles, yet somehow makes you believe he is that person. Bryce Howard also gives a good performance. Her physical appearance is trans-formative, and you clearly would never recognize her. This movie combined the elements of a treasure hunt, and the allure and adventure of the find, with a corporate thriller. Realism, however, prevents me from going higher. I'm already stretching it with rating it an 8. The strange ups and downs that happened, along with the not so surprise of an ending, is the stretch that leaves it at the 8 point. Nonetheless, its highly entertaining, and I recommend it just as highly.


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