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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 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
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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Prove 'em all wrong See more »


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

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michelle Williams was cast in the lead role but dropped out. Bryce Dallas Howard replaced her after filming already had begun. See more »

Goofs

The diamond core drilling is being carried out in obviously limestone country which is usually not conducive to gold. Yet when the core is removed from the core barrel it appears to be a granite or diorite of igneous appearance. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Wells: You went looking for bauxite, and you found copper. I went looking for gold, and found a friend.
Michael Acosta: That is the single hokiest thing I've ever heard in my life.
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At the Sound of the Bell
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Performed by Daniel Pemberton
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Bronze at best
8 September 2017 | by areatwSee all my reviews

The synopsis of this film couldn't be more misleading. This is NOT 'a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia', like the synopsis suggests. It's more like an office drama set in the big city, with only sporadic scenes of actual gold hunting. It has completely the wrong focus and is told in a way that the viewer can't help but feel detached from everything that's happening on screen.

Part of the problem is that this film is supposed to be based on a true story, yet the whole thing feels like pretentious Hollywood crap. It's dull and emotionless. The entertainment in this film is restricted to only a few scenes, while the rest of the film is just extended scenes of dialogue, which the audience couldn't care less about. Speaking of the dialogue, a lot of scenes at the start are mumbled and difficult to understand, which only added to my dissatisfaction.


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