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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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Details

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

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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Trivia

Kenneth Lonergan did an uncredited rewrite on this script. See more »

Goofs

When Tess is lowered into the blow hole, the knot around her body is a bowline. Later in the scene, it's a square knot. See more »

Quotes

Alfonz: [to Finn] It's difficult to maintain enthusiasm for your leadership when you keep getting beat up by that old man.
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Featured in Getaway: Episode #17.1 (2008) See more »

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Love And Affection
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entertaining
16 April 2012 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This movie was exciting, entertaining, and a good blend of romance, adventure, drama, and entertainment. Matthew McConaghey and Kate Hudson are a newly divorced couple who learn that a treasure they've been after is off the coast of Key West (thanks to Mr. Mac), and they take a cruise ship to go get it. My favorite scenes are the divorce scene, the diving scenes, and the scenes with the rich, air-headed rich girl. McConaghey is heavily in debt to a murderous rap star, which is why he is after the treasure. After a slow start, this really picks up and turns into a decent movie with gorgeous settings and lovely underwater photography and good cast chemistry. I loved it.

*** out of ****


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