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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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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

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson worked together in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Tess is alone in the blow hole just before Finn jumps in. This is the last time she is on the inside edge of the blow hole and dives in. There is no rope seen around her body (her back) as she is diving in. The next seen under water the rope is tied around her waist again. See more »

Quotes

Gary: [about Finn] I still can't get over the way he just came up out of the water like that.
Eddie: I know. And holding the sword!
Gary: And he just makes this totally perfect toss and the sword lands straight up in the deck.
Eddie: Amazing!
Gary: But it's more than just the sheer power of his raw sexuality. It's the totality of his emotional commitment to the task at hand.
Eddie: Yeah, it's the focus. It's the focus.
Gary: He sees it; he wants it; he goes after it; he gets it.
Eddie: He sure got me.
Tess Finnegan: Do you mind?
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Soundtracks

Could You Be Loved
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nice break from winter blue's
17 February 2008 | by spetemanSee all my reviews

My expectations for this movie were very low going in, and I would say that the movie met them. I expected a fun, exotic, exciting adventure, which the movie delivered upon. It is a fairly predictable movie, but always fun to watch Mathew McConaughey play the guy who hasn't grown up along with Kate Hudson playing the lady who wishes he would. Their chemistry is great, and isn't that all you really expect from a movie like this, regardless of plot?

The only thing that didn't fit in the movie was a couple of overly bloody scenes (on an absolute basis the blood was very minor, but the fact that they showed up at all was surprising.)

Not the best movie you will ever see, but will certainly give you a break from all this extreme winter weather we have been having.


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