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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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Michael Acosta (as Édgar Ramírez)
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Hollis Drescher
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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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It was never about the money. See more »


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

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27 January 2017 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,471,316 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$7,222,964 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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Matthew McConaughey's third film about a search for gold, after Sahara (2005) and Fool's Gold (2008). See more »

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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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Featured in Film '72: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

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Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
Performed by Pixies
Courtesy of 4AD
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Actually a pretty entertaining movie
21 March 2017 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I actually thought this was a pretty good movie, despite the relatively low ratings. Both McConaughey and Ramírez played very well, also good to see Stoll in this movie. The story was entertaining, never a dull moment (unlike Moonlight, sorry, but that was really boring and I believed the rave reviews...). Anyway, it was worth seeing it!


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