Synopsis: 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?
Director(s): Stephen Gaghan
Production: TWC-Dimension
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min


Bobby Burns!


Oh yeah, that’s the stuff...


You boys hear about this cowboy’s

tombstone that won the contest for

Best Tombstone? The 5 Rules To Follow

For A Happy Life...

Smiles from the guys at the surrounding tables. They all lean

in to listen. Wells clearly loves the attention.


it’s important to have a woman

who helps at home, cooks from time to

time, cleans up and has a job. Two:

it’s important to have a woman who can

make you laugh. Three: it’s important

to have a woman you can trust, and

doesn’t lie to you. Four: it’s

important to have a woman who is good

in bed, and likes to be with you.





it’s very important that these

four women do not know each other or

you could end up dead like me.

Everyone laughs. Wells beams, punctuating the punch-line with

a slap on Burns’s back. Burns calls out to the barmaid --


Whaddayou think, Kay?

KAY is short for KAYLENE, an ex-Jr. Miss Reno, and second

runner-up Jr. Miss Nevada. She loves Joe Montana, horses, and

Kenny, though in reverse order. Kay’s jeans are a half-size

too small, not because she’s trying to be sexy but because

she’s happy.


I’ll kill him right now.

More laughter. Wells loudest of all.


(to Burns)

So, whatcha working? Anything I should

know about?


Telmerek. Their Aukland stake, the

bank called the note. I picked up a

bunch of the debt, I gotta flip it

before the call.


Any bites?




Keep throwing that line.

A pat on the arm and he’s off to the bar where his double

Seagrams is already being poured by ROY BAKER (60’s), sweet

face that’s seen some miles -- like a broken down boxer.

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Patrick Massett

Patrick Massett (born March 6, 1962) is an American television actor, writer and producer. He played Duras in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Sins of the Father" and "Reunion". He has worked on both the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights and the Syfy series Caprica. He often works with writing partner John Zinman. He has been nominated for four Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his work on Friday Night Lights. more…

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