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- 1 hr 27 min
Dug Up is a 2013 indie comedy about two rival treasure hunters who are forced to team up when their respective spouses leave them for each other. The film stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington as Jerry, a lovable but somewhat inept treasure hunter, and William Shockley as John, a more seasoned and serious hunter who has a long-standing feud with Jerry. The movie opens with Jerry and John both on the hunt for the same treasure, a legendary lost city called El Dorado. Jerry has been trying to find El Dorado for years with no luck, while John has recently discovered a clue that could lead him straight to it. The two men cross paths and engage in a comical standoff, each trying to outsmart the other. Things take a turn when Jerry's wife and John's husband leave them for each other. Devastated and alone, the two men reluctantly team up to continue their search for El Dorado. As they journey deeper into the jungle, they encounter various obstacles and challenges, including treacherous terrain, dangerous animals, and a rival treasure hunter who will stop at nothing to get to El Dorado before they do. Along the way, Jerry and John develop a begrudging respect for each other and even manage to find some common ground. They share stories about their failed marriages and their love of treasure hunting, and begin to realize that they may have more in common than they thought. Despite their newfound camaraderie, the two men continue to encounter setbacks and close calls. Just when it seems like they might finally reach El Dorado, their rival hunter appears and tries to steal their map. The ensuing chase leads them to a hidden cave, where they must face their greatest challenge yet. Without giving too much away, Dug Up is a lighthearted and entertaining film that blends elements of adventure and comedy. The chemistry between McCarthy-Boyington and Shockley is spot-on, and their banter and antics make for many laughs throughout the movie. The supporting cast, including Greg Travis as the villainous treasure hunter, is also solid and adds to the film's overall appeal. Overall, Dug Up is a fun and enjoyable movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a light-hearted adventure with plenty of laughs along the way.