Accomplished novelist Richard Sykes struggles to come up with a concept for a new book while trying to resolve his troubled marriage to Haley. In the process, he seeks out friends and colleagues to assist him in overcoming his personal demons that may servr to make him or break him.
一枚金币让探险家德克（马修·麦康纳 Matthew McConaughey饰）兴趣盎然，因为金币与某个宝藏传说有着千丝万缕的联系。而德克是个极喜冒险、一刻也停不下来的人，他在西非尼日尔河一带展开了一段曲折的探险之旅，关于这枚金币的秘密层层剥开。更为关键的是，他还发现了一个 足以危害人类毁灭地球的大危机——非洲一个独裁政权和当地富豪勾结，把核原料大量倾倒在海洋中。当地的人民已经深受其害，神志癫狂，如果不及时出手，危难将会迅速扩大。
On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world.