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Diggstown (1992)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  14 August 1992 (USA)
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Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a... See full summary »

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Gabriel Caine
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'Honey' Roy Palmer
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John Gillon
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Fitz
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Emily Forrester
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Wolf Forrester
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Robby Gillon
Duane Davis ...
Hambone Busby
David Fresco ...
Fish
Willie Green ...
Hammerhead Hagan
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Victor Corsini
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Sheriff Stennis
John Short ...
Corny 'Buster' Robbins
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Frank Mangrum
Roger Hewlett ...
Sam Lester
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Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man - although at 48, many say he is too old. A sub plot is thrown in about Charles Macum Diggs - the heavyweight champion that gave the town its name - and who is now confined to a wheel-chair. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Where the pros meet the cons.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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$4,836,637 (USA)
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The referee is play by Benny Urquidez, a famous kick boxing world champion. See more »

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When Emily is at the fights, she is wearing a blouse, but when she comes to the locker room to take Corny to the hospital, she is wearing a summer dress. See more »

Quotes

Fitz: [after lots of arguing over the rules for the bet] Excuse me, do I look stupid to you? Or have you people been breeding too close to the gene pool again?
John Gillon: [slams fist down] Diggstown IS Olivair County.
Gabriel Caine: A day IS 24 hours.
John Gillon: [shaking his head, laughing] Mr. Caine, my son and his friend are trying desperately to regain their honor, and his car. While I admire their courage as men I worry a great deal about their safety. They're boys. Let them wear their headgear, just those two, and you can have your 24...
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References The Sting (1973) See more »

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Home Is Where the Heart Is
Written & Performed by Michael Stanton
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the con is on...
21 July 2002 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

Tremendously overlooked conjob flick concerning Woods and co. trying to mastermind a huge payday over a smalltown giant. Jimmy gets out of the pokey and heads to the title town, which is lorded over by Dern. A bet is made that Woods boxer, played by Gossett, can wipe out ten men in one night. What ensues is a ton of double-crossing, trickery, and surprises right up until the final moment, which is a doozy. Terrific performances by all (Woods as always is a dynamo), as the comedy and suspense are mixed perfectly. Film wasn't given much of a chance, as most movies get about 2,000 screens, this one only found its way to a little over 700, which would explain its anonymity. But if you find it you should get hooked like us cult fans who had the chance to go along for the great ride.


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