Diggstown (1992)

R  |   |  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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sting  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)


$4,836,637 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


There's a deleted scene that appears only in the theatrical trailer on the DVD. Roy looks to Caine before fighting Hammmerhead Hagen and says, "He seems awful mad... did you tell him he was black?" See more »


The roof on Gabriel's Mercedes changes from a hard-top to a soft-top (white to black) and back again during the trip to the train station See more »


[in the ring during the 9th fight]
Honey Roy Palmer: Thought you'd be DEAD by now!
Hammerhead Hagan: You will be before the night's over. Man, you look bad. Now, how does THIS feel!
[proceeds to rapid-punch Honey Roy]
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


My Blue Condition
Written by Roger Brown & Carl Jackson Vipperman
Performed by Dana McVicker
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Diggstown Review
25 December 2006 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A really nice guy movie. Some language, very few sexual overtones, great boxing sequences. Great guy movie to watch with a younger audience or with a girlfriend. OR just a great movie for a lady into boxing! Louis Gossett Jr. is great. He portrays his character of an aging boxing ringer very well. He was in pretty good shape and whoever was fight choreographer (probably Benny "the jet" Urquidez) did a really nice job of showing some intricacies of old school "dirty boxing".

James Wood and Oliver Platt are hilarious as a pair of con men.

Bruce Dern is, as always, a villain you love to hate.

it has a serious tone, but with the occasional joke to keep this film from becoming tense.

i'd recommend it to anyone that likes a good fight movie. its not high theater, but it sure is entertaining.

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