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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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Midnight Sting  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,836,637 (USA)
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Heather Graham and James Woods briefly dated during the making of the film, despite Woods being almost twice her age. See more »

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When Gabriel and Emily pull up to the rail crossing next to the train station, two different engines pass by three times. (The 'front' of the train passes by repeatedly.) See more »

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John Gillon: [leading prayer] Dear Lord, please give us the strength and courage to tear this man from limb to limb.
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References The Sting (1973) See more »

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Jesus My Jesus
Written by Carol Cymbala
Performed by The New Testament Baptist Church Choir #2 of North Highlands, CA
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top notch!
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find Diggstown to be one of the best movies of all time. My only regret is that I don't have amnesia so that I can go back and experience the ending for the first time again.

I love the background music. Storyline and plot are wonderful. I can watch this movie over and over again. There are at least 50 great quotes that I use on a daily basis. Acting is good throughout. Some of the best acting is by the extras in the background of the bar scenes.

James Wood is terrific, maybe his best role ever. Lou Jr. is very believable as an aging fighter. Bruce Dern plays a scumbag to a tee. Tex Cobb's best role also. Platt is terrific (as he always is). Only disappointments were Heather Graham - She gave a lackluster performance, and Hammerhead - he was way too young, should have been more aged.


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