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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 <email@example.com>
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!
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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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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