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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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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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$4,836,637 (USA)
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Trivia

The referee is play by Benny Urquidez, a famous kick boxing world champion. See more »

Goofs

After the fight with Busby, Palmer has several bruises on his face and eyes. In the next scene when discussing whether he should go on, the bruises disappear, only to reappear when Palmer begins his next fight. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel Caine: Roy... what you did tonight... couldn't be done.
Honey Roy Palmer: Now you motivate me.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Mountain Music
Written by Randy Owen
Performed by Alabama
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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One of the best con movies you will ever see.
21 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this is a superb movie that really should have been seen by many many more people than it clearly has been. The best James Woods performance I have seen , superb support from Oliver Platt, Bruce Dern and - well, everyone in it. The script is tight, sharp, incredibly clever and very very funny. I'm not a fan of boxing movies, don't let it put you off. yes, the sting ultimately revolves around a fight, well, ten fights, to be precise, against just one man - but really it's a hugely satisfying con movie that ultimately becomes about vengeance, paying for your actions and finding the morality amongst the money. It's brilliant. Buy it/get it from a video shop that has old movies, steal it, whatever it takes.


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