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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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$4,836,637 (USA)
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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 »

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After a few of the boxing matches, Corsini's henchman attacks Caine and hangs him from a tree, dirtying Caine's suit. Caine changes into a new suit, but his suit changes back and forth repeatedly during the subsequent boxing scenes. See more »

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Gabriel Caine: Is that ten grand or are you just happy to see me?
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Home Is Where the Heart Is
Written & Performed by Michael Stanton
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A fun and funny movie
1 November 1999 | by (Mt. View, Ca) – See all my reviews

I like James Woods. Yes he is over the top blah blah blah but he takes risk and among his many bad films there are many good ones. In this movie he is at his best. The veteran actor paired with Louis Gosset Jr. does a great job. Gosset is also great as the overweight but still feisty boxer. The we are to old for this is a subtle joke that runs throughout the movie. The film has good twists and turns and real nasty villain played by Bruce Dern. When you get a few quality professionals as they did in this film you tend to produce a quality product. The script is sound and everyone looks like they had fun making the movie. The film has charisma, atmosphere, and a great deal of whit. In my opinion it is one of the better boxing movies made as well. The Great White Hype is witty but at many times is forced and requires more knowledge of the boxing industry for its jokes. Raging Bull is of course a masterpiece so there is no touching that, but if you are in the mood for a good comedy and just a flat out good movie I recommend it.


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