Diggstown (1992)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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.


Drama | Sport

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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Heather Graham and James Woods briefly dated during the making of the film, despite a difference where Woods is nearly twice Graham's age. See more »


When Emily is at the fights, she is wearing a blouse, but when she comes to the locker room to take Corny to the hospital, she is wearing a summer dress. See more »


[Gillon just lost]
John Gillon: [to a man in his way] Do you mind? I just lost this whole piece-of-shit town!
[someone takes his picture]
John Gillon: Now there's a picture worth about a WORD!
[grabs camera and throws it to the ground]
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A fine Movie, that probably had a poor advertising campaign
23 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

One night, years ago now, I stumbled across this movie on Sky (known as Midnight Sting in the UK) With a fine cast including James Woods, Bruce Dern, Heather Graham and Oliver Platt, I had stumbled onto a really good movie.

James Woods is a con man who with the help of his partner (Oliver Platt) sets up a fight between his age old friend Honey Roy Palmer, an ageing but very accomplished boxer and any 10 Diggstown men (a small out of the way boxing loving town, controlled by Bruce Dern) The con is on, Woods and Dern set the wheels in motion on this exhibition of boxing, and as the stakes get higher you will find yourself engaged by the tension of the event. Who is hustling who? And why? I am amazed at how few people seem to have seen this movie. So if you fancy a film, with a some good laughs, a clever story, a fine cast and a cracking ending. Then give it a try, yes there are better films, but there are far more that are worse.

8/10 Go and rent yourself a copy

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