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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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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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The original title of the film was 'Midnight Sting' See more »

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Fitz and the guys are playing 5 card stud poker but Corny's cards are in his hands like they're playing draw poker, when all the cards should be on the table. See more »

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John Gillon: We gonna go kill something now.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) 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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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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