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Diggstown (1992)

R | | Drama, Sport | 14 August 1992 (USA)
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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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 ten Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within twenty-four hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man, although at forty-eight, many say he is too old. A subplot was thrown in about Charles Macum Diggs, the heavyweight champion that gave the town its name, and who is now confined to a wheelchair. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Where the pros meet the cons.

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Drama | Sport

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,099, 14 August 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,836,637
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Trivia

When Emily (Heather Graham) was looking up John Gillon's (Bruce Dern's) finances at the bank. The names of Director Michael Ritchie, Director of Photography Gerry Fisher and co-Producers Art Schaefer, Sharon Roesler, and Robert Scaffel appeared on the screen as part of Dixie Investment & Mortgage, which is part of Gillon's corporation. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Fitz: [after lots of arguing over the rules for the bet] Excuse me, do I look stupid to you? Or have you people been breeding too close to the gene pool again?
John Gillon: [slams fist down] Diggstown IS Olivair County.
Gabriel Caine: A day IS 24 hours.
John Gillon: [shaking his head, laughing] Mr. Caine, my son and his friend are trying desperately to regain their honor, and his car. While I admire their courage as men I worry a great deal about their safety. They're boys. Let them wear their headgear, just those two, and you can have your 24...
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My Blue Condition
Written by Roger Brown & Carl Jackson Vipperman
Performed by Dana McVicker
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Excellent con/boxing flick
11 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Diggstown is one of the few movies that has ever made me actually cheer out loud. If you've seen it, you know the moment at the end that I'm talking about. I've seen it a few times now, and even though I know how it ends, I still love seeing the ending over and over. It's pretty much a formula movie, but is well-done and has some very clever moments and one-liners thrown in to keep you interested. Take for example when Woods and Dern are discussing the rules for the fight. Woods opens a bottled drink in one motion only with his thumb (twisting, not prying), right before answering one of the questions posed to him. It's a great effect and lets the audience know just how smooth Gabriel Cain is.

Louis Gossett does a great job and is believable as a boxer. The fights are obviously over-choreographed, but they're still better than any of the horribly unrealistic Rocky sequences. Oliver Platt is excellent as Cain's sidekick, Fitz. Look for Heather Graham before she became a celebrity....some things never change, though....yowsa!

I definitely recommend Diggstown...it's not an award-winning or thought-provoking type of movie, but it's a lot of fun.


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