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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 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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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sting  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,504,099 (USA) (14 August 1992)

Gross:

$4,836,637 (USA)
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Trivia

The same crowd cheering shot repeated several times during the last few minutes of the film. See more »

Goofs

Roy Palmer was leaning against the ropes between each round in the first few fights; fighters don't do that, since it makes the arm muscles tense and sore. As a fighter, Palmer should have known better. See more »

Quotes

Fitz: Who's next?
Gabriel Caine: It's the guy who kicked your ass all over Nel's bar.
Fitz: [to Honey Roy Palmer] Rip his tits off.
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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My Blue Condition
Written by Roger Brown & Carl Jackson Vipperman
Performed by Dana McVicker
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Diggstown Review
25 December 2006 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A really nice guy movie. Some language, very few sexual overtones, great boxing sequences. Great guy movie to watch with a younger audience or with a girlfriend. OR just a great movie for a lady into boxing! Louis Gossett Jr. is great. He portrays his character of an aging boxing ringer very well. He was in pretty good shape and whoever was fight choreographer (probably Benny "the jet" Urquidez) did a really nice job of showing some intricacies of old school "dirty boxing".

James Wood and Oliver Platt are hilarious as a pair of con men.

Bruce Dern is, as always, a villain you love to hate.

it has a serious tone, but with the occasional joke to keep this film from becoming tense.

i'd recommend it to anyone that likes a good fight movie. its not high theater, but it sure is entertaining.


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