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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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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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Midnight Sting  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$4,836,637
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"Honey" Roy Palmer's (Louis Gossett, Jr.'s) training distance running time was seven minutes and three seconds. See more »

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The roof on Gabriel's Mercedes changes from a hard-top to a soft-top (white to black) and back again during the trip to the train station See more »

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[Gillon confronts Ham while Slim hangs by a noose, a mysterious man with a gun is nearby]
John Gillon: [shows Ham the bribe he took] Five thousand Dollars, hidden under the seat of the cab in *your* truck.
[Ham opens his mouth, but Gillon cuts him off immediately]
John Gillon: [menacingly] DON'T you lie to me, boy!
John Gillon: [beat] I'm a generous man. SO the way I see it, you've got two options. You can "whoops him good", and win your fight tonight. Or you can lose it, and bury your brother here by first light of the morning.
John Gillon: [pause] I...
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References Roots (1977) See more »

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Mountain Music
Written by Randy Owen
Performed by Alabama
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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One of the best con movies you will ever see.
21 August 2005 | by 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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