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Diamonds (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  18 February 2000 (USA)
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Mystery about an ex-prizefighter who embarks on a journey to find 13 missing diamonds.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Agensky
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Lance Agensky
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Michael Agensky
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Sin-Dee
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Moses Agensky
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Sugar
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Tiffany
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Roseanne Agensky
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Border Guard
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Tarzan (as Val Bisiglio)
Allan Aaron Katz ...
Mugger
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Pit Boss
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Gambler
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June
Liz Gandara ...
Roxanne
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Boxing champion Harry Agensky, the Polish Prince, now an elderly widower and a stroke victim, takes speech lessons and fears confinement in an old age home. He convinces his son Lance and grandson Michael to take him to Reno to look for diamonds he stashed, his payoff when he threw a fight years before. Lance doesn't believe the diamond story but wants a last trip with dad, and all three have father-son issues to work out. After some gambling, they head for a brothel where each needs psychological intervention from a prostitute. Then it's time to find out if the diamonds really exist and if a road trip together can strengthen familial bonds. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hunting for buried treasure was never this much fun.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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18 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,837 (USA) (10 December 1999)

Gross:

$81,897 (USA) (18 February 2000)
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Trivia

Forty-nine years before Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall starred together in Young Man with a Horn (1950). See more »

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Harry Agensky: Never fuck with the Polish Prince!
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Well acted and entertaining
6 January 2000 | by (Encino, CA) – See all my reviews

Kirk Douglas' stroke may have impeded his speech but not his acting ability,as he plays the role of a retired world boxing champion who refuses to let the death of his beloved wife and a recent stroke defeat him. Lauren Bacall, likewise, has also retained her acting skill, playing a call-house Madam with both a heart of gold and the wisdom that comes from age and experience.

Dan Aykroid and Corbin Allred skillfully carry out their roles of son and grandson in this entertaining comedy road caper.


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