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 overview, first billed only:
Harry Agensky
Lance Agensky
Michael Agensky
Moses Agensky
Mariah O'Brien ...
Roseanne Agensky
Border Guard
Tarzan (as Val Bisiglio)
Allan Aaron Katz ...
Roy Conrad ...
Pit Boss
Liz Gandara ...


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 <>

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Hunting for buried treasure was never this much fun.


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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Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sundowning  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Quietly charming, quite close to the real post-stroke Kirk Douglas
1 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quietly charming film that starts slow and builds: Father (Dan Ackroyd) and son (Corbin Allred) take Grandpa (Kirk Douglas) along on a vacation trip, despite the fact that Gramps has had a stroke and his health--physical and mental--is in question. Those who've read Kirk's books, "Climbing the Mountain" and "My Stroke of Luck" will realize just how many of Kirk's real experiences have been written into the role, especially his continuing efforts to improve his damaged speech. (Who will ever forget the 1995 Academy Awards, when Kirk, just weeks after the stroke, came out to accept his honorary Oscar, and forced recognizable speech out of a mouth that was, at the time, very much a ruined instrument?) The film begins with a uneasy tenseness that makes it hard to enjoy, but this moderates as we come to know the characters, and a certain largeness of spirit appears when the three generations enter a brothel, run by Lauren Bacall, whose screen magic hasn't diminished one little bit. Incidentally, this is only the second film Douglas and Bacall have made together; the first was "Young Man With a Horn" in 1949. Does that mean we have to wait until 2O49 for them to do it again?

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