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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

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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
Mariah O'Brien ...
Tiffany
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Roseanne Agensky
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Tarzan (as Val Bisiglio)
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Gambler
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June
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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

Joyce Bulifant (June) is the mother of the director John Asher while Jenny McCarthy (Sugar) was his wife at the time that the film was made. See more »

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Harry Agensky: Never fuck with the Polish Prince!
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Features Champion (1949) See more »

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Most of the Critics (external reviews) missed the boat on this one Gem.
16 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Normally I will agree with most of the online respected critics (Ebert, etc.). But this time I think they were really wrong. Yes, the movie was a bit predictable and at times slow. Not a great script and the casting might have been a bit better but Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall made the movie shine.

It was a heart warming movie that definitely makes you happy you spent the time watching. Yes, it was probably a device made just for Douglas. But so what.... It worked for me and I would recommend it for all that has a heart and likes to divulge in an occasional sentimental and semi comedy drama. Cheers to "Diamonds"


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