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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Warm, funny and well worth a watch.
23 January 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Its one of those films that makes an impact on a more subtle level than were used to these days. Its like a classical black and white, but with more sex and swearing. But don't let that put you off, every moment is justified, the emotion and the expression tell the story more than the words alone ever could. I don't think I would ever have watched it had it not been for the lack of anything to do at work (TV broadcaster's master control room), but once I got started I was sorry when it ended. So, I'm not saying throw out the mainstream block buster, but why not try adding it to the B-Roll list and watch it before something else to make you feel good.


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