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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 »

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Leonard Wise (novel), Steven McKay (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Gabriel Caine
Louis Gossett Jr. ... 'Honey' Roy Palmer
Bruce Dern ... John Gillon
Oliver Platt ... Fitz
Heather Graham ... Emily Forrester
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Wolf Forrester
Thomas Wilson Brown ... Robby Gillon
Duane Davis ... Hambone Busby
David Fresco ... Fish
Willie Green Willie Green ... Hammerhead Hagan
Orestes Matacena ... Victor Corsini
Kim Robillard ... Sheriff Stennis
John Short ... Corny 'Buster' Robbins
Michael McGrady ... Frank Mangrum
Roger Hewlett ... Sam Lester
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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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Taglines:

Where the pros meet the cons.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Benny Urquidez (the referee) is a kickboxing world champion. See more »

Goofs

When Emily is at the fights, she is wearing a blouse, but when she comes to the locker room to take Corny to the hospital, she is wearing a summer dress. See more »

Quotes

John Gillon: You remember what I told you downstairs about his mind? About capturing his mind? Well, right now his mind is in a whole different place. What I need you to do is walk out there, step up to the apron, look him right in the eye and walk out. Then, we got him.
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Connections

References The Sting (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

My Blue Condition
Written by Roger Brown & Carl Jackson Vipperman
Performed by Dana McVicker
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One of the best con movies you will ever see.
21 August 2005 | by pippahinchley-1See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sting See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,099, 16 August 1992

Gross USA:

$4,836,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,836,637
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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