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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 »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gabriel Caine
... 'Honey' Roy Palmer
... John Gillon
... Fitz
... Emily Forrester
... Wolf Forrester
... Robby Gillon
... Hambone Busby
... Fish
Willie Green ... Hammerhead Hagan
... Victor Corsini
... Sheriff Stennis
John Short ... Corny 'Buster' Robbins
... Frank Mangrum
... Sam Lester


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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Where the pros meet the cons.


Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sting  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,099, 14 August 1992, Wide Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Heather Graham and James Woods briefly dated during the making of this movie, despite Woods being almost twice her age. See more »


After the fight with Busby, Palmer has several bruises on his face and eyes. In the next scene when discussing whether he should go on, the bruises disappear, only to reappear when Palmer begins his next fight. See more »


John Gillon: We gonna go kill something now.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


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An Entertaining Film...Woods is Exceptional!
9 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

'Diggstown' is An Entertaining Film, that earns itself a viewing, by sheer merit. Also, It's lead-star, the ever-dependable James Woods, delivers an exceptional performance from start to end.

'Diggstown' Synopsis: A charming con man teams up with a boxer fallen on hard times in hopes of making some quick money.

'Diggstown' gets it right, because the humor works & so do the characters. The Boxing Match in the finale, is superb & stands out. Steven McKay's Screenplay is entertaining & well-done. Michael Ritchie's Direction, is good. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, are passable.

Performance-Wise: Woods is exceptional, as expected. An Actor who NEVER Disappoints! Louis Gossett, Jr. is very impressive. Bruce Dern is decent. Oliver Platt scores. Heather Graham is her usual self. Others lend support.

On the whole, 'Diggstown' is an entertaining flick, that definitely deserves a watch.

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