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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
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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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Where the pros meet the cons.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Midnight Sting  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$4,836,637
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Benny Urquidez (the referee) is a kickboxing world champion. See more »

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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

Paulo: It looks like I finally get to kill you after all.
Gabriel Caine: Well, that's a distinct possibility. But I'd bet, I don't know, four dollars against an hour with your mother that it doesn't turn out that way.
[Paulo hits him]
Gabriel Caine: You're right. That was insulting, I'm sorry. Five bucks.
[Paulo hits him harder]
Paulo: Mr. Corsini felt a little reminder of your obligations would be in your best interest, given what just happened in town. Not that you have any doubt who would kill you worse.
[Caine nods in agreement]
Paulo: Come ...
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Mountain Music
Written by Randy Owen
Performed by Alabama
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Excellent con/boxing flick
11 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Diggstown is one of the few movies that has ever made me actually cheer out loud. If you've seen it, you know the moment at the end that I'm talking about. I've seen it a few times now, and even though I know how it ends, I still love seeing the ending over and over. It's pretty much a formula movie, but is well-done and has some very clever moments and one-liners thrown in to keep you interested. Take for example when Woods and Dern are discussing the rules for the fight. Woods opens a bottled drink in one motion only with his thumb (twisting, not prying), right before answering one of the questions posed to him. It's a great effect and lets the audience know just how smooth Gabriel Cain is.

Louis Gossett does a great job and is believable as a boxer. The fights are obviously over-choreographed, but they're still better than any of the horribly unrealistic Rocky sequences. Oliver Platt is excellent as Cain's sidekick, Fitz. Look for Heather Graham before she became a celebrity....some things never change, though....yowsa!

I definitely recommend Diggstown...it's not an award-winning or thought-provoking type of movie, but it's a lot of fun.


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