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...
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The same crowd cheering shot repeated several times during the last few minutes of the film. See more »
After a few of the boxing matches, Corsini's henchman attacks Caine and hangs him from a tree, dirtying Caine's suit. Caine changes into a new suit, but his suit changes back and forth repeatedly during the subsequent boxing scenes. See more »
[after Honey Roy Palmer insists, violently, on knowing how Diggs became a vegetable]
All right, he shot him up with amyl-nitrite between rounds! Gillon knew that Charles Macom Diggs would NEVER take a fall! So he put the dope in his nasal spray. How that man went the distance is anybody's guess, but there is one thing for sure, his brain didn't.
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A really nice guy movie. Some language, very few sexual overtones, great boxing sequences. Great guy movie to watch with a younger audience or with a girlfriend. OR just a great movie for a lady into boxing! Louis Gossett Jr. is great. He portrays his character of an aging boxing ringer very well. He was in pretty good shape and whoever was fight choreographer (probably Benny "the jet" Urquidez) did a really nice job of showing some intricacies of old school "dirty boxing".
James Wood and Oliver Platt are hilarious as a pair of con men.
Bruce Dern is, as always, a villain you love to hate.
it has a serious tone, but with the occasional joke to keep this film from becoming tense.
i'd recommend it to anyone that likes a good fight movie. its not high theater, but it sure is entertaining.
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