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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.

Director:

John Asher

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Harry Agensky
Dan Aykroyd ... Lance Agensky
Corbin Allred ... Michael Agensky
Lauren Bacall ... Sin-Dee
Kurt Fuller ... Moses Agensky
Jenny McCarthy ... Sugar
Mariah O'Brien ... Tiffany
June Chadwick ... Roseanne Agensky
Lee Tergesen ... Border Guard
Val Bisoglio ... Tarzan (as Val Bisiglio)
Allan Aaron Katz Allan Aaron Katz ... Mugger
Roy Conrad Roy Conrad ... Pit Boss
John Landis ... Gambler
Joyce Bulifant ... June
Liz Gandara ... Roxanne
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hunting for buried treasure was never this much fun.

Genres:

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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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Polish | German

Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sundowning See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,837, 12 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,897, 20 February 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joyce Bulifant (June) is the mother of the director John Asher while Jenny McCarthy (Sugar) was his wife at the time that the film was made. See more »

Quotes

Harry Agensky: Never fuck with the Polish Prince!
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Features Champion (1949) See more »

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
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A terrific vehicle for Kirk Douglas
19 December 1999 | by Kind67See all my reviews

I have never seen Kirk Douglas act as well as he does in this film--stroke or no stroke. Lauren Bacall (who starred with Kirk Douglas previously in the 1950 film "Young Man With A Horn"), Dan Ackroyd, and Corbin Allred provide top-notch support, but this is mainly Kirk Douglas' showcase. The only criticism I can perhaps make is the sugar-coated way the film treats prostitution, however a cynical view of prostitution wouldn't fit in this movie. This is a movie that should appeal to all age groups.


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