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Diggers (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 April 2007 (USA)
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A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hunt
... Lozo
... Jack
... Cons
... Gina
... Julie
... Zoey
Beeson Carroll ... Hunt's Father
... Mr. Wilson
Shannon Barry ... Lisa
... Anthony Lozo
Alexander Pickett ... Frankie Lozo Jr. (as Alex Pickett)
Jonny Pickett ... Jon Jon Lozo
Caroline Wallis ... Donna Lozo
... Beth
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A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island.

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No one can drift forever.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$32,867, 29 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,937, 11 May 2007
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Hunt: You know New York? I've never been to your city.
Zoey: What? You live an hour out and you've never been to Manhattan?
Hunt: No, I'm from the Island. We don't go to the city - crazy people out there with guns.
Zoey: That is not true!
Hunt: Well I'd like to believe you, but you're one of the crazies.
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No One Can Dig Forever
10 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

In 1976, America's bicentennial, four friends - amateur photographer Paul Rudd (as Hunt), married man Ken Marino (as Frankie Lozo), promiscuous Ron Eldard (as Jack), and druggie Josh Hamilton (as Cons) - fret about losing their livelihood as Long Island, NY clam "Diggers" as the economy changes to favor corporate claming. The women in their lives include Mr. Rudd's sister Maura Tierney (as Gina), his city flame Lauren Ambrose (as Zoey), and Mr. Marino's perpetually pregnant wife Sarah Paulson (as Julie).

It is interesting that Islip born co-star Marino also wrote the story, because the drama really comes to life during the scene when Ms. Paulson tells him she is expecting yet another child. The couple's situation is real, well-played, and timeless. Marino subsequent frustration after suiting up to fill out a job application leads to probably the film's best moment. Otherwise, to quote Hamlet, "there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," in director Katherine Dieckmann's setting and character driven drama.

***** Diggers (9/9/06) Katherine Dieckmann ~ Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose


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