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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 »

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Leonard Wise (novel), Steven McKay (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Gabriel Caine
Louis Gossett Jr. ... 'Honey' Roy Palmer
Bruce Dern ... John Gillon
Oliver Platt ... Fitz
Heather Graham ... Emily Forrester
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Wolf Forrester
Thomas Wilson Brown ... Robby Gillon
Duane Davis ... Hambone Busby
David Fresco ... Fish
Willie Green Willie Green ... Hammerhead Hagan
Orestes Matacena ... Victor Corsini
Kim Robillard ... Sheriff Stennis
John Short ... Corny 'Buster' Robbins
Michael McGrady ... Frank Mangrum
Roger Hewlett ... Sam Lester
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of two sports films released by MGM in 1992. The other was The Cutting Edge (1992), which was released earlier in the year in March to capitalize on the Winter Olympics, since the film was about Olympic figure skating. The Cutting Edge (1992) was the more profitable and well received of the two films. See more »

Goofs

Roy Palmer was leaning against the ropes between each round in the first few fights; fighters don't do that, since it makes the arm muscles tense and sore. As a fighter, Palmer should have known better. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel Caine: Showers aren't going to be the same without ya.
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Connections

Referenced in Cum to Live (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

My Blue Condition
Written by Roger Brown & Carl Jackson Vipperman
Performed by Dana McVicker
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A fine Movie, that probably had a poor advertising campaign
23 January 2005 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

One night, years ago now, I stumbled across this movie on Sky (known as Midnight Sting in the UK) With a fine cast including James Woods, Bruce Dern, Heather Graham and Oliver Platt, I had stumbled onto a really good movie.

James Woods is a con man who with the help of his partner (Oliver Platt) sets up a fight between his age old friend Honey Roy Palmer, an ageing but very accomplished boxer and any 10 Diggstown men (a small out of the way boxing loving town, controlled by Bruce Dern) The con is on, Woods and Dern set the wheels in motion on this exhibition of boxing, and as the stakes get higher you will find yourself engaged by the tension of the event. Who is hustling who? And why? I am amazed at how few people seem to have seen this movie. So if you fancy a film, with a some good laughs, a clever story, a fine cast and a cracking ending. Then give it a try, yes there are better films, but there are far more that are worse.

8/10 Go and rent yourself a copy


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Sting See more »

Filming Locations:

Deer Lodge, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,099, 16 August 1992

Gross USA:

$4,836,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,836,637
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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