7.0/10
6,553
43 user 24 critic

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)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Diggstown (TV Series 2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

DIGGSTOWN follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious... See full summary »

Stars: Vinessa Antoine, Stacey Farber, C. David Johnson
Best Seller (1987)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

Director: John Flynn
Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant
Cop (1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Director: James B. Harris
Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning
The Boost (1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Becker
Stars: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos
True Believer (1989)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk, and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

Director: J. Michael McClary
Stars: James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid
Gladiator (1992)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When the champ's promoter, Reverend Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly
The Scout (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A counterfeiter with a habit of "eliminating" the competition moves in next door to the Robbersons. Two cops move in with the Robbersons for a stakeout.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A burnt-out shrink needs a temp. A charming escaped convict takes over his practice and radio show.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Where the pros meet the cons.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Michael Ritchie's fifth sports movie, and his first boxing film which includes his directorial debut, Downhill Racer (1969), The Bad News Bears (1976), Semi-Tough (1977), and The Scout (1994), would be directed by Ritchie starring Albert Brooks, two years after this film was released. See more »

Goofs

When Gabriel and Emily pull up to the rail crossing next to the train station, two different engines pass by three times. (The 'front' of the train passes by repeatedly.) See more »

Quotes

John Gillon: You remember what I told you downstairs about his mind? About capturing his mind? Well, right now his mind is in a whole different place. What I need you to do is walk out there, step up to the apron, look him right in the eye and walk out. Then, we got him.
See more »

Connections

References Roots (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Is Where the Heart Is
Written & Performed by Michael Stanton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best con movies you will ever see.
21 August 2005 | by pippahinchley-1See all my reviews

this is a superb movie that really should have been seen by many many more people than it clearly has been. The best James Woods performance I have seen , superb support from Oliver Platt, Bruce Dern and - well, everyone in it. The script is tight, sharp, incredibly clever and very very funny. I'm not a fan of boxing movies, don't let it put you off. yes, the sting ultimately revolves around a fight, well, ten fights, to be precise, against just one man - but really it's a hugely satisfying con movie that ultimately becomes about vengeance, paying for your actions and finding the morality amongst the money. It's brilliant. Buy it/get it from a video shop that has old movies, steal it, whatever it takes.


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed