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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 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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Taglines:

Where the pros meet the cons.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,099, 14 August 1992

Gross USA:

$4,836,637
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of nine sports related films that were released in 1992 which included: The Babe (1992), White Men Can't Jump (1992), A League of Their Own (1992), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Mr. Baseball (1992), A River Runs Through It (1992), Wind (1992), and The Cutting Edge (1992). The tenth one would've been Sidekicks (1992), but was delayed and released in April 1993 despite being completed and scheduled for release in 1992. This movie and The Cutting Edge (1992) were released by MGM. See more »

Goofs

Fitz and the guys are playing 5 card stud poker but Corny's cards are in his hands like they're playing draw poker, when all the cards should be on the table. See more »

Quotes

Fitz: [after lots of arguing over the rules for the bet] Excuse me, do I look stupid to you? Or have you people been breeding too close to the gene pool again?
John Gillon: [slams fist down] Diggstown IS Olivair County.
Gabriel Caine: A day IS 24 hours.
John Gillon: [shaking his head, laughing] Mr. Caine, my son and his friend are trying desperately to regain their honor, and his car. While I admire their courage as men I worry a great deal about their safety. They're boys. Let them wear their headgear, just those two, and you can have your 24...
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Connections

References Roots (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

My Blue Condition
Written by Roger Brown & Carl Jackson Vipperman
Performed by Dana McVicker
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A fun and funny movie
1 November 1999 | by MovmanSee all my reviews

I like James Woods. Yes he is over the top blah blah blah but he takes risk and among his many bad films there are many good ones. In this movie he is at his best. The veteran actor paired with Louis Gosset Jr. does a great job. Gosset is also great as the overweight but still feisty boxer. The we are to old for this is a subtle joke that runs throughout the movie. The film has good twists and turns and real nasty villain played by Bruce Dern. When you get a few quality professionals as they did in this film you tend to produce a quality product. The script is sound and everyone looks like they had fun making the movie. The film has charisma, atmosphere, and a great deal of whit. In my opinion it is one of the better boxing movies made as well. The Great White Hype is witty but at many times is forced and requires more knowledge of the boxing industry for its jokes. Raging Bull is of course a masterpiece so there is no touching that, but if you are in the mood for a good comedy and just a flat out good movie I recommend it.


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