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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.

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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

Gross USA:

$81,897
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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: A stroke is God's way of trying to make me shut up... But it didn't work!
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Features Champion (1949) See more »

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Kirk Douglas- WOW!
17 May 2001 | by braddviSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on the rack at the video store and decided to rent it. I thought the movie was well written, and the kid (Allred) was great, BUT Kirk Douglas' performance was superb and overpowering. He made me laugh out loud. I had my next-door neighbors watch it to confirm my thoughts. They couldn't stop laughing. A must-see film!!!


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