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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 »

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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.

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Midnight Sting  »

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Box Office

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,099, 14 August 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,836,637
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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

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

John Gillon: [leading prayer] Dear Lord, please give us the strength and courage to tear this man from limb to limb.
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Mountain Music
Written by Randy Owen
Performed by Alabama
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Diggstown Review
25 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

A really nice guy movie. Some language, very few sexual overtones, great boxing sequences. Great guy movie to watch with a younger audience or with a girlfriend. OR just a great movie for a lady into boxing! Louis Gossett Jr. is great. He portrays his character of an aging boxing ringer very well. He was in pretty good shape and whoever was fight choreographer (probably Benny "the jet" Urquidez) did a really nice job of showing some intricacies of old school "dirty boxing".

James Wood and Oliver Platt are hilarious as a pair of con men.

Bruce Dern is, as always, a villain you love to hate.

it has a serious tone, but with the occasional joke to keep this film from becoming tense.

i'd recommend it to anyone that likes a good fight movie. its not high theater, but it sure is entertaining.


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