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Diggstown (1992)

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Release Date
• USA: Aug 14, 1992
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jan 18, 2000
• R2: 7 Jun 2004

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Running Time
1 hour, 38 minutes

Country USA

Studio Eclectic Films, MGM, Schafel

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Other Titles
• Diggstown
• Midnight Sting

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Genre: Drama, Sports, Scams And Cons, Deception, Revenge, Prison

Tagline: Where the pros meet the cons.

Plot: Director Michael Ritchie turns in another crowd-pleasing sports picture with DIGGSTOWN, featuring James Woods as Gabriel Caine, a con artist who has just been released from prison. Based on a tip by his cellmate, Wolf Forrester (Randall "Tex" Cobb), Caine heads for Diggstown, Georgia, a small town run by the ruthless John Gillon (Bruce Dern). Arriving there, Caine sets his sights on the ultimate setup. Conning Gillon into believing that he’s the one being scammed, Caine makes a bet with him. Caine will supply a fighter he's convinced will beat any 10 men whom Diggstown has to offer over the course of one day. The palooka, "Honey" Roy Palmer (Louis Gossett Jr.), a 48-year-old ex-heavyweight, must be coaxed out of retirement in order for Caine to exact his plan. As the fights begin and the double crosses begin to spiral out of control, Palmer must reach inside himself to recapture the glory of his youth and ensure victory for Caine. Playing the conniving scoundrel with remarkable ease, Woods delivers one of his best performances, making Caine a character who walks with the calm and authority of a true professional. Gossett, Dern, and Cobb all deliver fine supporting turns, as do Oliver Platt, Orestes Matacena, and Heather Graham.

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 Directed by
Michael Ritchie
Fletch, The Golden Child, Fletch Lives
 Written by
Steven McKay
Hard to Kill
James Woods
Contact, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America
Louis Gossett Jr.
An Officer and a Gentleman, Jaws 3-D, Enemy Mine
Bruce Dern
The Haunting, Monster, The 'burbs
Oliver Platt
A Time to Kill, Don't Say a Word, Flatliners
Heather Graham
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Boogie Nights, From Hell
James Caviezel
The Passion of the Christ, The Thin Red Line, Frequency
Marshall Bell
Starship Troopers, Stand by Me, Identity
 Music By
James Newton Howard
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