History Film / Diggstown

9th Sep '16 9:09:33 AM Mdumas43073
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''Diggstown'' is a 1992 boxing comedy-drama film starring James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr. and Creator/BruceDern. It plays on cable television ''a lot.''

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''Diggstown'' is a 1992 boxing boxing-themed comedy-drama film starring James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr. and Creator/BruceDern. It plays on cable television ''a lot.''
9th Sep '16 9:08:02 AM Mdumas43073
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9th Sep '16 9:04:57 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''Gillon:''' ''[[SeriousBusiness There's two things we never joke about here in Diggstown, Mr. Caine; our boxing and our betting.]]''

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->'''Gillon:''' ''[[SeriousBusiness There's two things we [[SeriousBusiness never joke about about]] here in Diggstown, Mr. Caine; Caine: our boxing and our betting.]]''
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9th Sep '16 9:04:16 AM Mdumas43073
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''Diggstown'' is a 1992 boxing film starring James Woods, Louis Gosset Jr. and Bruce Dern. It plays on cable television ''a lot.''

James Woods stars as Gabriel Caine, a conman with a plan to hustle the corrupt city boss of Diggstown, John Gillon, with a daring boxing wager. Louis Gossett Jr. plays "Honey" Roy Palmer, a retired, almost-was boxer who must defeat ten opponents in 24 hours to win millions of dollars. Both sides of the bet try to out-fox the other with various schemes to rig the contest in their favor.

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''Diggstown'' is a 1992 boxing comedy-drama film starring James Woods, Louis Gosset Gossett Jr. and Bruce Dern.Creator/BruceDern. It plays on cable television ''a lot.''

James Woods stars as Gabriel Caine, Caine (Woods) is a conman with a plan to hustle the corrupt city boss of Diggstown, John Gillon, Gillon (Dern), with a daring boxing wager. Louis Gossett Jr. plays "Honey" Roy Palmer, Palmer (Gossett), a retired, almost-was boxer who boxer, must defeat ten opponents in 24 hours to win millions of dollars. Both sides of the bet try to out-fox the other with various schemes to rig the contest in their favor.favor.
24th Jun '16 10:22:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Gillion gradually starts to lose his composure after losing the bet, snarling at passersby until he goes into a rage and tries to command the sheriff to execute martial law and capture Gabriel's crew in the street as they try to leave. He's rejected, having lost his power.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Gillion gradually starts to lose his composure after losing the bet, snarling at passersby until he goes into a rage and tries to command the sheriff to execute martial law and capture Gabriel's crew in the street as they try to leave. He's rejected, having lost his power. He then grabs the sheriff's gun and tries to shoot Caine himself, only for his son to step in and disarm him, disgusted with his father.]]
24th Jun '16 10:21:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Caine and Gillon try to use the wording of their agreement to their advantage. Caine insists that a day must be 24 hours and that it must start exactly at midnight, hoping that the farmers wouldn't be used to getting up so early. Gillon insists on expanding the definition of "Diggstown" to encompass the entire Olivair County [[spoiler:to be able to bring in a SuperRinger in the form of Minoso Torres, a prison inmate in the county]]. The time between the verbal and written agreements also makes an appearance, when [[spoiler:Gillon moves another SuperRinger into the town the day before the written agreement is signed, thus allowing him to participate in the fight]].

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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Caine and Gillon try to use the wording of their agreement to their advantage. Caine insists that a day must be 24 hours and that it must start exactly at midnight, hoping that the farmers wouldn't be used to getting up so early. Gillon insists on expanding the definition of "Diggstown" to encompass the entire Olivair County [[spoiler:to be able to bring in a SuperRinger in the form of Minoso Torres, a prison inmate in the county]]. The time between the verbal and written agreements also makes an appearance, when [[spoiler:Gillon moves another SuperRinger into the town the day before the written agreement is signed, thus allowing him to participate in the fight]]. Additionally, [[spoiler:a fight only starts when both fighters enter the ring, so Gillon forces his son to step up to the ring and leave before entering. Caine and Palmer assume that it counts as a fight, but Gillon uses it to bring in Hagan after Palmer is tired, since he technically counts as fighter #10]].
24th Jun '16 10:19:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Caine and Gillon try to use the wording of their agreement to their advantage. Caine insists that a day must be 24 hours and that it must start exactly at midnight, hoping that the farmers wouldn't be used to getting up so early. Gillon insists on expanding the definition of "Diggstown" to encompass the entire Olivair County [[spoiler:to be able to bring in a SuperRinger in the form of Minoso Torres, a prison inmate in the county]]. The time between the verbal and written agreements also makes an appearance, when [[spoiler:Gillon moves another SuperRinger into the town the day before the written agreement is signed, thus allowing him to participate in the fight]].
11th Apr '16 2:21:06 PM worldbreaker
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*CurbstompBattle: Sonny, the unfortunate victim of Honey Roy's TranquilFury.
25th Feb '16 4:07:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BatmanGambit: Caine's plot requires a bunch of them:
** Fitz's role depends on Gillon's son accepting his wagers and losing to the point that Gillon will find out and have to accept Fitz's boxing bet to rescue him.
** Caine counts on Palmer joining the plan after it's already underway. Palmer objects to the trope's use, but follows it anyway.
22nd Feb '16 9:08:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CastTheExpert:
** The first boxer Roy fights is a former heavyweight title challenger Rocky Pepeli.
** The referee is legendary kickboxer Benny "the Jet" Urquidez.
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