History Film / Diggstown

25th Jul '17 11:37:33 AM Gitman
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* KarmaHoudini: Gillon ends up losing the bet with Caine, his money, his influence in Diggstown, and the respect of his son. He also gets punched in the face. Seems like a pretty satisfying HumiliationConga, right? Except he is guilty of at least two ''murders,'' and he walks away a free man.
25th Jul '17 8:54:48 AM Gitman
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* SpannerInTheWorks: The fight with Hagan is the one on which the whole fight hinges. He's Roy's old nemesis and an even match for him even on a good day, he's fresh while Roy is fighting tired after besting 8 opponents already, and it's one of the few fights that isn't fixed. Neither Caine nor Gillon knows how this fight will go. Everything rides on whether Roy has enough left to go the distance against the toughest opponent he's had all day. Afterwards Caine tells Roy, "What you did today... couldn't be done."
25th Jul '17 8:47:56 AM Gitman
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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.]]

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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.]]]]
* YourMom: See Caine's comment to Paolo under the DeadpanSnarker entry.
23rd May '17 2:42:45 PM XFllo
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23rd May '17 2:42:30 PM XFllo
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* SpoiledSweet: Robby, in spite of being pampered by his crook of a father, is a pretty decent guy. He never shows his father deviousness or corruption, is honestly surprised and appreciative of his father's gift of a car, and ultimately criticizes his father's behavior.
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.]]
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