History Film / Diggstown

31st Mar '18 11:44:03 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: When Caine is trying to inspire Palmer against a particularly tough fighter, he gives a little speech acknowledging how tough his opponent is, ending with, "But you remember this! You... are black." Palmer wonders what the hell that means, and Caine admits he was trying to inspire him; "It's a ''{{Roots}}'' kind of thing." Palmer retorts, "Well, you're shit at motivation."

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* ShoutOut: When Caine is trying to inspire Palmer against a particularly tough fighter, he gives a little speech acknowledging how tough his opponent is, ending with, "But you remember this! You... are black." Palmer wonders what the hell that means, and Caine admits he was trying to inspire him; "It's a ''{{Roots}}'' ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'' kind of thing." Palmer retorts, "Well, you're shit at motivation."
31st Mar '18 11:29:29 PM nombretomado
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* CelebrityParadox: Caine tries to inspire Roy by reminding him that he's black, saying, "It's a ''Series/{{Roots}}'' kind of thing." Louis Gossett Jr. was in ''Roots''.

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* CelebrityParadox: Caine tries to inspire Roy by reminding him that he's black, saying, "It's a ''Series/{{Roots}}'' ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'' kind of thing." Louis Gossett Jr. was in ''Roots''.
10th Mar '18 6:45:17 AM Morgenthaler
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''Diggstown'' is a 1992 boxing-themed 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-themed comedy-drama film starring James Woods, Creator/JamesWoods, Louis Gossett Jr. and Creator/BruceDern. It plays on cable television ''a lot.''
12th Dec '17 9:51:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* YourMom: See Caine's comment to Paolo under the DeadpanSnarker entry.

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* YourMom: See Caine's comment Caine offers to Paolo under the DeadpanSnarker entry.make a bet, "Four dollars against an hour with your mother" to Paolo.
28th Oct '17 9:28:06 PM valhallaerikson
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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 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.
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