Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Movie Moments: #111


Midnight Sting (1992)

This is a hard movie to find, a cross between Rocky and The Sting.  It may come on cable occasionally or it may be obtainable on Amazon; if you get the opportunity, it’s worth watching.  In the US it goes under the title of Diggstown.

Gabriel Caine (John Woods) wagers bad guy John Dillon (Bruce Dern – he always makes a good villain) that his fighter, “Honey” Roy Palmer (Louis Gossett Jnr) can defeat 10 men from Diggstown in boxing bouts in a 24 hour period.  As dirty doings happen and the bet keeps escalating, there are stings and cons within cons.

John Gillon: Never try and hustle a hustler, Mr. Cain!
Gabriel Caine: Actually, I believe it goes: Never con a con-man, especially one who's better than you are.


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