Synopsis: Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man - although at 48, many say he is too old. A sub plot is thrown in about Charles Macum Diggs - the heavyweight champion that gave the town its name - and who is now confined to a wheel-chair.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Michael Ritchie
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Alex, is that ten grand

or are you just happy to see me?

It's there.

Let's go.

How did a bonehead like Wolf

wind up in the fight ring...

with Minoso Torres?

Word is Wolf stepped in on a beef

Torres had with Gabriel Caine.

Caine's too smart

to get on Torres' bad side...

unless he had a reason

for getting there.

Find him.

Wait here.

It's there. Let's go.

- Put this on.

- F*** you.

Put this on or I'll break your glasses

and feed you to Lester in D block...

you little gerbil.

- Right over the grate.

- What grate?

- Just keep crawling.

- Hot! Jesus!

- Good.

- Damn!

- Stop.

- Can I take it off now?

You could, but if you do the man

on the other side will kill you.

If you show

a certain degree of wisdom...

he'll put you on a boat,

take you across the lake...

pick you up in a car and then drive you

across the state line.

Whatever you decide to do,

please do so with haste.

- What is it?

- Yeah.

You're going outside.

The showers won't be the same

without you.

Get up!

Get your fat ass up!

Don't you know you're not

supposed to smoke in bed?


You want to say good night

to your little sister...

and your ugly dogs in Diggstown?


You're a good friend.

I don't know, Wolf.

I never should have

let you fight Torres.

Arert you gonna

sing and dance with him?

It did do the trick, though.

- So you're here to cheer me up.

- Yeah.

You're gonna make me

a rich man, right?

That I am.

So you're a good friend.

Maybe the best I ever had.

Nobody ever took the time

to teach somebody like me.

And nobody

ever gave me a chance...

to make the kind of money

we made today.

So you're a good friend, okay?

Get some rest, partner.


In the 18 years

I've been running Winfield...

there have only been

six escapes.

Five of them

since you arrived here.

Like little old Alex Dupree

who disappeared last night.

What do you think about that,

Mr. Caine?

I think the important thing is not

to take it as a personal rejection.

Warden, I owe you an apology.

Guys said your clip was full of blanks,

but I didn't know they meant your gun.

I don't carry blanks.

God, that was clumsy of me.

Scared me.

Did it scare you?

You're smart, Caine.

How did they catch

a boy as smart as you?

Let's just say you might want

to change careers...

and sell phony art

to rich people.

Make sure your painter doesn't use

acrylics on 18th-century landscapes.

I'll remember that.

I will.

And you remember this:

I'll find out

how you've been doing it...

before you're released

next week.

- Keith.

- So this means Club Med is out?

- Jesus. What if they find the tunnel?

- So what?

- You think I left my name on it?

- I don't know.


What are the chances

of another queen?

Two showing, ten cards down?

Looks like two out of forty to me.

Unless, of course...

Son of a b*tch!

Unless there's one queen left 'cause

the other one isn't where you put it.

Ten thousand come out okay

with Alex?

Leave it to you

to make 50 grand in jail.

A mere bag of shells,

but it should get us started.

How are those farm boys

looking in Diggstown?

Nothing Roy can't handle.

I've seen them all.

- How's he doing?

- Roy's doing good.

I talked to him.

He's really excited.

- Yeah? Good.

- Yeah.

It's time to set the hook

in Diggstown.

- Do it just like I told you.

- Yeah.

Exactly like I told you.

Then the party's on me

when it's over.

Gabe, when it's over...

we'll all be lucky to get away

before they kill us.

What's the difference between

a hustler and a good con man?

- What?

- A hustler has to leave town quickly...

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