Michael Ritchie's DIGGSTOWN attempts to blend the boxing excitement of the ROCKY series with the comic con man shenanigans of THE STING. When the screenplay deals with matters outside the ring, however, the film can't compete with its models.
Con man Gabriel Caine (James Woods), convicted of peddling phony fine art, continues to do business from behind bars in a Georgia prison. Caine directs the prison's boxing matches and helps convicts escape. Caine sends his partner Fitz (Oliver Platt) to a small Southern community called Diggstown,
where he promptly cheats locals by pretending to be a rube and then winning big at cards and pool. After Caine is released from ...